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  • 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

  • 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

  • BIER releases Greenhouse Gas Guidance to ensure common framework for sector GHG emissions reporting

    In an effort to better understand GHG emissions associated with the beverage industry and to establish a common methodology for estimation, tracking and reporting, the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable has released a document entitled Beverage Industry Sector Guidance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting. Developed collaboratively among BIER members, this guidance also aims to ensure ...

  • EPA moving forward on greenhouse gas regulation

    Under a final decision issued today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) no stationary sources will be required to get Clean Air Act permits that cover greenhouse gases (GHGs) before January 2011. The delay in requiring power plants and other industrial sites to obtain federal pollution permits for emitting greenhouse gases formally affirms an agency announcement last month that it ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Ships’ CO2 Emissions: MEPs approve New Reporting Rules

    Draft EU rules requiring ship owners using EU ports to monitor and report CO2 emissions each year received the support of the House on Tuesday. The new rules, already informally agreed with the Council of Ministers, will apply from 2018 on to ships over 5,000 gross tons, regardless of the country in which they are registered, as a first step towards cutting their greenhouse gas emissions. ...


    By European Parliament

  • EPA Seeks Small Entity Participation on Upcoming Medium- and Heavy-Duty Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is inviting small businesses, governments, and not-for-profit organizations to participate as Small Entity Representatives (SERs) for a Small Business Advocacy Review (SBAR) Panel. This panel will focus on the agency’s proposed extension of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles’ greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards beyond model year 2018. ...

  • EPA shifts greenhouse gas permitting to Texas

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency gave Texas authority over greenhouse gas permitting on Tuesday, ending a long, often bitter battle between the federal agency and the state. EPA's administrator in Dallas, Ron Curry, said he signed the paperwork earlier Tuesday delegating ...


    By Associated Press

  • New EPA rule on greenhouse gases references 42 ASTM standards

    ASTM International is a primary standards contributor to a recent rule approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on greenhouse gas reporting by large sources and suppliers in the U.S. The final Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases Rule was enacted in response to the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2008 (H.R. 2764; Public Law 110-161). Under the rule, manufacturers of vehicles and ...


    By ASTM International

  • Hedegaard hails `first step` towards CO2 emissions rules

    The EU executive has proposed new harmonised rules to account for greenhouse gas emissions from forests and agriculture within the EU's climate policy. "This is the first step to incorporate these sectors into the EU's [emissions] reduction efforts," Climate Action Commissioner Connie Hedegaard said in a statement. "In Durban all countries agreed revised accounting rules for these sectors," ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Cummins Supports Government Standards for Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Commercial Vehicles

    COLUMBUS, Ind - Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) today expressed its support for the regulatory proposal by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to improve greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and fuel efficiency for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles. The proposal is the result of President Obama’s memorandum in May directing the two ...

  • EPA issues greenhouse gas reporting requirements for four emissions sources/agency also to consider data confidentiality (HQ)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing requirements under its national mandatory greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting program for underground coal mines, industrial wastewater treatment systems, industrial waste landfills and magnesium production facilities. The data from these sectors will provide a better understanding of GHG emissions and will help EPA and businesses develop ...

  • EPA issues extension to greenhouse gas reporting deadline

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a final rule that extends the deadline for reporting 2010 data under the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reporting Program to September 30, 2011. The original deadline was March 31, 2011. EPA previously announced its intent to extend the deadline on March 1, 2011. Under the GHG Reporting Program entities required to submit data must register with the ...

  • US asks for comments on planned greenhouse gas law

    The public will have an opportunity to comment before the US Environmental Protection Agency takes any action to regulate the greenhouse gases responsible for climate change, EPA chief Stephen Johnson told members of Congress in a letter last Thursday. Johnson said he will solicit public input through an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking as the agency considers the specific effects of climate ...

  • Vermont Court: States Can Control Greenhouse Emissions from Cars

    BURLINGTON, Vermont, September 12, 2007 (ENS) - A federal court in Vermont today sided with the states that have adopted new clean car standards enacted by California in a decision that paves the way for new limits on greenhouse gas emissions from automobiles. These standards are expected to reduce global warming emissions from cars some 30 percent when fully implemented in 2016. ...

  • EPA proposes to add sources to greenhouse gas reporting system

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to include additional emissions sources in its first-ever national mandatory greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting system. The data from these sectors will provide a better understanding of where GHGs are coming from and will help EPA and businesses develop effective policies and programs to reduce emissions. “Gathering this information is the ...

  • EPA finalizes the nation’s first greenhouse gas reporting system

    On January 1, 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will, for the first time, require large emitters of heat-trapping emissions to begin collecting greenhouse gas (GHG) data under a new reporting system. This new program will cover approximately 85 percent of the nation’s GHG emissions and apply to roughly 10,000 facilities. “This is a major step forward in our effort to address the ...

  • EPA rejects California`s greenhouse gas tailpipe law

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, has denied California's request to impose greenhouse gas emissions limits on motor vehicles. It is the first time the EPA has ever denied a waiver request under the Clean Air Act, and California officials are already preparing their lawsuit. California sought a waiver of federal standards as the state is entitled to do under the Clean Air Act so ...

  • Companies road test new greenhouse gas accounting standards

    More than 60 companies have completed the road testing of new global standards designed to help measure the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of their products and supply chains. Developed by the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Business Council for ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • WEDNESDAY: EPA to Hold Public Hearings on Proposed Oil and Gas Rules

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold a public hearing on proposed updates to the agency’s air rules for the oil and natural gas industry. EPA has proposed commonsense standards that would reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and volatile organic compounds from this rapidly growing industry. The proposal is a part of the Administration’s strategy under President ...

  • EPA greenhouse gas permitting requirements maintain focus on largest emitters

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that it will not revise greenhouse gas (GHG) permitting thresholds under the Clean Air Act. Today’s final rule is part of EPA’s common-sense, phased-in approach to GHG permitting under the Clean Air Act, announced in 2010 and recently upheld by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. The final rule maintains a ...

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