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Hydrofluorocarbons

Federal Court Rules That the Clean Air Act Cannot Be Used to Ban Hydrofluorocarbons

Federal Court Rules That the Clean Air Act Cannot Be Used to Ban Hydrofluorocarbons

Federal Court Tosses Obama-Era Ruling on Hydrofluorocarbons Used in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Environmental Leader, August 9, 2017 A federal court handed climate change advocates a narrow loss on Tuesday when it tossed an Obama-era ruling to phase out hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) used in refrigeration and air conditioning. The US Court of Appeals for the District

Poland

Poland Wants to Subsidize Coal-Fired Electricity

EU plan for CO2 limit to power reserve schemes hasty: Poland Reuters, November 30, 2016 The European Commission’s proposal to attach emissions limits to subsidies paid to utilities that set aside capacity to avert blackouts would be hasty and bad for the environment, Poland’s energy ministry said. A draft law published by the EU executive

carbon negative

The Carbon Negative Golden Innovation

Scientists Can Recycle CO2 Using Gold ENERGY, May 27, 2016 Using sunlight and gold to change carbon dioxide (CO2) into fuel may sound like a task for a Hogwarts graduate, but it’s the kind of magic that researchers at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) are performing to make a positive impact on the world’s

BUILD UPON

BUILD UPON Launches to Reduce EU Building Emissions

Valerie Eacret, ERS, for Zondits March 9, 2016. Image credit: epicantus The BUILD UPON project supports European government, industry, and civil society in delivering plans to renovate each European Union nation’s existing buildings to improve their energy efficiency, as required by law by April 2017. It will bring more than 1,000 organizations through 80 events that

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LEDs are Driving an Energy Efficient Lighting Revolution

Rise and Shine: Lighting the World with 10 Billion LED Bulbs Energy.gov, December 7, 2015. Image credit: Green Energy Futures Stand next to a traditional incandescent bulb and a light-emitting diode (LED) bulb, and you will feel the difference as much as see it. Both produce the same amount of light, yet the incandescent bulb is

carbon-capture

Reducing Emissions with the Development of Carbon Capture

Is Carbon Capture the Clean Tech Solution to Industrial CO2 Emissions? Environmental Leader, November 11, 2015. Image credit: Grant MacDonald Some 220 carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects are operating or under construction worldwide — double the number at the beginning of the decade — according to the Global CCS Institute’s annual report, Global Status of

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Boosting Operation Efficiency With Motors, Drives, and Generators

Motors, drives and generators enhance efficiency and reliability World Pumps, September 19, 2015. Image credit: World Pumps Electric motors are the largest individual source of energy use, accounting for 45% of the world’s electricity consumption, and over half of this energy demand originates from motors used in pumps and compressors. Over the last 50 years,

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GreenChill Platinum Certified Stores Can Reduce Harmful Emissions by 95%

Cascade system earns highest GreenChill status Cooling Post, September 11, 2015. Image credit: dawnfu According to the EPA, a typical US supermarket leaks approximately 1,000lbs of harmful refrigerant gas into the atmosphere every year. GreenChill Platinum Certified Stores reduce those emissions by at least 95%. This store is said to go further by reducing its annual

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