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Data-driven approach to pavement management lowers greenhouse gas emissions

by MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology  (Jul. 26, 2016)

Original story at MIT News The roadway network is an important part of the nation’s transportation system, but it also contributes heavily to greenhouse gas emissions. A paper published this ...

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. ...

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 ...

Keeping track of municipal greenhouse gas emissions

by GLOBE Foundation  (Aug. 2, 2010)

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 ...

UK releases 2008 Greenhouse Gas Emissions statistics

by Department of Energy and Climate Change  (Mar. 27, 2009)

DECC has published provisional 2008 estimates of UK greenhouse gas emissions. Energy & Climate Change Minister, Joan Ruddock said: “Once again emissions in the UK are down.  It’s clear that our policies will achieve more than what’s required under Kyoto, but we have much more to do at home to maintain our leadership globally. “Our Climate ...

UN launches global greenhouse gas emissions calculator

by United Nations  (Mar. 23, 2010)

The United Nations launched the first common system of calculating the amount of greenhouse gases produced in a given city and by specific sector or time, allowing cities to compare their performances and analyse differences. The UN Environment Programme (UNEP), UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) and the World Bank jointly ...

World ports tackle greenhouse gas emissions

by Environmental News Network  (Jul. 10, 2008)

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 ...

Increasing oil production and reducing greenhouse gas emissions

by 3BL Media  (Jan. 12, 2011)

Cenovus operates the 210-square-kilometre Weyburn field in southeastern Saskatchewan. When it was discovered in 1954, the Weyburn field contained one of the largest medium-sour crude oil reservoirs in Canada, with approximately 1.4 billion barrels of oil in place. The Weyburn ...

EU commits to cut greenhouse gas emissions

by GLOBE Foundation  (Oct. 28, 2014)

European Union leaders have reached agreement on a Climate and Energy deal for the period 2020 to 2030. The broad climate change pact has set a new target of a 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions across the EU by 2030. Ambitious targets were also set for increasing the share of renewable energy sources in the EU as a whole (to 27%) and for ...

EU reaches deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions

by Associated Press  (Oct. 23, 2014)

European Union leaders agreed early Friday to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the 28-nation bloc to at least 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. The deal was aimed at countering climate change and setting an example for the rest of the world ahead of key international climate negotiations next year. A package agreed by leaders at 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 ...

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Markets Take Off

by Environment News Service (ENS)  (Mar. 16, 2005)

Untitled Document NEW YORK, New ...

Irish EPA projections of greenhouse gas emissions to 2020

by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - Ireland  (Sep. 25, 2008)

The EPA has released projections of Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions to 2020, as mandated under the National Climate Change Strategy. These projections update those published in the National Climate Change Strategy in April 2007 and give a picture of Ireland’s ability to meet international targets with respect to greenhouse gas emissions, ...

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