greenhouse gas regulation News

  • 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 Foundation

  • Canada delivers details of new greenhouse gas regulations

    Canada has published details of its 'Turning the Corner' regulatory framework. The documents, posted on Environment Canada's website, provide additional details about how the Government of Canada will move forward with its plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This plan includes mandatory reductions for industry, along with additional new measures to address two of Canada's key ...


    By Environment Canada (EC)

  • EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Regulations for Power Plants & Oil Refineries

    On December 23, 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a two-year plan to set greenhouse gas emissions standards under the Clean Air Act for power plants and oil refineries. The U.S. EPA is scheduled to issue proposed regulations for power plants by July 26, 2011 and final regulations by May 26, 2012. Gina McCarthy, EPA assistant administrator for air and ...

  • Council adopts regulation on fluorinated greenhouse gases

    The Council today adopted1 a regulation on fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-gases) (PECOS 1/14, PE-CO#6;S 1/14 COR 1, 7929/14 ADD 1). The new regulation will allow to reduce F-gas emissions in the EU by two-thirds of today's levels by 2030. The use of F-gases in some new equipment, such as refrigerators and air conditioners, will be banned where viable and more climate-friendly alternatives are ...


    By EU Council of Ministers

  • Bush Orders First Federal Regulation of Greenhouse Gases

    WASHINGTON, DC - After resisting the regulation of greenhouse gases since he took office in 2001, President George W. Bush today signed an Executive Order directing four federal agencies to develop regulations limiting greenhouse gas emissions from new mobile sources. Greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide emitted by the combustion of fossil fuels, contribute to global climate ...

  • Taking Control of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Three-quarters of the world’s annual emissions of greenhouse gases are now limited by national targets, according to a new study published today by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at London School of Economics and Political Science. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Canadian Hydropower Association Welcomes Upcoming Federal Electricity Regulations as Positive Step Toward Greenhouse Gas Reductions

    Canada Well Placed to Tackle Climate Change Thanks to Considerable Hydropower Resources OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 09/28/10 -- Attention News/Assignment Editors Canada is uniquely well placed to tackle climate change, said Canadian Hydropower Association President Jacob Irving, addressing a gathering of business leaders this morning at a conference hosted by the Canadian Chamber of ...


    By Marketwire

  • US EPA’s Gina McCarthy address: new regulations of greenhouse gas emissions from power plants and oil refineries

    PHOENIX, AZ – February 1, 2011 – Gina McCarthy, Assistant Administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Air and Radiation , was the keynote speaker during the plenary session of EUEC 2011, the USA’s largest energy, utility and environment conference held at the Phoenix Convention Center from January 31 through February 2, 2011. The ...

  • IHS is ready to help companies address emerging EPA regulations for greenhouse gas emissions

    IHS Inc., (NYSE: IHS) a leading global source of critical information and insight, today announced that it is fully prepared to assist companies with the development and implementation of comprehensive carbon management strategies in response to a new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ruling that has set the stage for federal regulation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The EPA finding ...


    By IHS

  • EPA Seeks Input on Federal Plan for Regulating Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Power Plants

    Reaching out and engaging with the public and stakeholders has been the agency’s top priority throughout the development of this rule, and EPA is committed to continuing this engagement moving forward. Based on input from states and stakeholders, EPA believes that many states will find the information included in this plan helpful as they begin to develop their own plans to cut carbon ...

  • US EPA chills progress towards regulating greenhouse gases

    The Bush administration has asked for public comment on a long list of options for controlling greenhouse gas emissions under existing federal law, but emphasized that it has no intention of pursuing any of them. The announcement confirms that the Bush administration will not move to regulate greenhouse gas emissions and will pass this concern on to the next president and to Congress. The ...

  • Council gives green light to Commission regulation concerning greenhouse gas emission allowances to be auctioned in 2013- 2020

    The Council today (Feb. 24, 2014) decided not to oppose the adoption of a Commission regulation amending Regulation No 1031/2010 in particular to determine the volumes of greenhouse gas emission allowances to be auctioned in 2013-2020 ("back-loading") (5305/14, 5832/14).  ...


    By EU Council of Ministers

  • Moderate democrats key to passage of greenhouse gas provision

    Emboldened by a potential presidential veto, Senate Democrats seem to be joining forces against a Republican-party effort to block the EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. The chief architect of the a resolution (S J Res 26) banning EPA from regulating carbon monoxide, Republican Lisa Murkowski of Alaska admitted that the outcome of tomorrow’s vote on her measure is in the hands of ...

  • 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

  • EPA issues first greenhouse gas permit in Texas

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued the first Texas Greenhouse Gas (GHG) permit for the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) Thomas C. Ferguson Power Plant in Llano County, Texas. LCRA is modernizing and expanding its plant by replacing its 37 year old unit with a new more efficient and reliable natural gas powered unit. “The new LCRA plant will use improved ...

  • California Electricity Users Offered Greenhouse Gas Offset

    SAN FRANCISCO, California, (ENS) - Pacific Gas and Electric Company has won approval from the California Public Utilities Commission, CPUC, to launch ClimateSmart - a new voluntary program that offers customers the option to neutralize greenhouse gas emissions associated with their energy use. The climate protection program is scheduled to launch in spring 2007. Conceived and ...

  • EPA Finalizes 50th Greenhouse Gas Permit in Texas

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the final approval of the 50th greenhouse gas (GHG) permit in Texas. In Texas alone, EPA has received 83 GHG permit applications from businesses since 2011. Texas is No. 1 in the country for receiving EPA-issued GHG permits for projects totaling well over $24 billion and creating over 20,000 construction jobs in the state. ...

  • Is emitting greenhouse gas emissions a criminal act?

    According to the C.D. Howe Institute the federal government’s proposals to regulate greenhouse gas emissions as set out in its Regulatory Framework paper are likely to be upheld as constitutional exercises of the federal criminal-law power. In a Backgrounder released on August 21st, the Institute poses the question that while the federal government is seeking to limit GHG emissions by large ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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 ...

  • EPA issues Greenhouse Gas Permit in Texas

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final greenhouse gas (GHG) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) construction permit to Apex Matagorda Energy Center, LLC, Matagorda, Texas. The permit allows Apex to construct a 317-megawatt electric generating plant and auxiliary equipment to store bulk energy for the electrical grid. “We are working closely with ...

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