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Denmark, Norway, and US to lead Zero-Emission Shipping Mission

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The governments of Denmark, Norway, and the United States, along with the Global Maritime Forum and the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping, will lead a new Zero-Emission Shipping Mission as part of Mission Innovation. The Mission aims to accelerate international public-private collaboration to scale and deploy new green maritime solutions, setting international shipping on an ambitious zero-emission course.

New international Climate and Clean Air Coalition to focus on reduction of short-lived climate pollutants

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US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants, a new global initiative to seize the opportunity of realizing concrete benefits on climate, health, food and energy resulting from reducing short-lived climate pollutants. The founding coalition partners are Bangladesh, Canada, Ghana, Mexico, Sweden, and the United States, together with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

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EPA report to Congress finds a strong scientific and technical foundation for mitigating black carbon emissions

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positive or negative—and magnitude of net climate forcing from BC emissions), currently available scientific and technical information provides a strong foundation for making mitigation decisions to achieve lasting benefits for public health, the environment, and climate. Reducing current emissions of BC may help slow the near-term rate of climate change, particularly in regions such as the Arctic. The United States contributes about 8% of the global emissions of BC.

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UNEP: export of used cars to developing world creating significant environmental problems

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The fast-growing global vehicle fleet is a major contributor to air pollution and climate change; globally, the transport sector is responsible for nearly a quarter of energy-related global greenhouse gas emissions. Specifically, vehicle emissions are a significant source of the fine particulate matter (PM 2.5 ) and nitrogen oxides (NO x ) that are major causes of urban air pollution. Emissions Environmental Justice Market Background

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TransGas and SK EC team on West Virginia coal-to-gasoline project

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The Adams Fork Energy project will convert regional coal into premium-grade gasoline, producing 18,000 barrels per day (756,000 gallons US, 2.86 The synthesis gas will then be cleaned to remove impurities, turning most into marketable byproducts. During the operation of the integrated facility, air emissions are expected to be so low that it will qualify as a minor source under US law.