Carbon Offsetting News

  • Permit approved for Great Northern Transmission Line

    Construction on a 224-mile transmission line bringing Canadian hydropower to Minnesota will begin early next year after the project secured a crucial presidential permit from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The permit approves the cross-border facets of the Great Northern Transmission Line, a 500-kv line that will deliver 383 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy from a hydroelectric dam in ...

  • New AEF briefing: why the UN carbon offsetting deal for aviation can’t close the UK policy gap

    The Government is widely expected to announce this week that it supports a new runway at Heathrow. Yet in the protracted media and political discussions building up to this decision, the silence about the climate change impact of expansion has been deafening. Given ...


    By A.E.F. S.r.l.

  • Aviation industry plans to curb emissions

    The aviation industry has taken the first step towards limiting the ever-growing carbon dioxide emissions from aircraft in an attempt to reduce airline contributions to global warming. Delegates at the 39th congress of the International Civil Aviation ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Companies Can Reduce Carbon Footprint by Giving Consumers Green Choices

    Companies can reduce the carbon footprint of their supply chains and improve customer satisfaction by giving consumers information and tools to make green choices, according to research conducted by the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The findings are drawn from a series of experiments designed ...

  • Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa Offsets 2015 Carbon Emissions from Employee Trips

    Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spais pleased to announce that they have signed an agreement with ALLCOT, an international company that offers various services related to climate protection develops projects to offset carbon emissions produced by employee trips in 2015 thus ...


    By ALLCOT

  • Concelex, the first CO2 neutral construction business in Romania

    Concelex, a well-known civil engineering and construction business based in Romania, has signed a three years agreement with Allcot to measure and offset its annual carbon emissions. Concelex designs and executes turnkey civil and industrial engineering works, including modernisation and repair of road infrastructure; extension and repair of water and draining networks and water supplies, having ...


    By ALLCOT

  • Decoupling of global emissions and economic growth confirmed

    Global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) – the largest source of man-made greenhouse gas emissions – stayed flat for the second year in a row, according to analysis of preliminary data for 2015 released today by the International Energy Agency (IEA). “The ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Towards a Global Carbon Market

    SWITCH, the Alliance for a Green Economy in Quebec, a working group made up of environmentalists and business people, is recommending that the governments of Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba and California enter into agreements with China, Mexico and the European Union to ensure increased harmonization of the operating rules of their existing or future carbon markets. SWITCH believes that these markets ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • ENER-G leads development of South Africa`s first independent landfill gas generation scheme

    A consortium led by biogas expert ENER-G Systems is investing £11 million (circa 230 million rand) in five landfill gas generation plants in Johannesburg. This is the largest landfill gas-to-power project to be developed in the country. ENER-G is the majority shareholder in the project, alongside state-owned ...


    By ENER-G

  • ENER-G CHP reduces carbon footprint of Manchester`s historic town hall and library

    Two of Manchester's finest public buildings are generating  their own low carbon energy supply via ENER-G combined heat and power (CHP) technology. As part of the  multi-million pound refurbishment of the grade two-star listed Manchester Town Hall Extension and Central Library, main contractor Laing O' Rourke worked with ...


    By ENER-G

  • Carbon Pricing – The Momentum is Growing

    World Resources Institute (WRI) released Putting a Price on Carbon: A Handbook for U.S. Policymakers, a new paper that concludes that carbon pricing should serve as a core element to reduce carbon emissions and would produce a range of economic benefits to the U.S. economy. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Carbon equals cash: the value of low carbon polymers

    Axion Polymers has achieved its Climate Change Agreement (CCA) target; firmly underlining its commitment to energy-efficient production of sustainable low carbon polymer products derived from end-of-life vehicles and waste electrical and electronic equipment. Two years ago, the Manchester-based plastics recycler was one of the first companies in its sector to sign up to the Government’s ...

  • Lima climate talks set for record carbon footprint

    The current U.N. climate talks will be the first to neutralize all the greenhouse gas pollution they generate, offset by host country Peru's protection of forest reserves, organizers say. Now the bad news: The Lima conference is expected to have the biggest carbon footprint of any U.N. climate meeting measured to date. At more than 50,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide, the negotiations' burden on ...


    By Associated Press

  • First-of-its-Kind Carbon Capture and Conversion Demonstration Technology Opening in Texas

    Today, the Department of Energy and Skyonic Corporation marked the opening of a major project demonstration for converting carbon dioxide (CO2) into commercial products. This new plant will use a first-of-its-kind process to capture 75,000 tons of CO2 from a San Antonio, Texas, cement plant and convert the greenhouse gas into other products, including sodium carbonate and sodium bicarbonate, ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Willmott Dixon retains carbon neutrality status

    Since 2012, the company has reduced its carbon intensity – the amount of carbon emissions relative to turnover - by 6.1%. This has resulted from a range of initiatives that include better insulated site cabins, higher fuel efficiency specifications for hire plant and machinery, green bonuses for staff choosing lower emissions cars and better use of videoconferencing. However with ...


    By The CarbonNeutral Company

  • UNEP Joins UN Carbon-Offsetting Programme for Second Year Running

    For the second year in a row, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) - which has been climate neutral since 2008 - has purchased certified emission reduction (CER) units through a joint procurement initiative with the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and several other UN Common System agencies. These units will offset greenhouse gas emissions generated by UNEP's office ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • A More Competitive Energiewende Would Increase German Jobs and Economic Competitiveness with Limited Impact to Emissions Levels, IHS Study Finds

    Germany’s current energy policy of rapid renewables deployment under the Energiewende has resulted in rapidly increasing energy costs that will make Germany less competitive in the world economy, says a new study by IHS, the leading global source of critical information, analytics and insight. At the same time, the study concludes, greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) have increased. The study ...


    By IHS

  • Offsetters becomes first Canadian member of the International Carbon Reduction And Offset Alliance

    Offsetters Climate Solutions Inc. (“OCS” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: COO) is pleased to announce that it has been granted membership to the International Carbon Reduction and Offset Alliance (“ICROA”). ICROA is a global alliance of the leading carbon management and offset providers. ICROA is an industry association whose membership is dedicated to providing ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Hillsborough County’s resource recovery facility generating verified carbon offset credits to sell

    Carbon offset credits generated by Hillsborough County’s Resource Recovery Facility, operated by Covanta Energy, have been verified and are now available for purchase on the voluntary market. The credits represent verified reductions in net greenhouse gas emissions achieved by generating renewable energy-from-waste at the Resource Recovery Facility. The facility, located at 350 Falkenburg ...


  • Waste Management Expands Des Moines Metro Park East Landfill Gas-to-Energy Plant

    Waste Management of Des Moines announced an expansion to the Des Moines Metro Methane Recovery Facility at the Metro Park East landfill in Polk County. The plant is a result of a private-public partnership between Waste Management and Metro Waste Authority.  Waste Management is a leading developer, operator and owner of more than 100 landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United ...


    By Waste Management Inc.

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