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  • Who is building our global GHG MRV infrastructure?

    Sometimes it feels quite lonely here at GHG Management Institute headquarters. Toiling away trying to do what we think is needed to support the future of greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation policy. While most people who pay attention to the issue are obsessed with the politics of the moment, we work away behind the scenes thinking about and building infrastructure for the long-run. Indeed in ...

  • Estimating GHG emissions from the non-energy use of fossil fuels

    The quality of official greenhouse gas (GHG) emission inventories could be further improved if emissions from non-energy use of fossil fuels were accounted for in greater detail, according to new research. In the European Union, roughly six percent of fossil fuels are not consumed as an energy source but for so-called 'non-energy' purposes. Examples include the use of fossil fuels for the ...

  • Research calls for carbon pricing to incentivise higher GHG productivity throughout global value chains

    For carbon pricing to cost-effectively support decarbonisation, it is essential to incentivise higher GHG productivity throughout global value chains. This is one of the findings presented by Ecofys and The Generation Foundation at the UN climate summit today. The study is the first released under the Carbon Pricing ...


    By Ecofys

  • Australia – Major LCA study helps dairy farmers aim for GHG emissions reduction

    Dairy Australia worked closely with the Australian dairy industry to measure the carbon footprint of producing a number of dairy foods. This initiative was one of the first carbon footprinting projects to report the emissions of dairy farming on a country level and following the International Dairy Federation sector specific guidelines “A common carbon footprint approach for dairy” ...


    By thinkstep

  • Fossil-fuel power plants main source of North America`s GHG emissions

    North America's 3,000 fossil fuel burning power plants continue to produce two-thirds of the region's electricity and, at the same time, generate the majority of certain harmful air pollutants and emit more greenhouse gases than any other industrial sector. North American Power Plant Air Emissions, a new report and database released by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC), provides ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Robert Janzen joins ClimateCHECK as Director of Western Canada

    ClimateCHECK is pleased to announce that Robert Janzen, PhD, PAg, has joined the firm as Director of Western Canada. Rob has several years of experience as President of Agrologics Consulting Ltd., from which he brings highly technical expertise and experience concerning greenhouse gas (GHG) dynamics associated with agricultural and environmental systems to ClimateCHECK. Rob’s education and ...


    By ClimateCHECK

  • 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 ...

  • WCI releases comprehensive plan for cap-and-trade program

    The partners in the Western Climate Initiative (WCI) today released a comprehensive strategy designed to reduce climate-warming greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), stimulate development of clean-energy technologies, create green jobs, increase energy security and independence, and protect public health. The Design for the WCI Regional Program is the culmination of two years of work by seven U.S. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Evergreen Energy Launches Private Beta Testing of EMIT to the Carbon Information and Content Community

    Evergreen Energy Inc. (NYSE Arca: EEE), a green energy technology solutions company, deployed, on a limited basis, the private beta version of its GreenCert™ EMIT (Emissions Monitoring Inventory Tracking), a software as a service (SaaS) offering. EMIT will be generally available to the public in the third quarter, 2010. GreenCert EMIT will enable customers to publicly view submitted ...


  • Management of rice paddy fields affects greenhouse gas emissions

    How rice paddy fields are managed significantly influences the release of greenhouse gases (GHGs), a recent study concludes. Permanently flooded soils release more methane than soils that are flooded and then dried between production periods, for example. In general, the researchers recommend growing other crops in dried soil between production cycles, as well as limiting nitrogen fertilisers, to ...

  • Production and imports of fluorinated greenhouse gases fall in the EU

    Production of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs) and sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) decreased by 5% within the EU in 2011, compared with 2010, when measured in absolute, metric tonnes, according to a recent report from the European Environment Agency (EEA). Imports and sales of these powerful greenhouse gases (GHGs) also fell, by 6% and 12% respectively, ...

  • Carbon footprint higher in Finnish cities than in rural areas

    Despite better public transport and more energy-efficient housing, city dwellers have a larger carbon footprint than those in rural areas, according to a recent Finnish study. This is partly explained by the phenomenon of ‘parallel consumption’ in which people extend their living space by using services that the home also provides. Previous research has suggested that high density ...

  • Bioelectricity generation technologies: actual vs. perceived impacts

    A recent study reviewed the lifetime environmental, social and economic impacts of 25 bioelectricity technologies. The technologies included gasification, combustion, pyrolysis and co-combustion technologies. Stakeholders were also questioned about their preferences. On 17th December 2008, the EU agreed that 20 per cent of its final energy consumption should be derived from renewable sources by ...

  • 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 ...

  • Research reveals lack of emissions reduction targets for many FT 500 companies

    The Ethical Corporation Institute has launched a new report on how the FT 500 are reporting their GHG emissions to stakeholders. The report is one of a collection of practical reports on climate change produced for the business community. ‘Corporate GHG emissions reporting 2008’ shows staggering inconsistencies in how companies calculate and verify their emissions, with the companies reporting to ...

  • New reports cast doubt over biofuel policy

    Two separate reports reviewing the indirect land use change (ILUC) impacts of biofuel crops have stressed the importance of factoring ILUC impacts into biofuel policies to ensure use of biofuels do not result in higher greenhouse gas emissions (GhG) than their fossil fuel alternatives. The Department for Transport (DfT) commissioned E4Tech to study the impacts of five biofuel streams which are ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • A hydrogen future: clean and cool?

    A new study suggests that widespread adoption of hydrogen fuel could have major benefits for tackling climate change and air pollution. The researchers modelled the impacts of replacing petrol with hydrogen as a fuel for cars and claim their methods, which employ a new modelling tool, could be useful in planning and policymaking. Hydrogen is widely touted as the clean fuel of the future. One of ...

  • Ireland could reap big CO2 savings from biofuels

    Rapid economic growth places unique challenges on Ireland as it seeks to meet its future energy needs as well as its Kyoto emissions targets. New research suggests that using willow and miscanthus as biofuel crops could reduce Ireland's overall carbon emissions whilst securing long-term economic benefits. Food crops, such as corn, are often used as feedstocks for biofuels such as ethanol. Food ...

  • Fuel produced from sunlight, CO2 and water: an alternative for jet fuel?

    Water and carbon dioxide (CO2) can be converted into ‘solar thermochemical fuel’ using energy from the sun and very high temperatures. A new study has analysed the production of this fuel and found that, under favourable future conditions, costs could be as little as €1.28 per litre, with close to zero life-cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Although suitable as a substitute ...

  • A low-carbon transport system requires coherent national policy

    The transition to a low-carbon transport system needs a coherent national policy framework that supports all its aspects, according to a review of transport and innovation policy in Finland. Its findings suggest that policymakers need to identify and remove contradictory policies that present barriers to achieving greener transport system. Globally, transport is the second largest source of ...

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