Sunday, September 21, 2014

Government 2010 Greenhouse Gases Show Reduction from 2008 Baseline

Federal government operations subject to a 2009 executive order produced 66.4 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions in fiscal year 2010, according to data released April 28 by the White House Council on Environmental Quality…

U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Dropped 5.8 Percent in 2009, Energy Information Administration Data Show

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Greenhouse gas emissions decreased 5.8 percent in 2009 in the United States, thanks to a number of factors, including the recession, the relatively low cost of natural gas, and declining costs for renewable energy, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said in a report released March 31.

D.C. Circuit Court Lifts Stay of EPA Takeover of Texas Greenhouse Gas Permitting Program

January 13, 2011 in World Climate Change Report · Leave a Comment 

WASHINGTON, D.C.—A federal appeals court Jan. 12 lifted an emergency stay that had blocked the Environmental Protection Agency from taking over Texas’s greenhouse gas permitting program…

Federal Court Grants Emergency Stay to Delay EPA Takeover of Greenhouse Gas Permitting in Texas

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Dec. 30 ordered an emergency stay of an Environmental Protection Agency interim final rule set to take effect Jan. 2, that would have allowed the agency to takeover greenhouse gas emissions permitting for new and modified…

EPA Sends to White House Rule to Restrict Title V to Largest Greenhouse Gas Sources

December 13, 2010 in World Climate Change Report · Leave a Comment 

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Environmental Protection Agency Dec. 9 sent to the White House Office of Management and Budget for review a final rule that would ensure that requirements for greenhouse gas emissions sources to obtain operating permits under…

EPA to Initiate Rulemaking to Enable Greenhouse Gas Permitting in Texas

December 3, 2010 in World Climate Change Report · Leave a Comment 

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Environmental Protection Agency will initiate a rulemaking that will ensure new and modified greenhouse gas emissions sources in Texas will be able to obtain Clean Air Act permits for those emissions starting…

EPA Sends White House Final Rule on State Implementation of Greenhouse Gas Permitting

November 26, 2010 in World Climate Change Report · Leave a Comment 

The White House Office of Management and Budget is reviewing a draft final rule that would require states to revise their state implementation plans to allow them to issue pre-construction permits for new and modified sources for greenhouse gas emissions…

Absent Climate Bill, Congress May Focus on Energy Efficiency to Reduce Emissions

November 19, 2010 in World Climate Change Report · Leave a Comment 

WASHINGTON, D.C.—With no chance of a greenhouse gas emissions cap-and-trade bill becoming law anytime soon, Congress’s next step in addressing climate change may be…

EPA Issues Guidance to States, Localities on Controls for Greenhouse Gas Emissions

November 11, 2010 in World Climate Change Report · Leave a Comment 

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Environmental Protection Agency Nov. 10 released a guidance document to help states and localities determine the technology that stationary sources such as power plants and refineries may use to…

Current Regulations, Programs Said to Help Curb Emissions Even Without New Legislation

November 9, 2010 in World Climate Change Report · Leave a Comment 

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Existing programs and regulations and those in development could play a significant role in encouraging lower greenhouse gas emissions and more energy efficiency even in the absence of…

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