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  • 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 ...

  • First Environment Completes Kodak’s Worldwide Greenhouse Gas Inventory for 2005

    Boonton, NJ: First Environment, a worldwide leader in environmental management and sustainability, announced today that it has successfully completed the third-party certification process of Eastman Kodak Company’s 2005 global greenhouse gas emissions. Kodak reports their emissions inventory to the California Climate Action Registry, a non-profit public/private partnership that helps ...


    By First Environment, Inc.

  • New emissions monitoring system could change face of pollution at sea

    A new emissions monitoring system being developed by a Norfolk, VA, systems engineering firm will allow vessels worldwide to continuously monitor pollutants and readily report findings to regulatory agencies and inspectors. The patent-pending Continuous Emissions Monitoring System (CEMS), developed by W R Systems, Ltd. (WRSystems), is the first technology integration of its kind. A successful ...


    By WR Systems, Ltd.

  • What will changes in emission legislation mean for the pollution monitoring industry?

    The current calm in the pollution monitoring industry belies the challenges ahead. Requirements for reducing the emissions of air pollution have been evolving since middle of the 20th century and are currently a complex medley of limits, targets and caps. Sources must not only comply with rigid emission limits but must also provide emissions data to a number of different agencies and bodies to ...

  • Calculating emissions from shipping

    Shipping is a significant source of atmospheric pollutants, which contribute to climate change and have negative effects on human health and the environment. A new study has applied detailed methods to estimate global fuel consumption from international shipping, including for the first time, an estimation of emissions from the global fleet while in port. Developing appropriate policies to ...

  • EPA Toxics Release Inventory Report provides Alaska residents with information on chemical releases

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has published the 2011 Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) National Analysis, providing information to communities about chemical releases to air, water and land across the nation. Due to extensive metal mining activity and the permitted disposal of large volumes of regulated mining waste , Alaska had the highest TRI releases in the nation and had a 25 percent ...

  • A new global map of ammonia emissions

    For the first time, a global map of atmospheric ammonia emissions has been produced using satellite measurements. This opens up new ways to survey air quality and monitor the Earth's atmospheric chemistry from space. Modern agricultural practices, especially intensive farming methods and widespread fertiliser use, are mainly responsible for ammonia emissions, which have more than doubled since ...

  • Shipping industry moves to reduce emissions

    Maritime shipping is the world's most carbon-efficient form of transporting goods and the industry has now taken steps to further improve the fuel efficiency and reduce the carbon footprint of its vessels and supply chain. Three large multinational corporations, which together ship over 350 million tons of commodities annually, have agreed to charter only the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Intelex releases greenhouse gas emissions tracking software

    Intelex announces the release of its Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Reporting System, expertly designed to enable mid-size and enterprise organizations to improve their environmental performance through effective carbon footprint tracking and reporting.With this new sustainability solution, users can collect, track, and report their current carbon footprint as well as their progress toward ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Tall Towers Fitted to Track CO2 Emissions

    BOULDER, Colorado, July 31, 2007 (ENS) - A new sensor in what will be a nationwide network for tracking carbon dioxide is now monitoring the air over Colorado's Front Range. A 1,000 foot tall tower east of Erie is one of 12 such towers that are being fitted with instruments by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, to capture the regional ebb and flow of atmospheric carbon. ...

  • 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 ...

  • BSI achieves greenhouse gas emissions verification

    BSI Management Systems America, Inc. (BSI) was recently awarded accreditation to ISO 14065 for Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission verification from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). This accreditation places BSI amongst the few recognized GHG emission verification bodies in North America. As global warming concerns continue to command our attention in Canada and the world, the need for ...


  • DEP to Collect Air Emissions Data about Natural Gas Operations

    The Department of Environmental Protection this week alerted companies involved in unconventional natural gas development across Pennsylvania that they must submit to the agency data on their facilities' air emissions for 2011. The reports are due March 1, 2012. "The use of natural gas for fuel will have very beneficial impacts on air quality, ...

  • Individual power stations’ emissions can be identified from a distance

    Air pollutants and greenhouse gases (GHGs) from a coal-fired power station have been correctly identified 12 km away, researchers report in a new US study. Their monitoring method paves the way for a space-based satellite system which can check emissions reported by individual power stations against actual emissions. It is challenging to check the accuracy of emissions reported by nations under ...

  • BSI becomes world leader in greenhouse gas emissions verification

    BSI Management Systems America, Inc. (BSI) recently achieved US accreditation to ISO 14065 for Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission verification services from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). This accreditation validates BSI's global expertise in verifying GHG emission and reduction assertions, placing the world's most prominent independent management assurance service provider amongst ...


    By BSI

  • TDX Power Selects Enviance To Manage GHG and Air Emissions

    Enviance, Inc., a global provider of Environmental ERP (EERP) solutions that measure, manage, report and reduce environmental and regulatory risks, announced today that TDX Power, Inc. has selected Enviance’s cloud-based environmental management software to track and report GHG inventory and air emissions at the company’s electric utilities facility in Alaska. In addition to owning ...


    By Enviance, Inc.

  • Ernst & Young Achieves ANSI Accreditation for Greenhouse Gas Emission Verification

      Initiative helps boost consumer, industry, and government confidence in greenhouse gas reporting NEW YORK, Jan. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American National Standards Institute (ANSI), coordinator of the U.S. standards and conformity assessment system, is pleased to announce the accreditation of ...

  • C40 and ICLEI to Establish Global Standard on Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Cities

    The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) and ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, announced today at the C40 Cities Mayors Summit in Sao Paulo that the two organizations will establish a global standard for accounting and reporting community-scale greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that can be used across multiple platforms. This common approach will help local ...


    By C40 Cities

  • More accurate emissions data needed worldwide, U.S. researchers say

    A lack of trust wafted through the Copenhagen air when negotiators gathered at December's United Nations climate summit. While many developing countries offered emission reduction commitments, several delegates from industrialized nations remained unconvinced that such reductions could be proven. To guarantee that the commitments do take place, the ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) a major theme at the UN climate negotiations

    More than 190 countries gathered in Lima, Peru in December 2014 to debate a future agreement to limit our carbon emissions to avoid dangerous climate change. Members of the Centre for Carbon Measurement at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) attended and presented its work to measure and verify greenhouse gas emissions and to follow the debate about how progress will be measured in the ...

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