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  • 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 ...

  • 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 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 ...

  • 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 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 ...

  • Locus technologies offers greenhouse gas emissions verification services

    Locus Technologies (Locus), the industry leader in web-based environmental compliance and information management software, has been accredited by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to provide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions verification services.  Locus is one of just a few companies to obtain this accreditation. The accreditation allows Locus to provide verification services for GHG ...


    By Locus Technologies

  • 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 ...


    By BSI

  • 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, ...


    By ENER-G

  • 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 ...


    By CO2 Solutions inc.

  • 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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  • 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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  • Xcel Energy Continues to Lead the Way in Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Xcel Energy is leading the way in reducing carbon dioxide emissions, and is now the first U.S. utility to verify and register all of its greenhouse gas emissions data with The Climate Registry for seven consecutive years. The company’s emissions reporting validates Xcel Energy’s more than 20 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions in the last decade. “Xcel Energy ...


    By Xcel Energy

  • Developing world greenhouse gas projects face carbon market bottlenecks

    As climate change concerns rose globally in 2007, a pioneering market-based effort to regulate and reduce greenhouse gases had its best year ever – some  US$64 billion in trades. But this success masked a looming challenge: how to ensure developing countries as well as wealthy ones benefit from the carbon market? “At a time that global cooperation to reduce the risk of climate change is more ...


    By The World Bank

  • Canadian Greenhouse Gas emissions from electricity sector falling

    The Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) today released its 2015 Sustainable ElectricityTM Annual Report, titled “Delivering Value to Canadians”. The report highlights that CEA member companies achieved a 5.8 per cent reduction in GHG emissions in 2014, contributing to a significant 22 per cent ...


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  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • A new global framework to measure greenhouse gas emissions from cities

    At an official side event to the UNFCCC Bonn Climate Change Conference this week, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40), ICLEI– Local Governments for Sustainability, the World Resources Institute (WRI), and partners released ...

  • 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

  • Mandatory U.S. Greenhouse Gas Cap Wins New Corporate Supporters

    WASHINGTON, DC(ENS) - The group of large corporations calling on the federal government to immediately enact mandatory national legislation to cap and trade greenhouse gas emissions today doubled its membership. Major greenhouse gas emitters such as automotive, oil and chemical companies are among the new members of the U.S. Climate Change Partnership. Twelve new companies joined ...

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