climate change audit Articles

  • Zero touch energy audit: Will it change the game?

    What new energy efficiency technologies will change the game? I’d like to use this space on occasion to explore that question and get your feedback on companies that I profile. This week’s company is FirstFuel Software, which it appears could make the conventional energy building audit go the way of the  ...


    By Energy Efficiency Markets

  • Climate Change Verification Comes Of Age: ISO 14064

    Since the mid 90’s SGS has been providing Greenhouse Gas Verification services for our clients, and now, with the rise in prominence of Climate Change and the release of ISO 14064, this service is coming into its prime. SGS is accredited for, and active in, all the credible schemes around the globe. From Kyoto Projects to the EU Emissions Trading Scheme, from the California Climate Action ...


    By SGS North America Inc

  • Paris Climate Change Agreement: What next?

    The Paris Climate Change Agreement took a huge leap forward on 3 September when the world's two biggest economies and emitters of greenhouse gases – the USA and China – announced that they would formally ratify the accord. This brings hope that the deal will be concluded this year. It also piles pressure on the UK to swiftly formalise its commitment to a contract it shaped ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • Opinion: Implementing Climate Change Policy For Agriculture – What Role For The Law?

    Identifying instruments to implement climate change adaptation and mitigation policy has become a pressing issue both for environmental law and for environmental lawyers. We have seen the beginnings of a legislative approach (and an innovative one at that) in the UK with the Climate Change Act of 2008. The 2008 Act initially set 'legally binding targets' for carbon dioxide reduction from 1990 ...


  • U.S. securities and exchange commission issues guidance - when companies must report climate change risks

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) finally put years of public outcry and speculation to rest with the release of an interpretive guidance document explaining how publicly traded companies are expected to assess and disclose business risks associated with climate change. The Commission voted 3-2 in favor of the guidance document that formally explains when, and to what extent, ...

  • Africa Analysis: Regional climate plan deserves support

    A new southern African climate plan is impressive, but needs more funding if it is to plug the continent's data gap, writes Linda Nordling. Africa's rain-fed agriculture and high poverty levels mean it can’t roll with the punches of an unpredictable climate. But detailed studies on how ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Guidelines for identifying business risks and opportunities arising from ecosystem change

    Ecosystems provide businesses with numerous benefits or “ecosystem services.” Forests supply timber and wood fiber, purify water, regulate climate, and yield genetic resources. River systems provide freshwater, power, and recreation. Coastal wetlands filter waste, mitigate floods, and serve as nurseries for commercial fisheries. However, human activities are rapidly degrading these and other ...

  • Greater Expectations: 3 Actions for Companies to Take on Climate Policy

    A region that collectively represents the fifth-largest economy in the world recently launched a new effort to address climate change—with the backing of business. The premier of British Columbia and governors from California, Oregon, and Washington state announced a collaborative ...

  • Is 6 Percent The World’s Most Important Number?

    In his latest book “The Big Pivot: Radically Practical Strategies for a Hotter, Scarcer, and More Open World,” green business guru Andrew Winston writes, “the six-percent-per-year target ...


    By Ensia

  • Why carbon management software is so crucial nowadays

    The new carbon and energy management software enables companies to effectively monitor and manage carbon emissions, as a crucial indicator of business performance. A new type of software for enterprise carbon and energy management (ECEM), is enabling companies to monitor, manage, and report corporate carbon emissions, as well as the energy consumption which is their principal source.With an ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Direct Energy case study

    Since January 2007, e3 has supported Direct Energy with their carbon strategies. This has included the completion of their 2007 and 2008 GHG inventory for North America along with a comprehensive carbon reduction program. Direct Energy and their parent company Centrica have established a leadership position on climate change. They have invested in low and zero carbon power generation and offer ...


    By e3 Solutions Inc.

  • Aquator case study

    Severn Trent Water Provision of specialist modelling and support services for Aquator Hydro-Logic has been appointed by Severn Trent Water to provide a range of support services for Aquator modelling. Aquator is a generalised water resource simulation system that is used by Severn Trent Water ...


    By Hydro-Logic Services

  • A river system modelling platform for Murray-Darling Basin, Australia

    Global climate change and local development make water supply one of the most vulnerable sectors in Australia. The Australian government has therefore commissioned a series of projects to evaluate water availability and the sustainable use of water resources in Australia. This paper discusses a river system modelling platform that has been used in some of these nationally significant projects. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Obama, energy efficiency & accountability

    Not once, but twice President Obama mentioned the importance of energy efficiency in his state of the union address January 27. His support for the resource is no surprise; his administration has channeled $20 billion toward energy savings programs. Obama made clear that going into his second year his support will not waver.“I know that there are those who disagree with the overwhelming ...


    By Energy Efficiency Markets

  • Green existing buildings is easier (and cheaper) than you think

    Commercial, industrial, institutional, and residential buildings are the most significant users of energy in the United States. Almost 70% of all generated electricity and about 12% of available potable water goes to support use and occupancy of buildings. Buildings play a major role in the quality of life for the 307 million people who go in and out of them every day and have a significant ...

  • Manufacturers see competitive advantage from energy & carbon reductions

    With operations in the US, UK, Australia, Canada, France, Brazil, Argentina and other global regions, Becker Underwood creates and produces specialty bio- agronomic and colorant products for turf management, agriculture, seed treatment, wood recycling, aquaculture, vegetation management, forestry, structural pest control and many other industries. As a global enterprise serving clients in these ...


  • Latin America Analysis: Environmental policy and deforestation

    When it comes to the environment, there is no dialogue between civil society, the scientific community, government and parliament, says Carla Almeida. In a year that was marked by bad news on the environmental front — the polar ice caps melting at an increasing rate, the decline in biodiversity, the failure to reach agreement on climate change, amongst other things — the ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Using your EMS to improve energy efficiency

    Why an EMS Approach? With increased pressure to address energy and climate change issues, many organizations are leveraging their environmental management system (EMS) as an important mechanism for implementing energy efficiency initiatives. This phenomenon is not entirely new. The EMS approach has frequently been used across a broad array of sectors to facilitate energy improvements. But ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • CRC puts big responsibility on Financial Directors

    Inaccuracy in reported carbon emissions could be fined more aggressively under the CRC scheme, reports Envido. Financial Directors are now on the front line of ensuring their companies are prepared for the Carbon Reduction Commitment. From April 2010, the CRC will create a direct link between many companies' carbon emissions and their bottom line. By 2010, the UK government had promised to reduce ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Multi-billion dollar global manufacturer

    Headline: Carbonetworks helps leading manufacturing firm Becker Underwood gain a strategic advantage from carbon and energy management. With operations in the US, UK, Australia, Canada, France, Brazil, Argentina and other global regions, Becker Underwood creates and produces specialty bio- agronomic and colorant products for turf management, agriculture, seed treatment, wood recycling, ...


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