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  • MCERTS 2011 will focus on new industrial emissions directive

    MCERTS 2011 is a specialist event dedicated to the legislation, standards, techniques and technologies associated with emissions monitoring and gas detection. This year's event will examine the implications of the new Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) which was published on 6th January 2011. Taking place at the Telford International Centre on 30th and 31st March, MCERTS 2011 will include a ...

  • No new national emission ceilings directive until 2013

    The European Commission has delayed revision of the National Emission Ceilings Directive (NECD) until 2013. The current Directive sets targets to 2010, and groups such as Environmental Protection UK have been pushing for immediate revisions to ensure that the process of emissions reduction didn't loose momentum. The NECD sets limits (in tonnes) on the total quantity of pollutants that each EU ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • EPA Proposes Measures to Address Direct Emissions of Fine Particulates

    EPA is proposing options for calculating key program elements for implementing the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program for fine particle pollution in areas that meet clean air standards. Fine particle pollution can aggravate heart and lung diseases and has been associated with premature death and a variety of serious health problems including heart attacks, chronic bronchitis ...

  • A new direction for climate negotiations

    The Copenhagen climate summit ended six months ago in what was widely seen in the clean tech and environmentalist communities as a major disappointment. Now, six months later, at the conclusion of yet another climate negotiation in Bonn, Germany, optimism for a climate agreement this year is no brighter than in those dark days of December. Nonetheless, the outlines of a pragmatic new approach are ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • EC takes steps to cut industrial emissions

    The European Commission has adopted new legislation on industrial emissions to strengthen the provisions already in force and reduce industrial emissions throughout the European Union. The proposal will bring significant health and environmental benefits and will create a better level playing field across the EU, reducing competition distortions between companies. It will also simplify current ...

  • EU adopts stricter rules on industrial emissions

    EU adopts stricter rules on industrial emissions New EU legislation adopted today will bring down industrial emissions from large combustion plants across the EU, bringing several environmental and health benefits to Europe's citizens, like an expected reduction in premature deaths of 13,000 per year. The stricter legislation on industrial emissions was proposed by the European Commission in ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • EEB welcomes EC industrial emissions proposal

    In the 11th hour before the holiday break at the end of 2007, the Commission published their proposal for a Directive on Industrial Emissions, a recast that would collect the Directives on Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC), Large Combustion Plants, Solvents, Waste Incineration and Titanium Dioxide together under one umbrella. The European Environmental Bureau (EEB)1 welcomes the ...

  • Timberland achieves industry-leading emissions reduction

    The Timberland Company (NYSE: TBL), an outdoor footwear and apparel company and environmental steward, today announced that it has achieved an industry-leading 38 percent absolute reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, as of the end of 2010. In 2006, Timberland established a five-year, 50 percent reduction ...

  • Updated industrial emissions register reveals mixed results

    The EU’s internet-based public register of industrial emissions to air and water, the European Pollutant Emission Register (EPER), was today updated with the latest emissions data from some 12,000 industrial installations across Europe. These figures – for 2004 – can now be compared with those for 2001 for a number of ...

  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Ontario’s Waste Management Industry

    There is a strong complementarity between the aspirations of the waste management industry and Ontario’s goals for climate change mitigation, a circular economy and sustainable economic development according to a new report published by the Ontario Waste Management Association. As the Province of Ontario prepares to implement a “cap-and-trade” policy for greenhouse gas (GHG) ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • STL ready for the Water Framework Directive

    European legislation detailing the Water Framework Directive (WFD) came into force in December 2003, providing a clear framework for the protection, improvement and sustainable use of water across Europe. We have been working on a development programme to help organisations meet the analytical requirements of the new Directive, and are now able to offer the majority of analysis. The Directive ...


  • Industry first for Enviro Technology’s continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems

    Air quality monitoring specialists, Enviro Technology, have achieved an industry first becoming the only UK supplier of Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems (CEMS) to meet the new, revised MCERTS certification version 3.3 for performance standards and test procedures. As part of stringent UK and European regulations, industrial companies regulated by the Environment Agency are required to ...

  • What will changes in emission legislation mean for the pollution monitoring industry?

    The current calm in the pollution monitoring industry belies the challenges ahead. Requirements for reducing the emissions of air pollution have been evolving since middle of the 20th century and are currently a complex medley of limits, targets and caps. Sources must not only comply with rigid emission limits but must also provide emissions data to a number of different agencies and bodies to ...

  • Environment Committee steers EU biofuels in a sustainable direction

    Environment Committee steers EU biofuels in a sustainable direction There is light at the end of the tunnel after the Parliament’s Environment Committee voted today in favour of full accounting of indirect emissions (ILUC) [1] from biofuels that can count toward both the EU’s 6% carbon reduction target in transport fuels and the 10% renewable energy target in transport by 2020 [2]. ...

  • MEPs and Council Presidency reach deal on renewables directive

    After several rounds of informal negotiations, EP negotiators have reached an agreement with the Council's Presidency on a proposed directive on renewable energies including biofuel targets. The compromise agreed on Tuesday 9th December still needs to be formally endorsed by the full Council and put to a first-reading vote at Parliament's December plenary session in Strasbourg. MEPs and the ...


    By European Parliament

  • Downloading slashes 80 per cent off software industry carbon emissions

    To mark World Environment Day, Softwareload highlights massive carbon footprint of ‘hardcopy’ software industryLondon and Bonn, 4 June 2010. Ditching ‘hardcopy’ software packages in favour of direct downloads could reduce the carbon footprint of the global software industry by 80 per cent*, according to Softwareload.co.uk, Deutsche Telekom’s UK software download ...


  • European Commission welcomes new air quality directive

    The European Commission today welcomed the adoption of the directive on ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe. The directive mirrors closely the Commission proposal of September 2005 and demonstrates the European Union's strong commitment to improving air quality in the EU by setting binding standards for fine particles PM2.5. Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas said: 'The European ...

  • Air Pollutant Emission-Rate Software for Industrial Sources is Now Available

    The need for accurate methods of quantifying industrial-source emission rates of methane and other greenhouse gases (GHGs), as well as other air pollutants, has never been greater, both domestically and abroad.  Today, Minnich and Scotto, Inc. (www.msiair.net) announces the availability of e-Calc© – an emissions-calculation software package to yield ...


    By Minnich and Scotto, Inc.

  • Implementation of the Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control Directive (IPPC)

    What are the objectives of the IPPC Directive? This Directive was adopted in 1996 and had to be transposed into the national legislation of EU Member States by 30 October 1999. The aim of this key law on industrial emissions is to achieve a high level of environmental protection through integrated prevention and control of the pollution arising from a wide range of industrial and agricultural ...


  • Questions and Answers on the new European air quality directive

     Questions and Answers on the new directive on ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe 1) What is the issue? Air pollution is caused by the emission to the atmosphere of certain substances which, alone or through chemical reaction, can damage human health and/or the environment. Air pollution is both a local and a transboundary problem as emissions from one country can travel large ...

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