Emissions Offsetting Articles

  • Companies from Chanel to Ben and Jerry’s are benefiting from the new “carbon insetting” trend

    Ten years ago, serendipity set Tristan Lecomte on his path to planting millions of trees around the world. Lecomte was CEO of the French organic and fair trade company Alter Eco, and his eco-conscious consumers were pressing him about his actions on climate change. So Lecomte calculated his company’s carbon footprint and began planting trees in partnership ...


    By Ensia

  • How Carbon Trading Can Help Preserve Coastal Ecosystems

    Introduction The ocean is the largest long-term carbon sink on the planet, storing and cycling 93% of the earth’s CO2 . The ocean’s vegetated habitats, in particular mangroves, salt marshes, and seagrasses, comprise only 0.05% of the plant biomass, but store equal amount of carbon as terrestrial biomass per year, and thus stand among the most ...


    By Climate Institute

  • An Opportunity to Develop a North American Price on Carbon

    Instruments for pricing carbon are beginning to proliferate. In recent years, South Korea implemented a trading system; France and Portugal implemented carbon taxes; China began seven subnational trading system pilots and announced a national trading system for implementation by 2020; and South Africa and Chile announced carbon taxes that will take effect in 2016 and 2017, respectively. These ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Hotel Fuerte El Rompido signs an agreement with ALLCOT to offset its emissions

    Fuerte el Rompido, a four-star hotel in the province of Huelva (Spain), has signed an agreement with Allcot to offset its emissions from 2015. So, Fuerte el Rompido shows its commitment to fighting climate change. Last year, Fuerte El Rompido generated 995 tCO2e (tonnes of CO2 equivalent). These emissions came largely from the consumption of electricity and propane. The ...


    By ALLCOT

  • Carbon pricing is achieving critical mass as governments learn from one another

    Over the past two weeks, hundreds of global business and government leaders meeting in Paris and Barcelona demonstrated the growing support for ambitious climate policies. At the Business & ...


    By The World Bank

  • 3 Steps to Decarbonizing Development for a Zero-Carbon Future

    A new World Bank Group report lays out three steps countries can follow to reduce net emissions of greenhouse gases to zero and stabilize climate change: Plan for the end goal, not just the short-term; get prices right as part of a broad policy package that triggers changes in investment and behavior; and smooth the transition for those most affected. The actions ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Low carbon fuel bill passed in Oregon senate

    On February 26, 2015, the Oregon State Senate passed Senate Bill 324 (SB 324), a measure that would require fuel producers to reduce the amount of carbon in car and truck fuels. If passed by the Oregon House of Representatives, SB 324 will implement a low-carbon standard in the state of ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Who pays? Who cuts emissions? 5 issues for UN climate deal

    World governments are hoping that this year will mark a breakthrough in the slow-paced U.N. climate talks. In Geneva this week, negotiators from more than 190 countries are working on a draft of a deal that's supposed to be adopted in Paris in December. At this point it's a wish list reflecting the diverging preferences of rich countries like the U.S. and Japan, major developing economies such as ...


    By Associated Press

  • Geological factors on gas entrapment mechanism and prediction of coalbed methane of the no. 6 coal seam in the Jungar coalfield, northeast Ordos Basin, China

    Low rank coal reservoirs of the no. 6 coal seam in the Jungar coalfield are characterised by low gas content but favourable porosity and permeability for recovery. The accumulation and enrichment of CBM is favoured by the presence of multiple (five seams) and thick (12.7–40.4 m) seams, adequate permeability (3.6–26 mD) and significant abundance of coal resource (5.44 × 1010 ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Carbon capture and clusters

    Carbon capture and storage (CCS ) announcements in 2013 were quiet – yet the award of funding to the White Rose project in early December was an encouraging sign that UK CCS momentum remains undeterred, explains Sam Botterill, CCS Technical Manager, Energy Institute. Christmas did not only come early for the White Rose project, more commonly referred to as Drax Power’s CCS Project, ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Proppant flowback control in coal bed methane wells: experimental study and field application

    Proppant flowback after fracturing coal bed methane (CBM) wells is a very common challenge which results in fracture pinching out, noticeable well productivity decrease, downhole and surface facility damage, etc. In this paper, fibre was studied as a low-cost and environmentally friendly additive to control proppant flowback in CBM well fracturing operation. Two kinds of glass fibre (short fibre ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • UNEP Report Finds Significant “Emissions Gap” Must Be Bridged

    A new report from the U.N. Environment Programme (UNEP) shows that the world is still not taking enough action to avoid dangerous levels of climate change. Assuming countries deliver on the pledges they have made to reduce their respective emissions, the Emissions ...

  • Voluntary carbon standard offset project registration

    MJB&A is supporting a major natural gas transmission company with the registration of its U.S. carbon offset projects on its natural gas transmission system.  The company is implementing an advanced leak detection and repair project to reduce methane emissions from its natural gas pipeline compressor stations.  This project uses approved baseline methodology AM0023 of the Clean ...

  • Carbon costs and savings of Greenways: creating a balance sheet for the sustainable design and construction of cycling routes

    A modal shift to cycling has the potential to reduce carbon emissions in the transport sector. However, the carbon footprint of constructing new cycling routes, particularly greenways, has not been previously considered and has the potential to negate carbon savings of the modal shift of many commuters. This paper, using a case study of a greenway in Ireland, describes a methodology for ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A method for estimating the cost to sequester carbon dioxide by delivering iron to the ocean

    The need to find economical methods of CO2 sequestration is now urgent. Ocean iron fertilisation has been suggested as a low cost mitigation option to capture and store carbon. However, previous methods of estimating the cost fail to account for many of the losses and offsets occurring over the storage period. A method for calculating the net carbon stored from iron ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Carbon Trading not a Scam | Advanced Global Trading

    Carbon Credits remain a high-performing and legitimate commodity despite some criticism from elements of the financial sector - according to a Dubai-based expert from AGT Advanced Global Trading. In ...

  • Time to take a stand

    With summer approaching its end, the UAE is preparing to get back to work. And for many that means slapping on a name tag, putting up a stand and showing off their business in one of the country’s cavernous exhibition halls. The period between now and the end of the year is perhaps the busiest for exhibitions – with high-profile annual events like tech extravaganza GITEX and real ...


  • Hope Racing Le Mans 2011

    In June 2011, Hope Racing partnered with AGT to become the world’s first carbon neutral race team at Le Mans 24 Hour. Hope Racing concluded a deal with carbon trading specialists, Advanced Global Trading (AGT), to ensure their innovative team completed the race with no adverse effect on the environment, sending ripples across all classes of professional motorsport. Hope Racing became the ...

  • FIFA Word Cup - Case Study

    Coca Cola, sponsor of the FIFA World Cup, in collaboration with the Centre for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE), certified the three-day visit of the Cup to Greece as a Climate Neutral Event. Included within the calculations of the emitted greenhouse gases (GHGs) are the transportation of the World Cup trophy, the press conference that took place on the 10th of April, and the promotional ...

  • Carbon tax a sensible first step, but for how long: Australia

    The Carbon Tax is a good first step in addressing Australia's high carbon emissions but we really need to introduce the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) in 2015 for the carbon price to be an effective pollution deterrent according to one of Australia's most senior economists. "Many economists agree that carbon pricing is the most efficient method of reducing greenhouse gases, and that the carbon ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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