emissions trading scheme verification Articles

  • Legislation Note: Emissions Trading in the United Kingdom: The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme (Amendment) and National Emissions Inventory Regulations 2005 and the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Regulations 2005

    A greenhouse gas emissions trading scheme is an arrangement in which allowances to emit such gases, usually measured in tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent, are allocated to industrial plant and recorded in a central register. The emissions of greenhouse gas from that plant are then measured, in accordance with protocols, and reported to a central authority at regular intervals. At the end of a ...


  • Emissions Trading - Ontario sets out emissions trading plans

    Canadian province of Ontario has issued a discussion paper proposing a hybrid emissions trading scheme covering nitrogen oxides and sulphur dioxide. Elisabeth DeMarco examines the plans for a scheme that could form the basis for a wider emissions trading system. Ontario sets out emissions trading plans In late March, the Ontario Ministry of the Environment (MoE) released a policy option paper, ...


  • Understanding GHG verification requirements

    Many organizations are required to report greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to the U.S. EPA mandated by the Mandatory Reporting Rule (MRR). Effective December 29, 2009, large sources and suppliers in the United States will begin collecting data on January 1, 2010 and report GHG emissions to EPA by March 31, 2011. Similar to the EPA MRR, many states also have mandatory reporting requirements. The map ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Understanding GHG verification requirements

    Many organizations are required to report greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to the U.S. EPA mandated by the Mandatory Reporting Rule (MRR).  Effective December 29, 2009, large sources and suppliers in the United States will begin collecting data on January 1, 2010 and report GHG emissions to EPA by March 31, 2011.  Similar to the EPA MRR, many states also have mandatory reporting requirements.  The ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Application of the Emissions Trading Directive by EU Member States

    Member States shall report annually on the application of the Emissions Trading Directive, according to Article 21 of the Directive. The reporting obligation will allow the Commission to continuously follow the implementation of the Directive and provide information for the Commission's review report (under Article 30 of the Directive). This is particularly important for the first set of reports. ...

  • Emissions Trading in China: First Reports from the Field

    When Tianjin launched its carbon emission trading scheme (ETS) on Dec 26th 2013, it became the fifth ETS operating in China, following Shenzhen, Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangdong. Now that five of seven pilots have started trading and the rest are expected to start in 2014, the aggregate of all emissions regulated in China through the seven pilots will be the second largest in the world, following ...

  • 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

  • Launching of ISO 14064 for greenhouse gas accounting and verification

    ISO was preparing to launch its new international greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting and verification standards – the three-part ISO 14064 – when this issue of ISO Management Systems went to press. ISO’s goal in developing the standards is to provide a set of unambiguous and verifiable requirements or specifications to support organizations and proponents of GHG emission reduction projects. When ...


    By CSA Standards

  • 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 ...

  • CSA standards and the climate registry join forces in support of consistent emissions reporting

    As announced in a press release on August 19th 2009, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has recently been established between two of the major players in the Canadian standards and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions industries. Leading Canadian standards-based solutions organization, CSA Standards, and the leading North American GHG registry, The Climate Registry, have come together through the MoU ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Legislation: The EU ETS Directive Revised: Yet Another Stepping Stone

    Keywords: EU Emissions Trading Scheme Directive, emission allowances allocation, single global carbon market, National Allocation Plan, monitoring and verifying emissions, auctions, solidarity mechanism The legislative process of revising the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) Directive1 was rapid. The European Commission set forward its proposal for revision as part of a broader ...


  • Demonstrating advanced environmental management

    Everyone has high expectations when it comes to maintaining the environment. But for Castle Cement, just meeting those expectations wasn't enough. Managing stakeholder expectations is a major challenge for those implementing environmental management systems (EMS). Increased demands for transparency are driving process-based management systems and the rise in public reporting of environmental ...


  • Federal GHG reporting rule proposed

    On March 10, 2009, EPA proposed federal greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting requirements as authorized by the FY08 Omnibus Appropriations Act (H.R. 2794; Public Law 110-161), signed Dec. 26, 2007. EPA developed the rule to collect comprehensive GHG emissions data that can be used to inform EPA and government agencies for future policy decisions. EPA’s rulemaking approach used screening criteria ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • GHG quantification reporting and lifecycle assessment: does one size fit all?

    Corporate and government entities have been developing and reporting greenhouse gas (GHG) emission inventories, some for well over a decade. The basis for developing these inventories has evolved from voluntary mechanisms (e.g., sustainability reports; registries like the DOE 1605(b) or The Climate Registry) to regulatory requirements (e.g., EU Emissions Trading Scheme, US EPA Mandatory Reporting ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • US Climate Policy

    Presented in Track D, at EUEC 2011, January 31, Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, Arizona D1.1   The Fight for Climate Action Continues…the Outlook for Alternative Approaches  Linda Whelan, Senior Director, Energy & Environment Policy, Dynegy  Passage of a federal climate bill ...

  • 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

  • The Changing Carbon Management Landscape

    How far we have come, key trends, and what the future holds Over the last decade, the carbon management landscape for companies has changed dramatically. Today, the business drivers for managing carbon are much clearer, and there are many examples of companies that are gaining business value by managing the risks and opportunities associated with climate change. Although much uncertainty ...

  • Climate change, the new industrial policies and the ways out of the crisis

    At its meeting in Stockholm on 20 - 21 Ocotber 2009, the Executive Committee of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) adopted a Resolution on Climate change, new industrial policies and the ways out of the crisis. Weeks before the negotiations in Copenhagen on an international framework on the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions, we find ourselves confronted by three ...

  • Issues to watch at the Doha climate negotiations (COP 18)

    As the U.N. climate change conference in Doha, Qatar (COP 18) rapidly approaches, the urgency of climate action has never been more evident. Extreme weather has wreaked havoc in many corners of the globe, ...

  • Paving the Way for Corporate Benchmarking in the Waste Sector

    Most of the major players in the waste industry have begun publishing environmental performance data using a set of indicators developed in a ground-breaking initiative with the Green Alliance. Companies are clear that there are internal and external benefits to be gained from the exercise, but opinion is divided over whether the indicators can be used to compare companies' performance. ...

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