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DEFRA’s Consultation on GHG Reporting

June 8, 2011 by

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The Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) launched a consultation on what methodology to be adopted under which UK companies would report their GHG emissions. In other words, should GHG emission reporting be made mandatory for certain UK companies. UK companies will play a major role in meeting the country’s legally binding climate […]

GHG guidelines for states issued by EPA

January 25, 2011 by

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently released guidelines for states to issue permits for industrial facilities that are major sources of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. These guidelines will be relevant to the states when new federal regulations take effect on January 2, 2011. These guidelines have been crafted to give states flexibility in deciding […]

GHG Emissions – Rich countries are the worst

January 25, 2011 by

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A recently published index in Norway ranks United Arab Emirates (UAE) as the worst performer in GHG emissions and Australia as the second worst country in the world. The index of 183 countries created by a British consultancy looks at current and historic emissions levels. As could be expected, rich countries and OPEC members dominated […]

S & P Ratings – Proposal to encompass Carbon et al

January 25, 2011 by

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A recent article in Daily Environment Report states that Standard & Poor’s (S&P) is working on ways to integrate the risks of greenhouse gases into its corporate credit ratings system. This move could be driven by a number of changes in the macro-environment such as tightening of the EU emissions trading scheme in its third phase. […]

Reporting GHG benefits business

December 8, 2010 by

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A research recently published by DEFRA ( Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Government of UK) has found that British businesses that choose to voluntarily report their GHG emissions do experience benefits such as cost savings, improved green credentials, and better relations with investors and customers. This study found that businesses which measured their […]

Mandatory carbon reporting – UK Businesses view

December 7, 2010 by

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Leading business houses across the United Kingdom have requested the government to introduce mandatory carbon reporting for large companies by 2012.  A group “The Aldersgate Group” comprising of businesses, NGOs, politicians and academics have made their request in an open letter to Environment Secretary -it has been published in the Financial Times on 26 November. […]

CO2 emissions fell 33 percent from 2005 to 2009 across RGGI states – Draft Report

November 25, 2010 by

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A draft report was recently released for stakeholer comments by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. This report claims that annual carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from electricity generators in the 10 states participating in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) were 33 percent lower in 2009 than in 2005. A ccording to […]