US awards $9m to improve water quality

The US Government has awarded grants worth $9 million (£5.5m) in total for innovative and sustainable ways to improve water quality. Four research organisations have won a share of the fund to improve existing water infrastructure, including looking into problems of ageing wastewater collection and treatment systems. Gina McCarthy, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator […]

US proposes reducing biofuels target

The US Government is inviting public views on its proposal to slash the amount of renewable fuels which must be blended in the nation’s gas and diesel supply. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)  has proposed to set ethanol use at 15.21 billion gallons in its 2014 Renewable Fuel Standards. That figure is 16% lower than the […]

US invites views on climate change adaptation plans

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is inviting public views and opinions on its Climate Change Adaptation Implementation Plans – which includes adapting to increased extreme weather, floods and droughts and preventing pollution. It aims to integrate climate adaptation planning into its programmes, policies and rules to ensure its work continues to be effective even […]

New US limits on power plant emissions

New standards to cut carbon emissions from new-built power plants have been released by the US Government. Under the proposals set by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), new large natural gas-fired turbines would need to meet a limit of 1,000lbs of CO2 per megawatt hour while new small natural gas-fired turbines would need to […]