Carbon Offsetting Articles

  • Carbon management for business; A beginner`s guide

    Climate change and carbon foot printing are current and real issues for business today. We face many challenges in a world where average temperatures and sea levels continue to rise, affecting food chains, human populations, biodiversity and even insurance premiums. Business can connect on this issue via established environmental management systems such as ISO14001 or BS8555. Whilst carbon ...


    By Crowberry Consulting

  • Offsets in the international emissions market: Do buyers get what they pay for?

    This paper analyses buyer preferences in the context of the market for emissions trading under the UNFCCC. The purpose of this paper is to investigate pricing of offsets (Certified Emissions Reductions or “CERs” under the UNFCCC) (through an empirical survey of two segments of the authorized CER buyer market) to understand the relationship between buyer preferences for CER carbon offsets in the ...

  • Efficiency’s role in carbon cap-and-trade

    We hear a lot about how efficiency will play an increasingly important role as the United States undertakes efforts to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. But how does that play out in a practical sense under cap-and-trade programs?The Offset Quality Initiative provides insight in a new white paper on greenhouse gas offsets: ...

  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions trading and duties of the state: A preliminary review of Alberta’s specified Gas Emitters Regulation

    In July 2007 the oil endowed Canadian province of Alberta launched the first compliance emissions trading scheme for greenhouse gases in North America under its Specified Gas Emitters Regulation. This paper reviews key aspects of the programme including scope, performance credit trading and project offsetting with comparative reference to other carbon emissions trading schemes. The paper ...

  • Transnational aspects of a linked carbon market

    As greenhouse gas emissions trading systems emerge worldwide, the prospect of linking these systems has increasing economic appeal. However, there are a number of, practical and political considerations to take into account which may in many cases outweigh this theoretical attractiveness. There are also several legal instruments and approaches that can be used to link schemes ranging, from the ...

  • Bioenergy and greenhouse gases

    Branches, stalks, and manure are waste no longer; bioenergy is part of the solution to reducing greenhouse-gas emissions. A study released by the Green Power Institute, the Renewable Energy Program of the Pacific Institute, reports that converting forest residues, agricultural and urban biomass waste, and gases from manure and landfills into energy helps reduce our greenhouse-gas emissions and ...


    By Pacific Institute

  • 2010 Olympics can be carbon neutral

    The 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games could achieve carbon neutrality through a comprehensive greenhouse gas management plan that includes the use of carbon offsets, notes the David Suzuki Foundation in a report released on January 24. The report, Meeting the Challenge: A Carbon Neutral 2010 Winter Games Discussion Paper, was commissioned by the Vancouver Organizing Committee (VANOC), ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Corporate carbon knowledge is the first step in reduction

    Yesterday, I wrote about the attitude shift that needs to happen at the corporate level for green tech to have a fighting chance. Since most CXO types are really, ultimately, focused on the bottom line, the only real way to get their attention is by showing them the numbers. And that’s where a new class of enterprise dashboard software intended to let companies document and manage their ...


  • Understanding the voluntary carbon market

    The monitoring, reducing and offsetting of carbon emissions by corporations, organisations and individuals is rapidly moving from an ‘if’ and ‘why’ scenario to a ‘when’ and ‘how’ one. For the Kyoto Protocol signatory nations, this shift is one that combines elements of education, obligation and cooperation. For the few nations that have not signed on to the Kyoto Protocol, the change in ...

  • Markets for Ecosystem Services – New Challenges and Opportunities for Business and the Environment

    Entitled Markets for Ecosystem Services – New Challenges and Opportunities for Business and the Environment ( 1.3 MB), the report shows how at a fundamental level, all economies and businesses depend directly or indirectly on the conservation of biodiversity and the sustainable supply of ecosystem services. The perspective paper is intended for both the business and conservation communities, in ...

  • Carbon Offsets

    In the 21st century, achieving 100% carbon neutrality can be a daunting task. Simple activities such as watching television, sending an email message, cooking and making a phone call all produce carbon emissions. Carbon offsets offer an alternative to reducing emissions by enabling individuals and businesses to compensate for their carbon emissions by purchasing credits which offset their ...


    By BSC Sustainability Services

  • A linear programming approach to evaluate economic instruments for intra-firm SPM emissions reduction trading within M/s Tata Steel, Jamshedpur

    A linear programming model is developed to calculate optimum SPM abatements at different emitting sources of M/s Tata Steel to achieve the abatement limits for the environmental bubble with least cost. An environmental bubble with its limit equal to the sum of permitted SPM emissions at all the emitting sources of M/s Tata Steel is considered. The optimum SPM abatements at different emitting ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Opinion: Carbon sinks in the Kyoto Protocol`s clean development mechanism: An obstacle to the implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity?

    The inclusion of carbon sinks in the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), although not explicitly planned by the Kyoto Protocol, was decided by the sixth Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), held in Bonn in 2001.1 Acknowledgement of the right for industrialised countries and their firms to offset their greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in ...


  • Carbon annuities and their potential to preserve tropical forests and slow global warming: an application for small-scale farmers

    Carbon annuities have been suggested as a means for rewarding landowners for preserving forests and sequestering carbon. Although this is an intuitively appealing approach, the benefits of the sequestration activities have not been compared with the opportunity cost of preserving the forest. This paper represents an initial attempt at analysing how large carbon annuities must be to induce a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The Dyson effect: carbon "offset" forestry and the privatisation of the atmosphere

    This paper examines the increasingly fashionable view that vast tree plantations are a viable way of mitigating the climatic effects of industrial carbon dioxide emissions. It argues that this approach to global warming is based on bad science, enlarges rather than reduces richer societies' ecological footprint, and reinforces neo-colonialist structures of power.Keywords: carbon sinks, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Wisconsin web offset adds two presses, controls emissions with new oxidizer, cuts utility bills.

    Wisconsin Web Offset, LLC (WWO) located in Brookfield, WI is an experienced heat-set and cold web commercial printer. WWO prints retail advertising inserts, catalogs, newspapers and magazines for customers in the Midwest and throughout the country. To handle a steadily increasing business volume, the company added two new printing presses in 2003. While expanding their printing capabilities,WWO ...


    By The CMM Group, LLC

  • Case study - Heat web offset printing - MN

    Location: Minnesota Equipment: Catalytic recuperative oxidizer 1,000 scfm capacity (expandable to 3,000 scfm; 1981 vintage) Installed: Spring 2001 Problem: Odor Complaints from Neighbors Project Details: Many printers have ...


    By Kono Kogs, Inc.

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