2011 Sept. 15: Europe: EU Parliament seeks stricter greenhouse gas rules

2011 Sept. 15: Europe: EU Parliament seeks stricter greenhouse gas rules
Hydrocarbon Processing
The European Parliament is calling for fast action to reduce non-CO2 climate forcers including black carbon soot, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), methane, and ground-level ozone, which together are responsible for nearly half of climate forcing,
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UK ‘set to miss’ climate targets
BBC News
By Richard Black Environment correspondent, BBC News The UK is set to miss climate change targets it is legally bound to meet, according to an independent analysis. Cambridge Econometrics says the UK will narrowly miss carbon budgets up to 2017,
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BBC News
Beyond CO2: MEPs demand stricter rules on greenhouse gases
ICT Update
Parliament also wants the EU to reduce emissions of “black carbon” (or soot), eg through stricter testing of car emissions. Black carbon particles have a potent effect because in the air they absorb heat from the sun, and on the ground they speed up
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