New wave: Curtains are back in the spotlight as the US government looks to curb emissions of the world’s leading polluter.
The new round of US federal pollution rules aims to end the use of existing technologies that can shut down a home or office for up to two weeks without warning, while also giving businesses more time to make the changes they need to meet the new limits.
The Clean Air Act, which was passed in 1990, requires most large US companies to take more stringent steps to limit their greenhouse gas emissions.
However, the US has also had a number of successes over the years in cutting down on emissions.
The first big milestone came in 2007 when the US was able to limit emissions by more than 30% and the US Clean Air Task Force (USCTF) is still actively monitoring the emissions of major US cities.
Other countries have since taken a similar approach and many countries in Europe, including Denmark, have also introduced rules to limit indoor air pollution, with some countries including Spain and France also banning outdoor use.
But in the US, the Clean Air Protection Rule (CAPR) has been the subject of fierce criticism.
Critics have said that it has been watered down, that it doesn’t take into account the effects of CO2-emitting factories and that it does not cover the full range of indoor air pollutants that can be damaging.
“Curtains have become the new face of pollution in the United States,” said David Whitehouse, executive director of the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE), which represents about 700,000 electricity consumers in the state of Kentucky.
The latest AP report said that the rules will require companies to reduce their energy use by 25% in the first two weeks of 2019, from 2,700 to 1,100 megawatts, or 0.25 megawatts per square metre of indoor space.
The report also said that companies would have to increase energy efficiency and use less electricity to be in compliance.
But the AP said that, despite the crackdown on air quality, US regulators are still not fully complying with the rule.
In the first year, USCTF found that just 3.3% of the US had achieved compliance, the AP reported, and the task force estimated that “at least 90% of states are not meeting their own goals”.
The AP said it was not clear if this was because companies were reluctant to make changes or were not fully aware of the changes that would need to be made.
The AP also noted that USCTG has received some criticism for not taking into account that CO2 is a pollutant that contributes to climate change, and it is one of the reasons why the US is so dependent on coal.
In addition, some US utilities have been forced to reduce electricity demand by more a quarter in the past year.
This has led to an increase in the price of electricity in some states, the Reuters reported, because utilities are now forced to pay less for power.
But some experts are hopeful that the changes to the US rule could be a step in the right direction.
“It’s not a perfect rule.
It’s going to take a lot of work to get to 100% compliance,” Whitehouse said.
If this is the case, the EPA has said it will continue to make progress.
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