carbon market compliance Articles

  • China readies national carbon market to fight climate change

    BEIJING (AP) - At first, the numbers and company names flashing on a big board in Beijing's financial district suggest a booming market. A closer look indicates otherwise: The scrolling list rotates the same dozen or so trades, all from last year. The lights from the Beijing Environment Exchange - one of seven pilot markets in China for trading carbon - raises ...


    By Associated Press

  • Carbon Funds, How They Work

    It could be said that when the average man on the street hears about a new Environmental Fund or Climate Change Funds its easy to imaging the observer visualizing a member of Greenpeace flogging and IPO prospectus on Wall Street. Perhaps destined to be a most undersubscribed offering.In reality many of these carbon fund raisings are employing tried-and-true investment principals such as: ...

  • Forests for Carbon: Exploring forest carbon offsets in the U.S. South

    Southern U.S. forests remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store it in the form of carbon in leaves, roots, branches, trunks, soil, and woody debris and other plant litter through a process known as “carbon sequestration.” Through this process, southern forests and other woodlands play a role in regulating Earth’s climate and moderating the effects of global climate ...

  • UK Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC)

    Energy Efficiency Reduction Bill a Benchmark for Others?The pressure has been growing on individual companies, producers and emitters of greenhouse gases to try and restrict the output. Up until this time, it has been voluntary to report carbon emissions but legal initiatives are now underway to make this mandatory. A carbon reduction bill has already been put in place in the UK and may soon come ...


    By Verisae

  • Rise in flights will outweigh carbon cuts

    The aviation industry insists that it is making only a tiny contribution to global warming, with just 2% of global carbon dioxide emissions coming from its aircraft. The problem is the speed at which aviation itself is growing. One aircraft builder believes the number of planes in service in 2011 will have doubled by 2031. Whatever ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Achieving the benefits of carbon trading: It`s all in the design

    The global carbon market is real and growing rapidly. The World Bank reported that the market grew in 2006 to reach US$30 billion and that the value of carbon credits being bought and sold nearly tripled in 2006 from 2005 levels. For 2007, indications are that this rapid pace of growth has continued, driven by regulations at the national level under the Kyoto Protocol, at the corporate level ...

  • Managing carbon emissions: understanding the UK landscape

    Ensuring the development of low-carbon generation and the regulation of greenhouse gas production is one of the many priorities for UK government. As such, several policies have been introduced to help manage greenhouse gas levels, including the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) and the Smart Grid Forum. The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • Carbon Labelling: Impacting the Entire Supply Chain

    Carbon labeling is likely to be a powerful tool for informing consumers about the climate impacts of their  purchasing decisions, but generating and interpreting the data for an accurate  label is not without its challenges. Enhesa’s August 2011 webinar, attended by  over 200 EHS professionals, explored the potential effect of carbon labeling throughout  the entire ...

  • 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 SERIES

  • Kinder Morgan delivers on EHS compliance, transparency and accountability for operational excellence

    Kinder Morgan prides itself on being a different kind of energy company. As one of the largest pipeline transportation and energy storage providers in North America – with 37,000 miles of pipelines and 180 terminals to transport and store energy products such as natural gas, refined petroleum products, crude oil, ethanol, coal and carbon dioxide (CO2) – Kinder Morgan is committed to ...


    By IHS Markit

  • Maximum carbon intensity limitations and the agreement on technical barriers to trade

    Emission of greenhouse gases is a global problem. Any nation seeking to restrict such emissions by its manufacturers should avoid putting them at a disadvantage in world and domestic markets where they are likely to compete with producers that do not bear the cost of emission controls. One approach being considered in the United States would be adoption of technical regulations limiting the ...

  • Global Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Legislation Invigorate the EHS Software Market

    Are Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions an environmental management/sustainability issue or a business issue? It depends upon whom you ask—scientists and engineers or corporate executives. No matter the answer, anticipation of a new "carbon ecoomy" has ignited the environment, health & safety (EHS) software market. Lexicon Systems, LLC founder Jill Barson Gilbert interviewed executives ...


    By Lexicon Systems, LLC

  • Locus and Overhoff to Offer Real Time Tritium Monitoring and Compliance Software at Nuclear Facilities

    Locus Technologies (Locus), the industry leader in web-based environmental compliance and information management software, and Overhoff Technology Corporation, the world's leader in the design and manufacture of Tritium monitors and radiation monitoring systems, have partnered to offer a complete Tritium monitoring solution for the nuclear industry using Overhoff's Tritium instrumentation and ...


    By Technical Associates

  • CenterPoint Energy Streamlines GHG Management to Meet New Regulatory Compliance, Voluntary Reporting Goals

    CenterPoint Energy, Inc., headquartered in Houston, Texas, is a domestic energy delivery company that includes electric transmission & distribution, natural gas distribution, competitive natural gas sales and services, interstate pipelines and field services operations. Since its launch as a stand-alone company in 2002, the company has been committed to the highest-quality energy delivery, ...


    By IHS Markit

  • 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

  • US Carbon Emissions Down 7 Percent in 4 Years: Even Bigger Drops Coming

    Between 2007 and 2011, carbon emissions from coal use in the United States dropped 10 percent. During the same period, emissions from oil use dropped 11 percent. In contrast, carbon emissions from natural gas use increased by 6 percent. The net effect of these trends was that U.S. carbon emissions dropped 7 percent in four years. And this is only the beginning. Graph on U.S. Energy-Related ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Securitising risk and the clean development mechanism

    Delivery risk is central to pricing carbon offsets, but has been the focus of limited attention in the carbon markets. At the same time, remote regions and promising technologies – desperate for investment – have been underserved by the carbon markets. This paper proposes that the current policy objectives and functions of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) be expanded to include arrangements ...

  • Overview of the climate action reserve: opportunities for landfill operators

    There is an active and growing market for carbon credits in the U.S., and landfill owners/ operators need to be aware of the opportunities that this may present for their businesses. Though we do not yet have a nationwide cap-and-trade system, there is an active voluntary market for carbon credits (millions of dollars and millions of credits were traded in 2009) and momentum is gaining behind ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Suspension of Eligibility to Use of the Kyoto Flexible Mechanisms: A Review of Substantive Issues (Part 2)

    This article assesses a vital aspect of the flexible mechanisms of the Kyoto Protocol: the rules governing participation in the carbon market created by these mechanisms, and the effects of non-compliance with applicable legal provisions. Part one of this two-part article described the flexible mechanisms of the Kyoto Protocol with a view to rules on market access, participation and eligibility. ...

  • On the up

    The global carbon markets traded an estimated € 92 billion worth of carbon credits in 2008. 4.9 billion t of CO2 equivalent (CO2e) of greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions changed hands under the various international, regional, national and sub-national carbon trading schemes that together make up the global carbon marketplace. These figures demonstrate the phenomenal expansion and maturation of the ...

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