The U.S. Congress is debating national legislation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. For a program like cap-and-trade to work, it must rely on a robust national greenhouse gas registry. What is a registry and what should one look like?
This flow chart shows the sources and activities across the U.S. economy that produce greenhouse gas emissions. Energy use is by far responsible for the majority of greenhouse gases.
Measurement is critical to effective greenhouse gas (GHG) management. As the United States moves toward a low-carbon economy, companies find it imperative that they keep track of their GHG emissions. This fact sheet answers key questions about corporate GHG inventories and how they relate to...
By mid-2008, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency must develop a national
greenhouse gas (GHG) registry. This is not part of ongoing climate policy discussions,
it is already law. This fact sheet answers the questions many are asking about GHG
registries and the role of a...
This policy brief looks at the rationales for a national greenhouse gas registry in the United States, draws comparisons to other reporting programs and proposals, and makes recommendations on key design questions.
A Guide to Designing GHG Accounting and Reporting Programs
A guide on design and implementation of effective GHG programs based on internationally accepted standards and methodologies for GHG accounting and reporting.
34 U.S. states, 2 Canadian provinces, and 2 Native American nation establish a single, unified GHG emissions accounting system.
An Analysis of Greenhouse Gas Intensity Targets
An analysis of GHG Intensity targets, underlying indicators, rationales, real-world applications, and implementation issues.