carbon regulation Articles

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 Accruent

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Verisk 3E

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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+

  • 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

  • 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

  • EPA`s proposed underground injection control regulations

    As the drivers for global climate change become better understood by scientists, politicians, industry, and the public, there is growing consensus that action should be taken to limit atmospheric emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases (GHGs). Even as wind, solar, nuclear, biofuels, and other alternative energy sources become increasingly important, the United States will ...

  • Asymmetric Regulation of Identical Polluters in Oligopoly Models

    Studies of optimal second-best environmental regulation of identical polluting agents have invariably ignored potentially welfare-improving asymmetric regulation by imposing equal regulatory treatment of identical firms at the outset. Yet, cost asymmetry between oligopoly firms may well give rise to private as well as social gains. A trade-off is demonstrated for the regulator, between private ...


    By Springer

  • 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 SERIES

  • Carbon Footprint of electronic products

    Calculating the carbon footprint of electronic products with life cycle assessment. This whitepaper introduces a methodological approach for calculating the product carbon footprint considering industry-specific challenges and characteristics. The methodology is based on the extensive knowledge and experience of LCA practitioners. It enables and ...


    By thinkstep

  • Carbon Footprint of electronic products

    Calculating the carbon footprint of electronic products with life cycle assessment. This whitepaper introduces a methodological approach for calculating the product carbon footprint considering industry-specific challenges and characteristics. The methodology is based on the extensive knowledge and experience of LCA practitioners. It enables and simplifies the calculation of ...


    By thinkstep

  • Regulatory challenges for financial and carbon markets

    The controversy about how financial derivatives markets are to be regulated that has been opened up by the credit crunch is in many ways parallel to the widening debate over regulation of carbon markets. Both markets involve hitherto untried attempts at commodification: in the case of the financial markets, commodification of an unprecedented range of uncertainties, and in the case of the carbon ...

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