Greenhouse Gases

Exxon climate-change probe goes to Massachusetts top court

BOSTON (Reuters) — ExxonMobil Corp will urge Massachusetts' top court on Tuesday to allow it to avoid handing over records to the state's attorney general amid a probe into whether the oil company misled investors and consumers about its knowledge of climate change.

Exxon: $1 B Antwerp clean fuels unit will be running by mid-2018

LONDON (Reuters) — ExxonMobil expects a new $1 B fuel upgrading unit at its Antwerp refinery to be fully operational in the first half of next year, the company said on Tuesday.

EIA: Growth in global energy-related CO2 emissions expected to slow

EIA projects that growth in global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from energy-related sources will slow despite increasing energy consumption.

EIA: Energy-related CO2 emissions expected to fall in 2017, rise in 2018

Energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions fell in both 2015 and 2016, and they are expected to fall again in 2017, based on forecasts in EIA’s Short-Term Energy Outlook.

EPA: US greenhouse gas emissions fall 2% in 2016, led by power industry

WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Greenhouse gas emissions from America's largest industrial facilities fell 2% in 2016 to 2.99 Bt, led by a large cut from the power sector, according to data published on Thursday by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Tillerson says US could stay in Paris climate accord

WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The United States could remain in the Paris climate accord under the right conditions, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday, signaling a shift in tone from the Trump administration, which angered allies with its decision to pull out of the agreement.

EU carmakers offer conditional 20% CO2 cut by 2030

FRANKFURT/BRUSSELS (Reuters) — European carmakers have offered a further 20% cut in average carbon dioxide emissions for their vehicles in the next round of EU goals currently being drawn up, but said full compliance should wait until 2030 and remains conditional on consumer uptake of electrified cars.

Sulfurous fuels flow to West Africa as states defer tougher rules

LONDON/LAGOS — Nigeria and several other West African states are not expected to implement rules banning imports of sulfur-heavy fuels until Dec. 1 at the earliest after missing summer deadlines, drawing the ire of health campaigners pushing for cleaner air.

Uber to stop using diesel cars in London by end 2019

LONDON (Reuters) — Uber will cease using diesel cars in London by the end of 2019 and the vast majority of rides will be in electric or hybrid vehicles by then, the taxi app said on Friday.

California regulator approves funding for ClearSign refinery demonstration

SEATTLE — ClearSign Combustion Corporation, a provider of industrial combustion technologies that deliver reduction of pollutant emissions, announced unanimous approval for funding by the Board of the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) during their Sept. 1 meeting to demonstrate ClearSign's Duplex products within the Torrance Refinery.