carbon regulation Articles

  • Do You Need a Microfiltration or Ultrafiltration Membrane System for Your Plant?

    Determining whether or not an industrial plant needs a microfiltration (MF) and/or ultrafiltration (UF) membrane system isn’t always as straightforward as it seems. While these systems are not essential for every industrial process, when thoughtfully implemented within an intake, process, or waste stream, they can go a long way in improving a facility’s efficiency and/or cutting ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • Sustainable Biorefineries: An Important Research Topic

    In recent years, substantial steps into the transition towards a biobased economy have been taken in order to reduce the reliance on imported oil and the emission of greenhouse gases.  As far as Europe is concerned, Sweden, home to theEUBCE 2017 in Stockholm, has been very successful in decoupling GHG emissions from economic growth: from 2000 to 2012, ...

  • Optimizing Wind and Solar Power in Africa

    Editor's Note: The following is a news release authored by Julie Chao and issued by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory on April 5, 2017 To meet skyrocketing demand for electricity, African countries may have to triple their energy output by 2030. While hydropower and fossil fuel power plants are favored approaches in some quarters, a new assessment by the Department of Energy’s Lawrence ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Regulating carbon capture and storage in the European union: An economic and legal analysis

    Capture of CO2 produced during electricity and heat generation and its subsequent geological storage is receiving increased attention in the discussion about emission reductions. This commentary discusses the importance of temporal and spatial system boundaries for competition among different CO2 abatement options in the context of the European Emission Trading Scheme. Referring to the recent ...

  • Comparing policy, regulations and institutions for geological disposal of radioactive waste and carbon dioxide

    This paper compares the policy, regulatory and institutional (PRI) settings of Radioactive Waste (RW) and Carbon Dioxide (CO2) disposal for selected countries. This comparison is premised on the following arguments: (a) the policy/political acceptance of nuclear power and coal power with Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technology to redress the climate change challenge will ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Building owners need to be concerned about carbon dioxide regulations

    This article examines EPA's Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for regulating carbon dioxide and the potential impact it may have on commercial property owners. The author suggests the time is ripe for property owners to evaluate the operations of their buildings to identify steps they might take to minimize the effect of any such regulation. In the near future, the author says, it may not be ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Carbon emissions - carbon formula

    Carbon emissions represent an increasing and potentially significant cost for business.  The case that carbon measurement and reporting systems can help organisations make significant reductions ...


    By Greenstone

  • A strategy to address the CRC regulations

    An organization can initiate immediate action by deciding whether to implement voluntary automated meter reading and thus qualify for what is termed an early action metric. This will help in determining a position in the first year league table and will also receive recognition in subsequent tables thereafter. As no organization exists within a vacuum, every action and inaction has repercussions ...


    By Verisae

  • Suddenly greenhouse gas regulations

    FROM a whisper to a scream, from 0 to 60 in 4 seconds or less, whether you prefer music metaphors or car metaphors, all of a sudden it seems that regulation of greenhouse gases (GHGs) is about to descend upon us. My reading list on the plane today includes the new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency GHG reporting requirements, a draft protocol from the California Climate Action Registry (CCAR) ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • The shifting sands of GHG regulation

    So far this year, there have been significant developments on U.S. climate change policy, including movement toward mandatory reporting and regulation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at the federal level via either a cap-and-trade program or possibly existing Clean Air Act mechanisms. While the specifics are still uncertain regarding how these regulatory developments and legislative actions ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Reducing the Economic Friction of Regulation

    Last month, we looked at two distinctly different bioenergy business models that are merging. Energy profit centers and waste cost-recovery facilities are learning the benefits of each other's business model. The resulting projects generate maximum revenue with lower production costs. The same kind of business model duality occurs in biomass energy regulation. There are more than two kinds of ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Count that carbon

    Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is a significant effort that requires a great deal of planning and implementation, but tracking and reporting this reduction is a whole other process that many California companies are now being required to do. Two thousand and nine marks the first year of required emissions reporting under California’s groundbreaking Assembly Bill 32 (AB 32), part of the ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Education, regulations to drive green innovation

    “Green washing,” politics and changing regulations are hot button issues for the green industry, experts said during a Daily Transcript executive roundtable. With many companies claiming to offer “green” products and no central source of regulated information, consumers are often left with little information. The California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE) recently ...


    By 3E Company

  • Do environmental regulations harm competitiveness?

    Environmental regulations only reduce productivity and employment by a small amount, and can boost economic growth by encouraging innovation by businesses, according to a report published last months by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • An Overview of the F-Gas Regulation Proposals

    By now you should have an appreciation of F-Gas regulations and what it means to you. But in case you don’t, here’s a quick overview in relation to leak detection. Why have the F-Gas regulations come into force? Fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-Gases) are potent greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming and are sometimes referred to as High ...


    By a1-cbiss

  • Smart energy needs smarter regulation

    As Europe’s smart energy community looks forward to coming together at European Utility Week (EUW) 2016 in Barcelona later this year, Global Smart Grid Federation’s Ronnie Belmans looks at how energy regulation could be refocused to the benefit of the industry and consumers. A recent survey of EUW’s Advisory Board Members revealed that almost 70 per cent of them thought that ...


    By Synergy Events

  • Nano Regulation and the New U.S. Congress

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxic Substances (OPPT) and Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) were both active with regard to nanoscale materials regulation and policy in 2010.  The new year is expected to see comparable activity. The big unknown is whether the change in leadership in the U.S. Congress' House of Representatives will slow ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Carbon Disclosure Project

    Risks and OpportunitiesThe primary risks posed by climate change can be grouped into four categories: Physical risks such as asset damage and project delays resulting from the increasing number of extreme weather events;  Regulatory risks resulting from tightening national and international regulations designed to curtail greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions; ...


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