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Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas

by Dina Cappiello, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration’s conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change. A $500,000 study paid for by the federal government and ...

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Uncertainty about environmental policy changes leaves Drake decision on hold


By: Monica Mendoza for The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colo.) Colorado Springs City Council should not make a hasty decision based on federal regulations when it comes to closing Martin Drake Power Plant, an energy regulations expert said Wednesday. It could be several years before additional federal regulations related to greenhouse gases and the Clean Air Act are released that would ...

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EPA and Texas work together on first joint Greenhouse Gas Permit in Texas


by the US Environmental Protection Agency DALLAS – (April 16, 2014) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a final greenhouse gas permit (GHG) to Equistar Chemicals, Corpus Christi, Texas. The permit is the first to be drafted by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and issued by EPA under a program to help to improve permitting efficiency and productivity ...

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EPA drastically underestimates methane released at drilling sites

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By Neela Banerjee, Tribune Washington Bureau Drilling at several natural gas wells in southwestern Pennsylvania released methane into the atmosphere at rates that were 100 to 1,000 times higher than federal regulators had estimated, new research shows. Using a plane equipped to measure greenhouse gas emissions in the air, scientists found that drilling activities at seven well pads in the ...

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UN panel shows who’s responsible for CO2 emissions


BERLIN (AP) — The U.N.’s expert panel on climate change is preparing a new report this weekend outlining the cuts in greenhouse gases, mainly CO2 from the burning of fossil fuels, required in coming decades to keep global warming in check. Since it’s a scientific body, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change won’t tell governments how to divide those emissions ...

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Climate meeting to discuss future of fossil fuels

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by: Frank Jordans, Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — After concluding that global warming almost certainly is man-made and poses a grave threat to humanity, the U.N.-sponsored expert panel on climate change is moving on to the next phase: what to do about it. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, will meet next week in Berlin to chart ways in ...

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Report challenges ‘clean energy’ claims of biomass

Biomass power plants use loopholes in clean air laws to emit more pollution, on a per megawatt basis, than coal-fired electricity generating facilities, according to a new report issued Tuesday. Across the country many new plants have been built or are under construction since 2005, according to the report, titled Trees, Trash and Toxics: How Biomass Energy Has Become the ...

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White House announces new climate change data website

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(WASHINGTON) As part of its campaign to step up efforts to address climate change, the White House on Wednesday announced the creation of a new website to serve as a one-stop location for the enormous amount of climate data housed at different federal agencies. The initiative to make the information more accessible to communities, researchers and industries trying to adapt ...

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