industrial emissions regulation News

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • The Need for Accredited Air Emissions Testing Bodies

    Effective January 2012, all source testing at sources regulated under 40CFR Part 75 must be performed by organizations complying with the ASTM D7036 standard, 'Standard Practice for Competence of Air Emission Testing Bodies' (AETBs). Owners and operators of many regulated facilities are already requiring compliance (and accreditation) with the standard, in anticipation of the expansion of this ...


    By Golden Specialty, Inc.

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • EPA withdraws emission comparable fuels rule (HQ)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has withdrawn the Emission Comparable Fuels (ECF) Rule, a rule that was finalized in December 2008. The rule sought to remove regulatory costs by reclassifying fuels that would otherwise be regulated as hazardous waste, but generate emissions similar to fuel oil when burned. EPA has now withdrawn the rule due to difficulty of ensuring that emissions ...

  • Enhesa and Baker & McKenzie join forces on emissions trading

    Are you aware of global developments in emissions trading regulation and how these will impact you? Are you prepared to reduce your emissions and are you prepared to pay for this? What are the legal compliance challenges of emissions trading schemes? How do different trading schemes relate to each other and what does this mean for your business? Over 50 countries or regions around ...

  • 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 ...


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