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Australia criticized over greenhouse-gas reduction target

by Associated Press  (Aug. 11, 2015)

Australia has been criticized over its new greenhouse-gas reduction target which lags behind the ambitions of most wealthy countries. Lawmakers in Prime Minister Tony Abbott's conservative government on Tuesday agreed on a target of curbing carbon gas emissions to at least 26 percent below 2005 levels by 2030. The target could go as ...

Entergy Announces Purchase of Greenhouse Gas Reduction Credits

by Entergy  (Oct. 24, 2011)

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 ...

UNDP and Fortis announce greenhouse-gas reduction projects

by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)  (Feb. 22, 2008)

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Dutch-Belgian finance group Fortis have announced the first project agreements of the new MDG Carbon Facility, a joint effort to support greenhouse-gas-reducing development projects through the carbon-trading mechanisms of the Kyoto Protocol. The projects, located in Uzbekistan, Macedonia, ...

Landfills turn trash into power and greenhouse gas reductions

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jan. 16, 2010)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is recognizing eight landfill methane capture projects for their innovation in generating renewable energy and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The winners include one of the largest landfill gas (LFG) to liquefied natural gas facilities in the world, located in Livermore, Calif. “We are ...

DCO Energy Receives Greenhouse Gas Reduction Recognition

by Marketwire  (Mar. 23, 2011)

DCO Energy LLC (www.dcoenergy.com) is proud to announce that the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Partnership has recognized DCO Energy's contribution to efficient domestic energy production with the US EPA CHP Partnership Certificate of Partner Greenhouse Gas Reduction for the 3rd consecutive ...

EPA Recognizes Oil and Gas Industry Partners for Greenhouse Gas Reduction Efforts

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Oct. 25, 2007)

(Washington, D.C. - Oct. 24, 2007) EPA yesterday presented awards to some members of the oil and gas industry for their voluntary efforts to reduce methane under EPA's Natural Gas STAR Program. The Natural Gas Star Program is a flexible, voluntary partnership between EPA and the oil and natural gas industry. Under the program, EPA works with ...

EPA commends corporate leaders for major greenhouse gas reductions

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Dec. 3, 2009)

EPA is recognizing eight companies for achieving significant goals to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through the agency’s Climate Leaders program. Twenty-seven companies are also being commended for announcing aggressive GHG reduction goals. Combined, the Climate Leaders companies are reducing greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 50 ...

HP Announces Supply Chain Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Reduction Goal

by HP  (Sep. 23, 2013)

As part of an ongoing effort to improve its product manufacturing and supply chain operations, HP today announced a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction goal for its first-tier manufacturing and product-transportation supply chain partners. HP’s goal, a first for the information technology (IT) industry, is to drive a 20 percent ...

Western Governors, Premiers Set Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goal

by Environment News Service (ENS)  (Aug. 23, 2007)

OLYMPIA, Washington, August 22, 2007 (ENS) - The eight members of the Western Climate Initiative, WCI, today announced that they have established a regional goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the West to 15 percent below 2005 levels by 2020. By defining the goal before the end of August, WCI members met the timetable they set when the ...

CO2 Solution Applauds Government of Quebec for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Plan

by CO2 Solutions inc.  (Jul. 7, 2011)

CO2 Solution Inc. announced today that it applauds the announcement made yesterday by the Government of Quebec to implement a cap and trade system in the Province to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions responsible for climate change.  CO2 Solution believes its breakthrough carbon dioxide capture technology is ...

Voluntary greenhouse gas reduction programs have limited potential

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jul. 30, 2008)

The set of voluntary GHG programs we reviewed use outreach efforts to recruit program partners and reduce GHG emissions. We found the greatest barriers to participation were the perceived emission reduction costs and reporting requirements. We also found that it is unlikely these voluntary programs can reduce more than 19 percent of the projected ...

U.S. - Supported International Greenhouse Gas Reduction Initiative Continues Success

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Oct. 3, 2007)

An EPA report released today shows that the United States continues to provide significant support of the Methane to Markets Partnership to reduce emissions of methane, a greenhouse gas over 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide. Current U.S. Methane to Markets projects, when fully implemented, will deliver estimated annual emission reductions ...

LG Electronics USA Announces Industry-leading Greenhouse Gas Reduction Commitment

by LG Electronics  (Nov. 28, 2011)

        ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Nov. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- LG Electronics USA today announced it will voluntarily reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 50 percent by the end of 2020, compared with a 2007 baseline. Like most ...

Québec adopts most ambitious greenhouse gas reduction target in Canada

by GLOBE Foundation  (Nov. 27, 2015)

The government of Québec has announced a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction target of 37.5% below 1990 levels by 2030, the most ambitious reduction target in Canada. Québec Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and the Fight against Climate Change, David Heurtel, announced the government’s decision just a few ...

Voluntary greenhouse gas reduction programs have limited potential

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jul. 30, 2008)

The set of voluntary GHG programs we reviewed use outreach efforts to recruit program partners and reduce GHG emissions. We found the greatest barriers to participation were the perceived emission reduction costs and reporting requirements. We also found that it is unlikely these voluntary programs can reduce more than 19 percent of the projected ...

Marriott sustainability report tracks reductions in greenhouse gas emissions

by CSRwire - Corporate Social Responsibility Newswire  (Oct. 12, 2010)

Since 2007, Marriott International has reduced its energy consumption by 11 percent, reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 10.7 percent, and is on track to meet its aggressive goal of a 25 percent decrease in energy and water consumption per available room by 2017. These results are among those reported to shareholders, customers, nongovernmental ...

Carmakers` Greenhouse Gas Reductions Greater Than Required for 2012, EPA Says

by Bloomberg BNA  (May 2, 2014)

Light-duty vehicle manufacturers achieved more greenhouse gas emissions reductions in model year 2012 vehicles than was required by the Environmental Protection Agency, according to an annual EPA report. On average, 2012 vehicles emitted 10 grams less carbon dioxide per mile than the EPA's emissions standard requires, EPA Deputy ...

Air Products Sets Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Goal

Only Industrial Gas Company to Do So Under U.S. EPA Climate Leaders Program LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa. - Air Products (NYSE: APD) has committed to reduce its global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and is the only industrial gas company to have its reduction goal accepted under the  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Climate Leaders® ...

Ontario Sets 2030 Greenhouse Gas Pollution Reduction Target

by GLOBE Foundation  (May 14, 2015)

As part of its action against climate change, Ontario has become the first province in Canada to set a mid-term greenhouse gas pollution reduction target for 2030. Ontario already has a goal to reduce greenhouse gas pollution by 15 per cent below 1990 levels by 2020 and 80 per cent by 2050. In order to help achieve its long-term targets, the ...

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 ...

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