carbon dioxide benchmarking Articles

  • Air emissions benchmarking report case study

    In 2008, 2010, 2012, and 2013, MJB&A managed the production, budget and release of a collaborative report entitled Benchmarking Air Emissions of the 100 Largest Electric Power Producers in the United States.  The 2013 report was jointly published by Bank of America, Ceres, Entergy, Exelon, the Natural Resources Defense Council, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Public Service ...

  • Benchmarking air emissions of the 100 largest electric power producers in the US

    This report examines and compares the air pollutant emissions of the 100 largest power producers in the US based on 2006 plant ownership and emissions data. Table ES.1 lists the 100 largest power producers featured in this report ranked by their total electricity generation from fossil fuel, nuclear, and renewable energy facilities. These producers include public and private entities ...


    By Ceres

  • New Report Shows Decline in Carbon Dioxide and Other Pollutants from U.S. Power Plants, but State and Power Company Emissions Vary Widely

    Electric Power Industry is Transitioning to Lower-Carbon Sources and Positioned to Meet New EPA Carbon Standards A new report on U.S. power plant emissions from the country’s top 100 electric power producers shows a downward trend in ...


    By Ceres

  • Reinforcing China’s leadership in reducing global carbon emissions

    Believed by many as the next superpower¹, China also has the opportunity to be viewed as an international leader in energy efficiency solutions and environmental best practices. With its flourishing economy, China can decide whether to accelerate or decelerate implementation of initiatives designed to combat climate change. Whatever steps China decides to take ...


    By FirstCarbon Solutions (FCS)

  • Prepare now for the carbon tax bill or face hefty fines

    To avoid massive financial penalties, South Africa-based industries need to immediately prepare for the implementation of the Carbon Tax Bill, warns Roger Rusch, CEO of IWC (Industrial Water Cooling). In November 2015, the National Treasury published the Draft Carbon Tax Bill for public comment. Once implemented, the Bill will penalise companies with excessive Green House Gas (GHG) ...

  • Carbon Reduction Versus Affordable Warmth - the district heating challenge

    Government and European Legislation, Building Regulations and planning requirements are driving the residential new build sector to consider and adopt technologies such as bio-diesel boilers, biomass boilers and heat pumps to support the delivery of low carbon developments. However, some of these more ‘exotic’ solutions have high fuel costs, compared to traditional technologies or ...


    By ENER-G

  • Criteria to select energy efficiency metrics to measure performance of data centre

    The progress and expansion of data centre industry is driven by ever growing business domains, end user applications from consumers and performance improvement limitations. Due to continuous increase in the size and magnitude of these tier level data centres there is a continuous demand for energy consumption and emission of greenhouse gases that has started to limit further performance ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Improvement of greenhouse by reducing gas emissions using replacement policy

    This study aims to build a vehicle replacement model for air quality improvement by reducing the emission of greenhouse gases. The model based on linear programming with the objective to reduce the total cost considering different depreciation methods. The decision variables are; the mileage of the vehicles, age of the vehicles, the annual operating and maintenance costs, and the estimated cost ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • California explores a state-wide cap-and-trade system for air emissions

    Stakeholders were given the opportunity to provide specific technical input concerning various elements of the program design that may become part of the Assembly Bill (AB) 32 Scoping Plan. AB 32 includes specific criteria that the Californian Air Resources Board (ARB) must consider before using market-based measures to implement AB 32, and ARB will evaluate a possible cap-and-trade system ...

  • Feasibility Study of an Express Assessment Protocol for the Indoor Air Quality of Air-conditioned Offices

    It is costly to sample all major toxic pollutants in community air. Sampling should be conducted based on an assessment strategy and monitoring planning. Assessment methods that rely on monitoring some representative pollutants have been proposed variously at different times. In Hong Kong, the Environmental Protection Department (HKEPD) launched an Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) certification scheme to ...


    By SAGE Publications

  • Real estate sustainability

    Under the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC), all organisations using more than 6,000MWh of half-hourly metered electricity will be participants in CRC unless those supplies are already covered by Climate Change Agreements. Are you affected? What is the CRC?The CRC is a new mandatory form of carbon trading which aims to improve energy efficiency and reduce the amount of carbon dioxide emitted ...

  • 10 Questions for a sustainability manager to answer

    There are some questions every sustainability manager or CSO is going to encounter along the carbon journey. One measure of success is how quickly you can put together an intelligent response. These questions reflect the several elements that are essential to a sustainability program: Data gathering, planning and analysis, tactics, target setting, strategy, continuous improvement, design for ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Improving bioremediation

    Sustainability is becoming a benchmark for the quality of companies who offer remediation solutions, the technologies that they develop and offer commercially, as well as the entire projects where they are used. It is, in essence, not something that can be simply ignored in the months and years ahead if standards are to continue to improve, says Tom Hayes of Ecologia. The sustainability ...


    By Newzeye Ltd

  • Actions speak louder than greenwash

    The road to hell is paved with good intentions but it’s time for businesses to stop jumping on the green bandwagon and take decisive action in the battle against climate change and environmental degradation.One has only to walk out of the front door these days to be assailed with messages from companies proclaiming their green credentials. Manufacturers, retailers and developers are falling over ...

  • KNPC advances industry best practices by expanding enterprise-level EHS information management

    Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) is a global leader in oil refining, gas liquification and supplying petroleum products to local and international markets. Established in 1960, it is Kuwait’s largest downstream oil and gas service provider – operating three major refineries with 6,000 employees producing an average total of 900,000 barrels per day of distilled gasoline, ...


    By IHS

  • From “Light Green” to Sustainable Buildings

    As more people move to urban areas in search of economic opportunities, the number of buildings that are needed to house them continues to rise. It is estimated that by 2030, an additional 1.4 billion people will live in cities, of which 1.3 billion will dwell in cities of developing countries. The increasing number of buildings has long-term impacts on both the environment and natural resources. ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Stability and accuracy of CIRAS-2 Water Vapor (reference humidity): control option 1

    Summary Rapid large-scale fluctuations of carbon dioxide and water vapor, although unnatural and artificial in the plant world, are desirable attributes for gas exchange systems from a sampling efficiency standpoint. As PP Systems’ benchmark IRGA system for gas exchange and photosynthesis research, CIRAS-2 was designed for and expected to have exceptional response times to ...


    By PP Systems

  • No place like home for energy savings

    Apparently there is no place like home, even when it comes to fulfilling lofty wishes like fixing our energy supply. A recent White House task force on the middle class finds that our homes generate more than 20% of the nation's carbon dioxide emissions. If we make our houses more efficient, we can significantly cut emissions and reduce energy use by 40%, a move that could lower our bills by $21 ...


    By Energy Efficiency Markets

  • Aviation is the key to reducing climate emissions

    Strong leadership by an industry that understands risk well could provide the nudge we all need to get on board. In his State of the Union speech last week, President Obama spoke movingly about addressing climate change. But frankly, the United States government has not yet moved the needle. In fact, the world today is fiddling while future humans are ...


    By Ensia

  • Recovery of Precious Metal Catalysts - A New Process Using Supercritical Water Oxidation

    Up to now, the recovery of precious metals used as catalysts in chemical processes has involved the use of incineration. Now, however, a British-Swedish joint venture has developed a process which uses supercritical water oxidation instead, which provides many economic and environmental advantages. Precious metals are used extensively in catalysts in a wide range of industrial chemical processes. ...

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