EPA Expands Climate Agenda to the Current Fleet of Power Plants and Refineries

EPA Expands Climate Agenda to the Current Fleet of Power Plants and Refineries By Marlo Lewis one day before the Yuletide season, when members of Congress, the media, and Tea Party activists are least likely to watchdog the federal bureaucracy, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced rulemakings to establish New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) […]

Allowance Theft Freezes EU Carbon Spot Market

The European Union (EU) on Tuesday said it was waiting for member countries to confirm that minimum-security requirements had been installed in their emissions registries before reactivating its emissions trading scheme (ETS). The European Commission halted spot carbon trading last week for at least seven days after hackers stole emission permits from accounts in the […]

Wind Integration: Does It Reduce Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Wind Integration: Does It Reduce Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Emissions? By Mary Hutzler Wind is not a new power generation technology. It was one of our principal sources of energy, along with wood and water, prior to the carbon era. However, the use of renewables in the pre-carbon age was very different from the current […]

European Union works on series of emissions and energy reduction goals with 2020 in mind

Looking Ahead With 20/20/20 Vision BY IAN CAMERON European Union works on series of emissions and energy reduction goals with 2020 in mind The high profile and controversial Copenhagen climate summit may have left some energy industry observers feeling dubious about how successfully emissions could be curbed. But according to Jos Delbeke, director general, Directorate-General […]

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed two landmark rules this past week

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed two landmark rules this past week: Last Friday it released regulations that seek to govern mercury emissions from some 200,000 industrial boiler process heaters and solid waste incinerators, and on Tuesday it issued a long-awaited proposal to regulate coal ash—though it deferred a decision on whether to treat it […]

Clean Start for New Player

BY IAN CAMERON The use of low sulfur content fuel in marine applications has attracted significant coverage over recent years, but alternatives are emerging. That is the message from Hamworthy Krystallon, one of the new players in the marine exhaust sulfur emissions reduction sector. The new company is a result of Hamworthy’s recent acquisition of […]