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  • US greenhouse gas emissions fall by 1.1%

    The US Environmental Protection Agency has released the national greenhouse gas inventory, which finds that overall emissions during 2006 decreased by 1.1 percent from the previous year. The report, Inventory of US Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-2006, is the latest in an annual set of reports that the United States submits to the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on ...

  • Greenhouse gas emissions tracking

    With initiatives such as the Kyoto Protocol and the Western Climate Initiative, tracking greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions has become a necessity for many organizations. To help our customers address this business need, Intelex developed a Greenhouse Gas Emission Tracking Module in 2008.Like all of Intelex’s systems and modules, the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Tracking Module is designed to be both ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Land use change to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Europe

    A recent analysis has summarised the findings of a range of studies into land-based strategies to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The compiled findings suggest that expanding forests and using traditional agricultural land to grow bioenergy crops instead could contribute between 13-52 per cent of the EU's 20 per cent GHG reduction target. However, limitations to the scope of many land use ...

  • Greenhouse gas emissions gap widening

    Action on climate change needs to be scaled-up and accelerated without delay if the world is to have a running chance of keeping a global average temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius this century. The Emissions Gap Report, coordinated by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the European Climate Foundation, and released days before the convening of the Climate Change Conference of the ...


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  • President Obama sets a target for cutting US greenhouse gas emissions

    The White House announced on November 25 that President Obama is offering a U.S. target for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the range of 17% below 2005 levels by 2020. The proposed target agrees with the limit set by climate legislation that has passed the U.S. House of Representatives, but the U.S. Senate is currently considering a bill that cuts GHG emissions to 20% below 2005 levels ...

  • US - China Agreement could significantly cut greenhouse gas emissions

    The US - China Agreement to use the Montreal Protocol to cut super greenhouse gases signed by U.S. President Obama and China's President Xi on June 8th opens door to biggest climate mitigation contribution through to 2020. The core element of the agreement is to "work together and with other countries through multilateral approaches that include using the expertise and institutions of the ...


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  • Households take the heat for greenhouse gas emissions

    Households were either directly or indirectly responsible for almost half of Canada’s total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2004 according to a report released this week by Statistics Canada.  Overall emissions related to households increased 13% from about 285 900 kilotonnes in 1990 to 321 700 kilotonnes in 2004. Household emissions from motor fuel use and residential fuel use (direct ...


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  • Measuring Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Cities

    The World Resources Institute (WRI), C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) and ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) have launched the first widely endorsed standard for cities ...


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  • Bioenergy helps cut greenhouse-gas emissions

    Branches, stalks, and manure are waste no longer; bioenergy is part of the solution to reducing greenhouse-gas emissions. A study released by the Green Power Institute, the Renewable Energy Program of the Pacific Institute in Oakland, California, reports that converting forest residues, agricultural and urban biomass waste, and gases from manure and landfills into energy helps reduce our ...


    By Pacific Institute

  • Growth of Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions Accelerating

    CANBERRA, Australia, (ENS) - Global emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide have more than doubled since 1990 and the rate of increase is accelerating, according to new information gathered and analyzed by the Australian government research service. The scientists say this trend, based on data collected over the past 30 years, indicates that recent efforts to ...

  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the United States

    A new WRI analysis of potential greenhouse gas emissions reductions by federal and state governments suggests a range of potential outcomes is possible. On the federal level, whether reductions are achieved at the lower end or upper end of the range shown in Figure 1 depends on the extent to which the Obama Administration and subsequent administrations use existing regulatory authority to go ...


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  • Mapping greenhouse gas emissions at street level

    Arizona State University researchers have developed a new software system capable of estimating greenhouse gas emissions across entire urban landscapes, all the way down to roads and individual buildings. Until now, scientists quantified carbon dioxide CO2 emissions at a much broader level. Dubbed Hestia after the Greek goddess of the hearth and home, researchers presented the new system in an ...


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  • World ports tackle greenhouse gas emissions

    Ports authorities from around the world gathered in Rotterdam recently to adopt a plan to cut CO2 emissions from the activities of some 100,000 large ships sailing global waters. Alongside scientists, lawmakers and businessmen, officials from more than 50 ports in 35 countries started a three-day meeting at the home of Europe's largest harbour. They are looking at regulatory and ...

  • Record High for Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    The disappointing climate conference in Warsaw, Poland—which was intended to lay the groundwork for a global climate agreement in 2015—stands in sharp contrast to the continued growth in emissions of greenhouse gases. Negotiators and activists alike confront not only the fact that carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions reached the highest annual total to date, but also a shifting geographic ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Industrialized nations` greenhouse gas emissions declining

    Industrialized nations' greenhouse gas emissions dipped 0.7 percent in 2011, helped by a U.S. shift from high-polluting coal in power plants and by Europe's economic slowdown, data compiled by Reuters. For many years it has been a mantra that rich nations, historically the top polluters, should make the biggest cuts in emissions while emerging economies could burn more energy to help lift them ...


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  • Keeping track of municipal greenhouse gas emissions

    Keeping track of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is just as important for local governments as for national governments, according to a new study. Researchers are studying how cities benefit from GHG inventories, such as improvements in air quality, while also contributing to larger national strategies for climate change mitigation. Burning fossil fuels not only produces GHGs, but also local and ...


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  • U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and capture, regionally

    A new report, Agriculture’s Role in Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Capture, commissioned by the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America, examines the evidence for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and sequestration in America’s major agroecosystems. The report summarizes current knowledge of carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrous oxide ...

  • Is emitting greenhouse gas emissions a criminal act?

    According to the C.D. Howe Institute the federal government’s proposals to regulate greenhouse gas emissions as set out in its Regulatory Framework paper are likely to be upheld as constitutional exercises of the federal criminal-law power. In a Backgrounder released on August 21st, the Institute poses the question that while the federal government is seeking to limit GHG emissions by large ...


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  • US settles with Costco to cut ozone-depleting and greenhouse gas refrigerant emissions nationwide

    Costco Wholesale Corporation, the nation’s second largest retailer, has agreed to cut its emissions of ozone-depleting and greenhouse gas chemicals from refrigeration equipment at more than half of its stores nationwide. In the settlement announced today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Justice (DOJ), Costco will pay $335,000 in penalties for federal Clean ...

  • EPA Power Profiler Calculates Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    WASHINGTON, DC, July 2, 2007 (ENS) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has added greenhouse gas emissions data to its online calculator that shows householders how much air pollution results from individual electricity use, the fuels used to produce that electricity and ways to reduce the impact. 'EPA's Power Profiler makes it easy to research the air emissions that come from using ...

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