carbon liability Articles

  • Liability and financial responsibility frameworks for carbon capture and sequestration

    Carbon dioxide capture and sequestration (CCS) is an important option for reducing CO2 emissions from human activities.  There is growing interest in CCS as renewable energy and energy efficiency alone are unlikely to deliver the emission reductions necessary to stabilize atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases by mid-century.1 CCS involves capturing CO2 generated from fossil fuel ...

  • Storing carbon: options for liability risk management, financial responsibility

    The authors of this article say the technical complexity, economic impacts, social demand, and political challenges underpinning the deployment of carbon capture and storage technology to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired electric power generation are daunting, but not unprecedented. In response to these challenges, the authors recommend the creation of a new “federal government ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • HS-200 Lowering company costs and liability

    A major printing company was experiencing difficulties with managing their wastewater treatment system due to a higly concentrated oily water influent. The grab samples performed by the local sanitary district exhibited high levels of BOD, COD and oil and grease levels in the discharge water. The problem was traced back to their compressor condensate discharge. The company has ...


    By Hydrosil International

  • Who will be liable for Australia’s solution to pollution? an analysis of the scope of businesses’ liability under the carbon pollution reduction scheme

    Consistent with achieving an international agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at Copenhagen in December 2009, Australia, like the United States, is currently in the throes of having its emissions trading scheme legislation processed through Parliament. The Rudd Government is on track to have its heavily-debated Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) passed during Parliament’s Winter ...

  • Turning a Liability into an Asset: A Landfill Gas-to-Energy Project Development Handbook

    Each person in the United States generates about 4.5 pounds of solid waste per day almost one ton per year. Most of this waste is deposited in municipal solid waste landfills. As this landfilled waste decomposes (a process that may take 30 years or more), it produces landfill gas. Landfill gas contributes to the formation of smog and poses an explosion hazard if uncontrolled. Furthermore, because ...


  • DEFRA carbon initiatives break ground

    Say what you like about their propensity for acronyms, but the British have also made significant strides forward in the arena of climate change recently. To better approach the situation, they combined DEFRA and BERR within the DECC and then proceeded to make a significant step forward with the first issue of legally binding legislation within a national carbon trading scheme.There has been a ...


    By Verisae

  • The trouble with angels: carbon capture and storage hurdles and solutions

    This article examines the challenges to commercial deployment of carbon capture and storage using geologic sequestration. The authors argue that CCS will never become a reality without early federal investment in research and development, a uniform federal regulatory framework, and a framework to address the currently unknown and unquantifiable liabilities. They suggest a model similar to the ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • The commercial deployment of carbon capture and storage technology

    One of the most significant impediments to a carbon dioxide capture and storage industry is not technical but legal-managing liabilities associated with the long-term geologic storage of carbon dioxide in reservoirs, particularly deep saline. There is no dedicated regulatory regime in place at either the federal or state level for capture and ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Carbon-intensive stock prices fall as tax looms

    Several companies identified by Trucost as most exposed to carbon liabilities in South Africa have seen their share prices fall, after the Treasury announced that a carbon tax will start in 2015. ...


    By Trucost Plc

  • 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 ...


  • Legislation: The New Directive on the Geological Storage of Carbon Dioxide

    Keywords: climate change, emissions trading, carbon capture, carbon transport, carbon storage, environ mental liability INTRODUCTION Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is a controversial response to climate change, described variously as a 'magic bullet';1 'an uncomfortable but necessary option';2 'an expensive distraction';3 and a 'false hope'.4 The Directive on ...


  • Long-term viability of carbon capture and storage in a European context

    There is much discussion concerning the question whether Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is a sustainable climate change mitigation option. An even more debated topic is currently whether it is affordable and economically viable on the long term. Different legal frameworks at different levels around the globe seek to provide incentives for CCS technology. This article focuses on two core aspects ...

  • Is $0 your best guess? - Many companies do not yet factor in a price for carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions into their corporate planning.

    Emerging climate change policy regimes and evolving greenhouse gas (GHG) markets are increasingly important for corporate decision-makers around the world. Readers of Environmental Finance, of course, do not need to be convinced of the sheer magnitude of voluntary and mandatory climate change initiatives being discussed at national and international levels.  And few observers believe that ...

  • Determining CRC reporting requirements

    All organizations must now establish, evaluate and prioritize their carbon reduction liabilities and get ready to participate in the CRC. It is estimated that some 5,000 organizations in the UK will be required to do so. The Carbon Reduction Commitment is a mandatory emissions trading scheme and will come into effect by the summer of 2010. Indeed, organizations that will be affected by the scope ...


    By Verisae

  • The Gorgon project: legal and policy issues

    IntroductionOn 14 September 2009, Australia’s largest commercial carbon capture and storage (CCS) project, the Gorgon Joint Venture (GJV), was approved by the Western Australian Government. While the GJV is being undertaken in a legal and regulatory framework which is project specific rather than part of a fully integrated domestic legal framework, Gorgon itself is an integrated CCS project ...

  • 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 ...

  • Index of Authors: Environmental Law Review 11 (2009)

    Abbot, Carolyn, The Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008 38 Bogojevic, Sanja, The EU ETS Directive Revised: Yet Another Stepping Stone 279 Bradshaw, Carrie, Trie New Directive on the Geological Storage of Carbon Dioxide 196 Cadcll, Richard, Of Mussels and Marinas: The Menai Mussels 286 Clayton, Nigel, Equator Principles and Social Rights: ...


  • Driving sustainable investment decision making

    We help investors understand the economic consequences of natural capital dependency in order to identify risk and opportunity from growing natural resource pressures and increasing environmental regulation Natural capital liabilities such as carbon, water, resource dependency, pollutants and waste are threatening the ability of our natural ecosystems to deliver economic growth. The impact is ...


    By Trucost Plc

  • The Plasma Processing of Steel Plant Wastes

    ABSTRACT: Electric arc furnace (EAF) dusts, have been successfully treated in plasma-fired carbothermic reduction furnaces to recover metal values. Although the technology is equally applicable across the range from plain carbon to stainless steels, historically, it is the latter that has been the more commercially successful. Because the plasma heat source is independent of process chemistry, ...

  • Environmental risk assessment of a closed industrial landfill

    Client: Waste Management Industry Location: Closed landfill, Warwickshire, UK Services: Hydrogeological risk assessment and Closed landfill support Issues: Potential risk to groundwater and surface water, environment and human health. Gaps in available data for closed landfill site. Summary: ESI ...

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