Tuesday, March 24, 2009

More Rumors About An Endangerment Finding

There are more rumors that an endangerment finding for greenhouse gases is imminent. Here's the latest from one of the New York Times' blogs.


Friday, March 13, 2009

Warming costs for California

Here's a summary of the Climate Action Team's latest estimates of the cost of climate change for California: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/sns-ap-climate-change-california,0,4184482.story The final report is due out at the end of March.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

New Federal GHG Reporting Rules Announced

Its only March and the new administration is already laying the groundwork to address climate change. EPA proposed a rule today that requires mandatory reporting of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from large sources.

The rule would require that suppliers of fossil fuels or industrial greenhouse gases, manufacturers of vehicles and engines, and facilities that emit 25,000 metric tons or more per year of GHG emissions submit annual reports to EPA. The gases covered by the proposed rule are carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), hydrofluorocarbons (HFC), perfluorocarbons (PFC), sulfur hexafluoride (SF6), and other fluorinated gases including nitrogen trifluoride (NF3) and hydrofluorinated ethers (HFE).

The preamble to the Rule, which hasn't yet been published in the Federal Register, is at: http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/emissions/downloads/MRRPreamble.pdf

The press release, announcing the rule is at: http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/6424ac1caa800aab85257359003f5337/4bd0e6c514ec1075852575750053e7c0!OpenDocument