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  • Western climate initiative plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

    The "Partner jurisdictions" of the Western Climate Initiative (WCI) have released an updated economic analysis indicating that its regional plan to address climate change and help foster a clean-energy economy can significantly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and achieve cost savings of approximately US$100 billion by 2020. Working together, the seven U.S. states and four Canadian provinces ...


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  • 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

  • New estimates confirm the declining trend in EU greenhouse gas emissions

    New European Environment Agency (EEA) estimates indicate that EU greenhouse gas emissions decreased in 2008 for the fourth consecutive year. Compared to the 2007 official emissions published earlier this year, the annual reduction is estimated to be about 1.3 % for the EU-15 and 1.5 % for the EU-27. Based on these estimates, the greenhouse gas emissions in 2008 stand approximately 6.2 % below the ...

  • UK`s National Grid aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80%

    The UK's National Grid has announced it is to increase its target of reducing company-wide greenhouse gas emissions from 60 per cent to 80 per cent by 2050. It also unveiled its intention to adopt new carbon budgets across its UK and US electricity and gas businesses from April 2009, integrating them into the management of its day-to-day business operations and company performance process, to ...


    By National Grid PLC

  • EPA to Propose Endangerment Finding For Aircraft Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    The Environmental Protection Agency said it will propose an endangerment finding for greenhouse gas emissions from aircraft in late April 2015. The EPA would be required by the Clean Air Act to regulate greenhouse gases from aircraft if it determines the emissions endanger public health or the environment, it said in a Sept. 3  ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Québec and California to hold first joint auction of greenhouse gas emissions

    Québec Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and the Fight Against Climate Change David Heurtel, and California Air Resources Board (CARB) Chairman Mary Nichols today announced that the first joint Québec-California carbon market auction will be held on November 19, 2014. “This first linked auction is the final step in the consolidation of the Québec and ...


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  • 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 ...

  • EADS Astrium Selects Picarro for London Greenhouse Gas Emissions Measurement Pilot

     Picarro, Inc. today announced that it has been selected by EADS Astrium and a consortium of scientific organizations as the sole provider of in situ instruments for measuring greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in London, England during the 2012 Olympic Games. The goal of ...


    By Picarro, Inc

  • Research update available -- oil sands greenhouse gas emissions analysis

    The IHS Canadian Oil Sands Dialogue has released an update to its 2010 report comparing the greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from fuels made from Canadian oil sands to those from other crude sources. The new analysis—updated to include more current data—found that total emissions from refined products that are wholly derived from oil sands are 4 to 18 percent higher than the average ...


    By IHS Markit

  • Hyundai and Kia settle historic Greenhouse Gas Emissions enforcement case

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice today announced an historic settlement with the automakers Hyundai and Kia for air pollution that will resolve alleged Clean Air Act violations based on their sale of close to 1.2 million vehicles that will emit approximately 4.75 million metric tons of greenhouse gases in excess of what the automakers certified to ...


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  • Novelis and World Wildlife Fund Partner to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Novelis, the world leader in aluminum rolling and recycling, today announced the company has been accepted into World Wildlife Fund's (WWF) Climate Savers program, an exclusive initiative of WWF to encourage companies to reduce their ...


    By Novelis Inc.

  • CA Technologies Commits to Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 35 Percent by 2020

    CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) announced its commitment to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 35 percent by 2020, from a 2006 baseline, in its new Sustainability Report released today titled “Moving Together.” The report highlights the company’s advances in sustainability over the past year, and profiles its commitment to people (employees ...


  • Xcel Energy Continues to Lead the Way in Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Xcel Energy is leading the way in reducing carbon dioxide emissions, and is now the first U.S. utility to verify and register all of its greenhouse gas emissions data with The Climate Registry for seven consecutive years. The company’s emissions reporting validates Xcel Energy’s more than 20 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions in the last decade. “Xcel Energy ...


    By Xcel Energy

  • California ramps up Efforts to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Building on California's ambitious effort to curb greenhouse gas emissions, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday called on the state to further slash its carbon footprint over the next 15 years. Brown set a new target of reducing emissions to 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030, calling it the most aggressive benchmark enacted by a government in North America. The goal is a mile marker on the way to ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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 ...

  • Climate change: deep cuts in global greenhouse gas emissions

    European Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas called on developed and advanced developing countries to commit to substantially reducing their greenhouse gas emissions over the coming decades following today's report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on mitigating global warming. The consensus report from IPCC's working group III (WG III) confirms the EU's analysis that ...


  • Greenhouse gas emissions across EU drop slightly in 2016

    Greenhouse gas emissions across the European Union decreased modestly in 2016, according to estimates published in the latest climate ‘trends and projections’ assessments released today by the European Environment Agency (EEA). The estimates confirm that the EU remains on track to meet its emission reduction target set for 2020, but more work is needed to meet longer-term goals. ...

  • California gives green light to emissions trading program

    The California Air Resources Board (ARB) today endorsed the cap-and-trade regulation, marking a significant milestone toward reducing California's greenhouse gas emissions under its AB 32 law. ARB's cap-and-trade regulation, along with several complementary measures will drive the development of green jobs and set the state on track to a clean energy future. The regulation is a key measure to ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Research and Markets: EU Environmental Law - The EU Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme Gives Valuable Insights in the Why´s, How´s, Trade-Offs and Critical Design Choices of the EU ETS

    Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/n38d93/eu_environmental) has announced the addition of the "EU Environmental Law - The EU Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme" book to their offering. EU ENERGY ...


  • EU Emissions Trading Scheme to Include Air Transport

    BRUSSELS, Belgium (ENS) - The European Commission today proposed legislation to bring greenhouse gas emissions from civil aviation into the EU Emissions Trading Scheme. The proposed directive will cover emissions from flights within the EU from 2011 and all flights to and from EU airports from 2012. Both EU and foreign aircraft operators would be covered. Like the industrial companies already ...

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