greenhouse gas

Government, Business, Fuel

Automakers to Join Biden on Emission Cuts, EV Sales Goals

U.S. President Joe Biden President Joe Biden will welcome Detroit automakers to the White House on Aug. 5. (Shawn Thew/EPA/Bloomberg News)

The Biden administration plans to announce new limits on greenhouse gas auto emissions and new electric-vehicle sales targets at an event with Detroit automakers at the White House on Aug. 5, according to several people familiar with the matter.

August 4, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

PFG, Dana Both Advance Sustainability Measures

Dana HQ Dana's headquarters in Maumee, Ohio. (Dana Holding Corp.)

A leading private carrier and a tier one supplier recently each announced additional sustainability goals.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
July 12, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

Congress Reinstates Obama Methane Rule for Oil, Gas Wells

 An oil well pump jack An oil well pump jack operated by Chevron Corp. in San Ardo, Calif. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

The House voted June 25 to rescind a Trump-era rule blocking the Environmental Protection Agency from directly limiting oil industry emissions of the powerful greenhouse gas methane, a move that would restore requirements imposed by the Obama administration while freeing the agency to craft new more stringent rules for the oil and gas industry.

Ari Natter | Bloomberg News
June 25, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Cargill Backs Cow Masks to Trap Methane Burps

 A dairy cow fitted with a wearable methane reducing mask, developed by Zelp Ltd. A dairy cow fitted with a wearable methane reducing mask, developed by Zelp Ltd. (Hollie Adams/Bloomberg News)

Agriculture giant Cargill Inc. will start selling methane-absorbing wearable devices for cows, putting its support behind an experimental technology that could help the industry cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Agnieszka de Sousa | Bloomberg News
June 1, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Biden Moves to Restore California’s Power to Fight Vehicle Pollution

Road congestion on a California highway Congestion on a California highway. (McCaig/Getty Images)

The Biden administration on April 26 took a key step toward restoring California’s power to limit greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles and overturn a Trump-era policy that pitted the federal government against a state seeking to eventually ban conventional gas-powered cars.

Jennifer A. Dlouhy | Bloomberg News
April 26, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

CARB Ahead of EPA in Bid to Establish NOx Rule for Heavy Trucks

Route 99 in Fresno, Calif. State Route 99 in Fresno, Calif. CARB is presenting its own NOx rule to its board as soon as this spring. (Gary Kazanjian/Associated Press)

More than a year ago, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials announced the agency’s Cleaner Trucks Initiative, an effort to work closely with the California Air Resources Board to develop a more stringent “harmonized” nitrogen oxide-emissions rule for heavy trucks.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 23, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

Report Urges Trucking Regulators to Evaluate Fuel-Efficiency, GHG Emissions Standards

Trucks fuel up at a Pilot Flying J Drivers fuel their trucks at a Pilot Flying J in Shepherdsville, Ky. Improving fuel efficiency is an important step in meeting climate goals, the National Academy of Sciences report said. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

A new study by the National Academy of Sciences urges federal regulators to conduct an “interim evaluation” of the federal medium- and heavy-duty truck Phase 2 greenhouse gas and economy rule with an eye toward more stringent standards.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 24, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Trump Plans to End Methane Curbs That Oil Companies Want to Keep

Activists demonstrate outside BP headquarters in Denver on Nov. 14, 2018 Activists from ProgressNow Colorado, grassroots organizations and stakeholders join forces to demonstrate outside the headquarters of BP in Denver on Nov. 14, 2018. (Associated Press/David Zalubowski)

The Trump administration is readying a plan to end direct federal regulation of methane leaks from oil and gas facilities, even as some energy companies insist they don’t want the relief.

Jennifer A. Dlouhy | Bloomberg News
August 14, 2019

Panama Canal Does Some Good for Environment While Upending Historic Trade Routes

Scott Ableman/Flickr

Fresh from a $5.25 billion, nine-year expansion that’s upending decades-old trade routes, it turns out the Panama Canal is also doing a little good for the planet.

Jess Shankleman | Bloomberg News
July 7, 2017

New Rule Might Force Global Shipping Industry to Curb Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News

The trillion-dollar global shipping industry may soon be forced to curb greenhouse gas emissions under new rules backed by the European Union and China.

Anna Hirtenstein | Bloomberg News
July 7, 2017