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  • EPA Finalizes Greenhouse Gas Permit for $500M CCI Petroleum Facilities

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a final greenhouse gas (GHG) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) construction permit to CCI Corpus Christi, LLC. The company plans to construct petroleum process facilities near Corpus Christi, TX. “Climate change contributes to many types of challenges, especially for coastal areas like Corpus Christi,” said Regional ...

  • EPA Issues Last Pending Federal Greenhouse Gas Permit in Texas

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing the final federal greenhouse gas (GHG) permit in the state of Texas. EPA has completed processing all submitted federal GHG permit applications, with the remaining applications transferred to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). “We have worked with Texas and Texas businesses to issue over 60 GHG permits, ...

  • EPA Finalizes Greenhouse Gas Permit for West Texas Power Plant

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a final greenhouse gas (GHG) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) construction permit to the Invenergy Thermal Development LLC, Ector County Energy Center, Ector County, Texas. The company plans to construct a new simple-cycle power generation facility. “Facilities like Invenergy’s show Texas can provide power while ...

  • EPA Finalizes Greenhouse Gas Permit for Voestalpine Iron Production Plant

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a final greenhouse gas (GHG) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) construction permit to Voestalpine for an iron production plant in San Patricio County, TX. The facility’s process for producing iron will use minimal natural gas and will be 40 percent more efficient than traditional methods. The permit is another in the ...

  • EPA Issues Greenhouse Gas Permit to Houston-Area Facility

    This week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final greenhouse gas (GHG) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) construction permit for the Lone Star NGL facility in Mont Belvieu, Texas, just west of Houston. The permit allows the company to build a natural gas processing plant. "Natural Gas is important to meeting our climate goals and energy future,” said EPA ...

  • Québec and California to hold joint auction of greenhouse gas emission allowances

    The California Air Resources Board (ARB) and the ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques (Ministry of Sustainable Development, Environment and the Fight against Climate Change) (MDDELCC) of Québec today announced plans to conduct a joint practice auction for the California and Québec cap-and-trade ...


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  • EPA Finalizes Greenhouse Gas Permit for Carbon Capture Facility

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a final greenhouse gas (GHG) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) construction permit to Nuevo Midstream, L.L.C., to build three gas processing plants. The facility is located Orla, Texas about 100 miles west of Odessa. “This facility will help increase processing of natural gas in Texas and New Mexico,” said EPA ...

  • EPA Finalizes Greenhouse Gas Permit for Austin Energy Expansion

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a final greenhouse gas (GHG) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) construction permit to the city of Austin for the Sand Hill Energy Center. The city plans to add equipment and capacity at the facility’s combined-cycle electricity generating unit. “The city of Austin shows how a growing economy can mean less ...

  • EPA Finalizes Greenhouse Gas Permit for Victoria Power Station Expansion

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a final greenhouse gas (GHG) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) construction permit to Victoria WLE to expand the Victoria Power Station. The expansion will allow the Victoria County, Texas, facility to add equipment and capacity to its combined-cycle electricity generating unit. “Texas continues to play a key role in our ...

  • EPA proposes to keep greenhouse gas permitting requirements focused on largest emitters

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing not to change the greenhouse gas (GHG) permitting thresholds for the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Title V Operating Permit programs. Today’s proposal is part of EPA’s common-sense, phased-in approach to GHG permitting under the Clean Air Act. EPA is also proposing steps that would streamline the ...

  • World`s first ISO accredited greenhouse gas professional certification

    The Greenhouse Gas Management Instituteand the Environmental Careers Organization of Canada (ECO Canada) have announced a global personnel certification program for "carbon management" professionals. The ...


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  • EPA Finalizes Greenhouse Gas Permit for Tenaska Brownsville Generating Plant

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final greenhouse gas (GHG) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) construction permit to Tenaska Brownsville Partners L.P., to construct a natural gas-fired electric generating plant. The Tenaska Brownsville Generating Plant will be located in Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas. “Tenaska’s project takes advantage of ...

  • EPA Finalizes Greenhouse Gas Emissions Permit for Magellan Processing

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final greenhouse gas (GHG) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) construction permit to Magellan Processing, L.P. to build a new condensate splitter plant at the company’s existing terminal. The facility is in Nueces County, in Corpus Christi, Texas. “Corpus Christi’s economy is well-placed to take advantage ...

  • BSI becomes world leader in greenhouse gas emissions verification

    BSI Management Systems America, Inc. (BSI) recently achieved US accreditation to ISO 14065 for Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission verification services from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). This accreditation validates BSI's global expertise in verifying GHG emission and reduction assertions, placing the world's most prominent independent management assurance service provider amongst ...


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  • Quercia partners ENER-G to turn greenhouse gas into energy

          An innovative renewable energy project by Quercia Ltd, the sister company of Blackburn based Neales Waste Management Ltd, will create enough green electricity to power 700 homes, while cutting annual carbon emissions by the equivalent of around 30,000 tonnes, ...


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  • Ernst & Young Achieves ANSI Accreditation for Greenhouse Gas Emission Verification

      Initiative helps boost consumer, industry, and government confidence in greenhouse gas reporting NEW YORK, Jan. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American National Standards Institute (ANSI), coordinator of the U.S. standards and conformity assessment system, is pleased to announce the accreditation of ...

  • CO2 Solution Applauds Government of Quebec for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Plan

    CO2 Solution Inc. announced today that it applauds the announcement made yesterday by the Government of Quebec to implement a cap and trade system in the Province to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions responsible for climate change.  CO2 Solution believes its breakthrough carbon dioxide capture technology is ...


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  • Canadian greenhouse gas emissions stabilize despite economic growth

    A government report measuring Canada's greenhouse gas (GHG) production for 2010 has indicated a leveling off of GHG's emissions even as the economy heats up. Canadian greenhouse gas emission levels remained stable in most economic areas in 2010 except in Alberta's and Saskatchewan where expanding oil sands activities led to a rise in emissions. The report, ...


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  • Emissions from shipping to be regulated

    Market-based measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping will be among the key items on the agenda of the Marine Environment Protection Committee of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), when it meets for its 63rd session from 27 February to 2 March 2012, at IMO Headquarters in London. The MEPC will continue to consider a number of proposals for ...


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  • Regulating Carbon Emissions in Canada

    The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) has issued a report analyzing three policy proposals currently in play to mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Canada, and recommends alternatives to what is being contemplated by governments and the oil and gas industry. Notes the Institute, the provinces, Canada and the oil and gas industry are under pressure to ramp up ...


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