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Closing the gap between corporate GHG reduction goals and a 2°C scenario

by GLOBE Foundation  (May 20, 2015)

The Science Based Targets initiative – a partnership between CDP, UN Global Compact, World Resources Institute and WWF – has launched a global campaign to recruit 100 companies by the end of 2015 to set greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets in line with climate science. By aligning emission targets with global efforts ...

EPA`s Energy Star Battle of the Buildings Competition Saves $50 Million, Prevents 250,000 Metric Tons of GHG Emissions

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (May 5, 2015)

More than 5,500 individual buildings across the United States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico competed in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's fifth-annual Energy Star Battle of the Buildings Competition: Team Challenge. Together, the competitors saved more than $50 million, cut their energy use by more than two billion kBtus, and ...

PREI in Tampa, Fla. Among Top Finishers in EPA`s Energy Star Battle of the Buildings Competition/The competition saves $50 million, prevents 250,000 metric tons of GHG emissions

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (May 6, 2015)

PREI Team A in Tampa, Fla. was recognized this week by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as part of a top finishing team in the agency’s fifth-annual Energy Star Battle of the Buildings Competition. These stores—together with their teammates in Ohio and Maryland—competed as the team “Robinson’s ...

California ramps up Efforts to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions

by Associated Press  (Apr. 29, 2015)

Building on California's ambitious effort to curb greenhouse gas emissions, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday called on the state to further slash its carbon footprint over the next 15 years. Brown set a new target of reducing emissions to 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030, calling it the most aggressive benchmark enacted by a government in North ...

Ship emissions reporting ‘must be stepping stone to CO2 target’

by Transport and Environment (T&E)  (Apr. 28, 2015)

Shipping users will for the first time be granted access to transparent data that identifies the most efficient ships and practices, under a law approved by the European Parliament in full today. The public disclosure of fuel efficiency data will enhance competition for the best ships and routes, which in turn will trigger market forces that will ...

SRA Commits to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions 35% by 2020

by SRA Information Technology  (Mar. 20, 2015)

SRA International, Inc., a leading provider of IT solutions and professional services to government organizations, today announced the company has established a goal to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 35% by fiscal year 2020 relative to a fiscal year 2007 baseline. SRA’s 2007 Scope 1 and 2 GHG goal baseline is 6,267.9 metric ...

Ontario Sets 2030 Greenhouse Gas Pollution Reduction Target

by GLOBE Foundation  (May 14, 2015)

As part of its action against climate change, Ontario has become the first province in Canada to set a mid-term greenhouse gas pollution reduction target for 2030. Ontario already has a goal to reduce greenhouse gas pollution by 15 per cent below 1990 levels by 2020 and 80 per cent by 2050. In order to help achieve its long-term targets, the ...

EPA Report: Automakers Surpassing Light-Duty Greenhouse Gas Standards

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Mar. 26, 2015)

For the second consecutive model year, the automotive industry outperformed the national greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards by a wide margin. Overall industry compliance in model year 2013 was 12 grams/mile – or 1.4 miles per gallon – better than required by the 2013 standard. These were among the top findings released today in ...

Measuring Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Cities

by GLOBE Foundation  (Dec. 8, 2014)

The World Resources Institute (WRI), C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) and ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) have launched the first widely endorsed standard for cities ...

Canada plans to cut Emissions by 30 Percent by 2030

by Associated Press  (May 16, 2015)

Canada announced Friday it plans to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2030 amid international efforts to create a new framework for addressing climate change. Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservative government said it formally submitted its target to the United Nations Framework Convention on ...

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