July 18, 2008

Weekly News Roundup

A busy end to the week with Al Gore giving its "reach for the moon" climate change speech yesterday; California adopting the nation's first statewide green building code; President Bush lifting a decade-old offshore drilling ban; and Australia releasing its long-awaited cap-and-trade carbon schemes.

The blog will talk more about them later (except for the offshore drilling news which was already posted on July 14).

EPA plans carbon capture rules
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing a rule that supports technologies to prevent industrial emissions of carbon dioxide such as carbon capture and storage. EPA is requesting public comments on the proposed rule for 120 days.

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