greenhouse gas verification 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Understanding GHG verification requirements

    Many organizations are required to report greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to the U.S. EPA mandated by the Mandatory Reporting Rule (MRR). Effective December 29, 2009, large sources and suppliers in the United States will begin collecting data on January 1, 2010 and report GHG emissions to EPA by March 31, 2011. Similar to the EPA MRR, many states also have mandatory reporting requirements. The map ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • 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

  • Understanding GHG verification requirements

    Many organizations are required to report greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to the U.S. EPA mandated by the Mandatory Reporting Rule (MRR).  Effective December 29, 2009, large sources and suppliers in the United States will begin collecting data on January 1, 2010 and report GHG emissions to EPA by March 31, 2011.  Similar to the EPA MRR, many states also have mandatory reporting requirements.  The ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Greenhouse Gas Accounting Framework for Carbon Capture and Storage Projects

    Foreword Meeting the global challenge to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and avoid dangerous climate impacts requires deploying a portfolio of emission reduction technologies. We must both commit to broad and deep efficiencies in the way our societies’ consume energy and to significant increases in power supplies from low carbon energy sources. At the same time, it ...

  • Designing Greenhouse Gas Reporting Systems: learning from existing programs

    Summary Businesses measure their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for a variety of reasons—to assess their climate change risks and opportunities; to respond to demands from consumers, investors, and other stakeholders to access carbon markets; and to comply with government regulations. GHG emissions reporting programs offer a platform for companies and facilities to capture this information ...

  • 3 Beginning steps to designing a national greenhouse gas reporting program

    A number of programs that require businesses to report their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions have emerged in the past decade at the regional, national, and sub-national levels. Most of these programs operate in developed countries, but some developing countries are also showing an interest in adopting mandatory emissions disclosure programs. ...

  • Study on the Monitoring and Measurement of Greenhouse Gas Emissions at Plant level within the context of the Kyoto Mechanisms

    The purpose of this study is to define the systems for monitoring, reporting and verifying greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions covered by a European Union greenhouse gas cap-and-trade programme. The European trading programme is discussed in the Commission's green paper on emissions trading, which used as inputs reports prepared by FIELD and CCAP under a trading system design project sponsored in 1999 ...

  • Climate Change Verification Comes Of Age: ISO 14064

    Since the mid 90’s SGS has been providing Greenhouse Gas Verification services for our clients, and now, with the rise in prominence of Climate Change and the release of ISO 14064, this service is coming into its prime. SGS is accredited for, and active in, all the credible schemes around the globe. From Kyoto Projects to the EU Emissions Trading Scheme, from the California Climate Action ...


    By SGS North America Inc

  • Verification of an alternative sludge treatment process for pathogen reduction at two wastewater treatment plants in Victoria, Australia

    At South East Water wastewater treatment plants (WwTPs) in Victoria, Australia, biosolids are stockpiled for three years in compliance with the State guidelines to achieve the highest pathogen reduction grade (T1), suitable for unrestricted use in agriculture and landscaping. However, extended stockpiling is costly, may increase odour nuisance and greenhouse gas emissions, and reduces the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Energy efficiency and emission reduction of TPM, PM2.5, and SO2 from natural gas and fuel oil fired boiler exhausts

    Fully 8% of all of Canada’s energy consumption occurs in gas and fuel oil fired boilers in commercial and institutional facilities1, with proportional amounts of greenhouse gases, particulate matter, and other pollutants. Recently particulate matter, and in particular that smaller than 2.5 microns (PM2.5) has garnered specific attention due to attributed health effects as demonstrated by ...

  • Major Waste Company

    Location: Multiple Sites Project Start Date: 2009 Element Markets works with one of North America’s largest solid waste management companies to produce GHG offsets at several of its landfill sites across the U.S. Our client has voluntarily installed gas collection and destruction equipment at these landfills to create the carbon offset projects, and Element ...


    By Element Markets LLC

  • Measurements and Standards to Support Increased Energy Efficiency and Reduced Environmental Impact

    “The world is facing twin energy-related threats: that of not having adequate and secure supplies of energy at affordable prices and that of environmental harm caused by consuming too much of it.” Daniel Hecker, economist, Bureau of Labor Statistics, July 2005 Buildings in the U.S. consume 72 percent of all electrical energy produced in this country. Emissions associated with ...

  • Overview of the climate action reserve: opportunities for landfill operators

    There is an active and growing market for carbon credits in the U.S., and landfill owners/ operators need to be aware of the opportunities that this may present for their businesses. Though we do not yet have a nationwide cap-and-trade system, there is an active voluntary market for carbon credits (millions of dollars and millions of credits were traded in 2009) and momentum is gaining behind ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Staff spotlight: atmospheric chemist addresses California air quality issues

    With over a decade of experience addressing West Coast air quality issues, Dr. Charles Lee, Managing Consultant in Trinity’s Irvine, California office, is a valuable resource on air quality, greenhouse gas (GHG), and risk related issues such as permitting requirements, air quality monitoring, source testing, auditing, GHG verifications, and health risk assessments. Dr. Lee is particularly ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Sector no lose targets in the context of a post-2012 climate agreement

    This article analyzes the issues that must be addressed to develop a viable sector no lose target option in the context of a post-2012 international climate regime. It will explain the concept and the challenges that need to be overcome for sector no lose targets to make a contribution to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change objective of stabilizing greenhouse gas ...

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