greenhouse gas consulting Articles

  • Greenhouse Gas Reductions from Demand-Side Management

    This paper discusses greenhouse gas reductions gained through demand-side management programs. Demand-side management programs are designed to educate consumers to reduce energy consumption by improving energy efficiency and modifying energy use levels. These programs conducted by utilities result in decreased amounts of greenhouse gas emissions. However, utilities are often restricted from using ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • 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

  • `Managing Greenhouse Gas Emissions,` presented at the 2007 ARIPPA Annual Tech Conference

    Presentation Objective Brief Background on Gr Gas (GhG) emissions Domestic and international policydevelopclimate change Best practices in greenhouse gas inventorying! ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • 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

  • `Greenhouse Gas Reductions from Demand-Side Management,` presented at the 2004 AWMA annual conference

    Abstract This paper discusses greenhouse gas reductions gained through demand-side management programs.  Demand-side management programs are designed to educate consumers to reduce energy consumption by improving energy efficiency and modifying energy use levels. These programs conducted by utilities result in decreased amounts of greenhouse gas emissions.  However, utilities ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • The First Regional Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Assessment for Eight USMC Bases in California and Arizona

    Drivers and Goals of Regional GHG Assessment Driver: April 2007 Supreme Court Decision (Mass. vs. EPA) --ruled that GHGs can be regulated as air pollutants under the CAA Provide a GHG inventory and assessment of all stationary and portable (i.e., non-mobile) sources associated with USMC bases in CA and AZ Determine which facilities are subject to mandatory reporting ...


    By Coto Consulting, Inc.

  • New greenhouse gas accounting tool will help China’s cities pursue low-carbon development

    Low-carbon development has become the core theme of China’s urbanization. In fact, it’s one of the country’s key strategies to achieve its target of reducing carbon intensity by 40-45 percent by 2020. China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) ...

  • Update on greenhouse gas regulations - prepared for the Midwestern food processors association, December 2009

    Outline: I will cover… Introduction/Background on GHGs Mandatory Reporting Rule (MRR) -What Food Processors Need to know Applicability: Am I subject? Timeline: By when? Requirements: What if I am subject? Priorities… Endangerment Finding, Cascading Implications Light Duty Vehicle Rule vs ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Landfills have a huge greenhouse gas problem. Here’s what we can do about it.

    We take out our trash and feel lighter and cleaner. But at the landfill, the food and yard waste that trash contains is decomposing and releasing methane, a greenhouse gas that’s 28 times more potent than carbon dioxide. Landfill gas also contributes to smog, worsening health problems like asthma. Globally, trash released nearly 800 million metric tons (882 million tons) of ...


    By Ensia

  • Preparing for EPA’s mandatory reporting of greenhouse gases rule

    Recent action by the US EPA to finalize the Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases (GHG) Rule means that environmental managers must now seriously examine whether they are fully prepared to address the imminent requirements. This article provides some assistance by summarizing key points regarding the final versus proposed rule, providing clarification on key questions that have arisen since the ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • `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

  • IMS Consulting Europe Partner with CDP for the third year running

    We are delighted to announce that for the third year running, we have been selected as a UK consultancy partner with CDP, the world’s only global natural capital disclosure system. Carbon management, measurement and reporting are very much on the business agenda. Renewing our partnership with CDP will allow companies, ...


    By IMS Consulting (Europe) Ltd

  • The tailoring of greenhouse gases to the clean air act – challenges for PSD and title v permitting ahead?

    In anticipation of the promulgation of Clean Air Act (CAA) regulations to control greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, EPA published the proposed PSD and Title V GHG Tailoring Rule. The proposed GHG Tailoring Rule was published in the Federal Register on October 27, 2009 and has a 60-day public comment period; thus comments are due by December 28, 2009. The proposed GHG Tailoring Rule attempts to ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Landfill pumps for Gas well dewatering - Case Study

    AutoPumps Keep the Power On for Thousands of Florida Homes Waste Management's Springhill Regional Landfill near Campbellton, Florida generates "green" energy by extracting and burning the methane in landfill gas. Its $7 million landfill gas energy (LFGE) plant, with six large Caterpillar engines running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, is capable of producing 4.8 million watts of power. ...

  • Turning a Liability into an Asset: A Landfill Gas-to-Energy Project Development Handbook

    Each person in the United States generates about 4.5 pounds of solid waste per day almost one ton per year. Most of this waste is deposited in municipal solid waste landfills. As this landfilled waste decomposes (a process that may take 30 years or more), it produces landfill gas. Landfill gas contributes to the formation of smog and poses an explosion hazard if uncontrolled. Furthermore, because ...


  • CARIRI campions carbon footprint

    In an effort to increase awareness of greenhouse gas emissions, Cariri (Caribbean Industrial Research Institute) hosted a recent seminar. The forum focused on introducing organisations to the basics of measuring, and ultimately reducing, their greenhouse gas emissions. Two consultants from the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) facilitated the half-day session, which was held at the Cara Suites ...


  • Extensions to the emission trading system in Spain

    Climate change is the subject of debate these days derived from the Copenhagen Summit, where the major commitments and agreements have been discussed. In any case, the commitment within the EU is strong and clear for the immediate future. The commitments to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases within the EU framework have as their main flagship the Emission Trading System (ETS) regime established ...

  • Air Quality Permitting for a New Coal-Fired Power Plant: A Timeline

    The high price of natural gas and alternative fuels has made utility companies take a second look at coal as a cheap, plentiful fuel source. For a greenfield plant considering coal, the environmental considerations are significant but not insurmountable. This article discusses the air quality regulations and permitting requirements that must be addressed, from New Source Review to greenhouse gas ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • TEAM Program Gets SMART with ClimateCHECK

    TEAM is a Canadian government program that supports clean technology projects by providing funding at the pre-commercial stage. Because the program’s mandate limits support to projects that can prove greenhouse gas reductions, TEAM relies on consultants to complete the required GHG project reporting.Reports use the program-specifi c SMART methodology, considered to be the gold standard for GHG ...


    By ClimateCHECK

  • 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

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