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  • Carbon Offsets

    In the 21st century, achieving 100% carbon neutrality can be a daunting task. Simple activities such as watching television, sending an email message, cooking and making a phone call all produce carbon emissions. Carbon offsets offer an alternative to reducing emissions by enabling individuals and businesses to compensate for their carbon emissions by purchasing credits which offset their ...


    By BSC Sustainability Services

  • 2010 Olympics can be carbon neutral

    The 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games could achieve carbon neutrality through a comprehensive greenhouse gas management plan that includes the use of carbon offsets, notes the David Suzuki Foundation in a report released on January 24. The report, Meeting the Challenge: A Carbon Neutral 2010 Winter Games Discussion Paper, was commissioned by the Vancouver Organizing Committee (VANOC), ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...


  • Carbon tax a sensible first step, but for how long: Australia

    The Carbon Tax is a good first step in addressing Australia's high carbon emissions but we really need to introduce the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) in 2015 for the carbon price to be an effective pollution deterrent according to one of Australia's most senior economists. "Many economists agree that carbon pricing is the most efficient method of reducing greenhouse gases, and that the carbon ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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) ...

  • 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

  • Reduce carbon and energy cost with Building Energy Management Systems

    Building Energy Management Systems can achieve the cost and carbon saving benefits businesses are seeking. One of the most efficient methods of reducing energy consumption is a Building Energy Management System (BEMS), yet many organisations overlook BEMS  in their energy efficiency plans because of ...


    By ENER-G

  • 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 ...

  • Green Urban Infrastructure: Assessing Potential Ecosystem Services in Urban Cities

    Cities all over the world are currently experiencing climate change caused by rapidly increasing atmospheric greenhouse gases (GHGs). Fortunately, cities may mitigate GHG concentrations by incorporating vegetation into green urban infrastructure (GUI) to develop parks, green roofs, waterways, and other structures. For example, plants sequester carbon (C) by removing atmospheric ...


    By Climate Institute

  • Study shows online consumers want environmentally friendly options

    Reducing the carbon footprint of what we buy isn’t easy, but the opportunity for impact is substantial: In the United States, producing and delivering consumer purchases releases twice as much carbon into the atmosphere as home energy use and personal travel. By gathering and sharing information on carbon emissions associated with their products, companies can make environmentally friendly ...


    By Ensia

  • Basin Electric - wind and waste heat

    Location: Waste Heat Recovery projects in Culbertson, MT and Garvin, MN – Wind Projects Located in South Dakota and North Dakota Project Start Dates: 2009 – 2011 Element Markets is helping Chevrolet meet its CO2 reduction goal, and simultaneously helping a large Midwest power cooperative earn revenues needed to support its clean energy projects. This ...


    By Element Markets LLC

  • Tackling remediation emissions

    Organisations commissioning regeneration projects now have the option to substantially reduce the carbon emissions associated with any remediation project, while offsetting the remaining carbon impact of these works, says Joe Teer, operations director of QDS. QDS introduced a carbon neutral remediation (CNR) service earlier this year triggered at this particular time by the fact ...


    By Newzeye Ltd

  • Bringing ecosystem markets to scale in the Southern United States

    For the most part, Ecosystem Markets still linger in the early stages of development. There is much more theoretical work to be done to set up environmental credit markets, including carbon offsets and payments for watershed services. But more pilot projects can also help these markets evolve and show how they might work in the real world. Development pressures in the U.S. South often mean ...

  • Wigan Infirmary Expected to Save Over £48,000 a Year Following Installation of GEM Steam Traps

    The Royal Albert Edward Infirmary in Wigan, better known as Wigan Infirmary, anticipates it will avoid spending £48,847 per annum in fuel and maintenance costs following the installation of Thermal Energy International’s GEM venturi orifice steam traps. A total of 157 GEM steam traps have been installed throughout Wigan Infirmary’s site providing the hospital with a projected ...

  • Greenhouse gas protocol product life cycle accounting and reporting standard

    The GHG Protocol Product Life Cycle Accounting and Reporting Standard (referred to as the Product Standard) provides requirements and guidance for companies and other organizations to quantify and publicly report an inventory of GHG emissions and removals associated with a specific product. The primary goal of this standard is to provide a general framework for companies to make informed choices ...

  • Figuring out how to go green without going crazy

    Utilities worry about a lot of things, such as keeping the lights on, earning a return for investors, and making regulators and customers happy with their service.   Now there is a new worry: How can they protect customers from what one utility refers to as “mental fatigue?”   In this particular case, the utility raises the issue as it prepares to invite ...

  • Can the Internet save the planet?

    Last October, environmentally conscious Netheads everywhere got some excellent news. The pervasive use of broadband Internet connections and the tools and practices they enable could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by some 1 billion tons over the next decade, according to the American Consumer Institute. Widespread adoption of broadband in the United States alone would cut energy use by the ...


  • UK Climate Mission to China

    As part of its ongoing work with China on the environment, BSI recently took part in a unique mission organized by the DTI in the UK. The Climate Change Projects Office (CCPO) of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in the UK organized a recent mission to China in support of accessing project development resources for Chinese “Clean Development ...


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