Transportation & Logistics
Regulation & Legislation

U.S. Coast Guard to Enforce Low-Sulfur Bunkers Rule

The U.S. Coast Guard announced Nov. 18 in its “Maritime Commons” news blog that it will work with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ensure that ships operating in North American and U.S. Caribbean waters comply with low-sulfur bunker limits starting Jan. 1, 2015.

Electric Power

RES Plans Grid-Scale Energy-Storage Projects in N. America

Broomfield, Colo.-based Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES) recently announced that it plans to develop and construct two grid-scale energy-storage projects outside of Chicago that, once completed in 2015, will be the largest, fully commercial energy-storage projects in North America.

Regulation & Legislation

EU Confirms Deal on Ship CO2 Emissions

The Council of the European Union (EU) announced Nov. 26 that an EU-wide “Permanent Representatives Committee” has confirmed an agreement with the European Parliament on new EU rules for monitoring, reporting and verification of carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions from ships.

Regulation & Legislation