Emissions Offsetting Articles

  • Rethinking Grant Making to Reach California’s Methane Requirements

    California’s stringent methane reduction requirements at dairies, combined with the significant public resources it’s preparing to dedicate to accomplish this mitigation without harming the dairy industry, present an enormous opportunity to apply new thinking in climate finance to leverage private capital. At the kick off meeting for the Dairy and Livestock Greenhouse Gas Reduction ...


    By The Climate Trust

  • Companies from Chanel to Ben and Jerry’s are benefiting from the new “carbon insetting” trend

    Ten years ago, serendipity set Tristan Lecomte on his path to planting millions of trees around the world. Lecomte was CEO of the French organic and fair trade company Alter Eco, and his eco-conscious consumers were pressing him about his actions on climate change. So Lecomte calculated his company’s carbon footprint and began planting trees in partnership ...


    By Ensia

  • Study shows online consumers want environmentally friendly options

    Reducing the carbon footprint of what we buy isn’t easy, but the opportunity for impact is substantial: In the United States, producing and delivering consumer purchases releases twice as much carbon into the atmosphere as home energy use and personal travel. By gathering and sharing information on carbon emissions associated with their products, companies can make environmentally friendly ...


    By Ensia

  • Internships Add Capacity to Investment Fund Efforts

    This summer, The Climate Trust, a mission-driven nonprofit that specializes in financing climate solutions, has been hosting two high-level interns for projects integral to advancing our burgeoning carbon investment fund. Our Packard Environment Fellow, Jeremy Menkhaus, will provide insight on the development of a carbon-neutral investment product, and our ...


    By The Climate Trust

  • New Case Study: Aviva and ClimateCare – Taking the Measure of Social Impact

    Aviva leads the way for corporate environmental and social responsibility in the Financial sector. After becoming Carbon Neutral in 2006, they partnered with ClimateCare to go one step further; offsetting emissions through world-leading projects with the aim of both protecting the environment and improving lives. Measuring carbon reductions was straightforward. But, like many ...


    By ClimateCare

  • Hotel Fuerte El Rompido signs an agreement with ALLCOT to offset its emissions

    Fuerte el Rompido, a four-star hotel in the province of Huelva (Spain), has signed an agreement with Allcot to offset its emissions from 2015. So, Fuerte el Rompido shows its commitment to fighting climate change. Last year, Fuerte El Rompido generated 995 tCO2e (tonnes of CO2 equivalent). These emissions came largely from the consumption of electricity and propane. The ...


    By ALLCOT

  • Low carbon fuel bill passed in Oregon senate

    On February 26, 2015, the Oregon State Senate passed Senate Bill 324 (SB 324), a measure that would require fuel producers to reduce the amount of carbon in car and truck fuels. If passed by the Oregon House of Representatives, SB 324 will implement a low-carbon standard in the state of ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Who pays? Who cuts emissions? 5 issues for UN climate deal

    World governments are hoping that this year will mark a breakthrough in the slow-paced U.N. climate talks. In Geneva this week, negotiators from more than 190 countries are working on a draft of a deal that's supposed to be adopted in Paris in December. At this point it's a wish list reflecting the diverging preferences of rich countries like the U.S. and Japan, major developing economies such as ...


    By Associated Press

  • The complex issues of carbon sink: a critical overview

    The aim of the paper is to offer a systemic overview about some critical and interdependent relations among carbon offset, carbon sequestration and carbon stock. Rooting in the complexity perspective, the work discusses some relevant measurement methods and financial issues related to the land use - land use change forestry (LULUCF) applied under Kyoto Protocol rules. There are uncertainties on ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Geological factors on gas entrapment mechanism and prediction of coalbed methane of the no. 6 coal seam in the Jungar coalfield, northeast Ordos Basin, China

