emissions standards

ICAO Proposes Carbon Emissions Standard For Aviation Industry

February 11, 2016 by Bill Squadron

Aviation Emissions Standards for Reduction Goals

Today the aviation industry is responsible for about two percent of all global greenhouse gas emissions. Experts predict that by mid-century, this number could triple without policies designed to combat aircraft emissions due to rapid industry growth.[read more]

Stronger Ozone Standards will Safeguard the Health of the Most Vulnerable

February 7, 2015 by NRDC Switchboard

The EPA is taking action to strengthen limits to ozone pollution from the current standard of 75 parts per billion (ppb) to somewhere between 60 and 70 ppb. Medical and public health organizations have voiced their concern that the current standard is not safe, and are urging the EPA to adopt a 60 ppb standard.[read more]

EPA Rules Paving the Way for Energy Storage Technologies

June 4, 2014 by Matt Roberts

EPA Rules and Storage Innovation

The EPA's announcement introducing a proposed rule for the regulation of emissions for our current fleet of generating facilities will have huge impacts on the future of the energy grid - and underlines the need for deploying new tech to meet our changing mix of electricity sources and our evolving demands.[read more]

EPA's New Power Sector Climate Rules: A Brewing Political and Legal Storm

June 4, 2014 by James Coleman

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed requiring all fifty states to adopt greenhouse gas controls for their existing power plants. And the EPA went further, proposing that, together, states would have to cut U.S. power sector emissions by 30% by 2030.[read more]

Vehicle Emissions Standards: A Regulatory Success Story

May 18, 2012 by James Coan

Recent estimates from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) show that emissions of air pollutants that harm human health in the Houston region are falling dramatically. This excellent development is largely the result of very successful national regulations to reduce tailpipe emissions from motor vehicles.[read more]

Obama Starts to Address Offshore Hazards and Calls for Clean Energy Action

May 30, 2010 by Frances Beinecke

I applaud President Obama’s announcement today that he is extending the moratorium on offshore drilling and calling a time out on lease sales off the coast of Alaska. These are forceful steps that will help protect America’s marine life and coastal communities in the immediate aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe. President...[read more]

Environmental Groups and Auto Industry Praise New Fuel Standards

May 19, 2009 by Tim Hurst

President Barack Obama today announced a single new national fuel efficiency standard that will give way to a fleet of cars and trucks that are 40 percent cleaner and more fuel-efficient by 2016 than it is today, with an average of 35.5 miles per gallon. The new policy will result in yearly 5% increases in efficiency from 2012 through...[read more]

Would you be willing to pay an extra $1,300 for a car if it saved you $15-17 a month in gas for eight years?

May 19, 2009 by Tim Haab

From YahooNews: President Barack Obama has announced a new fuel and emission standard that he says will, at last, put the United States on the road to a cleaner environment and better fuel efficiency. Surrounded by leading members of Congress, the industry and the auto workers union, Obama said: "The goal is to set one national standard...[read more]