Greenhouse Gases

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.

Trump administration, states headed for showdown over fuel rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The Trump administration and major US states appear to be headed for a showdown over landmark rules aimed at doubling the fuel efficiency of vehicles sold in the United States.

Harvard researchers say Exxon misled public on climate science

NEW YORK (Reuters) — Two Harvard University researchers said in a study published on Wednesday they had collected scientific data proving ExxonMobil Corp made "explicit factual misrepresentations" in newspaper ads it purchased to convey its views on the oil industry and climate science.

Vopak Deer Park terminal, EPA reach emissions controls agreement

DEER PARK, Texas -- Vopak Terminal Deer Park announced that it has reached an agreement with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the United States Department of Justice, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the Texas Attorney General regarding emissions controls at its Deer Park, Texas, facility.

Investors to press Shell over climate pay policy small print

LONDON (Reuters) -- Investors are pushing oil giant Royal Dutch Shell to explain the finer details of its plan to link executives' bonus pay to lowering carbon emissions, urging more transparency as the world shifts away from fossil fuels.

Trump’s climate dilemma: Will US remain in the Paris Accord?

Smith, Ashley, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson signed an agreement at a meeting of the Arctic nations Thursday, recognizing the Paris climate accord. With the signing of this agreement, what does that say about the administration’s stand on the Paris accord, and will the President decide the US should stay in it?