25 Jul '16, 4pm

EPA issues endangerment finding on aircraft GHG emissions; opens door to regulation

EPA issues endangerment finding on aircraft GHG emissions; opens door to regulation 25 July 2016 The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a determination under the Clean Air Act that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from certain types of aircraft engines contribute to the pollution that causes climate change and endangers Americans’ health and the environment. The findings are for CO2 , methane, nitrous oxide, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs), and sulfur hexafluoride (SF6 ). These particular GHGs come primarily from engines used on large commercial jets. Aircraft are the third largest contributor to GHG emissions in the US transportation sector, and these emissions are expected to increase in the future. EPA has already set effective GHG standards for cars and trucks and any future aircraft engine standards will also provide important climate ...

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2016/07/20160725-epa.html

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