Port of Oakland officials announced the state of California has millions of dollars available for purchasing new, lower-emission trucks and cargo-handling equipment. The Port is meeting with trucking company owners and harbor drivers to inform them about clean-truck grants.
DNV GL announced the launch of both a framework for certifying geological storage of CO2 and a recommended practice for the design and operation of CO2 pipelines, as large-scale roll-out of carbon storage is vital to achieve the climate goals under the Paris Agreement.
As new global regulations put in place lower caps on sulphur emissions, there are three methods of compliance with the impending reduction in the permitted levels of sulphur emissions that shipowners should be considering, according to a new report by Marsh insurance.
Any vessel carrying the Green Award Platinum label will be granted the discount. The Green Award Platinum is awarded by the the Amsterdam and Zaanstad ports, which became the first ports in the Netherldands to award it. The discount for the vessels is effective as of 1 January 2018.
The US Environmental Protection Agency announced a $650,000 fund for the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, in a bid to reduce harmful diesel emissions from engines on up to eight vessels operating in the Puget Sound region.
The Zhejiang Maritime Safety Agency and the Jiangsu MSA published formal notices regarding the implementation of low sulfur fuel requirements at all ports within their respective sulfur Emission Control Areas, as from 1 January 2018.
To achieve this goal, Ports of Auckland cooperated with Enviro-Mark Solutions and are using the Certified Emissions Measurement and Reduction Scheme in order to measure and manage the greenhouse gas emissions. Ports of Auckland is the first port in New Zealand to become a CEMARS certified organisation.
Green Award certification scheme announced introduction of a Platinum label for inland navigation ships that keep abreast of the times and operate several hours a day with zero emissions of CO2, SOx, NOx and PM.
The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has released its third Port Emissions Inventory report, which indicates air pollutant emissions have decreased significantly since 2010, as a result of stronger regulation and investment in technology, despite an increase in trade through the port.
Specifically, the total GHG emission in UK upstream reduced by 1% in 2016. Albeit the increased production, the decommission of older turbine technologies, combined with new energy efficient installations, resulted in the reduction of emissions.
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