ghg emissions reduction Articles

  • Uncertainties Pervade GHG Emission Reduction Projects

    James Wintergreen and Elizabeth Delaney outline the difficulties encountered in assessing the likely quantity and value of emission reductions from a potential CDM ...

  • The jobs impact of GHG reduction strategies in the USA

    This paper estimates the economic and jobs impact of the USA displacing 1.2 billion tons of carbon emissions annually by 2030 using energy efficiency and renewable energy. We assess the technologies deployed, their costs, and the necessary time frames. We then estimate the job impacts of the policy and find that it will generate more than 4.5 million net jobs. We disaggregate the jobs created by ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Why did GHG emissions decrease in the EU in 2012?

    Total GHG emissions (excluding LULUCF) in the EU decreased again in 2012, reaching its lowest level since 1990. This continued the trend of emission reductions, which started in 2004. In line with EEA predictions last year2 GHG emissions between 2011 and 2012 decreased by 1.3 % in the EU28 and by 0.8 % in the EU-15. Figure 1 shows total greenhouse gas emissions in the period 1990–2012, both ...

  • It`s not just YOUR GHG emissions anymore!

    As has been discussed in previous Environmental News for You, climate change, sustainability, and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are topics that differ in many ways from traditional environmental or air programs that we deal with, such as: Less concern about point source emissions; No concern about exact locations of ground-level impacts and health effects; Reduction in fuel use ...


  • Dietary effect on GHG emissions is hard to swallow

    The news is enough to make climate campaigners choke on their high-fibre breakfast cereal: if Americans adopted the dietary guidelines suggested by their own Department of Agriculture, greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) would actually go up by 12%. And even if Americans did what dietary ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) generation and energy consumption in wastewater treatment plants

    Greenhouse gas (GHG) emission and energy consumption by on-site and off-site sources were estimated in two different wastewater treatment plants that used physical–chemical or biological processes for the removal of contaminants, and an anaerobic digester for sludge treatment. Physical–chemical treatment processes were used in the treatment plant of a locomotive repair factory that ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • How to define additionality in relation to greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions

    Companies that have facilities which use refrigeration and air-conditioning systems or heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems have to measure changes which are imposed upon them due to greenhouse gas emissions. Additionality is a measure which compares the level of emissions prior to implementation with the levels after a greenhouse gas reduction project has been introduced. ...


    By Verisae

  • Implement Science based GHG reduction targets using four simple levers

    Antea Group has caught a view onto the horizon and what we see coming is a concerted effort on the part of businesses to take responsibility for their GHG emissions. An important step towards realizing this vision is establishing ambitious science based targets for reduction to 2020 and beyond.   What Are Science Based Targets? Until now greenhouse gas ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • 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

  • Emissions reductions under The Waxman-Markey discussion draft

    This analysis provides an assessment of reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that could be achieved by the measures contained in the Waxman-Markey Discussion Draft (WM-DD) released on March 31, ...

  • GHG Reporting Rule

    G 6.1 | Requirements and Developments in Environmental and Carbon Reporting and Disclosure John Fillo | Senior Engineer, Sentech, ...

  • Energy-efficient options: techno-economic potential for mitigating GHG emissions

    This paper discusses the techno-economic potential of various energy-efficient options for mitigating greenhouse gas emissions for a period of 20 years, i.e. 1996-2015. For each option, the peak demand reduction, the energy savings and the costs of installing the options are estimated in various sectors, viz., industrial, residential, agricultural and commercial, in India. These options have been ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Why did GHG emissions decrease in the EU between 1990 and 2012?

    Total GHG emissions (excluding LULUCF) in the EU decreased substantially since 1990, reaching their lowest level in 2012. The EU emitted 4,544 million tonnes of CO2 eq. in 2012, accounting for less than 10% of global GHG emissions1. Figure 1 shows total greenhouse gas emissions in the period 1990– 2012, both in the EU-15 (which is collectively a party to the Kyoto Protocol) and in the ...

  • The UK and the US could help improve Canada’s GHG emissions forecasting

    A new NRTEE report on international best practices provides insight on how best to address some of Canada’s challenges in forecasting greenhouse gas emissions reductions accruing from federal climate policies and programs. The study points to the U.K. and the U.S. as having overall best practices in their approach to emissions forecasting with key lessons that can be applied to the Canadian ...


  • 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

  • Prediction of energy consumption of passenger transportation and GHG emissions in Jordan

    In this paper, the structure of the Jordanian transport sector is analysed with focus on passenger cars, which represent 65% of total vehicles and responsible for almost all of the national gasoline fuel demand. In order to achieve the objectives of this study, an empirical model is developed based on multivariate linear regression analysis to identify key drivers that influence gasoline ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • New standards for tracking GHG Emissions from Policies and Goals

    With the latest round of global climate negotiations at an end, ...

  • Nitrogen Trifluoride now required in GHG protocol greenhouse gas emissions inventories

    Scientific understanding of the chemicals that contribute to climate change is constantly improving. So, too, is the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHGP), as we work to keep abreast of such advances and ensure that they are reflected in our tools and standards. One recent example concerns the greenhouse gas (GHG) nitrogen trifluoride (NF3), a chemical that is released ...

  • EPA plans to make greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reporting mandatory

    Mandatory carbon (CO2) emissions reporting is more important than ever as the United States works with facilities to reduce substances known to adversely affect air quality, the climate, and lead to global warming. Most of the known matter that is destroying the earth’s ozone layer and contributing to global warming is derived from manmade compounds and chemicals with high global warming ...


    By Verisae

  • 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 ...

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