greenhouse gas offsetting News

  • California Electricity Users Offered Greenhouse Gas Offset

    SAN FRANCISCO, California, (ENS) - Pacific Gas and Electric Company has won approval from the California Public Utilities Commission, CPUC, to launch ClimateSmart - a new voluntary program that offers customers the option to neutralize greenhouse gas emissions associated with their energy use. The climate protection program is scheduled to launch in spring 2007. Conceived and ...

  • UN-backed carbon forum helps Africa profit from greenhouse gas offset scheme

    Three days of deal-making and networking wrapped up today at the United Nations-backed Africa Carbon Forum in Senegal, aimed at improving the continent’s standing in the global carbon marketplace. Under the Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), industrialized countries can offset some of their own greenhouse gas emissions to earn certified emission reduction credits. Some 600 ...


    By United Nations

  • The ENDS guide to carbon offsets

    Leading environmental publisher ENDS (Environmental Data Services) has made an important contribution to the carbon offsetting debate by announcing publication of The ENDS Guide to Carbon Offsets. This one-of-a-kind guide provides much-needed help for confused offset purchasers by establishing a clear threshold for acceptable carbon offset quality and advising purchasers to steer clear of ...

  • Carbon offset industries for Indigenous communities

    A new carbon offsetting industry could create up to 1,029 new jobs for Indigenous Australians and generate income of A$52 million per year according to a new CSIRO report.The study of six Indigenous Land Corporation properties across Western Australia, Northern Territory, and Queensland looked at land management practices including fire management, reforestation and grazing land management. These ...

  • 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

  • Expobioenergía offsets its CO2 emissions

    After measuring and calculating the CO2 emitted to the atmosphere during Expobioenergía 2011, the time has come to offset in the way suggested by Huellacero, an initiative of ...

  • Innovative approach for transportation related carbon offsets announced

    CN Modal Shift Protocol to help British Columbia meet greenhouse gas emissions ...

  • European greenhouse gas emissions down 0.9%

    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 European Commission to the United Nations Framework ...

  • Greenhouse gas services expands into renewable energy and Canada

    Greenhouse Gas Services, a GE AES venture that invests in and develops projects that reduce greenhouse gases, announced it has expanded into renewable energy and into Canada by acquiring StormFisher Ltd. The acquisition of Toronto-based StormFisher-which builds, owns, and operates projects in North America that turn food or agricultural byproducts into natural gas and electricity-enables ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Greenhouse Gas CO2 Sidetracked in Oceans` Twilight Zone

    WOODS HOLE, Massachusetts (ENS) - Climate experts have relied on the oceans to absorb enough of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide to slow global warming, but new research by an international team of scientists shows that the oceans may have little impact on changes in the atmosphere or climate. The research indicates that instead of sinking, carbon dioxide is often consumed by ...

  • 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 ...

  • U.S. Senators Propose Compulsory Greenhouse Gas Cuts

    WASHINGTON, DC, October 18, 2007 (ENS) – A bipartisan bill introduced today in the U.S. Senate proposes mandatory, not voluntary, limits on greenhouse gases with the goal of reducing the nation's emissions more than 60 percent by mid-century. The bill's authors say the plan is a serious and viable effort to tackle global warming and key Democrats aim to get the legislation out of committee and ...

  • Entergy Announces Purchase of Greenhouse Gas Reduction Credits

    Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) today announced the purchase of approximately 137,000 tons of greenhouse gas reduction credits from New York's largest non-hazardous solid waste facility. The credits were generated from the capture and destruction of methane, a byproduct of waste decomposition. Seneca Meadows, Inc. owns and operates the waste ...


    By Entergy

  • 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

  • Canada delivers details of new greenhouse gas regulations

    Canada has published details of its 'Turning the Corner' regulatory framework. The documents, posted on Environment Canada's website, provide additional details about how the Government of Canada will move forward with its plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This plan includes mandatory reductions for industry, along with additional new measures to address two of Canada's key ...


    By Environment Canada (EC)

  • BSI achieves greenhouse gas emissions verification

    BSI Management Systems America, Inc. (BSI) was recently awarded accreditation to ISO 14065 for Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission verification from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). This accreditation places BSI amongst the few recognized GHG emission verification bodies in North America. As global warming concerns continue to command our attention in Canada and the world, the need for ...


  • 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

  • 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

  • Carbon Forum America showcasing offset quality

    A recent Federal Trade Commission workshop has highlighted concerns about offset quality and consumer information in the fast-growing voluntary carbon market.  Carbon Forum America will showcase the response of leaders in the carbon market to develop the necessary standards.  Four non-profit entities will use their presence at CARBON FORUM AMERICA to present and interactively discuss ...


    By Koelnmesse GmbH

  • Largest carbon offset transaction made in the US

    The largest publicly announced transaction of carbon offsets was recently made in the United States, signifying confidence in the role of carbon offsets in the country’s carbon market according to the parties involved. The Goldman Sachs Group, Blue Source and CE2 Carbon Capital completed a $12 million carbon offset deal, where CE2, a carbon market investment company, was sold the carbon offsets. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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