greenhouse gas emissions allowance Articles

  • Legislation Note: The EU greenhouse gas emission allowance trading directive

    INTRODUCTION This note is designed to provide an insight into Directive 2003/87/EC of 13 October 2003 establishing a scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading within the Community and amending Council Directive 96/61/EC.1 Since 1992, when the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was adopted, greenhouse gas emissions and their possible adverse effect on the ...


  • Allocation of greenhouse gas allowances in the United States – A northeastern example

    The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) initiated the first regional greenhouse gas emissions trading system in the United States. This cap-and-trade program will begin on 1 January 2009 and will include sources from the electricity generating sector. To date, 10 northeastern states have committed themselves to participating, and each state is currently developing laws and regulations to ...

  • Greenhouse Gas Emission Trends and Projections in Europe

    Untitled Document Abstract The actual and projected progress (by 2010) of the EU and candidate countries towards reaching their targets under the Kyoto ...

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • Case-study - Improving monitoring, reporting and verification of greenhouse gas emissions

    Greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories are used by businesses, governments and members of the public as they provide levels of allowable carbon emissions and details of how emissions can be reduced. Some industrial sectors have high uncertainties in their MRV results which presents a barrier to carbon dioxide reductions. MRV Sector aims to improve and increase the accuracy of monitoring techniques in ...


    By Climate-KIC

  • Greenhouse gas emissions from sludge treatment reed beds

    Sludge treatment reed bed systems (STRBs) are considered as an alternative technology for surplus sludge treatment. Organic matter is decomposed by various microbial reactions, resulting in gases such as CO2 and CH4 emitting into the atmosphere. The aim of this study is to investigate gas emission from STRBs. The static transparent chamber was adopted to measure gas emission; it allows ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...


  • Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions Data, Now Available by Smart Phone

    “Big data” has never been bigger. New tools—such as satellites, cloud computing, and other technological upgrades—are fueling a “data revolution,” allowing researchers to analyze the world in ways they’ve ...

  • 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

  • Clearing the Air: Reducing upstream Greenhouse Gas Emissions from U.S. Natural Gas Systems

    Key findings: 1) Fugitive methane emissions from natural gas systems represent a significant source of global warming pollution in the U.S. Reductions in methane emissions are urgently needed as part of the broader effort to slow the rate of global temperature rise. 2) Cutting methane leakage rates from natural gas systems to less than 1 percent of total production would ensure that the climate ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • GreenWare`s Greenhouse Gas Performance Software.

    In December 1997, member countries of the United Nations reached agreement to reduce their total greenhouse gas emissions under the Kyoto Protocol. By 2005, all member countries will have to report on their progress. Such international action reflects the immediate need to tackle the issue of greenhouse gas emissions and their impact on climate change. As the world looks to the new millennium, ...


  • Composting generates cash for greenhouse gas benefits

    Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) recently finalized an initiative to develop a protocol for issuing offsets to projects that avoid greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through composting or other similar approaches. This article explores the development of the new protocol, reviews its key attributes and describes how an entity can earn tradable credits for its GHG mitigation project. In 1992, the U.S. ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • 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

  • IHS is Ready to Help Companies Address Emerging EPA Regulations for Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    IHS software, content is foundation for successful carbon management program ENGLEWOOD, Colo.  (December, 8, 2009) – IHS Inc., (NYSE: IHS) a leading global source of critical information and insight, today announced that it is fully prepared to assist companies with the development and implementation of ...


    By IHS

  • Local emissions trading in developing countries as a transitional strategy toward international greenhouse gas trading: a Beijing example

    As is the case in most developing countries, China relies on command-and-control regulation to control air pollution. While it has instituted a modest air pollution levy system in the past 20 years for emissions in excess of standards, the effect on emission levels has been minimal. This paper focuses on how to use emissions trading as a policy instrument to achieve cost-effective reductions in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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