emissions allowance Articles

  • Zero Waste, Zero Releases, Zero Emissions: Dupont

     Background DuPont is a large global chemical company - employing 100,000 people with 200 manufacturing sites in 40 countries. Since its founding in the US in 1802 DuPont has been committed to safety excellence, with a philosophy that all accidents are preventable. This commitment has delivered a safety record 40 times better than the US industry average. DuPont is now ...


  • Greenhouse Gas Emission Trends and Projections in Europe

    Untitled Document Abstract The actual and projected progress (by 2010) of the EU and candidate countries towards reaching their targets under the Kyoto ...

  • Emission of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) at a waterfall in a sewer: study of main factors affecting H2S emission and modeling approaches

    Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) represents one of the main odorant gases emitted from sewer networks. A mathematical model can be a fast and low-cost tool for estimating its emission. This study investigates two approaches to modeling H2S gas transfer at a waterfall in a discharge manhole. The first approach is based on an adaptation of oxygen models for H2S emission at a waterfall and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • End-user GHG emissions from energy: Reallocation of emissions from energy industries to end users 2005…-2010

    The objective of this report (1) is to help improve the understanding of past greenhouse gas (GHG) emission trends in the energy sector from the demand or end.user side. To do this, the report develops a methodology to redistribute emissions from energy industries to the final users (by sector) of that energy. This reallocation is done on the basis of Eurostat's energy balances and GHG ...

  • California explores a state-wide cap-and-trade system for air emissions

    Stakeholders were given the opportunity to provide specific technical input concerning various elements of the program design that may become part of the Assembly Bill (AB) 32 Scoping Plan. AB 32 includes specific criteria that the Californian Air Resources Board (ARB) must consider before using market-based measures to implement AB 32, and ARB will evaluate a possible cap-and-trade system ...

  • Harmonising equity and efficiency in allocating global post-Kyoto GHG emissions

    In this paper, a non-parametric efficiency analysis approach is presented for determining Greenhouse Gases (GHG) tradable emissions allowances for all countries. The approach has two steps: expansion and contraction. In the expansion step and given its population, each country is projected on the efficient frontier and a maximum GDP and associated energy and GHG emissions levels are computed. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Benchmarking air emissions of the 100 largest electric power producers in the US

    This report examines and compares the air pollutant emissions of the 100 largest power producers in the US based on 2006 plant ownership and emissions data. Table ES.1 lists the 100 largest power producers featured in this report ranked by their total electricity generation from fossil fuel, nuclear, and renewable energy facilities. These producers include public and private entities ...


    By Ceres

  • The Kyoto Protocol: Understanding what it means to enterprise carbon emissions management

    The Kyoto Protocol is an international agreement that was created out of the non-binding United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The UNFCCC is an international treaty that was created to encourage participating countries to stabilize the level of greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the earth's atmosphere. It was created out of the UN “Earth Summit” in Rio De Jeneiro in 1992. As the ...


    By Verisae

  • Questions and answers on the proposal to revise the EU emissions trading system (EU ETS)

    1. Why has the Commission proposed today a revision of EU ETS? The European Commission has presented a legislative proposal to revise the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) in line with the 2030 climate and energy policy framework agreed by the EU leaders in October 2014. The proposal is an integral part of the work on achieving a resilient Energy Union with a forward-looking climate ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • Harmonizing Emissions: A case for clean air, carbon reduction and economic growth

    At the Air and Waste Management Associations (A&WMA) meeting on April 2-3, 2008, in Washington DC, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) expressed the need for harmonization between whatever carbon reduction policy is adopted by the United States with existing pollution emission regulations under the Clean Air Act (CAA). The goal of this harmonization is to allow industry to reduce greenhouse ...


  • Hurricane and ReCyclone® systems for emission control and value added product recovery

    The development of high efficiency Hurricane and ReCyclone® systems allows their application either for emission control or value-added product recovery. The purpose of this paper is to present not only the performance of these systems, but also a model to predict in a more realistic way the collection efficiency of a gas cyclone with or without partial recirculation. Some ...

  • Hydrogen Sulfide Continuous Emission Monitoring of Odor Control Systems

    ABSTRACT This paper discusses the use of the Sycamore Continuous Emissions Monitor (CEM) for monitoring Hydrogen Sulfide Gas concentrations within odor control systems. The CEM is configurable as a single, two or three point system and can measure from 5 ppb to 2 PPM, 0.1 – 20 PPM, and 0 – 200 PPM and is designed for monitoring of scrubbers, carbon adsorbers, biofilters and biotrickling ...

  • EU emissions trading scheme to bring small carbon savings

    EU emissions trading scheme to bring small carbon savings Campaign group call for tighter caps on carbon emissions covered by the ETS in Europe each year. A new report by carbon emissions trading campaign group Sandbag predicts that the five year period of the EU’s emissions trading scheme (ETS) ending in 2012 is set to deliver carbon savings of less than a third of 1% of total carbon ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Dynamic modelling of transient emissions and concentrations from traffic in street canyons

    In the EU 5th framework project DECADE (2001–2003), a new methodology has been developed to calculate in detail the engine power required to drive a given vehicle over any particular route. It includes the rapidly changing (transient) demands placed on the engine, an area that has proved an obstacle to accurate simulations in the past. Together with the associated speed profiles, the actual power ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Larger trucks can bring vast cuts in carbon emissions

    New study claims 2-metres larger trucks can save the UK 3.2 tonnes of carbon emissions per year. Larger trucks could help to save carbon emissions and reduce traffic congestion, proving to be better for the environment. This was the conclusion of a study conducted for the government by UK logistics giant Wincanton, one of Europe's largest transport companies. The new report says that ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Impact of CO2 Emission Trading Schemes on Residual Waste Management

    ABSTRACT The EU-Emission trading scheme (ETS) in its current design hardly affects residual waste management directly: methane from landfill-sites is not included although it is one of the “Green-House-Gases” (GHG) of the Kyoto Protocol, CO2-emissions from waste incineration plants are generally exempted from the regulation of the directive and emissions from combustion of landfill-site gas can ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • An approach for road air emissions calculation: Portuguese case-study

    A methodology to estimate road transportation emissions was developed with the main objective of improving emission estimates for those pollutants that are most dependent on the vehicle class and abatement technology. Emissions were estimated with a detailed level of disaggregation allowing the evaluation of measures aiming key source groups rather than road traffic in general. Those measures ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • World emissions and economic growth: application of non-parametric methods

    The Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC) hypothesises an inverse U-shaped relationship between a measure of environmental pollution and per capita income levels. In this study, we apply non-parametric estimation of local polynomial regression (local quadratic fitting) to allow more flexibility in local estimation. This study uses a larger and globally representative sample of many local and global ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Modeling Tip: Using Hourly Emission File Editor in BREEZE AERMOD

    BREEZE AERMOD includes numerous time-saving tools to help with setting up a modeling run. One of these tools is the Hourly Emission File Editor. This modeling tip explains how to use that tool to easily use refined hourly emission rate data in your AERMOD runs. AERMOD offers many options for capturing the variability of emission rates and other source parameters. Emission rates can be varied by ...

  • Interview: how to charge firms for CO2 emissions without it costing jobs

    Charging companies for CO2 emissions can be a great way of encouraging them to become cleaner, but also risks pushing them to move production to somewhere with lower environmental standards. The European Commission aims to prevent the practice known as carbon leakage by continuing to give some allowances away for free. Bas Eickhout proposed to block this decision, saying many industries can ...


    By European Parliament

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