2011-4

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New standards save lives

Implementing the stricter ship fuel sulphur standard of 0.1 per cent in the Baltic Sea and the North Sea, is estimated to save up to 16,000 lives per year in the EU in 2020.
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The two-degree window is closing up

If the world is going to have a likely chance (more than 66 per cent) of limiting global warming to less than two degrees, emissions of carbon dioxide need to peak between 2010 and 2020, according ..
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US clean air rules could create 1.5 million jobs

Regulations to reduce air pollution could create more than one million jobs, according to a study by a coalition of investors and environmental groups and an association for pollution control ..
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CCS could also impact air pollution

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) involves capturing carbon dioxide released by power stations and other industrial sources, and burying it deep underground. A new report from the European ..
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GHG concentrations continue climbing

In 2010, levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a new high since pre-industrial time and the rate of increase has accelerated, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
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Euro standards comitology regulations published

On 16 June a regulation (566/2011) was published that introduces further amendments to the Euro 5 and Euro 6 standards for light-duty road vehicles. It includes measurement procedures for particle mass ..
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Non-road emission standards delayed

New and stricter air pollution emission standards for non-road mobile machinery (NRMM), such as tractors and locomotives, are unlikely to enter force before 2016, the European Commission ..
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Extended emission limit derogations for tractors

New rules on derogations to the stricter stage IIIB air pollutant emission limits for tractors have been adopted by the EU Ministers. The stage IIIB limits entered into force in January 2011, and under ..
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Recreational boats to become less polluting

The European Commission proposes stricter limits for nitrogen oxides (NOx), hydrocarbons (HC) and particulate matter (PM) for new motor boats, sailing boats, jet skis and other recreational craft.
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Lower global ship sulphur limit

The global marine fuel sulphur limit required under IMO's MARPOL Annex VI will be reduced from 4.50 per cent to 3.50 per cent as of 1 January 2012.
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