Defining a role for states within a federal cap-and-trade program will require balancing the benefits of preserving states’ ability to innovate and spur emissions reductions with the challenges that state-by-state regulation may create for some businesses. Finding the approach that draws on the unique strengths of each level of government will help ensure a more effective nationwide cap-and-trade program and a more cost-effective means for reducing emissions. However, it requires expressly providing a mechanism for state action in the federal law.
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Technology choices in scaling up sanitation can significantly affect greenhouse gas emissions and ...
Nearly 800 million people in India lack access to adequate sanitation. The choice of technology for addressing this need may have important sustainability implications. In this study, we used life cycle assessment to compare environmental impacts and nutrient recovery potentials of four different options for providing everyone in India with access to improved sanitation: (i) centralised wastewater treatment with sequential batch reactors (SBR), (ii) twin-pit latrines, (iii) latrines with source separation only...
Key trends and drivers in greenhouse gas emissions in the EU in 2015 and the past 25 years
Publication Created 31 May 2017 Published 01 Jun 2017 Topics: Climate change mitigation This briefing summarises the main findings of the EU’s 2017 greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory submission under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and of the EEA’s analysis of GHG emission trends in the EU between 1990 and 2015. It is underpinned by a more in-depth EEA report analysing the major factors behind changes in GHG emissions in the EU: Analysis of key trends and...
Analysis of key trends and drivers in greenhouse gas emissions in the EU between 1990 and 2015
Publication Created 31 May 2017 Published 01 Jun 2017 Topics: Climate change mitigation The report analyses the major factors underpinning the trends in greenhouse gas emissions in Europe, both in the last year and over the period since 1990. The data is based on the EU’s 2017 submission to the UNFCCC of its greenhouse gas inventory.
How California’s greenhouse gas laws can better serve disadvantaged communities
Environmental justice advocates are working to ensure the state’s efforts to combat climate change benefit everyone — and the lessons can be applied nationwide. It was a time of year that should have been perfect. Warming temperatures marked Southern California’s gentle return to spring. The grass had shifted from drab to glowing green. The sky, which can be pale and hard in winter, had softened to a gentler blue. At the John Mendez Baseball Park in Los Angeles’ Wilmington neighborhood,...
Dietary changes could help India save water, reduce greenhouse gases
Residents of India should be changing their diets to help conserve water and decrease greenhouse gas emissions, according to a recent study. This is the first study of the ramifications of people changing their food habits to conserve water.The nation’s population is expected to rise to 1.6 billion by 2050. This increase in population (and increase in food demand) is projected to reduce available groundwater available by as much as 30 percent. To ensure an adequate water supply, current consumption should...