The EPA recently proposed new Tier 3 standards to reduce U.S. gasoline sulfur content from 30 ppm to 10 ppm (maximum). Their analysis indicates the compliance cost would be about one cent per gallon (cpg) and the new standard would significantly reduce vehicle tailpipe emissions and associated…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/environment/is-the-epas-tier-3-standard-sulfur-reduction-development-process-misguided-u-s-gasoline-sulfur-content-from-30-ppm-to-10-ppm-maximum/ air pollution control, Carbon and De-carbonization, Development Process Misguided, emissions, Environmental Policy, epa, Finance, health issues, petroleum refining industry, Public Health, Sulfur Reduction, Transportation
Time to set the record straight on EPA’s premature approval of E15 fuel for the marketplace – necessitated by EPA administrator nominee Gina McCarthy’s recent inaccurate and misleading responses to Senate questions about E15 testing. McCarthy was asked:
“Was EPA aware of ongoing…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/taking-on-the-epa-and-e15-testing-by-epa-administrator-nominee-gina-mccarthys-recent-inaccurate-and-misleading-responses/ Agriculture, Biofuels, CRC’s research, DoE, e15 fuel, E15 Testing, Efficiency, Energy and Economy, Environmental Policy, epa, EPA administrator nominee Gina McCarthy, government regulation, misleading responses, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, NREL, recent inaccurate, Risk Management, Taking EPA, Transportation
Gina McCarthy finally got a vote.
The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee held a hearing to vote on McCarthy’s nomination to be the next EPA Administrator. This came after a week of obstruction from the Republican members of the committee, whoboycotted the scheduled vote last…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/videos/gina-mccarthy-on-path-to-epa-confirmation-can-senate-gop-get-on-board-vote-on-mccarthys-nomination-to-be-the-next-epa-administrator/ Climate, Energy and Economy, Environment, epa, Gina McCarthy, News, next EPA Administrator, Politics & Legislation, senate
Ethanol advocates often assert that ethanol costs less per gallon than gasoline while trying to justify the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). While it’s true that on a gallon-to-gallon basis ethanol historically has been cheaper than gasoline, ethanol contains far less energy than gasoline and…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/electronic-vehicles-the-ethanol-gasoline-cost-gap-renewable-fuel-standard-rfs/ Agriculture, Biofuels, Cost Gap, e85, Efficiency, Electronic vehicles, Energy and Economy, epa, Ethanol-Gasoline, Finance, Oil, Politics & Legislation, Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)
The Office of Management and Budget is nerd heaven: a bunch of people getting their professional kicks from analyzing federal regulation. This bean counting may sound painfully lacking in glamour, but it’s incredibly important. OMB’s annual report to Congress on the benefits and costs of all…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/benefits-of-clean-air-and-water-dwarf-costs-10-to-1-the-environmental-protection-agency-comes-out-on-top/ air pollution, Carbon and De-carbonization, cost-benefit analysis, Efficiency, Environment, Environmental Policy, epa, News, Politics & Legislation, Public Health
It’s one thing to have genuine differences over energy regulatory policy – as the oil and natural gas industry has with EPA’s proposed Tier 3 rule further lowering sulfur levels in gasoline. It’s quite another to see that the rulemaking process is being gamed.
API highlighted…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/the-tier-3-game-epa-regulations-epas-proposed-tier-3-rule-further-lowering-sulfur-levels-in-gasoline/ Carbon and De-carbonization, Energy and Economy, Environment, Environmental Policy, epa, EPA Regulations, EPA’s proposed Tier 3, Finance, government regulation, Oil, oil and gas industry, oil and natural gas industry, Public Health, rule further lowering, sulfur levels in gasoline, The Tier 3 Game
By Jim Hopf
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency just released a draft Protective Action Guideline (PAG) that sets standards and makes recommendations for the response to a large release of radioactive material into the environment (e.g., from a nuclear plant accident or a dirty bomb…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/environment/new-epa-guidelines-for-response-to-radioactivity-releases-draft-protective-action-guideline-pag/ Environment, Environmental Policy, epa, government regulation, News, Nuclear Power, Protective Action Guideline (PAG), Public Health, radioactive material, Risk Management
On the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, EPA rated the adequacy of the State Department’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) as having “Insufficient Information.”
EPA’s Cynthia Giles, the Assistant Administrator for the Office of Enforcement, has submitted the agency’s public…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/epa-slams-state-departments-draft-impact-statement-for-keystone-xl-pipeline-insufficient-information/ Carbon and De-carbonization, DEIS, Department’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Energy and Economy, Environment, epa, greenhouse gas emissions, Keystone XL Pipeline, News, Oil, Risk Management, Sustainability
If your child has asthma or if your parent suffers from heart disease or if you are one of the millions of Americans who value clean air, then the Senate confirmation hearing for Gina McCarthy on Thursday will be of interest to you. McCarthy has been tapped to lead the Environmental Protection…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/5-reasons-to-support-gina-mccarthy-to-lead-the-epa-environmental-protection-agency/ air pollution control, Carbon and De-carbonization, Climate, Environment, Environmental Policy, Environmental Protection Agency, epa, Politics & Legislation, Public Health