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  • EPA tightens rules for greenhouse gas emissions at landfills

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has tightened standards for the nation's landfills to reduce emissions of methane and other harmful air pollutants. EPA estimates the new rules announced Friday as part of President Obama's Climate Action Plan will reduce methane from decomposing household waste by about 480,000 tons a year by 2025. Landfills rank as the third-largest human-related source ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA Proposes New Rules to Reduce Potent Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Today, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy joined private and public sector leaders for a second annual White House roundtable discussion about the progress made and new steps taken to curb emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), potent greenhouse gases used in refrigeration and air conditioning. Administrator McCarthy announced several new actions the agency will take to help support a smooth ...

  • UN agency proposes greenhouse gas emissions rules for planes

    A U.N. panel on Monday proposed long-sought greenhouse gas emissions standards for airliners and cargo planes, drawing praise from the White House and criticism from environmentalists who said they would be too weak to actually slow global warming. The International Civil Aviation Organization said the agreement reached by the agency's environmental panel requires new aircraft designs meet the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Greenhouse gas emissions gap widening

    Action on climate change needs to be scaled-up and accelerated without delay if the world is to have a running chance of keeping a global average temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius this century. The Emissions Gap Report, coordinated by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the European Climate Foundation, and released days before the convening of the Climate Change Conference of the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Scientists question EPA estimates of greenhouse gas emissions

    The approach the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) uses to estimate greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural anaerobic lagoons that treat manure contains errors and may underestimate methane emissions by up to 65%, according to scientists from the University of Missouri. Anaerobic lagoons treat manure on some animal feeding operations prior to application to crops as a fertilizer. ...

  • USEPA proposes minor changes to greenhouse gas tailoring rule and permitting requirements

    The USEPA proposed on Feb. 24, 2012 (http://www.epa.gov/NSR/actions.html) not to change the greenhouse gas (GHG) permitting thresholds for the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Title V Operating Permit programs. The USEPA also proposed steps to streamline the permitting process for facilities already covered by the programs, and not to include ...


  • EPA proposes rules on clean air act permitting for greenhouse gas emissions (HQ)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing two rules to ensure that businesses planning to build new, large facilities or make major expansions to existing ones will be able to obtain Clean Air Act permits that address their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In the spring of 2010, EPA finalized the GHG Tailoring Rule, which specifies that beginning in 2011, projects that will ...

  • Summary of Proposed Rule Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions for New Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units

    What has EPA proposed? EPA has proposed a New Source Performance Standard (NSPS) regulation under Section 111 of the Clean Air Act that will cover carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from new sources in the category defined as new “Electric utility generating units (EGUs)”. What units are covered by the proposed rule? EGUs ...

  • Other states join California in lawsuit against EPA greenhouse gas ruling

    More states are joining California in a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency over its greenhouse gas ruling preventing states from regulating tailpipe exhaust limits.  Pennsylvania's Governor Rendell said the State was backing California's move to fight the EPA's ruling. Governor Edward G. Rendell said Wednesday that Pennsylvania is joining a multi-state lawsuit against the ...


    By Axcess News

  • Healthcare systems require tighter rules as the European Union seeks to cut climate-changing greenhouse gas emissions.

    Hospitals and other health institutions should be obliged by the European Union to act more rigorously in combating climate change, a lobby group says. The EU’s healthcare sector plays a major role in Europe’s economy – it accounts for up to 10% of gross domestic product in many countries. Healthcare also accounts for a big slice of the ...


    By Climate News Network

  • EPA releases proposed mandatory greenhouse gas reporting rule

    The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a comprehensive, national system for reporting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions under the authority of the Clean Air Act. Published in the Federal Register on April 10, 2009, the ...


    By CSA Standards

  • EPA proposes first national reporting on greenhouse gas emissions

    The US Environmental Protection Agency has proposed the first comprehensive national system for reporting emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases produced by major sources in the United States.  “Our efforts to confront climate change must be guided by the best possible information,” said EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson. “Through this new reporting, we will have ...

  • New guidance for business to help measure and reduce greenhouse gas emissions

    New guidance to measure and tackle greenhouse gas emissions for businesses and organisations has been published by Defra and DECC.  The guidance has been published alongside advice on what it means to be carbon neutral. Businesses produce a significant proportion of the UK’s GHG emissions and have a direct role to play in helping the UK meet its climate change commitments. The guidance helps ...


  • New emissions rules for coal-fired electricity sector

    The Canadian government has released final regulations for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from coal-fired electricity generation. The long awaited measures will apply stringent performance standards to new electricity generation units and old units that have reached the end of their economic life. In the first 21 years, the regulations are expected to result in a cumulative reduction in ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • European Parliament strengthens accounting rules for agricultural emissions

    Wetlands International welcomes the European Parliament’s vote on rules for accounting for greenhouse gas emissions and removals resulting from agriculture and forestry. Emissions and removals from cropland and grazing land management will have to be accounted for, but accounting for wetland drainage and rewetting remains voluntary. The ...


    By Wetlands International

  • California regulators to restore emissions-cutting fuel rule

    California regulators are poised to restore a first-in-the-nation climate change program that requires a 10 percent cut in carbon emissions on transportation fuels sold in the state by 2020, despite oil industry objections that it could drive up gas prices. After the program survived a lengthy legal challenge from fuel makers, regulators are expected to ...


    By Associated Press

  • T3 Develops .xml Tool to Facilitate Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting

    T3, a division of Trinity Consultants that specializes in implementing EH&S information management solutions, announces that it has developed a tool to facilitate electronic reporting of greenhouse gas emissions that can be used with EPA’s electronic Greenhouse Gas Reporting Tool (e-GGRT). The Excel-based tool enables users to ...


    By PRWeb

  • Hyundai and Kia settle historic Greenhouse Gas Emissions enforcement case

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice today announced an historic settlement with the automakers Hyundai and Kia for air pollution that will resolve alleged Clean Air Act violations based on their sale of close to 1.2 million vehicles that will emit approximately 4.75 million metric tons of greenhouse gases in excess of what the automakers certified to ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Landmark Dutch ruling: Cut emissions to protect citizens

    A Dutch court ordered the government Wednesday to slash greenhouse gas emissions to help fight global warming, a landmark ruling in a case brought by hundreds of concerned citizens that could pave the way for similar legal battles around the world. Climate activists in a packed courtroom in The Hague erupted into cheers as Presiding Judge Hans Hofhuis told Dutch authorities to cut the country's ...


    By Associated Press

  • Report urges emission rules for shipping industry

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) should rule that shipping emissions significantly contribute to climate change and pose a threat to public health and welfare, according to a new report from the advocacy group Oceana. The report also asks for the International Maritime ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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