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  • Second well on the way to cap deepwater horizon

    If you think threading a needle is difficult, imagine drilling into an 18-centimetre-wide cylinder 5500 metres below the sea floor. That is the challenge facing BP engineers as they attempt to drill two relief wells in the Gulf of Mexico in a bid to stem the flow of oil from the stricken Deepwater Horizon. A relief well aims to bisect the original well casing, enabling engineers to pump in mud ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Locking well caps designed for installing leveloggers in 2` and 4` wells

    The New Model 3001 Levelogger Well Cap Assembly is designed to fit 2", or 4" wells with a Reducer, and provides options for installing Leveloggers water level dataloggers with wireline, cord, or Direct Read Cables. The Well Cap can suspend a Levelogger and Barologger ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • Emissions Cap Fuels Committee

    The Obama administration has proposed tougher air pollution rules for 31 states from Massachusetts to Texas to curb smog and acid rain, but this may lead energy companies to shut some power plants.  The rules are set to take effect in 2012. American Electric Power Co, who are among the few that may be affected by the regulations, announced last week that they will form part of the NGU US ...


    By GDS International

  • China - `no intention` of capping emissions

    China has no intention of capping its greenhouse gas emissions even as authorities are committed to realizing the nation's target to reduce carbon intensity through new policies and measures, the country's top climate change negotiators said yesterday. The negotiators also warned that rich and developing countries have little hope of overcoming key disagreements over how to fight global warming. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Who killed cap-and-trade?

    Robert Stavins, Director of the Harvard Environmental Economics Program In a recent article in the New York Times, John Broder asks 'Why did cap-and-trade die?' and responds that 'it was done in by the weak economy, the Wall Street meltdown, determined industry ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Financial impacts of ‘cap and trade’

    So-called 'cap and trade' legislation has often been portrayed as a regressive policy - one that would hit poor people the hardest. A new MIT study concluded that this is not the case. The U.S. House of Representatives passed a cap-and-trade bill last year, and different versions of that bill had been working their way through the Senate until being yanked from consideration last month. The ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Putting a green cap on garbage dumps

    Landfill sites produce the greenhouse gases, methane and carbon dioxide, as putrescible waste decays. Growing plants and trees on top of a landfill, a process known as 'Phytocapping', could reduce the production and release of these gases, according to Australian scientists writing in a forthcoming issue of International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management. Despite legislative ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Ocean Conservancy’s Executive Vice President Dennis Takahashi-Kelso’s Statement on the Temporary Capping of the BP Deepwater Horizon Well

    WASHINGTON - Dennis Takahashi-Kelso, Ocean Conservancy’s Executive Vice President, issued the following statement in response to the announcement that BP had capped the well and for the time being the oil has ceased to flow: “After some eighty-seven days, news that oil has stopped gushing into the ocean is an enormous relief. We will await the full results of integrity tests to ...


    By Ocean Conservancy

  • Are there too many cap and trade plans?

    The Canadian Council of Chief Executives recently noted there are too many cap and trade plans in the works and more cooperation between states, regions and countries is required. A recent Calgary Herald article quoted the Council’s CEO Thomas ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Defra launches consultation on CAP `Health Check` proposals

    The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has launched a twelve-week consultation on the European Commission’s proposals for the “Health Check” of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). The Health Check is a scheduled review of the major CAP reforms of 2003, which could have potentially significant implications for farmers across the EU, for the environment and for cutting ...

  • Environmental Justice Wins with California Cap and Trade

    Environmental justice is in need of a win, especially when the current climate crisis serves to magnify racial inequality and dramatically effects the poor and communities of color. This win is exactly what is happening in California, where the cap and trade system is eliminating greenhouse gas emissions, and doing so without disproportionately impacting low-income communities. A recent ...


    By The Climate Trust

  • EU lawmakers back cap-and-trade fix

    The European Parliament on Wednesday backed a rescue plan for the world's biggest cap-and-trade system for emissions of carbon dioxide, the most prevalent greenhouse gas from human activities. In a 344-311 vote, European lawmakers in Strasbourg, France, approved a proposal to delay an auction of allowances in the EU's emissions trading ...


    By Associated Press

  • CAP reform: European Commission adopts delegated acts

    The European Commission adopted today the first package of delegated acts for the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) aiming at making the CAP fairer, greener and more targeted. Those texts supplement the four basic acts adopted on 13 December 2013 by the European Parliament and the Council for the reform of the CAP. Dacian Cioloş, European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • ClearSign Combustion Corporation Announces Its Addition to the MSCI Micro Cap Index

    ClearSign Combustion Corporation (NASDAQ: CLIR), an emerging leader in combustion and emissions control technology for industrial, commercial and utility markets, announced today that the Company will be added to the MSCI Micro Cap Index, to be implemented as of the close of November 30, 2012. This information has been posted on MSCI's web site at ...


    By Marketwire

  • Air quality: Environment MEPs call for tougher new national caps on pollutants

    As air pollution is responsible for around 400,000 premature deaths in the EU yearly, Environment MEPs on Wednesday tightened up Commission plans and called for more ambitious national caps on emissions of six main pollutants, such as sulphur dioxide, particulate matter and nitrogen oxides in order to cut emissions by 70% across the EU and save €40bn in air pollution costs by 2030. MEPs also ...


    By European Parliament

  • Best way to set cap for greenhouse gases in electricity generation

    As the greenhouse gas cap is reduced, the cost per ton removed will rise steeply.  It is, therefore, critical to set the cap precisely.  The variety of benefits from greenhouse gas reduction can all be normalized and quantified.  This will lead to better decision-making relative to the cap level according to a new study by the McIlvaine Company. It is likely that a cap will be ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • ICF International Announces California AB32 Cap-and-Trade Outlook

    ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI), a leading provider of consulting services and technology solutions to government and commercial clients, has released its California Cap and Trade Market Outlook, a special report of ICF’s Integrated Energy Outlook series. The study presents ICF’s views on emission allowance prices and the potential sources for ...


    By ICF International, Inc.

  • Florida Governor Caps Climate Summit With Cleaner Energy Policy

    MIAMI, Florida, July 13, 2007 (ENS) - Unless Florida acts now to avert climate change, the state and its economy will suffer ever more severe drought, destructive fires, endangered agriculture, violent storms, and rising sea levels, warned Governor Charlie Crist Thursday addressing participants at the Serve to Preserve Florida Summit on Global Climate Change. Today, Governor Crist, a Republican, ...

  • Republic Services Caps Atlanta Landfill with Flexible Solar Cover

    Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) today cemented its leadership in landfill energy production with the dedication of a solar energy cover on its closed Hickory Ridge landfill near Atlanta. The innovative flexible solar cover technology that increases renewable energy output ...


    By Republic Services, Inc.

  • Buyer Liability Insurance Now Available for California’s Cap-and-Trade Offset Program

    The Climate Action Reserve, North America’s premier carbon offset registry, and Parhelion Underwriting Ltd., the leading innovator for carbon market insurance products, today announced a unique, strategic alliance to support the delivery of the first insurance product for compliance offset credits in California’s Cap-and-Trade Program. Under this alliance, Parhelion is offering ...


    By Climate Action Reserve

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