DECC publishes data on carbon emissions broken down by local authority and main sources of origin
EMEP/EEA air pollutant emission inventory guidebook 2016
1 Guidebook Introduction1.1 Introduction The joint EMEP (1)/EEA Air Pollutant Emission Inventory Guidebook (the `Guidebook`), following the `Guidelines for Reporting Emissions and Projections Data` under the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (LRTAP) (2), provides concise guidance on how to compile an atmospheric emissions inventory. The Guidebook has been prepared by the Convention`s Task Force on Emission Inventories and Projections...
Performance of the low-emission flare
Job report / Elbisgraben (Bale / Switzerland)The summer of 1992 had finally arrived. The 5MW low emission furnace in the district heating station Liestal was ignited, supplied with landfill gas from Elbisgraben landfill.Since then the plant has been running continuously and the comprehensive measurements taken, verify that all targets aimed at have been achieved: plant efficiency 90%, low NOX, almost pollution free flue gas, no dioxin and furane.Something to the previous historySince 1983, the Elbisgraben...
Reducing Oil & Gas Methane Emissions: EPA Regulations & Data Collection
U.S. President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently committed to very specific targets in the oil and gas sector. Their ambitious goal is to reduce methane emissions by 40-45 percent below 2012 levels by 2025. This target was reaffirmed on June 30 when Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto joined the commitment. The U.S. has already begun acting on these commitments and this month the EPA issued a voluntary request for information on emerging technologies that would help...
When companies track their climate emissions
Voluntary greenhouse gas accounting has become common in the private sector, but is it helping? Ten years ago, as part of a sustainability initiative, Walmart decided to take a look at its greenhouse gas emissions. The retail giant not only tallied up the carbon footprint of its trucking fleet and supersize stores, it also set out to quantify the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the countless products offered on its shelves. With the help of the Environmental Defense Fund, the company calculated that...
Modeling Tip: Using Hourly Emission File Editor in BREEZE AERMOD
BREEZE AERMOD includes numerous time-saving tools to help with setting up a modeling run. One of these tools is the Hourly Emission File Editor. This modeling tip explains how to use that tool to easily use refined hourly emission rate data in your AERMOD runs. AERMOD offers many options for capturing the variability of emission rates and other source parameters. Emission rates can be varied by season, day of the week, time of day, wind speed, and more. The highest level of detail that AERMOD allows is the...