greenhouse gas emission

California Rules First in U.S. to Cut Diesel Truck Emissions

Article: California Rules First in U.S. to Cut Diesel Truck Emissions

SACRAMENTO, California, December 12, 2008 (ENS) – The California Air Resources Board today adopted two regulations aimed at cleaning up harmful emissions from the estimated one million heavy-duty diesel trucks that operate in California. The regulations are the first of their kind in the United States. Heavy-duty big rigs are the largest remaining source of…

Shrinking New York City's Carbon Footprint

Article: Shrinking New York City's Carbon Footprint

NEW YORK, New York, July 11, 2008 (ENS) – St. Mary’s Recreation Center in the Bronx was the first indoor recreation facility to open in New York City in 1951. Now the aging building is about to receive energy-saving retrofits to fix outdated heating and cooling systems, insufficient ventilation, and windows and doors that leak…

Pennsylvania Assembly Passes First Global Warming Law

Article: Pennsylvania Assembly Passes First Global Warming Law

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, July 3, 2008 (ENS) – Global warming legislation will be enacted for the first time in Pennsylvania when Governor Ed Rendell signs the Pennsylvania Climate Change Act as he is expected to do. The measure was overwhelmingly approved today by both houses of the Pennsylvania General Assembly. A coal-rich state, Pennsylvania emits one…

Climate Registry Issues Greenhouse Gas Reporting Standard

Article: Climate Registry Issues Greenhouse Gas Reporting Standard

ALBANY, New York, April 6, 2008 (ENS) – A new reporting standard to help track the emissions of greenhouse gases in North America was announced Wednesday by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Pete Grannis. The Climate Registry, a nonprofit partnership of which New York is a board member, released its General Reporting…

California Cities, Counties Invited to Low-Carbon Workshops

Article: California Cities, Counties Invited to Low-Carbon Workshops

SACRAMENTO, California, February 20, 2008 (ENS) – California’s cities and counties must take action now to combat global warming by limiting emissions of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, says California Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. In 534 letters mailed statewide Tuesday, Brown invited mayors, local planning directors, and county supervisors to attend workshops…

Europe to Trade More Greenhouse Gases, Use More Biofuels

Article: Europe to Trade More Greenhouse Gases, Use More Biofuels

BRUSSELS, Belgium, January 24, 2008 (ENS) – The European Commission has released a set of proposals to expand the current greenhouse gas Emission Trading System to combat global warming and promote renewable energy in the period beyond 2012, when the present trading period ends. At a news conference introducing the proposals Wednesday, Environment Commissioner Stavros…

Germany Leads the Way in "Solar Farming"

Article: Germany Leads the Way in "Solar Farming"

Solar power is a reliable resource for creating electricity. The German government considered the benefits and hindrances of the technology for several years and concluded that a national incentive plan was needed in order for solar technology to succeed. Motivating this decision were two critical factors: 1) As part of the EU Energy Council, Germany…

NYC Garbage Trucks Start Using Biodiesel

Article: NYC Garbage Trucks Start Using Biodiesel

It looks like those loud rumbling machines we call garbage trucks are being greened up by some cities. This has been a slowly growing trend among garbage truck fleets in various cities including Portland, Oregon; Berkeley, California; Grand Rapids, Michegan; San Francisco, California; and now New York City. The recent announcement that New York City…