industrial emissions regulation News

  • EPA Announces New Rules to Cut Methane Emissions

    EPA’s new rules aimed at the gas and oil industry face obstacles.  CPI has been working in the gas and oil industry for many years now and we have seen a trend for the use of more efficient air pollution control systems, less open flaring, and a keen awareness of GHG reduction tactics.  Our industry insiders support positive impacts to the environment regardless of added ...

  • 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 ...

  • Truck makers reform manufacturing practices to reduce emissions

    North American heavy duty truck manufacturers are seeking to position themselves as global leaders in green technology and as a result market participants have made concerted efforts to develop innovative emission reduction technologies and solutions. Currently, market participants face imminent industry regulations that address issues ranging from diesel engine emissions to idling. The ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • 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

  • POPs have decreased significantly thanks to regulation, EU study reveals

    Quantities of dioxins and furans (PCDD/F), and hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH), in air and water decreased significantly between 1990 and 2000, according to a recent study evaluating the effectiveness of regulations governing the release of persistent organic pollutants (POPs).  Modelling future scenarios suggest further decreases in these and other POPs through 2020. POPs are toxic substances that ...

  • 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

  • Wyoming top in CO2 per person amid new regulations

    Turns out the worst state for carbon dioxide emissions per person isn't smoggy California or bustling New York, but a place famous for its big, clear skies: Wyoming. But regulating greenhouse gases is a touchy subject in the least-populated state, which just recently received U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approval to do so. Wyoming also is the top coal-mining state by far, producing almost ...


    By Associated Press

  • Public Misperception Complicates Discussion About Fracking Regulations, Panelists Say

    Public confusion over the practices involved in hydraulic fracturing has complicated efforts to study and regulate aspects of the process, according to environmental and industry advocates. “Hydraulic fracturing has evolved to mean a lot more things than fracturing open a rock,” Jason Hutt, a partner at Bracewell & Giuliani, said during a panel discussion at the American Bar ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • New Environmental Regulations Open the Door for UVC-LED Based Sensors and Systems

    The Paris Climate Pact highlighted the need for countries across the world to urgently address planet-warming carbon emissions. In recent weeks, governments in Asia and Europe have been battling another key environmental concern- smog caused by automobile and factory emissions. To limit various types of air and also water pollution, governments and regulatory bodies have implemented several new ...


    By Crystal IS, Inc.

  • New Regulations Could Wipe Out China’s ‘Speculator’ Electric Car Companies

    Bloomberg: 95% of China's Electric Vehicle Startups Face Wipeout China’s electric-vehicle industry, with 200-plus companies backed by a raft of billionaires, verges on a massive shakeout as the government imposes stricter technology standards on ...


    By Greentech Media

  • Effective coal regulation could slash deaths from toxic fumes by 85%

    Effective emissions limits could save thousands of lives every year, yet more than half of coal power stations in Europe are operating with ‘permission to pollute’ above limits set in EU law. These are the findings of a new report ‘Lifting Europe’s Dark Cloud: How cutting coal saves lives’ published today by the ...

  • 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 ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Trinity Consultants Adds Former Regulator to Austin, Texas Team

    Trinity Consultants, a Dallas-based environmental consulting firm with 30 U.S. offices, hired John B. Barrientez, PE, a former air permitting specialist with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). Mr. Barrientez joined the Austin, Texas staff of Trinity where he assists industrial facilities with air permitting efforts. During his 18 years of experience in the Chemical Section, ...


  • 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 ...

  • EPA Carbon Standards for Modified Plants Impose Double Regulation, Utilities Say

    An Environmental Protection Agency proposed rule that would require modified and reconstructed power plants to meet two different carbon dioxide emissions standards under separate provisions of the Clean Air Act is illegal, states and industry groups said. “The EPA provides no discussion regarding how an affected [electricity generating unit] could meet two different standards, the basis ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Top International News in Chemical Policy and Regulation - from T to Z

    UNITED KINGDOM (UK) CIA Issues Statement On Brexit: The Chemical Industries Association (CIA) has issued a document entitled “ ...


    By Acta Group

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