Tag: GHG

EPA Releases Annual GHG Inventory Report

The EPA recently released its annual Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks (GHG Inventory), which presents a national-level overview of annual GHG emissions from 1990 to 2022 and includes a preliminary outlook on anticipated 2023 emissions. The inventory covers seven GHGs: “Net U.S. greenhouse gas emissions were 5,489 million metric tons of carbon […]

EPA Proposes Methane Fee Rule for Oil and Gas Industry

The EPA recently announced a proposed rule to assess a charge on certain large emitters of methane waste from the oil and gas sector that exceed emissions intensity levels set by Congress. The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022 amended the Clean Air Act (CAA) to add Section 136: Methane Emissions and Waste Reduction Incentive […]

EPA Releases 2022 GHG Data

In October 2023, the EPA released 2022 greenhouse gas (GHG) data collected under the EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program (GHGRP). For 2022, the report reveals emissions from large industrial sources were approximately 1% lower than in 2021. Cumulative data collected also shows an overall long-term decreasing trend in industry GHG emissions since 2011, which is […]

The Latest in the HFC Crusade

On October 6, 2023, the EPA announced two regulations in the continued crusade to phase down the use of super-polluting hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). The first new action is a final rule to accelerate the ongoing transition to more efficient and climate-safe technologies in new refrigeration, heating, and cooling systems and other products by restricting the use […]

Proposed Regulatory Changes May Double Methane Reporting

An analysis conducted by Enverus Intelligence Research (EIR), a subsidiary of the energy-focused software-as-a-service firm Enverus, predicts that proposed changes to Subpart W of the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reporting Program “would more than double 2021 reported methane and increase overall carbon dioxide-equivalent emissions by 41%,” an EIR news release states. Purpose of the revisions The […]

Doing Business in CA May Require Mandatory GHG Emissions Reporting

California’s Climate Corporate Data Accountability Act (SB 253) was approved by the state assembly’s Committee on Natural Resources in July 2023. If passed into law, it will require U.S. companies doing business in California with annual revenues exceeding $1 billion to annually report on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, including supply chain disclosures, beginning with reporting […]

Major Pushback on the EPA’s Phase 3 Truck Rule

Since the EPA announced its Phase 3 proposed greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for heavy-duty vehicles, there has been significant political and industry pushback. “Part of EPA’s proposal is to electrify 25% of new long-haul trucks by 2032, as well as 35% of new short-haul regional tractors and 50% of vocational vehicles,” says Overdrive Online. […]

North Carolina GHG Executive Order

On January 7, 2022, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper issued Executive Order (EO) 246, which affirms “North Carolina’s commitment to a clean energy economy and [directs] next steps in the state’s plan to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and create economic opportunities for North Carolinians across the state, especially in underserved communities,” states the governor’s […]

Emissions, Clean Air Act

EPA Releases 28th Annual GHG Inventory

On April 14, 2021, the EPA announced in a press release the release of its 28th annual “Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks (GHG Inventory), which presents a national-level overview of annual greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 to 2019.”

Greenhouse gas emissions, GHG, air

Court Vacates Trump Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rule

A three-judge panel in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals vacated and remanded the Trump administration’s greenhouse gas emissions rule on January 19, 2021, 1 day before President Joseph Biden, Jr., took office.