Climate Change Regulatory Issues & Updates -
EPA Releases 2018 Edition of the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory -
A new version of EPA's Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory shows a decline in U.S. total net greenhouse gas emissions of roughly 12 percent from 2005 to 2016. The inventory appears to play a role in EPA's planning of its regulatory agenda and shows that many U.S. industries are reducing greenhouse gas emissions, despite an ongoing narrative to the contrary.
New Clean Energy Targets of Europe's Energy Reform -
In order to achieve the European Union's 2030 climate and energy framework, the European Commission introduced, on November 30, 2016, the "clean energy" legislative package. On January 17, 2018, the European Parliament adopted provisional versions of two directives and one regulation regarding energy efficiency, promoting the use of energy from renewable sources and governance of the Energy Union.
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