China slashes sulphur emissions by 11%

China has cut its sulphur dioxide emissions by 11% between 2006 and 2010. That’s according to a new report from the Grantham Institute, which shows this result exceeds the nation’s plan of a 10% reduction, helping to improve air quality and slash the negative effects associated with toxic pollution. The research by Thomas Stoerk used […]

EU proposes fine over Romania’s emissions failure

Romania could be fined for not transposing EU rules on sulphur emissions. The EU Commission has asked the Court of Justice to impose a daily penalty worth more than €38,000 (£26,220). The sulphur legislation aims to reduce the effects of the pollutant which is emitted by ships and harms human health, the environment and contributes to […]

100,000 tons of pollution linked to ‘accidents’ in oil refineries

Almost 100,000 tons of pollution released in Texas between 2009-2011 were from “accidents” in oil and gas refineries, according to a new study. The report from the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) found “non-routine emission events” at chemical plants and refineries released a combined total of more than 42,000 tons of sulphur dioxide (SO2), which is […]