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Greenhouse gas survey on glass manufacturing now online

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The California Air Resources Board’s Survey of Glass Manufacturers is now online, according to a Feb. 26 release from the Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan.The Glass Manufacturing Sector Survey for owners/operators coversthree glass sectors: container, flat, and fiber glass.

Under Assembly Bill 32 (AB32), the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, ARB is required to adopt rules and regulations to achieve the maximum technologically feasible and cost-effective reductions of greenhouse gas emissions from sources in California. The overall mandate is to achieve 1990 GHG emission levels by 2020. According to ARB, “glass manufacturing plants are a source of GHG emissions. GHG emissions are emitted by: 1) direct emissions from fuel combustion, 2) direct emissions from raw material (limestone and soda ash) during combustion, and 3) indirect emissions from electricity use,” according to the release.

ARB staff is currently evaluating the potential strategies that the glass manufacturing industry can implement to achieve GHG emission reductions. Potential approaches in reducing GHG emissions from glass manufacturing plants were identified during a preliminary analysis and summarized in a concept paper available on the organization’s Web site. A workgroup has been formed which will support ARB’s technical assessment of the potential strategies. The technical assessment will determine if the strategies are technically feasible and cost-effective, according to the release.

Download a copy of the flat glass survey.

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