The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently reported that almost 17 percent of all single family homes built in the United States in 2008 qualified for the Energy Star label. This is up from 12 percent in 2007.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted the state of California a controversial waiver, reversing its previous decision, enabling the state to enforce its own greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for new motor vehicles, beginning with the current model year.
The Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007 (1) requires a gradual increase in the volume of various kinds of biofuels to be blended with U.S. motor fuels in the next several years. The gradual increase was designed to provide time for technology development and industry growth.
State and local environmental managers wondering about the best ways to slash greenhouse gas emissions while saving money can now look to the Environmental Protection Agency for some guidance. Actually a lot of guidance.
California is refusing to wait until 2012 for tougher fuel economy standards.
Despite the Federal Government's announcement to create a 35.5 mile/gallon fuel standard for automobiles starting in 2012, California is seeking a waiver from the Environmental Protection Agency to implement its own regulations until 2012.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been given the task of deciding the best for way for the United States to increase its biofuel consumption to 36 billion gallons by 2022.
As a result, the EPA is conducting a comprehensive analysis of the direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions related to biofuel production and usage.