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2011-02-16 12:00:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A diverse group of leaders, including President Reagan's Secretary of State, released a report today that said California would benefit if it took a leadership role in reducing its dependence on oil. Recent developments in the Middle East support the need for the report's recommendations. "Since President Nixon started addressing the issue, the nation's dependence on imported oil has only gotten worse. Given that we've been going in the...

2011-02-16 11:15:00

Voters trust EPA to protect public health, oppose Congressional interference WASHINGTON, Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just one day before the U.S. House of Representatives votes on a bill that would severely impact the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) ability to protect public health from air pollution, the American Lung Association has released a new bipartisan survey examining public views of EPA's updating and enforcing clean air standards. The bipartisan...

2011-02-04 09:44:00

HOUSTON, Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- California's Air Resources Board (ARB) has appointed Christopher Frantz, a Principal at Endicott Biofuels, LLC (EBF), to its Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) advisory panel. The LCFS comprises the framework and regulations for enacting state law AB32, the California Global Warming Solutions Act. This panel will meet throughout 2011 to provide assistance and input to the ARB staff regarding the implementation of the legislation. "Endicott, with...

2011-01-06 00:01:48

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Emission Control Catalysts markets. The global market for emission control catalysts is forecast to exceed US$7.0 billion by the year 2015. Implementation of various emission control standards is expected to continue impacting the market in a major way in various parts of the world. In addition, several national initiatives and international agreements on lowering emissions, especially in emerging markets are expected to drive the...

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2010-12-24 07:51:00

The Obama administration said Thursday it will regulate greenhouse gas emission from power plants, setting up for a possible climate change war with the newly appointed and skeptical Congress, which seats in January. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said it will set standards, beginning in 2012, for fossil fuel power plants and petroleum refineries that emit nearly 40 percent of US greenhouse gases. "We are following through on our commitment to proceed in a measured and careful...

2010-12-20 16:09:15

Maritime transport causes about 4% of global man-made CO2 emissions which makes its carbon footprint approximately as high as Germany's. There is no regulation of international maritime transport emissions yet, but this is currently under discussion in the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). In respect of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, shipping is the most environmentally-friendly mode of transport. However, if...

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2010-12-18 07:38:31

California has approved an extensive carbon-trading plan aimed at cutting greenhouse emissions. State regulators passed a "cap-and-trade" framework that allows companies to buy and sell permits, giving them an incentive to emit fewer gases. The goal is to create the second-largest market in the field. State officials hope that the scheme will become a trend through the U.S., but opponents say that it may harm California's growth and lead to higher electricity prices. California's Air...

2010-12-16 21:09:00

Emissions trading market serves as model for national system SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) praised the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for adopting an innovative program today that will cap and reduce global warming pollution, while growing the state's clean energy economy. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100202/EDFLOGO) "California is turbo charging its already fast-growing clean energy economy by...

2010-12-15 11:50:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 125 small/mainstream businesses, cleantech companies and business associations - representing tens of thousands of employees around the state - issued a letter today urging the California Air Resources Board (ARB) to adopt a proposed emissions trading program (also known as cap and trade) that will reduce carbon, grow the economy, and create jobs, with the goal of creating a better future for all Californians. The ARB Board will...

2010-12-15 11:00:00

Firms Challenge the Notion That D.C.-Based Trade Lobbying Organizations Speak for All U.S. Businesses; Six-Month Delay in EPA Rules Will Mean Lost Workdays, Lower Productivity From Workers. WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the EPA and the Clean Air Act got a huge boost from large and small U.S. companies, when over 60,000 firms represented by 14 business organizations told Congress to keep the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Clean Air Act strong. At...


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