Today, it's very common to encounter a variety of terms that include the word "carbon" in the news, in magazines and books. Words like "carbon footprint," "carbon offsets" and "carbon emissions" - but it's not often these terms are actually explained or defined.
In order to reduce global emissions we all must reduce as many carbon producing activities as possible, and offset the emissions we cannot eliminate by purchasing carbon credits. There are many motives attracting companies and individuals to the carbon market.
While carbon offsets might be based on the concept of emissions trading it is, currently, an unregulated field. While emissions trading is regulated by a strict formal and legal framework, carbon offsets are generally arranged by commercial or not-for-profit carbon-offset providers. Until strict formal standards and certifications are set for carbon offsetting I'm forced to look at other options.
Using the Carbon calculator provided by stopglobalwarming.org, I have learned that there are three changes you can make to quickly and easily reduce your carbon footprint and save money. Best of all, two of these changes only need to be made once and none of them require you to spend a dime! As a matter of fact, you could save $168 and reduce your carbon dioxide emissions by 2,700 pounds each year.
Explained, at a high-level, are a few of the emerging carbon emissions reporting protocols. There are dozens CO2 reporting requirements under development Worldwide. As of early 2009, The Climate Registry's reporting protocol is leading the way in the United States. The EPA, ISO 14064, and World Resources Institute also have documented carbon emissions reporting protocols worth reviewing.
Calculating carbon emissions is a complex process. The different types of emissions need to be identified and collected company wide. In addition, tracking methods need to show the daily use of refrigerant gas. The end result will show the global warming potential for each facility with a refrigeration and air-conditioning (RAC) system or heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system.
Carbon offsets are a form of trade. When you buy an offset, you fund projects that reduce GHG emissions. Since GHG emissions circulate freely in the atmosphere and spread around the planet, the projects can be located anywhere in the world and still make an impact.
All companies should seek to achieve zero carbon emissions if they want to maintain market share. Combining sustainable technology and employee engagement gives businesses the best chance of reaching zero carbon.
Reducing carbon emissions is a responsibility that can no longer be relegated to individual action. Businesses worldwide are increasingly taking part in schemes that aim to alleviate environmental problems. What measures are being taken by British businesses as part of this global effort?
The UK government's Green Deal intiative hopes to substantially reduce carbon emissions from UK homes.
'Carbon Footprint' is a well-known ecological phrase that relates to human activities and their impact on the level of greenhouse gases in the Earth's atmosphere. To be more precise a Carbon Footprint is defined by the Carbon Trust Website as a "measure of the total greenhouse gas emissions caused directly and indirectly by a person, organisation, event or product."
There have been rules in place in the UK about monitoring and reporting the energy performance of buildings since 2002, when the European Directive 2002/91/EC was adopted. The aim of this was to reduce overall carbon emissions and improve energy efficiency of public and privately-owned, non-residential buildings - such buildings account for around 20% of carbon emissions and energy consumption in the UK.
By Anthony Ricigliano - Author Anthony Ricigliano: Hydrogen has long been thought to have the potential to replace fossil fuels and ultimately eliminate carbon based emissions completely. With water as its only post-combustion byproduct, hydrogen could deliver an ideal solution to the problem of greenhouse gas emissions as a plentiful, environmentally friendly, and zero carbon emission fuel.
Why are UK businesses facing increasing pressure to cut their carbon emissions? Find out what the government intends to do next and how cab4one can help.
Mainly introduce the start plan of national carbon emissions trading market.