greenhouse gas Articles

  • Greenhouse Gas Verification Programme

    Greenhouse Gas verification programme in the aluminum industry 1. BUSINESS CHALLENGE Over the past decade, the aluminum companies operating in Quebec have voluntarily achieved significant reductions in their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.  In 2002, the Aluminum Association of Canada and the Government of Quebec signed a covenant to voluntarily reduce an additional 200,000 tons of GHG ...


    By EEM Inc.

  • WMO Greenhouse gas bulletin

    The latest analysis of data from the WMO-GAW Global Greenhouse Gas Monitoring Network, a comprehensive network of the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS), shows that the globally averaged mixing ratios of carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O) have reached new highs in 2007 with CO2 at 383.1 ppm, CH4 at 1789 ppb and N2O at 320.9 ppb. These values are higher than those in ...

  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions Control

    Most of the time, people think about Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions with carbon dioxide, which is the most common of the GHGs. While fairly typical, carbon dioxide isn’t the only GHG U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates.  Since EPA has begun regulating GHG emissions under its Clean Air Act authority, sources of emissions from others may require add-on air pollution ...

  • Suddenly greenhouse gas regulations

    FROM a whisper to a scream, from 0 to 60 in 4 seconds or less, whether you prefer music metaphors or car metaphors, all of a sudden it seems that regulation of greenhouse gases (GHGs) is about to descend upon us. My reading list on the plane today includes the new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency GHG reporting requirements, a draft protocol from the California Climate Action Registry (CCAR) ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • New Greenhouse Gas Standards

    The D.C. District Court recently upheld the decision allowing EPA to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. This white paper provides you background on the decision, what it means for you, and how to keep your plant compliant. Catalytic Products International will continue to stay abreast of these sweeping changes and we’ll continue to keep you informed. As EPA gears up to begin regulation of ...

  • World Greenhouse Gas Emissions in 2005

    World Greenhouse Gas Emissions in 2005 is a comprehensive view of global, anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The chart in this working paper is an updated version of the original chart, which appeared in Navigating the Numbers: Greenhouse Gas Data and International Climate Policy (WRI, ...

  • 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.

  • Greenhouse gas emission trends and projections 2005

    Projections show that the pre-2004 EU Member States (EU-15) could cut their total emissions to 9.3% below 1990 levels by 2010 with a combination of existing domestic policies and measures already implemented, additional policies and measures currently being planned and the use of credits from emissions-saving projects in third countries through the Kyoto Protocol's 'flexible mechanisms'. Thus the ...

  • WRI 2010 Organizational Greenhouse Gas Inventory

    WRI’s 2010 inventory revealed emissions of 4,309 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (mt CO2e). This is 2.3 times the 2009 inventory of 1,326 mt CO2e. This increase is mainly attributed to the inclusion of scope 3 accounting, based on WRI’s recently published ...

  • Greenhouse gas reporting in the ethylene manufacturing sector

    Abstract The Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Mandatory Reporting Rule (MRR), codified in Part 98 of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations, requires numerous manufacturing sectors including ethylene manufacturing plants in the U.S. to report actual GHG emissions from applicable facilities starting with reporting year 2010. This paper describes the types of GHG emission sources at ethylene ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Legal developments related to greenhouse gas emissions

    The prospects for new regulations on greenhouse gas emissions have evolved from a possibility to an inevitability, according to the authors of this article. They say the greatest potential for new regulations on greenhouse gas emissions is emerging from existing laws--most particularly, the Clean Air Act. The authors, noting that state regulatory efforts and successes in the courts have set the ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Economic damage control for greenhouse gas emissions

    Future emissions of trace gases are intrinsically linked to economic growth and abatement policies, which in turn, are governed by expectations of greenhouse damages. Trace gas indices that depend upon future emissions can be calculated either on the basis of emissions scenarios, such as those devised by the IPCC, or using optimal control techniques where the trade-off between damages and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Understanding The Requirements of the Greenhouse Gas Inventory Verification

    An introduction to the Greenhouse Gas Inventory specification requirements. It is a discussion about the structure of the ISO 14064 standard and the global application for GHG inventories and projects. This document provides an introduction to the Greenhouse Gas Inventory specification requirements. It is not intended to be a full explanation of the validation and verification standards, the ...


    By SGS

  • How to compile a greenhouse gas emissions registry

    With the federal government debating the best way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on a national scale, policymakers must also address the need to collect the emissions data necessary to ensure the success of US climate change policies. The first step in reducing emissions is to measure them. Without accurate and complete data on the sources of emissions and the amount they emit, the success of ...

  • The changing picture of greenhouse gas reporting for landfills

    With the implementation of Federal Mandatory Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reporting in 2010, landfill owners can find themselves subject to GHG reporting regulations at the federal level, and in some cases, also at the state or local level. This article will review the Federal Mandatory Reporting Rule (MRR) requirements for municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills subject to mandatory reporting under 40 ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • 2011 Greenhouse Gas Inventory and Sustainability Report

    In order to mitigate the worst impacts of climate change, the world must reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions enough to keep global average temperature rise to 2°C above pre-industrial levels. WRI aims to do its part by curbing its own emissions. As WRI’s global staff and presence has expanded in recent years, we have seen a rise in our emissions. Our Fiscal Year 2011 (Oct. 2010 ...

  • Comprehensive analysis of greenhouse gas emissions in Hungary

    This paper overviews the anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions in Hungary in the period 1985–95. The emissions have been determined and reported according to the IPCC methodologies. The emissions of greenhouse gases decreased until 1994, basically as a result of the economic recession. Hungary has chosen the yearly average emission level of 1985–87 as the base level. In 1994, greenhouse gas ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The cost to Australia of reducing greenhouse gas emissions

    Australia has a particular interest in the greenhouse issue and control of greenhouse gas emissions. Although the economy is reliant on energy-intensive industries, Australia has been one of those countries prepared to make substantial commitments to reducing emissions. This paper describes the potential impact on Australia of the cost of these commitments, with a particular focus on ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Linking greenhouse gas markets around the world

    Shortly after the publication of the ISO 14064 standards for greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting and verification in March 2006, the climate change sector embraced these policy-neutral tools, developed by 175 experts from around the world between 2002 and 2006. The relevance of ISO 14064 is witnessed by its adoption (with modifications in some cases) or recommendation by leading GHG programs and ...


    By ClimateCHECK

  • Greenhouse Gas Inventories and Wastewater Treatment Plants

    ABSTRACT A greenhouse gas inventory identifies the sources and quantities of GHG emissions from a facility or a larger organization. Several best practice standards exist that provide guidance for conducting GHG inventories for industrial facilities like a WWTP. Key considerations in a WWTP GHG inventory will include emissions associated with thefacility’s energy use as well as methane ...

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