A panel of five EPA rulemakers- including Chris Grundler, director of the EPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality- listened intently as groups of five to six speakers came up in succession to state their positions.» Read More
Dec 5- Australia risks wasting up to A $2 billion of its planned Emissions Reduction Fund if it goes ahead with moves to give big polluters carbon credits based on historical efficiency levels, analysts Reputex said on Thursday.
CHARLESTON, S.C.-- Charleston neighborhood, conservation and preservation groups may challenge a state permit for a $35 million South Carolina passenger cruise terminal, a state administrative law judge has ruled.
WASHINGTON-- Hard-to-predict sudden changes to Earth's environment are more worrisome than climate change's bigger but more gradual impacts, a panel of scientists advising the federal government concluded Tuesday. The 200- page report by the National Academy of Sciences looked at warming problems that can occur in years instead of centuries.
LONDON, Dec 4- Supporters of renewables often imply the clean-energy revolution is close to phasing out fossil fuels for electricity generation in the United States, especially polluting coal-fired power plants.
HOUSTON, Dec 3- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency may have been too harsh when it banned BP Plc from lucrative federal contracts as punishment for its 2010 Macondo oil spill, the UK and prominent business groups said on Tuesday.
HOUSTON, Dec 3- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency may have been too harsh when it banned BP Plc from lucrative federal contracts as punishment for its 2010 Macondo oil spill, the United Kingdom and prominent business groups said on Tuesday.
BP won a legal reprieve to avoid payments over losses not traceable to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, potentially sparing it extra costs.
However, if Idaho Power acts in good faith, the utility would likely be allowed to recover its costs from ratepayers, even if upgrades were abandoned before its pollution-control project was completed, PUC spokesman Gene Fadness said.
WASHINGTON, Dec 2- China can learn from U.S. struggles to reduce pollution as it confronts recent high-profile incidents of poor air quality paralyzing major cities, the top U.S. environmental regulator said on Monday.
LONDON, Dec 2- The first corporate "Green bonds" have drawn in a broader swathe of investors, with a spate of deals in November doubling the total raised in 2013 to nearly $10 billion and fuelling expectations that more will follow.
BRUSSELS, Nov 29- EU diplomats on Friday unanimously backed the world's toughest carbon dioxide emissions standards for new cars, which German carmakers said would be an enormous challenge.
LONDON, Nov 29- There is widespread agreement on the problem facing Europe's troubled oil refining sector but no consensus about how to solve it.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov 28- A lack of pipelines and access to drilling equipment as well as unclear environmental rules restricted bidding at Brazil's latest oil and natural gas rights auction to less than a third of the 240 on-shore areas offered, industry officials said on Thursday.
OTTAWA, Nov 28- Canada is not ready to unveil already long-delayed rules on curbing greenhouse gas emissions from the Alberta oil sands, the environment minister said on Thursday in comments that could boost U.S. resistance to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.
Patrick Dai, senior analyst at Macquarie, comments on the carbon trading market launching in China and explains how it will work.
HOUSTON-- W&T Offshore Inc. said Wednesday that it is facing being blocked from federal contracts due to pollution issues from 2009.. The Houston- based oil and gas company said that the federal regulatory action is undeserved and does not reflect its recent record of responsibility and compliance in the Gulf of Mexico.
Nov 27- U.S. oil and gas producer W&T Offshore Inc said it had recently received notices from U.S. government regulators related to environmental issues that could affect some of its operations on federal oil and gas leases in the Gulf of Mexico.
LONDON/ FRANKFURT, Nov 27- German parties have agreed to limit the growth of renewables and reform controversial incentives for the sector by next summer in a move to slow the rise in electricity costs for households and give big utilities more time to adapt their business models.
Nov 27- German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives agreed a coalition deal with the centre-left Social Democrats (on Wednesday, including a raft of energy policies that will be among the new government's priorities.
That would mark a sharp rise from the current $500 billion invested each year but yield benefits of at least $3.0 trillion a year, or more than $1.0 trillion above the highest projected spending, it said.