Air & Climate Newsletter
April 10, 2008

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European CO2 emissions up in 2007
Early analyses reveal a slight increase in EU industrial CO2 emissions in 2007, casting doubts as to the bloc`s ability to honour its CO2 reduction commitments on time. However, analysts predict emissions will drop in coming years as the Commission begins to tighten the EU`s carbon belt. EU industrial installations publicised data on their CO2 emissions in 2007. The figures, which may be subject to adjustment by national authorities, indicate a 1.1% overall increase, according to an initial analysis by the carbon market consultancy Point Carbon. Member states like Germany saw a 2% rise in emissions, ...
US EPA makes US$50m available to clean up diesel engines
EPA is announcing the availability of almost US$50 million in grant funding to establish clean diesel projects aimed at reducing emissions from the nation`s existing fleet of diesel engines. The unprecedented sum, which was authorized by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and funded for the first time this fiscal year, will be administered by EPA`s National Clean Diesel Campaign (NCDC) and its network of seven collaboratives, made up of EPA regional offices and public and private sector partners. `Under President Bush`s leadership, America`s air is cleaner today than it was a generation ago,` said ...
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