greenhouse gases emissions Articles

  • Bioenergy and greenhouse gases

    Branches, stalks, and manure are waste no longer; bioenergy is part of the solution to reducing greenhouse-gas emissions. A study released by the Green Power Institute, the Renewable Energy Program of the Pacific Institute, reports that converting forest residues, agricultural and urban biomass waste, and gases from manure and landfills into energy helps reduce our greenhouse-gas emissions and ...


    By Pacific Institute

  • 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 ...


  • Diminishable/removable sources of greenhouse gases

    To the purpose of a balanced, comprehensive approach to reducing and eliminating emissions of greenhouse gases, a list of their diminishable/removable sources has been worked out. This list cannot be complete and the authors expect it to provoke discussion in professional magazines and that this list will be expanded and modified.Keywords: carbon dioxide emissions, greenhouse gas elimination, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Greenhouse Gases-California-Things to Know

    Here are some things to know about California Gov. Jerry Brown's new target for reducing carbon emissions that contribute to climate change. WHAT DO THE NUMBERS MEAN? Brown set a goal for the state to reduce emissions to 40 percent below what they were in 1990. Countries set that year as a benchmark for climate change when they signed on to the U.N. Kyoto Protocol, an ...


    By Associated Press

  • Effects of 17β‐estradiol on emissions of greenhouse gases in simulative natural water body

    Environmental estrogens (EEs) are widely spread across the world and becoming more and more seriously contaminating. This paper studies the influence of different concentrations of 17β‐estradiol (E2) on the emissions of main greenhouse gases (CO2, CH4 and N2O) in simulative systems in order to explore the relationship between EEs pollution and greenhouse gases emissions in natural water bodies ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Reducing Greenhouse Gases from Sewage Solids Incinerators

     ABSTRACT There is increased interest in incineration of sewage solids because of restrictions on land application of sewage solids and increasing concerns about transportation costs and emissions. New installations and upgraded incineration facilities have become more fuel efficient and have incorporated much better air emissions control equipment to reduce air emissions. With the ...

  • How to better manage refrigerant gases in order to reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs)

    Carbon emissions reporting requires detailed monitoring record keeping of emission sources. Reducing a company's CO2 emissions has an impact on climate change. Carbon reporting needs to be approached in a structured organized way. Doing so in this way is known as carbon management. Carbon (CO2) Emissions Reporting: It's the law. In many countries, carbon emissions are required by law to be ...


    By Verisae

  • Monitoring greenhouse gases from biofuel crops

    Global issues such as climate change and energy security have driven rapid growth in renewable energy production - wind, solar, tidal, geothermal, hydro, biofuels etc. However, logically, each of these methods should deliver a net benefit in terms of greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction, so researchers in the United States have employed portable FTIR analysers to study the GHG emissions of biomass ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • MANAGING GREENHOUSE GASES IN THE DEVELOPING CARBON MARKETS

    Introduction On February 16, 2005, the Kyoto Protocol entered into force following Russia’s ratification after a lengthy period of uncertainty. Although the US and Australia have stated that they will not ratify the Protocol, here, too, there are initiatives by state governments and by the private sector to reducegreenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Firms are now faced with important strategic ...


    By ENVIRON

  • 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

  • Energy Savings and the Reduction in the Emission of Greenhouse Gases Resulting From the Use of Foam Plastic Insulation in Refrigerators and Freezers. A Lifecycle Analysis

    The paper presents a case study of the use of foam plastic insulation in refrigerators and freezers from the perspective of the reduction in energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions when compared to insulating materials once used in refrigerators and freezers.The analysis considers the energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions of the manufacture of each insulation as well as the ...


  • Characterization of Fugitive Emissions of Greenhouse Gases from a Wastewater Treatment Plant Using The Radial Plume Mapping Technique

    An existing anaerobic wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) near Bucaramanga, Colombia is being upgraded to include nitrification/denitrification and improvements in capture and recovery of methane. The existing plant utilizes upflow anaerobic sludge blanket (UASB) reactors followed by facultative lagoons. For this project, the UASB reactors will be retrofit to maximize the collection of biogas, and ...

  • Energy consumption and greenhouse gases emissions from the use of alternative water sources in South East Queensland

    Between 1999 and 2007, several successive years of severe drought put South East Queensland's water supply under immense pressure. The decision was taken in 2005 to build a seawater desalination plant and three water recycling advanced treatment plants as part of a large investment plan to secure the region's potable water supply. The infrastructure built and commissioned in the past 3 years has ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • New EPA ruling deems greenhouse gases (GHGs) harmful to humans

    Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) will be categorized as a pollutant following the US Supreme Court's landmark notice approving the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ruling. The gases harm the environment as they have proved to increase heat trapping chemicals in the atmosphere. These chemicals, commonly taking the form of refrigerant gases, originate from a variety of systems, including ...


    By Verisae

  • The state of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere using global observations through 2006

    The latest analysis of data from the WMO-GAW Global Greenhouse Gas Monitoring Network shows that the globally averaged mixing ratios of carbon dioxide (CO2) and nitrous oxide (N2O) have reached new highs in 2006 with CO2 at 381.2 ppm and N2O at 320.1 ppb. Atmospheric growth rates in 2006 of these gases are consistent with recent years. The mixing ratio of methane (CH4 ) remains almost unchanged ...

  • Reporting of greenhouse gases (GHGs) to be mandated for top 13,000 facilities

    The newly formed Obama administration has listed greenhouse gas (GHG) tracking and reporting as a major goal, with the objective of protecting the future of the environment by reducing today's carbon footprint. If no action were taken, the makeup of the earth would significantly altered. Future actions will establish a market drive carbon cap and trade program to drive GHG emissions ...


    By Verisae

  • Bottom line on regulating greenhouse gases under the clean air act

    How can the EPA regulate GHGs? Doesn’t the Clean Air Act only apply to air pollutants? An April 2007 Supreme Court decision (Massachusetts v. EPA) ruled that GHGs are air pollutants under the Clean Air Act. The court instructed the EPA to decide whether GHG emissions endanger public health and/or welfare, or if current science is too uncertain to make a reasonable judgment. In response to the ...

  • Taxation of greenhouse gases, comments on Sven-Olof Lodin's and Marian Radetzki's papers

    It is difficult to disagree with the two papers presented. In my perception, there is a clear-cut dividing line in Europe, between the North and the South, and there is a complex set of factors behind these differences between the North and the South. Looking beyond Europe, I suspect that a majority of countries share the individualistic features of the South, and that the political patterns ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Regulation of greenhouse gases under section 115 of The Clean Air Act

    Section 115 of the Clean Air Act, among the various options under the current act, may offer EPA the most effective, flexible, economically reasonable, and legally supportable means by which to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. The authors argue that Section 115, the section explicitly crafted to address international air pollution, has the potential to provide an appropriately flexible path ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • China`s Urban Billion: Energy use and greenhouse gases

    China’s Urban Billion is a blog series exploring China’s urbanization process. Xiaomei Tan guides readers through China’s opportunities and challenges as the country transforms into an urbanized society. She examines the urbanization process ...

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