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Australia criticized over greenhouse-gas reduction target

by Associated Press  (Aug. 11, 2015)

Australia has been criticized over its new greenhouse-gas reduction target which lags behind the ambitions of most wealthy countries. Lawmakers in Prime Minister Tony Abbott's conservative government on Tuesday agreed on a target of curbing carbon gas emissions to at least 26 percent below 2005 levels by 2030. The target could go as ...

Greenhouse gas emissions tracking

by Intelex Technologies Inc.  (Nov. 25, 2008)

With initiatives such as the Kyoto Protocol and the Western Climate Initiative, tracking greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions has become a necessity for many organizations. To help our customers address this business need, Intelex developed a Greenhouse Gas Emission Tracking Module in 2008.Like all of Intelex’s systems and modules, the Greenhouse Gas ...

Greenhouse gas emissions gap widening

by GLOBE Foundation  (Nov. 21, 2012)

Action on climate change needs to be scaled-up and accelerated without delay if the world is to have a running chance of keeping a global average temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius this century. The Emissions Gap Report, coordinated by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the European Climate Foundation, and released days before the ...

Taking Control of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

by GLOBE Foundation  (Jun. 1, 2015)

Three-quarters of the world’s annual emissions of greenhouse gases are now limited by national targets, according to a new study published today by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at London School of Economics and Political Science. ...

Recession cut US emissions, not falling coal use

by Climate News Network  (Jul. 21, 2015)

Between 2007 and 2013 emissions of carbon dioxide from fossil fuels burnt in the US fell significantly − by about 11% − and many analysts credited this to a change from coal to natural gas in electricity production. But new research says it was, in fact, the economic recession that explains most of the decline, and more extensive use ...

Wind and solar surge sends EU emissions tumbling

by Climate News Network  (Aug. 12, 2015)

Europe’s greenhouse gas emissions are falling fast, mainly because of the rapid spread of the wind turbines and solar panels that are replacing fossil fuels for electricity generation. European Union data shows that once countries adopt measures to reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs), they often exceed their targets − and this finding is ...

EPA Power Profiler Calculates Greenhouse Gas Emissions

by Environment News Service (ENS)  (Jul. 4, 2007)

WASHINGTON, DC, July 2, 2007 (ENS) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has added greenhouse gas emissions data to its online calculator that shows householders how much air pollution results from individual electricity use, the fuels used to produce that electricity and ways to reduce the impact. 'EPA's Power Profiler makes it easy to ...

Chris Huhne reaction to greenhouse gas emissions figures

by Department of Energy and Climate Change  (Feb. 1, 2011)

Responding to the publication of final greenhouse gas emissions statistics for 2009, Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne said: “Yes, emissions were down in 2009 but so was the economy so this is no time for back slapping. A low carbon approach has to be a vital part of kick starting and future proofing our economy, getting us ...

Chris Huhne reaction to greenhouse gas emissions figures

by Department of Energy and Climate Change  (Feb. 1, 2011)

Responding to the publication of final greenhouse gas emissions statistics for 2009, Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne said: “Yes, emissions were down in 2009 but so was the economy so this is no time for back slapping. A low carbon approach has to be a vital part of kick starting and future proofing our economy, getting us ...

Mapping greenhouse gas emissions at street level

by GLOBE Foundation  (Oct. 9, 2012)

Arizona State University researchers have developed a new software system capable of estimating greenhouse gas emissions across entire urban landscapes, all the way down to roads and individual buildings. Until now, scientists quantified carbon dioxide CO2 emissions at a much broader level. Dubbed Hestia after the Greek goddess of the hearth and ...

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