greenhouse gas reduction project News

  • UNDP and Fortis announce greenhouse-gas reduction projects

    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, Yemen and Rwanda, aspire to use financing from carbon ...

  • Landfills turn trash into power and greenhouse gas reductions

    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 proud to recognize Landfill Methane Outreach Program ...

  • 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

  • DCO Energy Receives Greenhouse Gas Reduction Recognition

    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 year. ...


    By Marketwire

  • 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. ...

  • Global greenhouse gas emissions projected to double

    According to OECD's latest analysis, global greenhouse gas emissions are projected to double in the next 40 years. This would result in a 3-6 degree increase of the average global temperature by the end of the century unless governments take decisive action. OECD's Environmental Outlook to 2050 (full publication in March 2012) paints a grim picture of the Earth in 2050 if we do ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Southern Company Energy Technology Leadership Recognized With Excellence Award For Greenhouse Gas Reduction Project

    Southern Company's demonstration of innovative technology to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants was recognized today with an Industry Excellence Award from the Savannah Ocean Exchange. The award was presented in Savannah, Ga., at the Savannah Ocean Exchange's second annual Solutions Exchange. The award honors corporations and organizations that are implementing tangible solutions ...


    By Southern Company

  • Voluntary greenhouse gas reduction programs have limited potential

    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 2010 GHG emissions for their industry sectors. ...

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

    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 equivalent to more than nine million metric tons ...

  • Voluntary greenhouse gas reduction programs have limited potential

    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 2010 GHG emissions for their industry sectors. ...

  • Québec adopts most ambitious greenhouse gas reduction target in Canada

    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 days away from the Paris Climate Conference where a ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Marriott sustainability report tracks reductions in greenhouse gas emissions

    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 ...

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

    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 decrease in its first-tier manufacturing and product ...


    By HP

  • New project against greenhouse gases

    France has at last officially launched the system of domestic projects aimed at providing financial incentives to economic sectors outside the European CO2 quota trading system to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. The public finance organisation, “Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations”, which last week announced it had compensated its annual emissions, will be at the heart of the initiative. It ...

  • Developing world greenhouse gas projects face carbon market bottlenecks

    As climate change concerns rose globally in 2007, a pioneering market-based effort to regulate and reduce greenhouse gases had its best year ever – some  US$64 billion in trades. But this success masked a looming challenge: how to ensure developing countries as well as wealthy ones benefit from the carbon market? “At a time that global cooperation to reduce the risk of climate change is more ...


    By The World Bank

  • Greenhouse Gas Partnership Wants Clean Energy Projects for Beijing Expo

    Washington, D.C. – The Methane to Markets Partnership, a multilateral initiative that promotes greenhouse gas reduction, today issued a call for projects to feature at its first Beijing Partnership Expo Oct. 30 - Nov.1.   ...

  • New greenhouse gas standards released

    The Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol has launched two new standards that will help businesses better understand and manage the climate impacts beyond their own operations and improve efficiency across the value chain. A global collaboration led by the World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the World Resources Institute (WRI), the GHG Protocol standard is one of the most ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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

  • Masdar to pursue carbon reduction projects in Nigeria

    Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s multi-faceted future energy initiative wholly owned by the Mubadala Development Company, and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) today reached agreement to identify and develop carbon emissions reduction projects in the oil and gas sector in Nigeria, under the Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). 'This strategic partnership reflects our commitment ...


    By MASDAR

  • More than $3 million in EPA funding stimulates clean energy production and greenhouse gas reductions

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is supporting the international Methane to Markets Partnership (M2M) by funding 21 new projects that will help 11 countries capture and use methane emissions from landfill, coal, agriculture, oil and natural gas operations. Methane, the primary component of natural gas, traps over 20 times more heat than carbon dioxide, making it a significant ...

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