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  • EU agrees weakened van emissions law as industry says ‘crisis over’

    The European Parliament has approved weakened CO2 / fuel efficiency standards for vans (light commercial vehicles). The final law says the average new van sold in the EU should emit no more than 175g CO2/km in 2017 and 147g CO2/km in 2020. The original European Commission proposal of 135g CO2/km in 2020 was weakened under enormous pressure from vehicle manufacturers. Vehicle manufacturers spent ...

  • Europe caves in to foreign pressure, guts aviation emissions-reduction law

    Members of the European Parliament today capitulated to pressure, bullying and threats from third countries, the aviation industry and EU leaders lacking vision and courage by voting to shrink the aviation emissions trading system (ETS). The weakened ETS will only cover flights between EU airports until 2017, which leaves long-haul flights totally unregulated and thus reduces the amount of CO2 ...

  • Gas prices may jump from California emissions law

    California's greenhouse gas reduction law already has shaken up the state's industrial sector, costing it more than $1.5 billion in pollution permit fees. It's now poised to hit the pocketbooks of everyday Californians. Starting next year, the law will force fuel distributors into the same cap-and-trade marketplace as utilities and major manufacturers. The oil industry says it will ...


    By Associated Press

  • Shipping industry moves to reduce emissions

    Maritime shipping is the world's most carbon-efficient form of transporting goods and the industry has now taken steps to further improve the fuel efficiency and reduce the carbon footprint of its vessels and supply chain. Three large multinational corporations, which together ship over 350 million tons of commodities annually, have agreed to charter only the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Moore`s law and the environment - an opportunity

    Everything’s getting faster these days-you’ve heard it before. Two mega-trends in particular are merging: rapidly accelerating technological change and rapidly evolving environmental issues and pressures. Lucky for us, the first change is going to save our butts from the second. Fast-evolving, smart IT will play a critical role in helping us navigate and profit from environmental challenges. The ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • China approves law to promote sustainable economy

    China's legislature passed a law calling for fiscal spending, tax breaks and other measures to promote sustainable economic growth via resource conservation and pollution control, official media said on Saturday. The law, passed on Friday at the closing of the fourth session of the National People's Congress standing committee, has been signed by President Hu Jintao and will come into effect on ...

  • CEOs, Enviros Pressure Bush for National Climate Law

    WASHINGTON, DC, January 22, 2007 (ENS) - The heads of 10 corporate giants and four environmental organizations today announced a new alliance to lobby the U.S. government for strong national legislation to achieve significant reductions of greenhouse gas emissions. At congressional and national press briefings today, CEOs and environmentalists introduced the U.S. Climate Action ...

  • 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 ...

  • Swathe of new EU green laws published

    A series of new EU environmental rules were published in the official journal in late December, triggering their entry into force. Directive 2006/118/EC on the protection of groundwater from pollution requires that by 22 December 2008, member states establish threshold safety values for substances including mercury, ammonium, and lead.  It also imposes a single limit value of 50 milligrams per ...

  • What ever happened to Canadian environmental law?

    Three writers from York University's Osgoode Hall Law School* have prepared a thought provoking examination of Canadian environmental law to explain why they believe Canada has become a laggard in both legal reform and environmental performance. The authors, Associate Professor Stepan Wood, Law Student Georgia Tanner and Professor Benjamin J. Richardson, compare recent developments in Canadian ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Pennsylvania Assembly passes first global warming law

    Global warming legislation will be enacted for the first time in Pennsylvania when Governor Ed Rendell signs the Pennsylvania Climate Change Act as he is expected to do. The measure was overwhelmingly approved today by both houses of the Pennsylvania General Assembly. A coal-rich state, Pennsylvania emits one percent of the world’s greenhouse gases responsible for global warming, more than the ...

  • The law of mother earth: behind Bolivia’s historic bill

    Indigenous and campesino (small-scale farmer) movements in the Andean nation of Bolivia are on the verge of pushing through one of the most radical environmental bills in global history. The "Mother Earth" law under debate in Bolivia's legislature will almost certainly be approved, as it has already been agreed to by the majority governing party, Movimiento Al Socialismo (MAS). The law draws ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • MEPs back law to curb harmful traffic noise

    Noise limits for cars will be tightened to protect public health, under new rules informally agreed with EU ministers and endorsed by Parliament on Wednesday. The new law requires the introduction of labels to inform buyers of the noise levels of new cars, as well as the addition of sound to hybrid and electric vehicles to alert pedestrians. Persistent exposure to high levels of traffic ...


    By European Commission

  • LA area polystyrene manufacturer Lifoam Industries pays $450,000 over violations of federal, state clean-air laws (CA)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Justice and the South Coast Air Quality Management District announced that Lifoam Industries, Inc. will pay $450,000 in fines, claiming the company violated the federal Clean Air Act and state air quality laws at its polystyrene manufacturing facility at 2340 E. 52 Street in Vernon, Calif. Under the terms of a settlement entered ...

  • Car industry split over response to 2020 emissions target

    The process that will confirm how Europe’s 2020 emissions target for new cars should be reached has begun, with the leaders of Europe’s car makers greeted by a ‘Star Wars’ style protest. The current limit for new cars is 130g of carbon dioxide per kilometre to be achieved by 2015, and Europe has a target of 95 g/km for 2020. Meeting in Brussels earlier this month, car ...

  • Aviation Industry Rejects Europe`s Climate Emissions Trading System

    MONTREAL, Quebec, Canada, October 2, 2007 (ENS) - The United Nations body responsible for regulating the aviation industry, wound up its annual assembly in Montreal on Friday without requiring that airlines limit their greenhouse gas emissions by participating in the existing European emissions trading system. Instead, the International Civil Aviation Organization, ICAO, created a ...

  • 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.

  • ITWire, carbon emissions solution

    In what is claimed to be a first, a new reporting software product, aimed at simplifying carbon emissions reporting across Australia's business community, has been launched. Perth-based company, BMS Solutions, has developed a package called CINTELLATE to measure Australian organisations' carbon footprints using data collection, measurement and reporting functions. According to BMS Solutions, ...


  • Scotland’s climate law sparks hope for good Copenhagen deal - WWF

    Scotland’s decision to cut its emissions by 42 percent by 2020 and by 80 percent by 2050, on 1990 levels, sets an example for developed countries and sparks new hopes that world leaders would be able to agree on a successful climate change deal in Copenhagen, WWF said. Through its ambitious announcement, Scotland becomes the first developed country to meet the demands of science and developing ...


    By WWF International

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