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  • 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.

  • US greenhouse gas emissions fall by 1.1%

    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 Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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. ...

  • Chris Huhne reaction to greenhouse gas emissions figures

    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 off the oil hook and onto long term green growth. ...

  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Markets Take Off

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  • Greenhouse gas emissions forecasting - learning from the best

    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 lessons that can be applied to the Canadian ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • World ports tackle greenhouse gas emissions

    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 harbour. They are looking at regulatory and ...

  • UK releases 2008 Greenhouse Gas Emissions statistics

    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 Change Act is a world first, it will bind this ...

  • Increasing oil production and reducing greenhouse gas emissions

    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 ...


    By 3BL Media

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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. ...

  • US - China Agreement could significantly cut greenhouse gas emissions

    The US - China Agreement to use the Montreal Protocol to cut super greenhouse gases signed by U.S. President Obama and China's President Xi on June 8th opens door to biggest climate mitigation contribution through to 2020. The core element of the agreement is to "work together and with other countries through multilateral approaches that include using the expertise and institutions of the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • President Obama sets a target for cutting US greenhouse gas emissions

    The White House announced on November 25 that President Obama is offering a U.S. target for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the range of 17% below 2005 levels by 2020. The proposed target agrees with the limit set by climate legislation that has passed the U.S. House of Representatives, but the U.S. Senate is currently considering a bill that cuts GHG emissions to 20% below 2005 levels ...

  • EPA tightens rules for greenhouse gas emissions at landfills

    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. Landfills rank as the third-largest human-related source ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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

  • EU reaches deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions

    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 ...


    By Associated Press

  • Households take the heat for greenhouse gas emissions

    Households were either directly or indirectly responsible for almost half of Canada’s total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2004 according to a report released this week by Statistics Canada.  Overall emissions related to households increased 13% from about 285 900 kilotonnes in 1990 to 321 700 kilotonnes in 2004. Household emissions from motor fuel use and residential fuel use (direct ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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