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Greenhouse gas emissions tracking

by Intelex Technologies Inc.  (Nov. 25, 2008)

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 ...

Greenhouse gas emissions gap widening

by GLOBE Foundation  (Nov. 21, 2012)

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 ...

Taking Control of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

by GLOBE Foundation  (Jun. 1, 2015)

Three-quarters of the world’s annual emissions of greenhouse gases are now limited by national targets, according to a new study published today by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at London School of Economics and Political Science. ...

Chris Huhne reaction to greenhouse gas emissions figures

by Department of Energy and Climate Change  (Feb. 1, 2011)

Responding to the publication of final greenhouse gas emissions statistics for 2009, Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne said: “Yes, emissions were down in 2009 but so was the economy so this is no time for back slapping. A low carbon approach has to be a vital part of kick starting and future proofing our economy, getting us ...

Scientists question EPA estimates of greenhouse gas emissions

by Soil Science Society of America  (Jun. 25, 2010)

The approach the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) uses to estimate greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural anaerobic lagoons that treat manure contains errors and may underestimate methane emissions by up to 65%, according to scientists from the University of Missouri. Anaerobic lagoons treat manure on some animal feeding operations ...

EU reports lowest greenhouse gas emissions on record

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Jun. 4, 2014)

The European Union's greenhouse gas emissions continued to fall in 2012, as a 1.3 % decrease cut emissions to 19.2 % below 1990 levels, according to official data from the European Environment Agency (EEA). This puts the EU within reach of its 20 % reduction target, with eight years to go until the 2020 deadline. The findings come from ...

Statistical release: 2011 UK greenhouse gas emissions

by Department of Energy and Climate Change  (Mar. 29, 2012)

DECC today publishes provisional 2011 estimates of UK greenhouse gas emissions, together with final estimates of 2010 UK greenhouse gas emissions by fuel type and end-user. 2011 headline results In 2011, UK emissions of the basket of six greenhouse gases covered by the Kyoto Protocol were provisionally estimated to be 549.3 million tonnes ...

European greenhouse gas emissions down 0.9%

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Apr. 21, 2008)

Provisional greenhouse gas emissions data compiled by the EEA show that EU-15 Member States reduced their emissions by 0.9 % between 2005 and 2006. EU-27 emissions are now 7.4 % below 1990 levels. The European Environment Agency annually compiles the European Community greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory report, which is formally submitted by the ...

Greenhouse gas emissions associated with long-distance travel

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Dec. 10, 2015)

Long-distance travelling accounts for a significant number of miles travelled per person, but estimates of its greenhouse gas emissions are lacking. Using data from Belgium and the Netherlands, this study estimates that longdistance journeys account for 40–50% of total mileage and 50% of greenhouse gas emissions of all people transport in ...

EPA Power Profiler Calculates Greenhouse Gas Emissions

by Environment News Service (ENS)  (Jul. 4, 2007)

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 ...

EU greenhouse gas emissions from waste decrease

by MRW - Materials Recycling World - EMAP Publishing Limited Company  (Jun. 5, 2009)

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 ...

EPA releases U.S. greenhouse gas emissions report

by GLOBE Foundation  (Apr. 17, 2012)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the 17th annual U.S. greenhouse gas inventory. The final report shows overall emissions in 2010 increased by 3.2 percent from the previous year. The trend is attributed to an increase in energy consumption across all economic sectors, due to increasing energy demand associated with an ...

New Jersey to Require Greenhouse Gas Emissions Cuts

by Environment News Service (ENS)  (Jul. 9, 2007)

TRENTON, New Jersey, July 6, 2007 (ENS) - Governor Jon Corzine is expected to sign the Global Warming Response Act today, making New Jersey the third state in the nation to set limits on greenhouse gas emissions. California passed such a law last September, and Hawaii's global warming law took effect July 1. The New Jersey legislation requires a ...

Brazil greenhouse gas emissions lowest in 20 years

by Associated Press  (Nov. 7, 2013)

Emission levels of greenhouse gases in Latin America's biggest country fell last year to their lowest in two decades, a Brazilian network of environmental groups said in a report released Thursday. The Observatorio do Clima, or Climate Observatory, network is comprised of more than 30 non-governmental organizations focused on climate change. ...

Semiconductor and aluminium industries underestimate greenhouse gas emissions

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Dec. 4, 2014)

Emissions of the greenhouse gases (GHGs) tetrafluoromethane (TFM) and hexafluoroethane (HFE) reported by industry accounted for only around half actual levels measured in the atmosphere between 2002 and 2010, new research reveals. The semiconductor and aluminium production industries, the two main sources of these gases, have reported success in ...

Chris Huhne reaction to greenhouse gas emissions figures

by Department of Energy and Climate Change  (Feb. 1, 2011)

Responding to the publication of final greenhouse gas emissions statistics for 2009, Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne said: “Yes, emissions were down in 2009 but so was the economy so this is no time for back slapping. A low carbon approach has to be a vital part of kick starting and future proofing our economy, getting us ...

US greenhouse gas emissions fall by 1.1%

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Apr. 16, 2008)

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 ...

Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Ontario’s Waste Management Industry

by GLOBE Foundation  (Dec. 28, 2015)

There is a strong complementarity between the aspirations of the waste management industry and Ontario’s goals for climate change mitigation, a circular economy and sustainable economic development according to a new report published by the Ontario Waste Management Association. As the Province of Ontario prepares to implement a ...

EPA tightens rules for greenhouse gas emissions at landfills

by Associated Press  (Aug. 14, 2015)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has tightened standards for the nation's landfills to reduce emissions of methane and other harmful air pollutants. EPA estimates the new rules announced Friday as part of President Obama's Climate Action Plan will reduce methane from decomposing household waste by about 480,000 tons a year by 2025. ...

Greenhouse gas emissions forecasting - learning from the best

by GLOBE Foundation  (Aug. 14, 2008)

A new NRTEE report on international best practices provides insight on how best to address some of Canada’s challenges in forecasting greenhouse gas emissions reductions accruing from federal climate policies and programs. The study points to the U.K. and the U.S. as having overall best practices in their approach to emissions forecasting with key ...

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