October 2011

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: EU Parliament seeks stricter greenhouse gas rules

The European Parliament is calling for fast action to reduce non-CO2 climate forcers including black carbon soot, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), methane and ground-level ozone. The Parliament’s call ..

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The European Parliament is calling for fast action to reduce non-CO2 climate forcers including black carbon soot, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), methane and ground-level ozone. The Parliament’s call for action came in a resolution passed this week by an overwhelming majority (578 to 51 with 22 abstentions). The resolution calls for a comprehensive climate policy and “stresses that in addition to considering CO2 emission reductions, it should place emphasis on strategies that can produce the fastest climate response,” specifically strategies to cut black carbon soot, HFCs, methane and ground-level ozone. Because these climate forcers are short-lived, reducing them produces a fast

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