emissions inventory data calculation Articles

  • Building a GHG emissions calculation tool case study

    Challenge: A multinational manufacturer requested assistance from Antea Group's Global Corporate Consultancy to calculate GHG emissions from its more than 60 worldwide facilities, including locations in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and South America. The manufacturer planned to publish its first Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) oriented sustainability report, and requested support in ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • 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

  • Inventory of US greenhouse gas emissions and sinks: 1990 – 2006

    An emissions inventory that identifies and quantifies a country's primary anthropogenic sources and sinks of greenhouse gases is essential for addressing climate change. This inventory adheres to both 1) a comprehensive and detailed set of methodologies for estimating sources and sinks of anthropogenic greenhouse gases, and 2) a common and consistent mechanism that enables Parties to the United ...

  • Annual European Community LRTAP Convention Emission Inventory report 1990–2005

    This is the annual European Community Long‑range Transboundary Air Pollution (LRTAP) Convention Emission Inventory report. The report, and its accompanying data, are provided by the European Commission (on behalf of the European Community), as an official submission to the secretariat for the Executive Body of the LRTAP Convention. Under the LRTAP Convention, Parties are requested to report ...

  • `Greenhouse Gas Emissions: A Case Study of Development of Data Collection Tool,` presented at the 2007 U.S. EPA International Emissions Inventory Conference

    Abstract The absence of federal greenhouse gas (GHG) regulation in the United States has not diminished the importance of businesses assessing their impact on global climate change. Growing concern among shareholder and investor groups has motivated many organizations to quantify their greenhouse (GHG) emissions and commit to GHG reductions. Accurate quantification and detailed documentation ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • EMEP/EEA air pollutant emission inventory guidebook 2016

    1 Guidebook Introduction 1.1 Introduction The joint EMEP (1)/EEA Air Pollutant Emission Inventory Guidebook (the 'Guidebook'), following the 'Guidelines for Reporting Emissions and Projections Data' under the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (LRTAP) (2), provides concise guidance on how ...

  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions: A Case Study of Development of Data Collection Tool

    Abstract The absence of federal greenhouse gas (GHG) regulation in the United States has not diminished the importance of businesses assessing their impact on global climate change. Growing concern among shareholder and investor groups has motivated many organizations to quantify their greenhouse (GHG) emissions and commit to GHG reductions. Accurate quantification and detailed documentation of ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Approximated EU GHG inventory: proxy GHG estimates for 2013

    Objective of the report This report provides estimates of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the European Union (EU) and its Member States for the year 2013, covering the full GHG inventory (all sectors, except land use, land‑use change and forestry (LULUCF), and all gases). These estimates are also referred to as approximated ('proxy') estimates or inventories in this report as they ...

  • 33 cities test new framework for community-scale greenhouse gas inventories

    A growing number of countries and companies now measure and manage their emissions through greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories. Cities, however, lack a common framework for tracking their own emissions—until now. Thirty-three cities and communities from around the world started pilot testing the Global Protocol ...

  • For the first time, a common framework for cities’ greenhouse gas inventories

    “You cannot manage what you cannot measure” is a well-known adage for business, and the phrase is increasingly relevant for cities. In the past decade, many cities have ...

  • Approximated EU GHG inventory: proxy GHG estimates for 2014

    Objective of the report This report provides estimates of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the European Union (EU) and its Member States for the year 2014, covering the full GHG inventory (all sectors, except land use, landuse change and forestry (LULUCF), and all gases). These estimates are also referred to as approximated ('proxy') estimates or inventories in this report as they cover ...

  • Perspectives on greenhouse gas emission estimates based on Australian wastewater treatment plant operating data

    Primary operating data were collected from forty-six wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) located across three states within Australia. The size range of plants was indicatively from 500 to 900,000 person equivalents. Direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions were calculated using a mass balance approach and default emission factors, based on Australia's National Greenhouse Energy ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Ahold emissions baseline (case study)

    Executive Summary Verisae helped Ahold develop an understanding not only of Ahold’s direct emissions impact, but also the impact of the supply chain and consumers. Ahold worked with a number of external consultants Arthur D Little, DHV, ERM and Verisae to analyze the information and develop goals and targets in the area of climate action. Company Profile Ahold ...


    By Verisae

  • When companies track their climate emissions

    Voluntary greenhouse gas accounting has become common in the private sector, but is it helping? Ten years ago, as part of a sustainability initiative, Walmart decided to take a look at its greenhouse gas emissions. The retail giant not only tallied up the carbon footprint of its trucking fleet and supersize stores, it also set out to quantify the greenhouse gas emissions associated with ...


    By Ensia

  • Use of n-Fold Cross-Validation to Evaluate Three Methods to Calculate Heavy Truck Annual Average Daily Traffic and Vehicle Miles Traveled

    ABSTRACTReliable estimates of heavy-truck volumes in the United States are important in a number of transportation applications including pavement design and management, traffic safety, and traffic operations. Additionally, because heavy vehicles emit pollutants at much higher rates than passenger vehicles, reliable volume estimates are critical to computing accurate inventories of on-road ...

  • Regulator designed to help reduce manufacturers` emissions

    Actio Corporation, a provider of softwarefor supply chain materials information management and environmental compliance hasreleased the latest version of Actio Regulator -- an on-demand software productwhich can be used by manufacturers to calculate chemical inventory, usage,emissions, chemical mixtures, scrap and waste, as well as incoming and outgoingdistribution volumes. According to Actio, ...


    By Actio Corporation

  • European Union CO2 emissions: different accounting perspectives

    The aim of this technical report is to explain to a wider audience the concepts and methodologies behind different air emission accounting perspectives and the resulting emissions data at the EU level. In brief, there are three of these different accounting perspectives: territorial, production and consumption. Three perspectives on air emissions The territorial ...

  • Different emission estimates produced by EU bodies/institutions

    EU GHG inventory submission to UNFCCC (EEA and DG Climate Action) The European Union (EU), as a party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), reports annually on greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories for the years 1990 to X-2 (i.e. two years before the current year1) and within the area covered by its Member States. The legal basis for the compilation of the ...

  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Hydroelectric Dams: Reply to Rosa Et al

    Ever since my first estimate indicating high emissions of greenhouse gases from Amazonian dams (Fearnside, 1995), Luis Pinguelli Rosa and coworkers have effectively made a career of trying to prove me wrong. However, the longer this debate goes on and the more information that becomes available, the greater the impacts are found to be. The latest attack (Rosa et al., 2005) serves to illustrate a ...


    By Springer

  • Laser gas detector systems for greenhouse gas emissions monitoring

    Two types of portable laser based gas detector for measuring emissions of the greenhouse gases carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) from oil and gas operations are described. A scanning open path detector was developed within a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the USEPA. This system scans multiple paths across an area source in rapid succession, enabling calculation ...


    By Boreal Laser Inc.

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