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Projections in hindsight - An assessment of past emission projections reported by Member States under EU air pollution and GHG legislation

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (May 12, 2015)

Over the past decade, European Union (EU) Member States were required to regularly compile and report official estimates of their projected (future) emissions for the year 2010 under two complementary pieces of legislation: for greenhouse gases (GHGs), the Monitoring Mechanism Decision (MMD), i.e. Decision No 280/2004/EC of the European ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Clean-Energy Innovation Essential to meeting Climate Goals – IEA Report

by GLOBE Foundation  (May 4, 2015)

A concerted push for clean-energy innovation is the only way the world can meet its climate goals, the International Energy Agency says as it released its flagship energy technology report. The report, Energy Technology Perspectives 2015 (ETP 2015), shows that despite a few recent success stories, clean-energy progress is falling well short ...

Greenhouse Gases-California-Things to Know

by Associated Press  (Apr. 29, 2015)

Here are some things to know about California Gov. Jerry Brown's new target for reducing carbon emissions that contribute to climate change. WHAT DO THE NUMBERS MEAN? Brown set a goal for the state to reduce emissions to 40 percent below what they were in 1990. Countries set that year as a benchmark for climate change when they signed on to the ...

The hidden risk of negative emissions technologies

by Ensia  (Apr. 29, 2015)

Strategies for removing carbon from the atmosphere all have down sides. The biggest? Their ability to lull us into complacency. The best way to keep your floor dry is to avoid spilling a bucket of water onto the floor, rather than to deliberately tip the bucket and then develop technologies to dry the floor. The same is true of greenhouse ...

Enitial use TDL-500 for emissions monitoring - Case Study

by Geotech  (Apr. 10, 2015)

Application CH4 leak detection and emissions monitoring and mapping Equipment TDL-500 coupled with the 'enidata PDA' Location United Kingdom Customer enitial Requirement enitial are currently using the TDL-500 connected to an enitial enidata PDA to undertake high detailed ...

Who pays? Who cuts emissions? 5 issues for UN climate deal

by Associated Press  (Feb. 12, 2015)

World governments are hoping that this year will mark a breakthrough in the slow-paced U.N. climate talks. In Geneva this week, negotiators from more than 190 countries are working on a draft of a deal that's supposed to be adopted in Paris in December. At this point it's a wish list reflecting the diverging preferences of rich countries like the ...

Determinants of corporate carbon reduction targets

by Inderscience Publishers  (Sep. 25, 2014)

This paper examines attributes affecting a corporation’s choice of an intensity-only (carbon emissions relative to sales, production, etc.) versus an absolute carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) emissions goal. We investigate alternative hypotheses for this choice including: 1) a high growth hypothesis whereby high growth companies select an intensity goal, ...

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