Articles that have been tagged 'environmental control technology'

  • 27 May 2008

    Maersk raises emissions target as profits benefit

    The Danish shipping giant AP Moller-Maersk is increasing its self-imposed target of reducing carbon dioxide emissions from the world’s largest container shipping fleet.

  • 21 May 2008

    Zero-emission hybrid tug unveiled

    WorldWise Marine, a partner in the Offshore Ship Designers group, has unveiled a design for a tug that will produce zero atmospheric emissions, both when on standby and steaming to and from a mobilisation in a harbour.

  • 19 May 2008

    Microwaves used to kill ballast stowaways

    Scientists in the US say they have developed a method that uses microwaves to kill off microalgae, zooplankton and oyster larvae in the ballast water on cargo ships.

  • 13 May 2008

    California resorts to just ‘encouraging’ sulphur cut

    The California Air Resources Board is to request the US Environmental Protection Agency to authorise the enforcement of the state-level regulation that ships must burn cleaner fuel within 24 miles of the state.

  • 9 May 2008

    EU carbon targets too hot to handle

    The European Union's goal of having 12 carbon capture and storage demonstration projects operating across Europe by 2015 will not be reached unless a mechanism to fund them is quickly put in place, according to a senior advis...

  • 9 May 2008

    Greenpeace calls for a change in attitude over CCS plans

    The environmental campaign group Greenpeace has urged government policymakers to stop pumping vast amounts of taxpayers money into the "elusive promise" of carbon capture and storage and instead to prioritise sustainable ener...

  • 9 May 2008

    IEA warns world leaders about climate action

    The International Energy Agency is warning world leaders in the run-up to the next Group of Eight summit in Japan that big incentives will be required to encourage China and India to build new carbon capture ready power plant...

  • 8 May 2008

    Capturing carbon for a cleaner future

    In what the two countries are describing as an important step towards a greener global future, Australia and China have signed a formal international agreement for clean coal research.

  • 6 May 2008

    ‘Grim time’ for bunker industry

    The bunker industry is facing a ‘grim time’ as credit risks grow in line with the escalating fuel prices, which are expected to rise further as emission rules tighten.

  • 26 April 2008

    Rising nations face 'back door' emissions limits

    Rich nations, including the US and UK, are planning to push rapidly industrialising nations like China and India into accepting "back door" limits on their greenhouse gas emissions.