greenhouse gas reduction Articles

  • Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction: Capral Aluminium

     Background Capral Aluminium Limited has operations in Australia and New Zealand and is a producer of refined aluminium ingots and supplier of semi-fabricated and fabricated products. Capral is a major exporter of primary aluminium and sheet products to Asia. Capral also runs two aluminium recycling facilities with a total capacity of 70,000 tonnes per year. The Company's vision ...


  • 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 reduction through social inclusion in Brazil

    With the objective to offer contributions to resolve ecological, social and economic problems in Amazonia, Brazil's sustainable production of palm oil legislation has the specific goal of mobilising public administrations, private business, social aid agencies and family farmers with the following overall objectives: create employment and increase income by means of palm cultivation; reforest ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Reduction of greenhouse gases in developing countries

    The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is an arrangement under the Kyoto Protocol allowing industrialized countries with a green house gas reduction commitment (called Annex 1 countries) to invest in projects that reduce emissions of GHGs in developing countries as an alternative to more expensive emission reductions in their own countries. The most important factor of a carbon project is that it ...


  • Greenhouse gas emissions and reduction studies using a portable TDL gas monitor

    Boreal Laser's GasFinder is a portable open path gas monitor based on laser technology. GasFinder is uniquely suitable for studies of greenhouse gas emissions. It is specific to the gas of interest, provides one second response and has a broad dynamic range. GasFinder is permanently calibrated and is very small and light (less than 5kg). Alignment is easy and stable. No on-site electronic tuning ...


    By Boreal Laser Inc.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Voluntary greenhouse gas reduction programs have limited potential

    The set of voluntary GHG programs we reviewed use outreach efforts to recruit program partners and reduce GHG emissions. We found the greatest barriers to participation were the perceived emission reduction costs and reporting requirements. We also found that it is unlikely these voluntary programs can reduce more than 19 percent of the projected 2010 GHG emissions for their industry sectors. ...

  • The reduction of greenhouse gas emissions using various thermal systems in a landfill site

    In this paper, the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from an uncontrolled landfill site filled with Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) are compared with those from controlled sites in which collected Landfill Gases (LFG) are utilised by various technologies. These technologies include flaring, conventional electricity generation technologies such as Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) and Gas Turbine (GT) and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Greenhouse gas reduction as an additional benefit of optimal pump scheduling for water utilities

    Operations Optimisers, and their subset Pump Scheduling Systems for water utilities target load movement from peak to off-peak periods chasing the tariff differential to achieve energy cost savings. Derceto Aquadapt is a holistic solver and also chases energy efficiency improvements achievable from operating pumps at more efficient points on their pump curves. Energy efficiency gains of 6% to 11% ...

  • Energy scenarios in global economic models of greenhouse gas reduction

    The results of economic models of greenhouse gas reduction depend sensitively on the assumptions embedded in the energy scenarios chosen, both for business-as-usual and emission reduction scenarios. In this paper, some of the basic requirements of useful scientific models are reviewed and then, as a case study, applied to the MEGABARE computer model of greenhouse response in the global economy. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • New York releases greenhouse gas emissions reduction plan

    On June 25, 2015, the 2015 New York State Energy Plan was released, outlining a 40 percent reduction in emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) from 1990 to 2030 and an 80 percent reduction by 2050. The aggressive plan would achieve the reduction in GHG emissions through changes to power, transportation, buildings, and industry ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from sewage sludge aerobic compost in China

    Sewage sludge is an important contributor to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and the carbon budget of organic solid waste treatment and disposal. In this case study, total GHG emissions from an auto-control sludge compost system, including direct and indirect emissions and replaceable reduction due to sludge compost being reused as fertilizer, were quantified. The results indicated that no ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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: A Systems Approach

    Untitled Document Engineers have an important role to fulfil as the focus of climate change discussions shifts from policy to implementation. We need to promote rigorous, proven ...

  • The power generation sector's demand for fossil fuels: a quantitative assessment on the viability of carbon fees for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions

    The demand for fossil fuels by Ontario's conventional steam power generation sector is examined in this paper. It is hypothesised that the enactment of a carbon fee policy will induce a change in the relative prices of the three fuels used in this sector (coal, natural gas and heavy fuel oil). This would lead to substantial interfuel substitution and greenhouse gas abatement. The demand share ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Higher EU energy efficiency and renewable energy targets enable greenhouse gas emissions reductions of more than 50% in 2030

    An assessment of greenhouse gas emissions in 2030 associated with a 30% renewable energy target and 30-40% energy efficiency targets. The EU has put forward a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction target of ‘at least’ 40% by 2030, compared to 1990 emissions levels. Current plans1 are to achieve this by reducing energy demand by at least 27%2 and achieving a renewable energy ...


    By Ecofys

  • Determination of greenhouse gas emission reductions from sewage sludge anaerobic digestion in China

    Sewage sludge is a considerable source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emission in the field of organic solid waste treatment and disposal. In this case study, total GHG emissions from sludge anaerobic digestion, including direct and indirect emissions as well as replaceable emission reduction due to biogas being reused instead of natural gas, were quantified respectively. The results indicated that ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Canada's efforts towards greenhouse gas emission reduction: a case study on the limits of voluntary action and subsidies

    Canada has committed internationally to several agreements to limit climate change, most recently by ratifying the Kyoto Protocol in 2002. However, its domestic climate change policy is not reflective of these international commitments. In particular, federal government climate change policy over the last decade has emphasised noncompulsory policies such as voluntarism, information provision, and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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