Environment

Tel Aviv's trash is being turned into fuel

TEL AVIV (Reuters) -- Residents of Tel Aviv can start feeling a little less guilty about the amount of garbage they throw away.

California regulator to vote on United States' strictest methane rule

(Reuters) -- California's air pollution regulator is due to hold a vote on Thursday on methane emission regulations that it says would be the strictest in the United States in controlling the second-most prevalent greenhouse gas in the atmosphere.

EIA: US biomass-based diesel imports increase 65%, set new record in 2016

US imports of biomass-based diesel, which include biodiesel and renewable diesel, increased by 65% in 2016 to reach a record level of 916 MMgal.

Indonesia plans to file WTO complaint over EU biodiesel duties

JAKARTA (Reuters) -- Indonesia plans to file a World Trade Organization complaint this month against European Union anti-dumping duties on biodiesel exports from the Southeast Asian country, trade officials said on Sunday.

Diamond Green Diesel to expand renewable fuel capacity using Honeywell UOP technology

DES PLAINES, Ill. -- Honeywell UOP announced that the Diamond Green Diesel facility in Norco, La., will expand its annual production capacity of renewable diesel from 10,000 bpd to 18,000 bpd, using Honeywell UOP's Ecofining process technology.

IRENA: Global energy CO2 emissions could be cut by 70% by 2050

LONDON (Reuters) -- Global energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions could be reduced by 70% by 2050 and completely phased out by 2060, research by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) showed on Monday.

IEA: Energy carbon emissions in 2016 flat for third year

LONDON (Reuters) -- A greener energy mix helped keep energy-related carbon dioxide emissions flat in 2016 yet more needs to be done to avert a harmful rise in global temperatures, International Energy Agency (IEA) data showed on Friday.

White House seeks to cut EPA budget 31% as Trump targets regulation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- President Donald Trump's administration is proposing a 31% cut to the Environmental Protection Agency's budget, eliminating its climate change programs and trimming back core initiatives aimed at protecting air and water quality, according to budget documents released on Thursday.

EPA chief says Congress should weigh whether carbon dioxide is a pollutant

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- The new head of the Environmental Protection Agency said on Thursday he is not convinced that carbon dioxide from human activity is the main driver of climate change and said he wants Congress to weigh in on whether CO2 is a harmful pollutant that should be regulated.

Amec awarded Eni contract for ‘green’ refinery conversion

Amec Foster Wheeler announced that it has been awarded a lump sum turn-key contract in excess of €50 million by Eni SpA for the engineering, procurement and construction of a new steam reforming plant for hydrogen production to be built at its refinery at Gela, Italy.