voluntary emission reduction credit News

  • 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

  • Carbon Friendly Solutions Inc. Signs Voluntary Emission Reduction Transfer Agreement for the Settlement of Orica's Remaining Interest in MicroCoal.

    Carbon Friendly Solutions Inc. (CNSX: CFQ) ("CFS" or the "Company") has recently reached an agreement with Orica Limited ("ORI" or the "Recipient") defining the terms and obligations for the settlement of ORI's outstanding debt in MicroCoal Inc. ("MCI") and the transfer of its remaining 41.79% stake in MCI to the Company (the "Debt"). Pursuant to the Share Purchase Agreement signed by CFS and ...


    By Marketwire

  • USDA Awards EDF Grant to Quantify Voluntary GHG Emissions Reductions on Arkansas, California Rice Farms

    Environmental Defense Fund, in partnership with Winrock International, the California Rice Commission and the leading Arkansas rice industry associations and producers, will receive a $1.1 million USDA Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) to ...


    By Environmental Defense Fund

  • State of the voluntary carbon markets report 2010

    2009 was a tumultuous year for the voluntary carbon markets, which saw transactions equivalent to 94 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions reductions, a 26% drop compared to 2008, according to the fourth annual State of the Voluntary Carbon Market Report issued today by Ecosystem Marketplace and Bloomberg New Energy Finance. The total value of traded credits declined 47% to US$387 million in ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • New platform to assure quality standards in the voluntary market

    Frankfurt - 3C Group and Carbonetworks have entered a transatlantic ...


    By First Climate AG

  • Report confirms 2009 voluntary carbon market slump

    Global voluntary carbon market activity dropped off heavily in 2009, hit hard by global recession. But the slump would have been greater were it not for record pre-compliance demand in the United States. That"s the broad picture emerging from the latest annual State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets report by EcoSystem Marketplace and Bloomberg New Energy Finance. The study measured a 26 per cent ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • School board to sell carbon credits

    The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) and the Greening Canada Fund (GCF) signed an agreement this week under which TDSB will begin selling carbon credits to GCF - credits created from results of the Board"s efforts to make significant reductions to its greenhouse gas emissions. Over five years, this innovative transaction - one of the first of its kind - is expected to generate more than $1.7 ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Voluntary Carbon market is fast becoming big business

    If anyone had doubts about the importance of the voluntary carbon market they would certainly have been overcome by the announcement last month by Merrill Lynch of a new carbon offset service to assist businesses to reduce emissions through voluntary offsets. In partnership with ICF International, Merrill Lynch’s new Green and Gold initiative is the latest in a series of moves ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Governments embrace voluntary carbon offset market

    A new Ecosystem Marketplace report takes stock of the 13 most advanced efforts, and offers a glimpse of the carbon markets of tomorrow. The United States has famously failed to develop a strategy for slowing and adapting to climate change, but that hasn't stopped the US states of Oklahoma, California, and Oregon from creating frameworks to support greenhouse gas (GHG) ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • DNV GL earns top ranking in 2014 voluntary carbon market survey

    DNV GL is again ranked as the “best verification company” in the 2014 survey by Environmental Finance magazine, continuing its leadership position in the worldwide market for voluntary carbon offset projects and trading of carbon emissions credits. DNV GL also earned top honors in the 2013 survey. “We are delighted and grateful for this recognition,” says Dave ...

  • LRQA`s Dr. Warris authors new voluntary carbon standard

    LRQA’s Dr Anne-Marie Warris, Technical Director Climate Change was retained by the VCS Steering Committee to author the new Voluntary Carbon Standard (VCS 2007) based on their decisions. Her technical expertise was crucial in the final version of the standard, as her work with the International Standards Organization (ISO) has resulted in elements of ISO 14064 and ISO 14065 being incorporated ...

  • Post 2012 Carbon Credit Fund - Project Developers aim to lock in their future carbon credit revenues now

    Creating certainty for project developers while a post-2012 agreement has not yet been accomplished, the Fund’s investors affirm their commitment to the carbon credit market.  At the Carbon Expo in Barcelona the Fund announces continued interest among project developers as uncertainty over a post-2012 agreement persists. In the last few weeks alone, the Fund has signed two ERPAs and several ...

  • Few African farmers benefit from carbon credit projects

    African smallholder farmers lack adequate and reliable information about how to participate in agricultural carbon credit projects, says one of the authors of a recent report on innovations in such projects. A report published in July by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security says carbon credit projects ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • House Buys Carbon Credits Through Chicago Climate Exchange

    The Chicago Climate Exchange, which began its greenhouse gas trading operations in 2003, has announced the results of its auction of Carbon Financial Instrument contracts conducted on behalf of the U.S. House of Representatives at its request. The reverse auction was a bid for 300 contracts representing 30,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent from a pool of U.S. based projects that have ...

  • E-Waste Systems Launches Carbon Credit Initiative with Village Green Global

    E-Waste Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: EWSI) (the "Company"), an electronic waste management and reverse logistics company, announced today the breakthrough development of an exclusive software solution with Village Green Global ('VGG') to be operated under the eWaste Carbon Credit (eWasteCC™) brand name. "eWasteCC™ brings the first public carbon credit trading ability to the e-waste industry. ...


  • American Carbon Registry Approves First Carbon Offset Methodology for Emission Reductions from Deltaic Wetland Restoration

    A revolutionary new tool is now available to help restore the Gulf of Mexico's disappearing coastal wetlands -- Louisiana's first line of defense against damaging hurricanes like Katrina, Rita, Gustav and Isaac. Funded by Entergy Corporation, developed by New Orleans-based ...


    By Entergy

  • Carbon Capital Markets to offer Carbon Credits from United Nations Approved Projects

    Carbon Capital Markets®, a leading carbon trading and asset management company, is to offer issued Certified Emission Reductions (CERs). The issued CERs will be made available to companies looking to voluntarily offset their carbon footprint as part of their wider environmental and CSR strategies and customer engagement.  Issued CERs are Kyoto compliant carbon credits which have already ...


    By Carbon Capital Markets

  • Hillsborough County’s resource recovery facility generating verified carbon offset credits to sell

    Carbon offset credits generated by Hillsborough County’s Resource Recovery Facility, operated by Covanta Energy, have been verified and are now available for purchase on the voluntary market. The credits represent verified reductions in net greenhouse gas emissions achieved by generating renewable energy-from-waste at the Resource Recovery Facility. The facility, located at 350 Falkenburg ...


  • WSP produces methodology relating to emissions from abandoned mines

    The Sustainability & Energy team in our US operation, in conjunction with our client, Vessels Coal Gas, Inc., has developed a new GHG methodology for the mining industry and has had the methodology successfully validated by the Voluntary Carbon Standard (VCS) Program. The methodology relates to emissions reductions produced by abandoned, closed, decommissioned, or inactive coal mines. The ...


    By WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

  • Emission capture study funded for paper industry

    Battelle and Boise Inc. (NYSE: BZ) will conduct the first-ever feasibility study of new carbon capture and storage technology in the $140 billion pulp, paper and paperboard industry, under a $500,000 project announced by the Department of Energy (DOE). This project will focus on capture technology developed by Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) and will take place at Boise's pulp and paper mill near ...

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