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EU could cut emissions by 40 percent at moderate cost

by The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)  (Jan. 16, 2014)

The costs of achieving a more ambitious EU climate target are estimated to be moderate. Upscaling greenhouse-gas emissions reduction from the current 20 percent by 2020 to 40 percent by 2030 would be likely to cost less than an additional 0.7 percent of economic activity. This is a key finding from an international multi-model analysis by the ...

Veolia EAU - Continuous monitoring of odor and target gas emissions at a WWTP, with the RQ Box solution case study

by Alpha MOS Environment  (Jul. 24, 2013)

The site Wastewater treatment plant Aquapôle, located in Isère, France Operated by Société Dauphinoise d’Assainissement (SDA) Capacity of 500 000 population equivalent ISO 14001 approach Challenges To define a zero point for the odor footprint of the site in order to ...

North American forest biomass helps EU hit 2020 energy targets

by GLOBE Foundation  (Oct. 2, 2013)

BC Bioenergy Network ("BCBN"), a provincially-funded leader in the growing bioenergy sector in British Columbia and the Wood Pellet Association of Canada ("WPAC"), have released a report that documents Canada's contribution to the EU's renewable energy targets. The study modeled forest carbon dynamics and determined that the production of energy ...

Greenhouse gas emission trends and projections in Europe 2012 - Tracking progress towards Kyoto and 2020 targets

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Oct. 24, 2012)

At the end of 2011, almost all European countries were on track towards their Kyoto targets for 2008–2012. The EU-15 also remained on track to achieve its Kyoto target. Italy, however, was not on track. Spain plans to acquire a large quantity of Kyoto units through the KP's flexible mechanisms to achieve its target. With emission caps ...

EU sets new van carbon emission targets despite lobbying

by Envido Ltd  (Feb. 16, 2011)

New EU standards regime will impose penalties on non-compliant manufacturers. The European Parliament voted through carbon emissions targets for vans yesterday as part of a new standards regime that will impose penalties on non-compliant manufacturers. The new carbon emission targets involve that 70% of van manufacturers' fleet must meet a limit ...

Designing “Measurable” Post-2020 emissions reduction commitments

by World Resources Institute WRI  (Nov. 11, 2013)

As climate negotiations kick off this week in Warsaw, Poland (COP 19), the stakes are high. The recently published UNEP Emissions Gap Report finds that countries are falling woefully short of the action required to avoid ...

CO2 emissions performance of car manufacturers in 2012

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Oct. 30, 2013)

The European Environment Agency (EEA) supports the European Commission in the monitoring of the CO2 performance of passenger cars, in accordance with Regulation (EC) 443/2009. This regulation sets a CO2 'specific emission' (1) target of 130 g CO2/km by 2015, defined as the average value for each manufacturer's fleet of newly registered passenger ...

Cambridge academics push for higher carbon emission targets

by Envido Ltd  (Aug. 3, 2010)

Cambridge academics push for higher carbon emission targets in climate change negotiations in Bonn this week, reports ...

Trends and projections in Europe 2013 – Tracking progress towards Europe`s climate and energy targets until 2020

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Oct. 9, 2013)

This 2013 edition of the annual EEA 'Trends and projections' report aims to provide an assessment of the progress of the European Union (EU) and European countries towards achieving their climate mitigation and energy policy objectives. These targets include international commitments under the Kyoto Protocol (KP) and the EU's own commitment to ...

Assessing Corporate Emissions Performance Through The Lens of Climate Science

by Climate Counts  (Dec. 1, 2013)

A Collaborative Study between Climate Counts and the Center for Sustainable Organizations Green within the Context of Natural Limits The word “green” has come to mean many things in our world, but perhaps chief among them is how it has become the de facto term for describing a company’s e n v i r o n m e n t a l progress. A ...

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