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  • Emissions targets will harm Irish business

    Government targets to reduce emissions in Ireland will be hard to achieve without damaging businesses in the country, an industry expert has claimed. In an interview with the Irish Independent, Richard Tol, a researcher with the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), explained that current Government targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 3% a year to 2012 were only possible ...

  • UN calls for tougher carbon emission targets for aviation

    The UN calls for the aviation industry to improve fuel efficiency by 2% a year to 2020, reports EnvidoThe UN aviation authority, the ICAO, has agreed to halve carbon emissions from aviation by 2050.The International Air Transport Association (IATA) proposal released last month included halving carbon emissions from aviation by 2050, ensuring carbon emissions peak from the same date and improving ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Japan dials back climate change emissions target

    Japan has drastically scaled back its target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, possibly complicating efforts to forge a global climate change pact. The new target approved by the Cabinet on Friday calls for reducing emissions by 3.8 percent from their 2005 level by 2020. The revision was necessary because the earlier goal of a 25 ...


    By Associated Press

  • Vehicle emissions target aims too low

    Many vehicles adhering to the proposed Euro 5 benchmark - the EU's toughest ever emissions standard - would be considered too dirty for American roads. While it may be easy to dismiss the US as a global eco-villain, Europeans may have something to learn from their gas-guzzling cousins across The Pond when it comes to clean cars. Pressure group the European Federation for Transport and ...

  • Capturing CO2 Emissions Needed to Meet Climate Targets

    Technologies that are discussed controversially today may be needed to keep the future risks and costs of climate change in check. Combining the production of energy from fossil fuels and biomass with capturing and storing the CO2 they emit (CCS) can be key to achieving current climate policy objectives such as limiting the rise of the global mean temperature to below 2 degrees Celsius. This is ...

  • Bush announces new CO2 emission target

    President George W. Bush has outlined a new climate goal for the United States, calling for the nation to halt the growth of its greenhouse gas emissions by 2025. Bush touted his new climate strategy as ambitious, but environmentalists and Democratic lawmakers criticized the plan as feeble and contend it falls far short of what is needed to fend off climate change. 'Waiting until 2025 to stop ...

  • Canada’s 2020 emissions reduction target won’t be reached

    Canada likely will not achieve its 2020 emissions reduction target with the suite of policies and programs currently being implemented. This is the main conclusion of the 2011 analysis by the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE) of the latest Government of Canada Kyoto Implementation Plan, published on June 2, 2011 pursuant to the 2007 Kyoto Protocol Implementation Act ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EU weighs pros and cons of tougher emissions targets

    Study shows cost of responses to global warming is lower today than in 2008, when the EU adopted its climate change goals. The EU has issued a study on the feasibility of toughening its emission reduction targets. The EU has already committed to a cutback in greenhouse gases of at least 20% on 1990 levels by 2020. At the UN climate conference in Copenhagen the bloc pledged to raise that target to ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EU weighs pros and cons of tougher emissions targets

    Study shows cost of responses to global warming is lower today than in 2008, when the EU adopted its climate change ...

  • Canada can meet it’s emission reduction targets

    Canada could meet its international climate change commitment by using readily available made-in-Canada solutions concludes a new report from the David Suzuki Foundation. The report, Building on the best: Keeping Canada’s climate promise, used analysis by Navius Research to examine ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • BIOREM announces orders totalling $4.8 million

    BIOREM Inc. (TSXV: BRM) (“Biorem” or “the Company”) today announced several new orders totalling $4.8 million.  The orders are for air emission abatement projects in North America, the Middle East and Asia. “These recent orders are a reflection of our customer’s desires for reliability and the ability to achieve stringent performance targets while ...


    By Biorem Technologies Inc.

  • Fuel consumption misses the target

    In 2006 the average fuel consumption per 100 kilometres for cars sold in Switzerland was 7.62 litres. According to the Federal Department for the Environment and Transport, Energy and Communications (Uvek), this is a reduction of only 0.05 litres (0.65%). The average consumption agreed between Uvek and car importers was 6.9 litres and hence the target has not been achieved. The main reason for ...

  • Car and van makers continue to meet CO2 emission targets ahead of schedule

    A new EEA report, 'Monitoring CO2 emissions from passenger cars and vans in 2013' presents final data for both vehicle types, updating preliminary data published earlier this year. The average passenger ...

  • Car industry split over response to 2020 emissions target

    The process that will confirm how Europe’s 2020 emissions target for new cars should be reached has begun, with the leaders of Europe’s car makers greeted by a ‘Star Wars’ style protest. The current limit for new cars is 130g of carbon dioxide per kilometre to be achieved by 2015, and Europe has a target of 95 g/km for 2020. Meeting in Brussels earlier this month, car ...

  • New UK landfill targets needed to reduce GHG emissions

    Waste industry research predicts the UK will miss EU landfill targets to reduce GHG emissions, reports Envido.Businesses and households will have curb waste levels if the UK is to have a chance of meeting EU landfill targets and avoid fines, according to research from the waste industry published today.The UK must reduce its GHG emissions from waste by reducing the amount of biodegradable waste ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • New report presents pathway for U.S. to reach 17 percent emissions target

    Analysis finds U.S. is currently not on track to reach its 17% target, but has the tools to get there New analysis by the World Resources Institute finds that the United States is currently not on track to reach its stated goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 17 percent by 2020 (below 2005 levels), but it has the tools to get there. The new ...

  • Reduction in Japanese carbon emissions target for 2020: Statement by Edward Davey

    It is deeply disappointing that the Japanese Government has taken this decision to significantly revise down its 2020 emissions target. This announcement runs counter to the broader political commitment to tackle climate change, recently reaffirmed by G8, as well as the enhanced ambition we have seen from the world’s major emitters. Yet I believe we can persuade Japan to change her mind ...

  • EPA Recognizes Supervalu, Inc., for achieving emissions target as part of Greenchill program

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized Supervalu, Inc., as a GreenChill partner honoree. The GreenChill Partnership works with supermarket industries through a cooperative alliance to reduce their emissions of ozone-depleting and greenhouse gas refrigerants. The nationwide food retailer, headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, received the Environmental Achievement Award for ...

  • Greater efforts to reduce ammonia emissions needed to meet air pollution targets

    Levels of particulate matter (PM) in the atmosphere are linked to ammonia emissions. However, reducing ammonia emissions only as far as targets set out by the Gothenburg Protocol will not necessarily ensure compliance with EU PM limits, according to a new study. Greater reductions in ammonia emissions would reduce the number of days when PM limit values are exceeded, the researchers found. In ...

  • Ship emissions reporting ‘must be stepping stone to CO2 target’

    Shipping users will for the first time be granted access to transparent data that identifies the most efficient ships and practices, under a law approved by the European Parliament in full today. The public disclosure of fuel efficiency data will enhance competition for the best ships and routes, which in turn will trigger market forces that will result in fuel savings. Sustainable transport ...

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