voluntary GHG reporting Articles

  • Finding Your Footing in the Climate Change Challenge

    Introduction Continued reports of rising temperatures and melting polar ice caps made 2006 a year of unprecedented media coverage on global climate change. In fact, “carbon neutral” was named the New Oxford American Dictionary’s 2006 “word of the year.”1 Climate change is quickly becoming solidified as the ultimate sustainability issue, one that touches each key element—a ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • `Finding Your Footing in the Climate Change Challenge,` published in EM Magazine, April 2007

    Continued reports of rising temperatures and melting polar ice caps made 2006 a year of unprecedented media coverage on global climate change. In fact, "carbon neutral" was named the New Oxford American Dictionary's 2006 "word of the year."1 Climate change is quickly becoming solidified as the ultimate sustainability issue, one that touches each key element—a pressing environmental, ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • 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

  • EPA GHG Reporting Rule: Are you ready for Jan. 2010

    Do you know the details of the EPA Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reporting Rule? Tracking carbon emissions will now be mandatory. The GHG Reporting Rule, which was announced in September, requires that specific industries or facilities that emit over 25,000 metric tons of CO2e need to track greenhouse gas emissions beginning January 1, ...


    By Enviance, Inc.

  • Clear Skies and business certainty - The US administration’s new proposals to curb emissions of air pollutants and carbon dioxide endorse the principle of emissions trading but leave industry waiting for regulatory certainty.

    President Bush’s Global Climate Change and Clear Skies initiatives*, announced in February, end a lengthy cabinetlevel review of US emissions policy, but mark a new stage in the national policy debate over climate change and air quality regulations.  Since the president’s early refutation of the Kyoto Protocol and his statement of opposition to the inclusion of carbon dioxide (CO2) in power ...

  • Interview with John Disharoon, Dir of Sustainable Development, Caterpillar

    Led by CEO Jim Owens, Illinois-based Caterpillar was one of the first companies to sign on to USCAP last January. Here John Disharoon, Director of Sustainable Development at Caterpillar, talks about why national carbon targets will facilitate real climate change action on the part of US companies. Why are national carbon targets necessary for US companies to address climate change ...


    By Green Power Conferences Ltd.

  • American Electric Power takes the lead in greenhouse gas management - Case Study

    The Enviance System allows AEP to enter data only once, and use it for multiple reporting requirements across a wide range of compliance programs As one of the nation’s largest generators of electricity, AEP recognized more ...


    By Enviance, Inc.

  • CenterPoint Energy Streamlines GHG Management to Meet New Regulatory Compliance, Voluntary Reporting Goals

    CenterPoint Energy, Inc., headquartered in Houston, Texas, is a domestic energy delivery company that includes electric transmission & distribution, natural gas distribution, competitive natural gas sales and services, interstate pipelines and field services operations. Since its launch as a stand-alone company in 2002, the company has been committed to the highest-quality energy delivery, ...


    By IHS Markit

  • The Emissions Trifecta: Combining Title V, Air Emissions and GHG Reporting

    With greenhouse gas (GHG) and other pollutants meeting increased scrutiny worldwide, governmental agencies have put multiple regulations and environmental programs in place to tackle this growing problem. But effectively tracking and managing data for Title V, an air emissions inventory and the EPA’s new mandatory GHG reporting rule can prove to be overwhelming for companies, consuming ...


    By Enviance, Inc.

  • Is $0 your best guess? - Many companies do not yet factor in a price for carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions into their corporate planning.

    Emerging climate change policy regimes and evolving greenhouse gas (GHG) markets are increasingly important for corporate decision-makers around the world. Readers of Environmental Finance, of course, do not need to be convinced of the sheer magnitude of voluntary and mandatory climate change initiatives being discussed at national and international levels.  And few observers believe that ...

  • Federal GHG reporting rule proposed

    On March 10, 2009, EPA proposed federal greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting requirements as authorized by the FY08 Omnibus Appropriations Act (H.R. 2794; Public Law 110-161), signed Dec. 26, 2007. EPA developed the rule to collect comprehensive GHG emissions data that can be used to inform EPA and government agencies for future policy decisions. EPA’s rulemaking approach used screening criteria ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • The emerging Canadian carbon market: New fundamentals and opportunities

    Steps have recently been taken by the Ontario government to implement a cap and trade system in Ontario, and by the Canadian federal government to facilitate trading of offset credits for greenhouse gas ('GHG') emissions.Ontario introduced enabling legislation on May 27, 2009 (Bill 185) to amend the Environmental Protection Act (Ontario) to allow the provincial government to establish a cap and ...


    By McMillan LLP

  • Spectra Energy Uses EPASS to Drive Time/Cost Savings on EPA Mandatory Reporting Rule Compliance

    Spectra Energy, a FORTUNE 500 company, is one of North America's premier pipeline and midstream companies. Based in Houston, Texas, the company’s operations include more than 22,000 miles of natural gas, natural gas liquids, and crude oil pipelines, approximately 305 billion cubic feet of natural gas storage, as well as natural gas gathering and processing, and local distribution operations ...


    By IHS Markit

  • Arla Foods - Case Study

    Corporate Carbon Footprint This Case Study helped Arla Foods to present itself as a sustainable and environmentally aware company. Recognising the potentially important impact of climate change on its business, as well as its wider social responsibility to effectively manage its GHG emissions, Arla Foods has commissioned thinkstep to carry out a corporate carbon footprint analysis of its ...


    By thinkstep

  • Meet the GHG Rule

    On October 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 “sources above certain threshold levels monitor and report ...


    By Acta Group

  • Carbon management helps law firms cut carbon emissions by 12%

    Legal Sector Alliance achieves a substantial cut in carbon emissions through staff engagement and investment in energy efficient technology. A group containing many of the UK's leading law firms, The Legal Sector Alliance (LSA), unveiled a report yesterday where it confirms that it has cut its carbon emissions by an average 12% in the last three years. The Legal Sector Alliance (LSA) has ...


    By Vital Energi

  • 2010 EPA GHG Reporting Rule: Key Questions to Ask Your Vendor When Selecting a Software Solution

    This white paper addresses the software challenges companies now face in their effort to comply with EPA’s new Mandatory Reporting Rule (“GHG Rule”) and suggests key questions corporations should ask software vendors when selecting a system. It explains why complying with the GHG Rule requires a software solution that guides the reporter through the process, avoids costly errors, and reduces the ...


    By Enviance, Inc.

  • The politics and economics of climate change after Rio

    This paper examines the relationship between ongoing economic and policy research on the climate change problem, and the outcome and implications of three important disputes which featured in the negotiations. namely: (i) seriousness of the problem and the role of precautionary action; (ii) relative national responsibilities and funding; and (iii) emission targets and policies, and reporting and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Key trends and drivers in greenhouse gas emissions in the EU in 2015 and the past 25 years

    Publication Created 31 May 2017 Published 01 Jun 2017 Topics: Climate change mitigation This briefing summarises the main findings of the EU’s 2017 greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory submission under the United Nations Framework ...

  • Corporate Sustainability Officers’ “Back Story” Revealed

    With “sustainability” no longer just the domain of economic viability for business, a new order has emerged. With the advent of more rigorous voluntary reporting of a company’s sustainability efforts, companies have realized that gathering, collating, and assimilating the necessary information requires the assistance of a number of different ...

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