industrial emissions regulation News

  • 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 ...


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  • New Report on `Green` Recycling Industry Exposes Unregulated Toxic Air Pollution Threat - California Agency to be First in the Nation to Regulate Toxic Air Pollution from Industry

    EL CERRITO, Calif. - A new report by a leading California Environmental Justice group, Global Community Monitor (GCM), has uncovered a potentially massive problem from the nation's billion dollar metal recycling industry. The report finds that metal recycling, generally considered a green industry, both releases toxic air contaminants during processing operations and is currently ...

  • CO2 emission standards for cars: ETUC regrets retreat

    The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) is disappointed over the outcome of the vote by the European Parliament Industry Committee because it weakens the proposals aimed at forcing vehicle manufacturers to reduce CO2 emissions from new passenger cars. ETUC still defends the entry into force of the system in 2012 and calls for a serious study on the possible impacts of such legislation on ...

  • US aims to cut methane emissions by nearly half

    The Obama administration is putting the energy industry on notice that it intends to curb methane emissions by nearly half through regulations affecting oil and gas production. A broad, preliminary plan - expected to be unveiled this week - aims to cut emissions 40-45 percent by 2025 compared with 2012 levels. Reductions are to come from a mix of voluntary steps by industry and regulations from ...


    By Associated Press

  • RTI International supports EPA`s development of the first climate change regulation

    With the support of researchers at RTI International and other contractors, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this week proposed the first comprehensive national system for reporting emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases produced by major sources in the United States. Greenhouse gases, like carbon dioxide, are produced by the burning of fossil fuels and through industrial ...


    By RTI International

  • Istanbul welcomes international emissions monitoring event

    CEM 2014 is the 11th in a series of international conferences and exhibitions focusing on emissions monitoring. Taking place at the Renaissance Polat Istanbul Hotel in Turkey from 14th to 16th May, CEM 2014 provides an international focus for anyone involved with emissions to air, and registration is now open at www.cem.uk.com . The CEM Conference will feature speakers ...

  • Emissions from Airplanes Beg For New Standards

    The next time you consider flying to a “green” event, think about the impact of air travel. According to Flying Clean, long haul flights produce on average twice as much emissions per mile traveled per passenger than cars and short haul flights produce three times as much.  At the time ...


    By Earth Day Network

  • Cement can cut 90 per cent of emissions

    The global cement industry can avoid up to 90 per cent of emissions projected according to a new WWF report. A blueprint for a climate friendly cement industry says that the highly energy intensive industry, responsible for 8 per cent of global emissions, has the tools available to reduce its carbon footprint while continuing its forecast growth. “Cement companies do not suffer from a shortage of ...


  • How can you regulate something you don’t measure properly?

    All the current talk about developments in aviation and environment seems centred on the row over the impending introduction of emissions trading for the sector. But something else is going on in the aviation world that could have very important global repercussions too. It is to do with measuring the fuel efficiency of aircraft, something that is totally normal in the road traffic sector. But in ...

  • Major Investor Coalition Pushes EPA To Adopt ‘Robust` Methane Regulations

    A coalition of investors with more than $300 billion in assets asked the Environmental Protection Agency in an Oct. 9 letter to develop “robust” methane emissions regulations for the oil and gas industry. National standards will build investor confidence that natural gas is appropriately regulated and will prevent methane ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Perfect timing for Air Quality & Emissions event

    AQE 2017 will take place in Telford (UK) on 24th and 25th May at a time when the health effects of air pollution are constantly in the headlines, and when the UK Government is due to consult on its latest plans to comply with air quality guidelines in the UK’s larger towns and cities. Registration for the event is now open ( ...

  • Turkish Delight with CEM 2014 Emissions Monitoring Event

    The organisers of CEM 2014, the emissions monitoring event that took place in Istanbul during May, have expressed their delight with the feedback that they received following this year’s Conference and Exhibition. “Increasing awareness of air quality issues coupled with international climate change initiatives have resulted in a growing number of regulations and standards relating to ...

  • Midwest Energy Emissions Completes Previously Announced Demonstration

    Midwest Energy Emissions Corp (OTCBB: MEEC) announced today that its most recent demonstration (test) at a major US utility power plant further confirmed Midwest's performance in removing mercury to below the emission level limits required by the new EPA Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) rule while using much less sorbent than currently employed technology. Midwest President and COO Alan ...


  • EPA Seeks Additional Toxic Emissions Reductions

    To provide incentives for reduced air toxic emissions, EPA is proposing to amend what are known as the 'General Provisions' to its air toxics standards. The proposed amendment would encourage industrial facilities to reduce air toxics emissions so they are no longer considered a 'major source' of air pollution. Major sources have the potential to emit more than 10 tons per year of a single toxic ...

  • ISA’s Fugitive Emissions – LDAR Symposium Planned for June

    Research Triangle Park, NC -- ISA's 7th Annual Fugitive Emissions - LDAR Symposium will be held 5-7 June 2007 at the Doubletree Austin Hotel in Austin, Texas. The event will focus on compliance with today's complex leak detection and repair (LDAR) requirements, methods, and management. Industry experts in leak detection and repair will discuss real world implementations and ways to improve ...

  • Carbon emissions reporting software `dramatically simple`

    A Perth-based software engineering company, Cintellate, has launched a new reporting software that it says is set to “dramatically simplify carbon emissions reporting against complex legislation landscape across global business community”.Cintellate was founded in 1994 in Perth, as a software company designed to help large global organisations create long-term shareholder value by managing ...


  • Emissions Webinar ´Air Pollution Abatement Technology Overview´

    EHS Daily Advisor is hosting a webinar this September on emission destruction technologies for compliance with MACT, NSPS, NESHAP, and state VOC and HAP regulations.  Sponsored by Verantis Environmental Solutions Group and Anguil Environmental Systems, the complimentary webcast will provide attendees with a ...

  • New laser lab on wheels to reduce emissions

    The Environmental Measurement Group and the Centre for Carbon Measurement at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) have launched a new mobile laboratory to detect and measure emissions that are harmful to the environment. The DIAL (Differential Absorption Lidar) facility is a sophisticated laser-based system that provides rapid, accurate measurements of airborne emissions. It is a completely ...

  • California gives green light to emissions trading program

    The California Air Resources Board (ARB) today endorsed the cap-and-trade regulation, marking a significant milestone toward reducing California's greenhouse gas emissions under its AB 32 law. ARB's cap-and-trade regulation, along with several complementary measures will drive the development of green jobs and set the state on track to a clean energy future. The regulation is a key measure to ...


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