    Low rank coal reservoirs of the no. 6 coal seam in the Jungar coalfield are characterised by low gas content but favourable porosity and permeability for recovery. The accumulation and enrichment of CBM is favoured by the presence of multiple (five seams) and thick (12.7–40.4 m) seams, adequate permeability (3.6–26 mD) and significant abundance of coal resource (5.44 × 1010 ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Carbon capture and clusters

    Carbon capture and storage (CCS ) announcements in 2013 were quiet – yet the award of funding to the White Rose project in early December was an encouraging sign that UK CCS momentum remains undeterred, explains Sam Botterill, CCS Technical Manager, Energy Institute. Christmas did not only come early for the White Rose project, more commonly referred to as Drax Power’s CCS Project, ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Proppant flowback control in coal bed methane wells: experimental study and field application

    Proppant flowback after fracturing coal bed methane (CBM) wells is a very common challenge which results in fracture pinching out, noticeable well productivity decrease, downhole and surface facility damage, etc. In this paper, fibre was studied as a low-cost and environmentally friendly additive to control proppant flowback in CBM well fracturing operation. Two kinds of glass fibre (short fibre ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Voluntary carbon standard offset project registration

    MJB&A is supporting a major natural gas transmission company with the registration of its U.S. carbon offset projects on its natural gas transmission system.  The company is implementing an advanced leak detection and repair project to reduce methane emissions from its natural gas pipeline compressor stations.  This project uses approved baseline methodology AM0023 of the Clean ...

  • Carbon costs and savings of Greenways: creating a balance sheet for the sustainable design and construction of cycling routes

    A modal shift to cycling has the potential to reduce carbon emissions in the transport sector. However, the carbon footprint of constructing new cycling routes, particularly greenways, has not been previously considered and has the potential to negate carbon savings of the modal shift of many commuters. This paper, using a case study of a greenway in Ireland, describes a methodology for ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A method for estimating the cost to sequester carbon dioxide by delivering iron to the ocean

    The need to find economical methods of CO2 sequestration is now urgent. Ocean iron fertilisation has been suggested as a low cost mitigation option to capture and store carbon. However, previous methods of estimating the cost fail to account for many of the losses and offsets occurring over the storage period. A method for calculating the net carbon stored from iron ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The scope of the land–based sector to mitigate climate change in North–east Scotland: opportunities and challenges with particular reference to the role of forests

    This paper reviews the scope for the rural land use sector to support emissions reduction with particular reference to the role of forestry. A bottom–up approach is adopted to explore the relative contribution of different land–based activities in the region and explore the Scottish policy context and the scope for emissions reduction through new tree planting. It is concluded that the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • FIFA Word Cup - Case Study

    Coca Cola, sponsor of the FIFA World Cup, in collaboration with the Centre for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE), certified the three-day visit of the Cup to Greece as a Climate Neutral Event. Included within the calculations of the emitted greenhouse gases (GHGs) are the transportation of the World Cup trophy, the press conference that took place on the 10th of April, and the promotional ...

  • Carbon tax a sensible first step, but for how long: Australia

    The Carbon Tax is a good first step in addressing Australia's high carbon emissions but we really need to introduce the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) in 2015 for the carbon price to be an effective pollution deterrent according to one of Australia's most senior economists. "Many economists agree that carbon pricing is the most efficient method of reducing greenhouse gases, and that the carbon ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • The state of carbon finance in Europe: a 'SWOT' analysis of the EU's Emissions Trading Scheme

    As Phase III of the European Union's Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) will begin in January 2012 when airlines operating flights to or from Europe will have to buy carbon permits to help offset their emissions under EU legislation, carbon finance and trading in Europe is set to proceed to a new horizon. Launched in January 2005, EU ETS is one of the established multilateral measures in the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Data center energy efficiency, renewable energy, and carbon offset investment best practices

    Learn how to green your organization’s energy consumption, and achieve both energy savings and public relations benefits with this comprehensive guide. Get actionable advice on energy sustainability from green pioneers in IT. Many IT firms with large data centers and other energy intensive operations are adopting cutting-edge strategies to reduce their substantial energy costs and ...

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