Tag Archives: Emissions

IPCC Releases Second Installment of Climate Report

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the second installment of the fifth climate report in late March.  The first installment was released in September of 2013 with the next installment planned for April, 2014.  The IPCC is “the … Continue reading

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EPA to Review Emission Factors at Refineries and Chemical Plants

A lawsuit was brought against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by Air Alliance Houston, Community In-Power and Development Association (CIDA), Louisiana Bucket Brigade, and Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services (TEJAS) – represented by the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP).  The lawsuit … Continue reading

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EPA Sets Updated Vehicle Emission and Fuel Standards

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized new emission and fuel standards for cars on Monday, March 3rd.  The program, Tier 3 Motor Vehicle Emission and Fuel Standards, will begin in 2017 and will apply to passenger cars, light-duty trucks, medium-duty … Continue reading

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EPA Proposes New Air Standards for Woodstoves and Heaters

In early January, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced proposed updates to air standards for woodstoves and heaters.  The EPA states that these changes will make residential wood heaters significantly cleaner than the current standards require and establish new standards … Continue reading

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EPA Regulations on Generators at Health Care Facilities

Hospitals are no stranger to regulations, especially ones from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  In particular, the diesel powered emergency generators found at many health care facilities are subject to a number of EPA regulations and limits. These regulations were … Continue reading

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2014 Renewable Fuel Standards

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed new 2014 renewable fuel standards earlier this month.  The EPA is looking for public comment on the standards which address the levels of renewable fuels to be blended into gasoline and diesel.  These new … Continue reading

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President Obama’s Climate Action Plan

Last week, President Obama announced the contents of his Climate Action Plan.  The plan has been received both negatively and positively, however many will agree it is an assertive and bold plan. “It is the most aggressive and promising climate … Continue reading

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Turning Food Waste into Electricity

The Kroger Co., a California based grocery chain, has plans for a new method of dealing with the huge amount of food waste grocery stores produce.  The company has built an industrial silo where outdated food will be stored.  Bacteria … Continue reading

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Carbon Dioxide Levels Pass Bleak Milestone

For the first time in human history, the level of carbon dioxide has reached an average daily level of 400 parts per million (ppm), a long-feared milestone among scientists.  The level was obtained at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii, … Continue reading

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EPA Proposes Cleaner Fuel and Emission Standards for Cars

On March 29, 2013 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a new proposed rule created to reduce air pollution from passenger cars and trucks.  According to the EPA News Release, the proposed standards will “significantly reduce harmful pollution, prevent thousands … Continue reading

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