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  • ARB adopts new protocols for climate change program

    The Air Resources Board today adopted three separate greenhouse gas emission accounting protocols to quantify emissions from local government operations, and urban forest and manure digester projects. 'Today's board adoption marks yet another important step forward in California's goal to cut greenhouse gas emissions 30 percent by 2020,' said ARB acting chairman Barbara Riordan. 'These protocols ...

  • Individual power stations’ emissions can be identified from a distance

    Air pollutants and greenhouse gases (GHGs) from a coal-fired power station have been correctly identified 12 km away, researchers report in a new US study. Their monitoring method paves the way for a space-based satellite system which can check emissions reported by individual power stations against actual emissions. It is challenging to check the accuracy of emissions reported by nations under ...

  • Emissions Trading: 2014 Data Shows Emissions Reduction

    Emissions of greenhouse gases from installations participating in the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) are estimated to have decreased by about 4.5% last year, according to the information recorded in the Union Registry. European Commissioner responsible for Climate Action and Energy, Miguel Arias Cañete ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • St. Croix Fossil Fuel Power Plant to Comply with Clean Air Act

    Under a legal agreement announced today by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice, the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (VIWAPA) will come into compliance with air pollution control requirements in the federal Clean Air Act at its Estate Richmond Generating Facility on St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. These air pollution controls will reduce emissions of ...

  • Italy to Build World`s First Hydrogen-Fired Power Plant

    VENICE, Italy (ENS) - The world’s first industrial scale hydrogen-fired power plant will be built near Venice, the Veneto Region and Italian energy company ENEL announced Friday. The announcement came as 20 Greenpeace demonstrators perched atop the towering chimney of an ENEL oil-fired plant to protest its planned conversion to coal. The new plant will be located in the ...

  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Markets Take Off

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  • Japan dials back climate change emissions target

    Japan has drastically scaled back its target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, possibly complicating efforts to forge a global climate change pact. The new target approved by the Cabinet on Friday calls for reducing emissions by 3.8 percent from their 2005 level by 2020. The revision was necessary because the earlier goal of a 25 ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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

  • Record High for Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    The disappointing climate conference in Warsaw, Poland—which was intended to lay the groundwork for a global climate agreement in 2015—stands in sharp contrast to the continued growth in emissions of greenhouse gases. Negotiators and activists alike confront not only the fact that carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions reached the highest annual total to date, but also a shifting geographic ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Rotork Type K assists compliance with strict environmental legislation for furnaces and power plants

    Environmental legislation demands ever stricter efficiency and control of emissions from industrial boilers, furnaces and other power plant processes. For example, in the USA the Environmental Protection Agency has recently introduced the MACT (Boiler Maximum Achievable Control Technology) Rule requiring operators to carry out tune-up procedures either annually or bi-annually, affecting an ...


    By Rotork

  • China Not Ready to Limit Climate Emissions says US

    At the half-way point of the UN climate change conference in Bali, delegates from the world's biggest polluters, the United States and China, are declining to commit to the steep cuts in emissions of greenhouse gases scientists say are necessary to avert the worst impacts of global warming. The senior U.S. negotiator said Washington would draft its own plan to cut emissions gases by mid-2008, ...

  • Fact Sheet: President Obama To Announce Historic Carbon Pollution Standards For Power Plants

    Today at the White House, President Obama and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will release the final Clean Power Plan, a historic step in the Obama Administration’s fight against climate change. We have a moral obligation to leave our children a planet that’s not polluted or damaged. The effects of climate change are already being felt across the ...

  • Eleven Member States exceed air emissions limits under LRTAP Convention

    Emissions of most air pollutants have fallen over the last two decades in Europe. But many Member States have exceeded internationally-agreed pollutant limits set to protect human health and the environment, according to a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA). Road transport, households, power plants, agricultural activities and certain industry sectors continue to emit ...

  • Xcel Energy Continues to Lead the Way in Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Xcel Energy is leading the way in reducing carbon dioxide emissions, and is now the first U.S. utility to verify and register all of its greenhouse gas emissions data with The Climate Registry for seven consecutive years. The company’s emissions reporting validates Xcel Energy’s more than 20 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions in the last decade. “Xcel Energy ...


    By Xcel Energy

  • Energy Department Announces New Projects Between U.S. and China to Cut Emissions

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced nine new energy performance contracting pilot projects that bring together U.S. and Chinese companies to boost the energy efficiency of buildings in China and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. A combination of clean energy retrofits and upgrades will save the selected facilities on energy costs over the lifetime of the contracts by making them more ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Spain the Highest, Compared to Other EU Countries

    As per RNCOS’ recent report 'Spain Energy Sector Outlook', Spain's greenhouse gas output in the year 2005 was 53% more than the year 1990, the reference year for the Kyoto agreement. Greenhouse gas emission is on the rise in over half of the EU countries, according to official figures. Spain is the most terrible offender amongst the large countries, discharging 15.4 Million Tons more CO2 in ...


    By RNCOS

  • Envisat makes first observation of CO2 from manmade emissions

    Using data from the SCIAMACHY instrument aboard ESA's Envisat environmental satellite, scientists have for the first time detected regionally elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide – the most important greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming – originating from manmade emissions. More than 30 billion tonnes of extra carbon dioxide (CO2) is released into the atmosphere annually by ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • UK`s National Grid aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80%

    The UK's National Grid has announced it is to increase its target of reducing company-wide greenhouse gas emissions from 60 per cent to 80 per cent by 2050. It also unveiled its intention to adopt new carbon budgets across its UK and US electricity and gas businesses from April 2009, integrating them into the management of its day-to-day business operations and company performance process, to ...


    By National Grid PLC

  • Exelon Joins The Climate Registry to Provide Accurate Measurement and Transparent Reporting of Emissions

    As part of its commitment to accurately report its emissions and further reduce its carbon footprint, Exelon Corporation has joined The Climate Registry, the leading voluntary greenhouse gas (GHG) registry in North America. “Exelon is demonstrating true environmental leadership by committing to continue reporting its carbon emissions in a public, transparent and ...


    By Exelon Corporation

  • EU Plans Steep Emissions Cuts to Avert Climate Disaster

    BRUSSELS, Belgium (ENS) - The European Commission today intensified its campaign to limit global warming with a new Energy Policy for Europe to fight climate change and boost the energy security and competitiveness of the EU's 27 member countries. The Commission, Europe's executive branch of government, warned that if left unchecked, global warming is likely to trigger regional ...

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