Greenhouse gases trap heat and make the planet warmer. Human activities are responsible for almost all of the increase in greenhouse gases in the atmosphere over the last 150 years.The largest source of greenhouse gas emissions from human activities in the United States is from burning fossil fuels for electricity, heat, and transportation.
Vital Efficienci’s Intelligent Energy Manager (IEM) is a package of monitoring, measuring and reporting tools designed to give you complete access to the information you need to plan your energy and carbon reduction strategies. IEM gives you the information you need to take complete control over your energy usage.
Anthropogenic methane (CH4), a significant component of landfill gas, is widely regarded as the most damaging Greenhouse Gas (GHG) and according to the UNFCCC it has a 20 year Global Warming Potential (GWP) of 56 based on a value of 1 for Carbon Dioxide (CO2).
The Kyoto Protocol is an international agreement that provides financial incentives for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from eligible investment projects in the years 2000 until 2012 in countries that have ratified the Protocol under the so-called (Clean Development Mechanism - CDM).
Peat is a sustainable resource that can contribute significantly to Ontario’s economy and help reduce carbon emissions from coal burning power stations. Peat in northern Ontario has an allowable harvest potential of 8.8 million dry tonnes per year. This is determined using Ministry of Natural Resources methodology (for wood harvesting) based ...