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  • EPA mandatory reporting of GHGs rule

    Recent EPA Guidance EPA does not intend for the calibration requirements of 98.3(i) to apply to any units where the rule allows the use of “company records” to quantify fuel usage or other parameters; however, a facility’s GHG monitoring plan must include descriptions of the procedures and methods used for quality assurance, maintenance, repair of all flow meters ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Legal lookout: meet the GHG rule

    EPA signs final rule requiring greenhouse gas emissions reporting. On Oct. 30, 2009, EPA issued a final rule that requires reporting of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from all sectors of the economy. The final rule applies to fossil fuel suppliers and industrial gas suppliers, direct GHG emitters, and manufacturers of heavy-duty and off-road vehicles and engines. The rule requires only that ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Green House Gas Flow Monitoring

    This article addresses the challenges and solutions to flow measurement of green house gases in various industry applications.  GHG flow monitoring regulations are discussed and addressed. Last year the EPA implemented new regulations entitled “Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases.” The new regulations called for certain facilities emitting 25,000 metric tons or more per year ...

  • Update on Federal Air and GHG Regulations Affecting Landfills

    EPA’s recent regulatory changes are expected to alter the way landfills are regulated for the foreseeable future with a potential to add additional compliance costs for the industry.  The air quality and greenhouse gas (GHG) regulatory framework at the federal level is currently in a state of flux with respect to landfills. The landfill industry awaits the issuance of a revised ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • QuadOa and OGI: how EPA regulations are changing the way we look at gas leaks

    Earlier this year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published Regulation 40 CFR, Part 60, Sub-part OOOOa, commonly known as Quad Oa, and finally brought optical gas imaging (OGI) firmly into the mainstream. This presents a major shift in the way fugitive emissions are regulated, and the technology that can be used.  Detecting and acting on gas leaks is naturally a major ...

  • The impact of potential climate policy on the coal bed methane investment in China - a real option–based study

    In this paper, based on the real option theory, the impact of the potential climate policy on the coal bed methane (CBM) investment in China is assessed from the perspective of CBM investment under the uncertainties of future climate policy and CBM market price. The threshold values of the market and policy variables to promote CBM project investment are obtained. Firstly, incorporating the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Effects of CO2 emission reduction strategies on air pollution

    Emission reduction strategies for air pollutants such as SO2 and Ox as well as for greenhouse gases (GHGs) usually do not consider the interdependencies between emission reduction measures. Taking into account the relevant energy, environmental and political framework it is the objective of this study to determine the influence of CO2 ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Climate Change & the Financial Services Industry - Module 1 - Threats and Opportunities

    Climate change represents an unprecedented and highly complex threat to long-term economic interests across the spectrum of finance and insurance industry activities. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has confirmed that the combined effect of increasingly severe climatic events and underlying socio-economic trends (such as population growth and unplanned urbanization) have the ...


  • Stop trashing the climate

    In June, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) joined with Eco-Cycle and the Global Anti-Incinerator Alliance (GAIA) to release Stop Trashing the Climate, a report documenting the link between climate change and unsustainable patterns of consumption and wasting. Authored by Brenda Platt of ILSR, with coauthors Eric Lombardi of Eco-Cycle (Boulder, Colorado) and Dave Ciplet of GAIA, the ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • 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

  • CDM monitoring & reporting for carbon credits case study

    Abridged from a Wastecon 2008 Presentation and Paper by Mitchal L. Cassel LANDTEC, Colton, California The project sites The project is in Brazil and obtains certified emission reductions (CER) or carbon credits for a large scale, waste handling and disposal, clean development mechanism (CDM) project. Methane emissions are being reduced through collection and destruction of ...


    By Geotech

  • Simplified mass balance method: An accurate way to track refrigerant emissions

    With the simplified mass balance method, current levels of harmful refrigerant gases or other chemicals that harm the environment, such as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and chlorofluorocarbons (CHCs), can be calculated and work to better predict of future levels of accumulated emissions formulated. This emissions information enables environmental scientists and government regulators to better ...


    By Verisae

  • Investors Enter Climate Debate

    Climate change will have a profound, but as yet unclear, effect on the value of a wide range of companies. Emma Hunt and Robert Casamento explain a recent benchmarking exercise designed to help investors assess firms’ climate change strategiesIt is becoming increasingly evident that climate change is going to be one of the most important drivers of economic change over the next 50 years. Vast ...


  • India Mulls Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Possibilities

    The Clean Development Mechanism could attract huge financial flows to developing economies. But many are sceptical – and some are looking to the US instead. Tom Whitehouse reports from IndiaIn theory, the appeal and potential of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) in India are considerable. As one of the world’s fastest-growing and most energy-intensive economies, India’s need for clean energy ...


  • Cenovus brings new approaches to emissions and energy management across 1,000 facilities

    Cenovus Energy is proud of being a new company with new ideas and new approaches. This Canadian oil company began independent operations in December 2009 and is committed to using fresh, progressive thinking to safely and responsibly unlock energy resources the world needs. Its operations include oil sands projects in northern Alberta that use specialized methods to bring oil to the surface. It ...


    By IHS

  • Focusing on environmental pressures from long‑distance transport

    The European Environment Agency's (EEA's) annual Transport and Environment Reporting Mechanism (TERM) report presents an overview of transport demand and pressures from the sector on the environment, as well as selected related impacts and policy responses. The report makes use of the latest available data in order to assess key trends and overall progress in meeting policy targets. The 2014 TERM ...

  • What carbon footprint? Asks Corus

    Problem In case you haven’t heard, our planet is getting warmer. At what rate it is occurring or how much human activity has to do with the increasing temperatures is a heated debate, pardon the pun. One thing we do know for sure…carbon dioxide (CO2) is a contributing factor in global warming and humans are responsible for a large portion of these emissions. If you had asked ...

  • Case study - Coil coater asks...`What carbon footprint?`

    Overview Our planet is getting warmer. At what rate it is occurring or how much human activity has to do with the increasing temperatures is a heated debate. One thing we do know for sure is that Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is a contributing factor in global warming and humans are responsible for a large portion of these emissions. These days, many individuals and businesses alike are trying ...

  • EPA Proposed “Franken-MACT” for Utilities

    EPA published the highly anticipated proposed Maximum Available Control Technology (MACT) Standard for the utility sector (40 CFR 63 Subpart UUUUU). When considered together with the growing list of proposed and final rules impacting the utility sector (Transport Rule/Cross-State Rule, Coal Combustion Byproducts Rule, Cooling Water Intake Rule, Regional Haze Rule, revised National Ambient Air ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Questions and answers on the Commission Communication `Towards a Circular Economy` and the Waste Targets Review

    What is a circular economy? A circular economy preserves the value added in products for as long as possible and virtually eliminates waste. It retains the resources within the economy when a product has reached the end of its life, so that they remain in productive use and create further value. It may involve: Increasing the time products deliver their service before ...

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