With the effects of the financial crisis of 1997 behind it, the Korean motor industry is experiencing rapid growth both at home and abroad. Global Emissions Management assesses the Korean car market and the implications for the emissions management sector.
Shipping sector braces for emissions storm
Is the fuel oil market ready for tighter carbon and sulphur emissions rules on shipping? Tighter emissions regulations are set to cause a revolution in the shipping fuel market over the next few years, with plans now in place for carbon emissions cuts and tougher regulations on sulphur emissions increasingly likely to come into force in 2020. A compromise agreement reached by member states of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) in London on 13 April has paved the way for carbon emissions cuts of at...
A 3-scope emissions solution
In September, Bullfrog Power launched the availability of green fuel for businesses across Canada. Bullfrog Power’s green fuel is an earth-friendly, renewable alternative to liquid fossil fuel, allowing climate-conscious businesses in Canada to reduce the environmental impact of their transportation. By combining Bullfrog Power’s green natural gas, green electricity and green fuel products, businesses are now able to address their scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions with a comprehensive green energy solution....
When companies track their climate emissions
Voluntary greenhouse gas accounting has become common in the private sector, but is it helping? Ten years ago, as part of a sustainability initiative, Walmart decided to take a look at its greenhouse gas emissions. The retail giant not only tallied up the carbon footprint of its trucking fleet and supersize stores, it also set out to quantify the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the countless products offered on its shelves. With the help of the Environmental Defense Fund, the company calculated that...
European Power Markets in Transition
With European energy markets in transition, all market participants now face a number of potentially tricky challenges. A combination of EU initiatives, increasingly invasive regulations and a backdrop of falling and less volatile commodity prices, have precipitated an era of change and uncertainty in which there are fewer trading opportunities and profits are harder to come by. Analysis of the trends and issues impacting European energy markets strongly suggests that these markets are becoming increasingly...
Aviation is the key to reducing climate emissions
Strong leadership by an industry that understands risk well could provide the nudge we all need to get on board. In his State of the Union speech last week, President Obama spoke movingly about addressing climate change. But frankly, the United States government has not yet moved the needle. In fact, the world today is fiddling while future humans are being made subject to worst-case scenarios we have not even thought about. Although we may not admit it publicly, or even to ourselves, every sane person understands...