Articles that have been tagged 'environmental control technology'

  • 13 December 2007

    Insults traded at emissions debate

    Differing views have been expressed at the Lloyd’s List Maritime Air Emissions conference, on the subjects of estimates for bunker fuel consumption and the proposal to switch to distillate fuels.

  • 12 December 2007

    Ship emissions below estimate

    Air pollution emissions from ships in the Mediterranean Sea might be 30%-40% lower than the estimates made in 2000, calling into question the need to designate the region as a sulphur emission control area, according to data ...

  • 5 December 2007

    Beijing and Delhi resist calls to cap their CO2

    China and India are resisting calls from the developed world that they should accept caps on future greenhouse gas emissions as part of a global deal to replace the Kyoto protocol after it expires in 2012.

  • 4 December 2007

    Korea boosting budget for anti-greenhouse gas research

    The South Korean Science and Technology Ministry has announced that it is greatly expanding next year’s research and development budget for reducing greenhouse gases.

  • 3 December 2007

    IMO bows to pressure and postpones ballast water rules

    The International Maritime Organization has postponed the first deadline for the ballast water convention by up to three years, as a result of industry pressure and after the intervention of the IMO Secretary-General Efthimio...

  • 30 November 2007

    EPA seeks to cut international ship emissions

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued plans for new emission standards for diesel engines on board large ocean-going vessels. The advance notice of proposed rulemaking reflects the approach set out in the U.S.

  • 28 November 2007

    China and India may be spared curb on carbon

    A report by the UN Development Programme recommends that countries such as China and India should be allowed to increase their emissions to 2020, then reduce them by only 20 per cent compared with 1990 levels by 2050, while t...

  • 28 November 2007

    Emissions ‘tax’ could threaten world trade

    Epaminondas Embiricos, chairman of the London-based Greek Shipping Co-operation Committee, has warned that imposing penalties on shipping emissions may have the undesired consequence of putting the brakes on world trade.

  • 29 October 2007

    Hong Kong shows united front to beat air pollution

    Marine officials are teaming up with Hong Kong shipowners and a policy think tank to look at ways that Hong Kong port can cut air pollution from marine activities, following increased public concern about the issue.

  • 18 October 2007

    Holland America Line and Krystallon win 2007 Seatrade Insider Environmental Initiative Award

    Holland America Line, along with Krystallon, a subsidiary of BP, have recently won the 2007 Seatrade Insider Environmental Initiative Award for their innovative emission reduction technology installed on the ms Zaandam.