greenhouse gas emissions allowance News

  • Québec and California to hold joint auction of greenhouse gas emission allowances

    The California Air Resources Board (ARB) and the ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques (Ministry of Sustainable Development, Environment and the Fight against Climate Change) (MDDELCC) of Québec today announced plans to conduct a joint practice auction for the California and Québec cap-and-trade ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Greenhouse gas emissions tracking

    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 Emissions Tracking Module is designed to be both ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • An Econometric Analysis of Emission Trading Allowances

    We would like to announce the publication of a new working paper on an econometric analysis of emission allowances on 2005-2006 data. The paper is available at:http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=947055Abstract: World power and gas markets have a natural relationship with global tradable ...

  • Council adopts decision clarifying provisions on the timing of auctions of greenhouse gas allowances

    The Council today adopted1 a decision amending the EU's emissions trading system directive (directive 2003/87/EC) by clarifying provisions on the timing of auctions of greenhouse gas allowances (PE-CO#6;S 114/13, 17307/13 ADD1). The adaptation by the Commission of the timetable of auctions will require a prior impact assessment of the risks of carbon leakage for particular industrial sectors. ...


    By EU Council of Ministers

  • Greenhouse gas emissions gap widening

    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 convening of the Climate Change Conference of the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Council gives green light to Commission regulation concerning greenhouse gas emission allowances to be auctioned in 2013- 2020

    The Council today (Feb. 24, 2014) decided not to oppose the adoption of a Commission regulation amending Regulation No 1031/2010 in particular to determine the volumes of greenhouse gas emission allowances to be auctioned in 2013-2020 ("back-loading") (5305/14, 5832/14).  ...


    By EU Council of Ministers

  • UN launches global greenhouse gas emissions calculator

    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 ...


    By United Nations

  • 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.

  • Keeping track of municipal greenhouse gas emissions

    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 fossil fuels not only produces GHGs, but also local and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Markets Take Off

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  • Semiconductor and aluminium industries underestimate greenhouse gas emissions

    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 their voluntary efforts to control these emissions. ...

  • Irish EPA projections of greenhouse gas emissions to 2020

    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, if current policies and programmes are implemented. ...

  • EU commits to cut greenhouse gas emissions

    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 improvements in energy efficiency, also ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Record High for Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    The disappointing climate conference in Warsaw, Poland—which was intended to lay the groundwork for a global climate agreement in 2015—stands in sharp contrast to the continued growth in emissions of greenhouse gases. Negotiators and activists alike confront not only the fact that carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions reached the highest annual total to date, but also a shifting geographic ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Ontario’s Waste Management Industry

    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 “cap-and-trade” policy for greenhouse gas (GHG) ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Bioenergy helps cut greenhouse-gas emissions

    Branches, stalks, and manure are waste no longer; bioenergy is part of the solution to reducing greenhouse-gas emissions. A study released by the Green Power Institute, the Renewable Energy Program of the Pacific Institute in Oakland, California, reports that converting forest residues, agricultural and urban biomass waste, and gases from manure and landfills into energy helps reduce our ...


    By Pacific Institute

  • BC transit plan will cut greenhouse gas emissions

    BC Premier Gordon Campbell unveiled a $14-billion transit plan as part of the government's agenda to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The plan is expected to double Vancouver public transit ridership and significantly lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2020. Premier Campbell told a news conference on January 14, 2008 that the transit plan will cut 4.7 million tonnes of greenhouse ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Is emitting greenhouse gas emissions a criminal act?

    According to the C.D. Howe Institute the federal government’s proposals to regulate greenhouse gas emissions as set out in its Regulatory Framework paper are likely to be upheld as constitutional exercises of the federal criminal-law power. In a Backgrounder released on August 21st, the Institute poses the question that while the federal government is seeking to limit GHG emissions by large ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Measuring Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Cities

    The World Resources Institute (WRI), C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) and ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) have launched the first widely endorsed standard for cities ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Auctions of carbon emission allowances won`t push up power prices

    Contrary to some claims, electricity prices will not be driven up by the full auctioning of emissions allowances under the European Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS), according to a study carried out by New Carbon Finance for WWF. “The impact of 100% auctioning on European wholesale electricity prices post-2012” examined likely trends in wholesale electricity prices in the Czech Republic, ...


    By WWF UK

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