Tag: emissions

American Lung Association reports grim statistics on particle pollution

American Lung Association reports grim statistics on particle pollution

May 4, 2015 |

In the United States, the “State of the Air 2015” report by the American Lung Association (ALA) reports that “more than half of all Americans live in counties in the U.S. where ozone or particulate emission levels are meeting EPA clean air standards.  The downside is that about four in 10 Americans live in communities […]

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EPA emissions model has fatal flaws for ethanol industry, claim the Urban Air Initiative and Energy Future Coalition

EPA emissions model has fatal flaws for ethanol industry, claim the Urban Air Initiative and Energy Future Coalition

October 27, 2014 |

In Washington, the Urban Air Initiative and Energy Future Coalition have jointly sent a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy claiming that the EPA’s Motor Vehicle Emissions Simulator (MOVES) model for assessing mobile source emissions is seriously flawed, and could effectively block access to the market for higher ethanol blends. The letter requests an immediate […]

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EPA 3-year carbon emissions exemption vacated by US Court of Appeals

EPA 3-year carbon emissions exemption vacated by US Court of Appeals

July 15, 2013 |

In Washington, DC, biofuels producers will face carbon emissions regulations, ruled the U.S. Court of Appeals as they vacated a three-year deferral developed by the EPA that temporarily exempted ethanol producers from curbing the release of greenhouse gases. The EPA had hoped to further study the effects of burning plant matter on carbon emissions before […]

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Brazilian ethanol plants pollution is higher than predicted

Brazilian ethanol plants pollution is higher than predicted

January 2, 2012 |

In Brazil, a University of Iowa study indicates that Brazillian ethanol fuel producers create up to seven times more air pollutants than originally believed. The new study used survey data to calculate emissions from 2000 to 2008. The results show that pollutants and greenhouse gases were 1.5 to 7.3 times higher than the estimate from […]

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Biodiesel's emission-busting numbers: NBB

Biodiesel's emission-busting numbers: NBB

[ 1 ] May 16, 2011 |

In Washington, the National Biodiesel Board is highlighting the significant health and air quality improvements from blending biodiesel with petroleum diesel, as Congress continues to look at supports for the biofuels industry in this budget-slashing year. “According to the EPA,” the NBB said, “biodiesel has the following emissions properties compared with petroleum diesel:  Carbon Monoxide […]

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