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China readies national carbon market to fight climate change

by Associated Press  (May 25, 2015)

BEIJING (AP) - At first, the numbers and company names flashing on a big board in Beijing's financial district suggest a booming market. A closer look indicates otherwise: The scrolling list rotates the same dozen or so trades, all from last year. The lights from the Beijing Environment Exchange - one of seven pilot markets in China for ...

Sweden: Decoupling GDP growth from CO2 emissions is possible

by The World Bank  (May 22, 2015)

Sweden is proud to join forces with Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All), convening in New York this week. Energy is one of the most decisive issues of our age. ...

We’re headed to Paris. But where did we come from?

by Ensia  (May 20, 2015)

A look at past UN climate negotiations offers valuable context for this year’s pivotal talks. 2015 is shaping up to be a pivotal year with respect to climate change as growing concern about impacts converges with a critical stage in the decades-long process of shaping an international agreement to change our trajectory. To help us all ...

Hundreds of Options Facing Power Plants Purchasing New or Upgrading

by The McIlvaine Company  (May 20, 2015)

The wet calcium (lime and limestone) process is only one option for removing SO2. Dry systems, ammonium sulfate, seawater, amine and other processes are also alternatives. Assuming that the purchaser has decided to purchase a new or upgrade an existing wet calcium FGD system, he must then make hundreds of decisions about processes and components. ...

How Food Waste Costs Our Cities Millions

by GLOBE Foundation  (May 19, 2015)

It would take farm land the size of Mexico just to grow the amount of food that humans produce, but do not eat, every year. More food goes uneaten at the consumption phase of the supply chain—in places like homes, restaurants and cafeterias—than at any other stage. Almost all urban areas experience high levels of food waste—food ...

The Fundamentals of the Air Sampler Calibration-Verification Process

by F&J SPECIALTY PRODUCTS, INC.  (May 19, 2015)

INTRODUCTION The calibration of an air sampling instrument using a reference air flow calibrator requires attention to scientific detail in order to establish that the instrument’s reported values are correctly stated and valid under the actual operating conditions of the air sampling instrument. DEFINITIONS For the purposes of this ...

The Corporate Risk of Climate Change

by Triplepundit  (May 15, 2015)

We all know climate change is happening. And we here at TriplePundit spend a lot of time making the business case for action. There are indeed many reasons for companies to respond to the threat. Those near the coast might face flooding, and those with production overseas could see disruption in supply. However, when it comes to reporting on this ...

CDM Regulations: What you need to know about PAS91

by Altius Vendor Assessment Ltd.  (May 15, 2015)

Although PAS91 has been around for some time now, it’s certainly getting a lot more “airtime” at the moment due to it being referenced in the guidance to the CDM (Construction, Design Management) Regulations 2015. So, what is PAS91? Entitled “Construction Pre-qualification Questionnaires”, but commonly referred to ...

FTIR emissions analyser helps manage UK power station

by Quantitech Ltd  (May 14, 2015)

A Gasmet FTIR multiparameter emissions monitor at Thetford power station is being used to demonstrate that the plant is performing within the conditions of its environmental permit. However, the data from the analyser, which was supplied by Gasmet’s UK distributor Quantitech, also performs a vitally important role in helping to manage the ...

FTIR Emissions Analyser helps manage UK Power Station

by Gasmet Technologies Oy  (May 14, 2015)

A Gasmet FTIR multiparameter emissions monitor at Thetford power station is being used to demonstrate that the plant is performing within the conditions of its environmental permit. However, the data from the analyser, which was supplied by Gasmet’s UK distributor Quantitech, also performs a vitally important role in helping to manage the ...

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