approved carbon offsetting Articles

  • A Critical Evaluation of the South African Air Quality Offsets Guideline

    There is wide recognition in South Africa to the link between the quality of life and quality of the air we breathe. The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) attempts to improve air quality through two key regulatory tools; emission limits, which regulate the maximum concentration of certain pollutants permissible within certain, ‘listed’ industrial stacks or vents, and ambient ...


    By WKC Group

  • 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 ...

  • World Bank launches €68m for carbon offsetting

    The carbon offsetting scheme will consider projects -after Kyoto expires- ranging from energy efficiency to renewables. The World Bank has launched funding of €68m (£57m) aimed at enabling carbon reduction projects to keep selling UN-backed carbon offsets after the first phase of the Kyoto Protocol expires in 2012. The statement about the carbon offsetting scheme was published ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • The emerging Canadian carbon market: New fundamentals and opportunities

    Steps have recently been taken by the Ontario government to implement a cap and trade system in Ontario, and by the Canadian federal government to facilitate trading of offset credits for greenhouse gas ('GHG') emissions.Ontario introduced enabling legislation on May 27, 2009 (Bill 185) to amend the Environmental Protection Act (Ontario) to allow the provincial government to establish a cap and ...


    By McMillan LLP

  • 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

  • Role of biomass questioned for clean power plan

    In a May 8, 2015, letter, Senators Ed Markey (D-MA) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) requested that EPA reconsider its decision to treat biomass as having zero emissions under the proposed Clean Power Plan (Plan). The Senators point out "wood-burning power plants emit around 3,000 pounds of carbon dioxide per ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Composting generates cash for greenhouse gas benefits

    Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) recently finalized an initiative to develop a protocol for issuing offsets to projects that avoid greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through composting or other similar approaches. This article explores the development of the new protocol, reviews its key attributes and describes how an entity can earn tradable credits for its GHG mitigation project. In 1992, the U.S. ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • 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 ...

  • Carlsbad project charts the future of sustainable desalination

    Over the past five years desalination is gaining momentum in California. With more than ten projects in various stages of planning, environmental review, design and construction, brackish and seawater desalination plants are planned to provide 400 MGD to 500 MGD of new drinking water supplies for the state by year 2015. One of the largest and most advanced projects under development today is the ...


    By Poseidon Resources

  • What answers has the Government found to the environmental hurdles facing a third runway?

    With the Government now having officially announced its support for a new runway at Heathrow, despite having slashed the Airports Commission’s claim of a £147 billion benefit to the UK by almost 60% (referring instead ...


    By A.E.F. S.r.l.

  • Climate change report shareholders request: Progressive action + practical steps + strong relationships = Positive experience

    In the fall of 2004 DTE Energy received a request 'that a committee of independent directors of the Board assess how the company is responding to rising regulatory, competitive and public pressure to significantly reduce carbon dioxide and other emissions and report to shareholders (at reasonable cost and omitting proprietary information) by September 1, 2005.' This started an effort to document, ...


    By AHC Group

  • 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

  • Advanced Global Trading: Investing in a better world

    Four years on from the collapse of Lehman Brothers in the US and the subsequent global financial crisis, have we learned our lesson? Are we investing our money in more sustainable enterprises and steering clear of the kind of investment black holes that did so much damage last time? It’s not surprising that those in the field of sustainable investment see the events of the last few years as ...

  • Coal-fired power on the way out?

    The past two years have witnessed the emergence of a powerful movement opposing the construction of new coal-fired power plants in the United States. Initially led by environmental groups, both national and local, it has since been joined by prominent national political leaders and many state governors. The principal reason for opposing coal plants is that they are changing the earth’s climate. ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • GHG quantification reporting and lifecycle assessment: does one size fit all?

    Corporate and government entities have been developing and reporting greenhouse gas (GHG) emission inventories, some for well over a decade. The basis for developing these inventories has evolved from voluntary mechanisms (e.g., sustainability reports; registries like the DOE 1605(b) or The Climate Registry) to regulatory requirements (e.g., EU Emissions Trading Scheme, US EPA Mandatory Reporting ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • The Clean Development Mechanism: Kyoto Comes Home to Roost

    The Clean Development Mechanism - a cornerstone of the Kyoto Protocol which allows industrialised nations to invest in emission reduction projects in the developing world - is inching towards reality. This summer, the European Commission unveiled plans to let companies buy CDM credits to help meet their targets under the EU emissions trading scheme. But long-running controversies over the CDM's ...

  • By the Numbers: The economic benefits of a national climate action plan

    President Obama’s newly announced National Climate Action Plan will make serious progress on reducing pollution and curbing climate change. But importantly, ...

  • Focusing on environmental pressures from long‑distance transport

    The European Environment Agency's (EEA's) annual Transport and Environment Reporting Mechanism (TERM) report presents an overview of transport demand and pressures from the sector on the environment, as well as selected related impacts and policy responses. The report makes use of the latest available data in order to assess key trends and overall progress in meeting policy targets. The 2014 TERM ...

  • Biomethane production at Ontario wastewater treatment plant

    The City of Hamilton is purifying biogas and injecting it into the grid, while continuing to generate power and recover heat from its CHP system. Hamilton, Ontario, has long been a leader in producing biogas from its sewage and storm water wastes. Half a century ago, the city of 520,000 began processing sludge from its sprawling Woodward Avenue Wastewater Treatment Plant through anaerobic ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Digester Developer Taps Natural Gas Markets

    IN the late 1990s, Dan Eastman and two colleagues were researching business opportunities in the renewable energy industry. They were looking for a commercially viable technology that could take renewable energy from an experimental phase to a solid business investment. In 1999, Eastman and his partners founded Microgy, Inc., with its base in Wisconsin. The company licensed the Xergi anaerobic ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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