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  • Thinkstep on the move with e-mobility

    E-mobility is a buzzword superficially hailed as the holy grail of environment-friendly road transport. But the break-through is still in the making. Since the automotive industry has first shown interest in e-mobility, thinkstep has been there to analyse (think) and recommend actions (step) using Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). With all the best intentions of drastically ...


    By thinkstep

  • Pennsylvania DEP Releases Unconventional Drilling Emissions Inventory Data

    The Department of Environmental Protection announced today it has released emissions data for the unconventional drilling industry and will discuss the results in an upcoming web-based presentation on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 2 p.m.The data represents 2011 emissions from natural gas production and processing facilities, such as wells and compressor stations. "The data show that emissions from ...

  • Honeywell Eliminating Inventory of Certain Ozone-Depleting Materials, Selling Resulting Emission Reduction Credits

    Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that it has begun destroying inventories of certain ozone-depleting refrigerants and selling the resulting emission reduction credits for use in California's greenhouse gas cap-and-trade program. The company has already destroyed more than 27,000 pounds of CFC-11, a chlorofluorocarbon refrigerant with one of the highest ozone-depleting potentials.  It ...


    By Honeywell

  • MIT releases institutional greenhouse gas inventory

    Original story at MIT News The MIT Office of Sustainability has published the results of the first comprehensive campus greenhouse gas inventory, giving the MIT community the opportunity to understand, study, and improve decision-making on the ...

  • CSA standards announces first graduating class of certified greenhouse gas inventory quantifiers

    CSA Standards, a leading developer of standards, codes and personnel certification programs, announces the first graduating class of GHG Inventory Quantifiers certified under its new Greenhouse Gas Personnel Certification program. This new certification program assesses professionals who are responsible for corporate or facility-based GHG inventory development, quantification and reporting. ...


  • Scope 3 GHG Emissions - Emissions beyond the own fence

    Since January 2010, 70 corporations have been road-testing two new global standards by measuring the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of their products and supply chains. These standards are part of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Initiative, which provides standards and guidance for companies and other organizations preparing a GHG emissions inventory. These new standards are focusing on the ...


    By thinkstep

  • LRQA Americas Sustainability Achieves Climate RegisteredTM Status Following the Acceptance of Its Greenhouse Gas Inventory by the Climate Registry

    LRQA Americas Sustainability, Inc. (LRQA) today announced that it has achieved Climate RegisteredTM status with The Climate Registry following the successful measurement and independent verification of the company’s greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory. The achievement ensures LRQA’s clients and stakeholders have transparent access to the company’s ...

  • UK landfill methane emissions among the highest in Europe

    Methane emissions from UK landfill sites were among the highest of any EU15 country in 2008, a European Environment Agency (EEA) report warns. The European Union greenhouse gas inventory 1990–2008 and inventory report 2010, which sought to assess whether EU countries are on target to meet Kyoto Protocol emissions targets, found that in 2008, UK landfill contributed 20,150 gigagrams (gg) of ...

  • Progress reducing emissions of some air pollutants

    Emissions of sulphur (SOx) have been reduced by almost 70 % since 1990, says a new report recently released by the European Environment Agency (EEA). The report, 'Annual European Community LRTAP Convention emission inventory report 1990–2005' also shows that levels of nitrogen oxides (NOx), as reported by the EU-27 Member States, are down by 35 %. ( ...

  • EPA updates national air toxics assessment

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released the fourth update of a computer tool that helps federal, state, local governments and other stakeholders better understand the potential health risks from exposure to air toxics. The National Air Toxics Assessment (NATA) contains 2005 emissions data submitted primarily from the states for 178 pollutants. Models are used to make broad ...

  • Emissions trading improving, says new EEA report

    The European Union is running the largest multi-country, multi-sector greenhouse gas Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) worldwide. A report presented by the European Environment Agency shows that the implementation of the ETS is improving. For the reporting year 2007, all Member States have delivered information on their experience in accordance with Article 21 of the Emissions Trading Directive.  The ...

  • Measuring GHG emissions up and down the supply chain

    A new collaboration launches to develop guidelines for measuring and managing corporate GHG emissions throughout the product life cycle and across the entire value chain. The group is the GHG Protocol’s Product and Supply Chain Initiative, convened under the GHG Protocol. The project’s Steering Committee and technical working groups launched in September, in a series of meetings in Washington, DC ...

  • EPA releases new mobile source emissions model

    WASHINGTON - An updated version of the Motor Vehicle Emission Simulator (MOVES) model – MOVES2010 – is now available for use to estimate air pollution from cars, trucks, and other on-road mobile sources. The model can also calculate the emissions reduction benefits from a range of mobile source control strategies, such as inspection and maintenance programs and local fuel standards. EPA will ...

  • EU greenhouse gas emissions from waste decrease

    European Union greenhouse gas emissions emitted from waste have fallen by more than one third, new figures from the European Environment Agency show.  The EEA published a report on 29 May called Annual European Community Greenhouse Gas inventory 1990-2007. Figures from the EEA show that between 1990 and 2007 waste emissions had fallen from 38.9 per cent. By contrast, emissions from transport in ...

  • 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 ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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 ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Nanomaterials: Commission proposes case by case approach to assessment

    Why a second regulatory review for Nanomaterials? Both the potential of nanomaterials to create major new technological breakthroughs1 as well as concerns about their safety have attracted considerable attention. The regulatory review is a systematic analysis of all relevant EU legislation to determine whether current legislation is appropriate to ensure the safe use of nanomaterials, ...

  • A&WMA issues call for abstracts for greenhouse gas assessment and reporting processes conference

    The Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) has issued a call for abstracts for “Harmonizing Greenhouse Gas Assessment and Reporting Processes,” a conference to be held August 31 – September 2, 2009, in Baltimore, MD. This conference will provide a forum to discuss advances in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions estimation methods, emission inventories, and reporting, and will examine the ...

  • Defra publishes additional results of 2007 UK emissions of air pollutants

    Defra has publish additional 2007 results from the National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory (NAEI) for UK air pollutants. Emissions of sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, non-methane volatile organic compounds (NMVOCs) and ammonia were covered in a separate National Statistics release on 8th January 2009, and are also presented here. HEADLINE RESULTS * There has been a continuation of the long ...


  • Study on Methane Emissions from Natural Gas Systems Indicates New Priorities

    A new study published in the journal Science says that the total impact of switching to natural gas depends heavily on leakage of methane (CH4) during the natural gas life cycle, and suggests that more can be done to reduce methane emissions and to improve measurement tools which help inform policy choices. Published in the February 14 issue of Science, the study, ...

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