carbon market information Articles

  • Wind Energy Production Estimates: Moving Beyond Time Averages

    No need to be a statistician to see that averages are often useful to compare different things. And yet, they often fall short as a true measure of performance. For instance, we use averages to compare the current weather against the climate normals or to get a sense of how our favorite sport team or player is doing. Team (player) statistics are a concise way of combining the scores from many ...


    By AWS Truepower, LLC

  • Transnational aspects of a linked carbon market

    As greenhouse gas emissions trading systems emerge worldwide, the prospect of linking these systems has increasing economic appeal. However, there are a number of, practical and political considerations to take into account which may in many cases outweigh this theoretical attractiveness. There are also several legal instruments and approaches that can be used to link schemes ranging, from the ...

  • MANAGING GREENHOUSE GASES IN THE DEVELOPING CARBON MARKETS

    Introduction On February 16, 2005, the Kyoto Protocol entered into force following Russia’s ratification after a lengthy period of uncertainty. Although the US and Australia have stated that they will not ratify the Protocol, here, too, there are initiatives by state governments and by the private sector to reducegreenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Firms are now faced with important strategic ...


    By ENVIRON

  • Offset the carbon emissions of your marketing programs

    You can reduce and reuse as much as you can, but the reality is, it’s next to impossible to have a zero carbon footprint in a marketing department. That’s why most eco-minded businesses buy carbon offsets. What are carbon offsets? According to the David Suzuki Foundation, “a carbon offset is an emission reduction credit from another organization’s project that results in less carbon dioxide or ...


  • Voluntary carbon market is fast becoming big business

    If anyone had doubts about the importance of the voluntary carbon market they would certainly have been overcome by the announcement last month by Merrill Lynch of a new carbon offset service to assist businesses to reduce emissions through voluntary offsets. In partnership with ICF International, Merrill Lynch’s new Green and Gold initiative is the latest in a series of moves by major financial ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Carbon footprint, benchmarks - ZBD

    ZBD’s electronic point of purchase (EPOP) device is an electronic price and information display designed as a replacement for paper labels. Its primary target market is in environments where retailers can gain sales and reduce waste by amending prices frequently, such as delicatessen counters and on other perishable items, or where prices and promotions need regular change to reflect a ...


    By Greenstone

  • Product carbon footprint guide

    With complex supply chains, extensive outsourcing, and frequent product revisions, the electronics industry has long believed that collecting supply chain emission information is prohibitively expensive. But as industry leaders are proving, creating a carbon footprint for any electronic device can be not just fast and cost-effective, but essential to a competing in tomorrow’s market. Instead of ...


    By thinkstep

  • Developing a Carbon Strategy

    Business leaders are being barraged with ‘facts’ about climate change.  With so much information and so little history, executives are trying to examine the problem and make critical decisions that will have the most significant ramifications on the future of their organization. Within some sectors, these decisions could prove to be the most important of their tenure. Organizations of all ...


  • Corporations and Carbon Pricing

    Think liberals and environmental hipsters are leading the way on carbon pricing? Think again. According to a report just published by nonprofit environmental information organization CDP, hundreds of corporate giants, including Dow Chemical, ExxonMobil and Bank of America, are already including carbon pricing in business decisions — and many ...


    By Ensia

  • The Changing Carbon Management Landscape

    How far we have come, key trends, and what the future holds Over the last decade, the carbon management landscape for companies has changed dramatically. Today, the business drivers for managing carbon are much clearer, and there are many examples of companies that are gaining business value by managing the risks and opportunities associated with climate change. Although much uncertainty ...

  • Carbon Disclosure Project

    The 155 Signatories to the Carbon Disclosure Project’s third information request (CDP3) represent over $21 trillion in assets, a doubling from CDP2 (95 investors with $10 trillion in 2004) and quadruple that of CDP1 (35 investors with $4.5 trillion in 2003). This increased interest from the investment community, coupled with a record high 71% disclosure rate to the CDP information request sent to ...


  • Succeeding in a carbon-constrained world

    The author details the inevitability of a stronger U.S. climate change policy, the increasing business leadership on climate issues, the factors that influence corporate climate strategies, and the effective business strategies that address climate change. Although it may yet be several years before the United States enacts greenhouse gas (GHG) regulation, a profound transformation is beginning ...


    By AHC Group

  • Carbon cap and boom?

    If we try to reduce greenhouse gases, the economy will take a hit, according to conventional wisdom. The Energy Information Administration bolstered the notion this week by reporting that energy prices would rise for the average US family by $142 in 2020 and $583 in 2030 under the House cap and trade bill passed in late June. Steven Chu, US energy secretary, tried to soften the blow by saying ...

  • A prescription for lower carbon medicine

    How pharmaceutical companies can keep up with the shifting trend towards reducing carbon emission beyond their direct organisational control. Regulation, efficiency and reputation have encouraged many organisations to consider how they can measure and reduce carbon emissions in their own businesses. The agenda, however, is now shifting towards the wider ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Worldwide Activated Carbon Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 13.3% from 2014 to 2020: Grand View Research, Inc

    The global market for activated carbon is expected to reach USD 5,305.0 million by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Increasing activated carbon applications for mercury removal in coal-fired power plants, coupled with MATS regulatory standards set by the EPA and similar regulations by REACH is expected to drive activated carbon demand over the next six years. ...


  • A massive market failure

    When Nicholas Stern, former chief economist at the World Bank, released his ground-breaking study in late 2006 on the future costs of climate change, he talked about a massive market failure. He was referring to the failure of the market to incorporate the climate change costs of burning fossil fuels. The costs, he said, would be measured in the trillions of dollars. The difference between the ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Getting the Market to Tell the Truth

    Moving the global economy off its current decline-and-collapse path depends on reaching four goals: stabilizing climate, stabilizing population, eradicating poverty, and restoring the economy’s natural support systems. These goals--comprising what the Earth Policy Institute calls “Plan B” to save civilization--are mutually dependent. All are essential to feeding the ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • The risks and opportunities in starting a carbon trading firm within the carbon marketplace

    This paper looks at the viability of starting a carbon trading firm in Australia, based on the understanding and nature of carbon trading and its acceptance and implementation in the economy. The main function of the firm is to work as a broker on behalf of organisations or individuals for buying and selling carbon credits. A broad overview of the evolution of the carbon trading market and the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • FMI carbon calculator (case study)

    Executive Summary Given the heightened priority of corporate sustainability, Verisae is positioned well to enable organizations to establish a carbon footprint baseline, outline energy management options, and provide a comprehensive corporate sustainability action plans. Verisae delivered information the FMI Sustainability Task Force valuable carbon baseline information and “what-if ...


    By Verisae

  • Why The Carbon Reduction Label For Wine?

     If you’ve continued to read past that title you are more than likely already familiar with terms such as: “climate change”, “carbon economy”, “global warming”, “carbon accounting”, “carbon neutrality”. I’m going to assume you have a passable understanding of the subject, issues and principles because ...


    By Aura Sustainability

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