During the recent virtual Leaders Summit on Climate,
President Biden announced his goal to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by
50-52% from 2005’s levels by the year 2030. This more than doubles the previous
US goals set in 2015 to cut emissions by 26-28% by the year 2025. Additionally,
President Biden also set a target to have net zero emissions economy-wide no
later than the year 2050. The focus on environmental standards would allow for
new infrastructure and thus new technologies and job creation.
Biden also re-entered the Paris Agreement, an international
treaty with the goal to tackle climate change. Some of the main objectives
include limiting greenhouse gas emissions caused by human activity to levels
that the earth can naturally absorb as well as setting national determined
contributions (NDCs) that are reviewed every five years to maintain and
increase climate change momentum.
On July 12, 2021 the EPA published a draft list of current drinking water contaminants that may occur in public water systems and are not currently regulated. The Draft Contaminant Candidate list 5 (CCL 5) includes three chemical groups: per- and polyfluoroalkyls substances (PFAS), cyanotoxins, and disinfection byproducts (DBPs).
ESS is the experienced team when it comes to source emissions whether you need stack testing, monitoring systems maintenance and audits, or monitoring and control equipment commissioning. For more than 40 years ESS has provided annual opacity audits by 40 CFR 60 Appendix B Performance Specification 1 (40CFR60 PS-1).
Since 2002 the EPA has released the national air toxics data and risk assessment every 3-4 years. The goal of this change to policy announced on June 23rd, 2021 is to provide communities with more complete information about their air quality in a timely manner.
During the recent virtual Leaders Summit on Climate, President Biden announced his goal to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 50-52% from 2005’s levels by the year 2030. This more than doubles the previous US goals set in 2015 to cut emissions by 26-28% by the year 2025.