Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the federal government is renewing a pact with the dairy industry aimed at decreasing greenhouse gas emissions.
Environmental groups and Flint Hills Resources announced an agreement Tuesday to cut greenhouse gas emissions and smog-forming air pollution from the company’s planned upgrade at Minnesota’s largest oil refinery.
A federal appeals court Tuesday upheld the first regulations aimed at reducing the gases blamed for global warming, handing down perhaps the most significant decision on the issue since a 2007 Supreme Court ruling that greenhouse gases could be controlled as air pollutants.
The Obama administration forged ahead on Tuesday with the first-ever limits on heat-trapping pollution from new power plants, ignoring protests from industry and Republicans who have said the regulation will raise electricity prices and kill off coal, the dominant U.S. energy source.
By Dina Cappiello AP Writer Washington — Some of the country’s largest emitters of heat-trapping gases, including businesses that publicly support efforts to curb global warming, don’t want the public knowing exactly how much they pollute. Oil producers and refiners, along with manufacturers of steel, aluminum and even home appliances, are fighting a proposal by [...]
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan and Wisconsin plan to work together to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and determine the best strategies to adapt to climate change as part of an effort to protect the Great Lakes region. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment announced the agreement Thursday. Michigan DNRE Director Rebecca Humphries in [...]
By Jan Basina Wonders never cease –- northern businesses and homeowners using solar energy to light and heat buildings and homes? Isn’t this the sun-challenged Midwest? But apparently that’s not stopping green energy construction anytime soon, especially projects powered by solar energy. A recent press release announced the largest solar power installation in the state [...]
By Matthew Daly AP Writer Washington — White House energy adviser Carol Browner says she thinks Congress still has time to approve a climate and energy bill this year. Browner called action on the long-delayed legislation “doable,” because members of Congress increasingly understand the need to develop clean energy that does not emit carbon dioxide [...]
Published: April 1, 2010
Tags: alternative fuel, carbon dioxide, cars, electric, emissions, Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, gas mileage, greenhouse gases, hybrids, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NHTSA, Obama, oil, Transportation Department
By KEN THOMAS Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is setting tough gas mileage standards for new cars and trucks, spurring the next generation of fuel-sipping gas-electric hybrids, efficient engines and electric cars. The heads of the Transportation Department and the Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday will sign final rules requiring 2016 [...]
By Matthew Daly AP Writer Washington — President Barack Obama has made a renewed push for a long-stalled climate and energy bill, urging lawmakers at a White House meeting to pass a comprehensive bill this year. Fourteen senators from both parties — including several who remain undecided on the climate bill — met for more than [...]