Articles that have been tagged 'environmental control technology'

  • 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.

  • 11 October 2007

    EU says ships should cut emissions

    European Union officials have said the shipping sector should have to live up to similar greenhouse gas emission targets as aircraft and automobiles.

  • 11 October 2007

    U.S. ports argue for reducing ship emissions

    At its U.S. Legislative Policy Council meeting last week in Norfolk, VA, the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) got approval from its member ports to advocate for setting new, tougher standards for air emissions ...

  • 10 October 2007

    DNV: bigger ships alone can reduce emissions by 30%

    NEW technology and research are not the only ways of moving forward in the emissions argument, says Det Norske Veritas. Fuel consumption and emissions can also be reduced by what it calls “optimising transportation”.