CANADIAN WESTERN NATURAL GAS COMPANY LIMITED EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Save this PDF as:
 WORD  PNG  TXT  JPG

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "CANADIAN WESTERN NATURAL GAS COMPANY LIMITED EXECUTIVE SUMMARY"

Transcription

1 CANADIAN WESTERN NATURAL GAS COMPANY LIMITED ACCEPTING THE CHALLENGE EXECUTIVE SUMMARY In May of 1995, Canadian Western Natural Gas joined Canadian industry leaders in support of Canada's Voluntary Challenge and Registry Program on Climate Change by submitting written confirmation of our participation. As a next step. this Action Plan outlines some of the measures we have already taken and measures that will be undertaken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from our operations. COMPANY PROFILE Canadian Western Natural Gas Company Limited is an investor-owned utility which has been providing Albertans with safe, dependable natural gas service since 1912, A member of the Calgary-based ATCO group of companies, Canadian Western employs approximately 1,200 people and provides natural gas service to more than 340,000 industrial, commercial and residential utility customers in 114 communities throughout central and southern Alberta. Canadian Western's operations encompass natural gas production, gathering, transmission, storage and distribution, as well as the marketing of gas appliances and natural gas for vehicles. However, the company's primary business is the distribution of natural gas, 95 per cent of which is purchased from producers throughout Alberta. Our corporate priority is to continue to provide our customer with safe, reliable and efficient service in an environmentally-responsible manner. SOURCES OF EMISSION Canadian Western's operations result in emissions of methane (CH 4 ), carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) and nitrous oxides (NO x ) in the course of doing business. The sources of these emissions come from many different aspects of our business, but can be grouped into one of the following three categories. Fugitive Emissions Unplanned emissions, including leaks from our natural gas pipelines and facilities and releases from pipelines damaged by others. All fugitive emissions are natural gas emissions (96 per cent methane). Operational Venting

2 Expected emissions resulting from the operation of various equipment. They include natural gas bleeding from pneumatic control valves and gas vented to atmosphere from pressure relief valves, compressor start ups and purging pipelines to effect tie-in or repair work. AU operational venting emissions are natural gas emissions (96 per cent methane). Combustion Emissions Emissions resulting from the combustion of fossil fuels. The products of combustion are carbon dioxide and nitrous oxides, resulting from burning gasoline and diesel fuel in our fleet vehicles and burning natural gas as fuel in our compressors, line heaters, dehydrators and buildings. Combustion emissions also include burning coal in the winter to thaw frozen ground and indirect emissions resulting from consumption of electricity considering the full cycle of thermally-generated electricity BASELINE EMISSIONS Canadian Western has determined our total greenhouse gas emissions for 1990 using our actual data and, where not available, average emission factors recommended by the Canadian Gas Association or the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers. These emission factors are subject to change. EMISSIONS METHANE CARBON DIOXIDE NITROUS OXIDE TOTAL KILOTONNES, CO 2 EQUIVALENT The total emissions are expressed as carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) equivalent. Methane has a greenhouse gas effect 24.5 times that of carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide has a greenhouse effect 320 times that of carbon dioxide. TARGET EMISSIONS Canadian Western bar experienced significant growth in customers since This growth has required that we construct more facilities and move greater volumes of natural gas to provide natural gas service to our customers, which has consequently led to an increase in the greenhouse emissions levels since In 1994, our total greenhouse gas emissions increased by nine per cent over the 1990 base level. TOTAL CWNG EMISSIONS CO 2 Equivalent (Kikotonnes)

3 While net greenhouse gas emissions have been increasing, a number of initiatives over the last five years have been taken that reduce emissions. Expressed on a Per Customer basis, emissions have actually decreased over the past five years. Canadian Western's total greenhouse gas emissions are about 1.5 per cent of the total greenhouse gas emissions produced by the Canadian natural gas industry. Canadian Western has a number of initiatives planned for the next five Years to attain the target emission rate, reaching the 1990 level of emissions by the year SCOPE OF STUDY This study includes all of the greenhouse gas emissions produced directly by Canadian Western in the course of doing business.

4 The greenhouse gas emissions produced by our customers by consuming out product (natural gas) have not been included as part of this study. However, it is important to note the average residential customer useage has been steadily declining over the past five years. The decline is due to better insulated homes, higher efficiency furnaces and a growing public attitude to conserve energy. AVERAGE RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMER CONSUMPTION GJ s per Customer per Year EMISSION REDUCTION ACTIONS Action taken to date has resulted in a total emission reduction of 10.5 kilotonnes, carbon dioxide equivalent, Canadian Western has: Reduced pipeline leaks through our deteriorated mains replacement program, for a total emission reduction of 3,920 tonnes, carbon dioxide equivalent, between 1990 and Participated in the Alberta One Call buried facilities' program, resulting in a significant reduction in third party damage to pipelines and an annual emission reduction of 980 tonnes, carbon dioxide equivalent, each year. Displaced usage of higher emission gasoline through our Natural Gas Vehicles (NGV) Program for a total emission reduction of 250 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year, Reduced vehicle travel by 100,000 kilometres annually through our Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) Program, for a net reduction of 62 tonnes of carbon dioxide each year. Reduced operating pressure at our Carbon storage facility for an emission reduction of 2,570 tonnes, carbon dioxide equivalent, annually. Flared rather than vented natural gas to atmosphere for a reduction of approximately 1,085 tonnes, carbon dioxide equivalent, per year.

5 Installed gas meter protection posts for a projected emission reduction of 245 tonnes, carbon dioxide equivalent, by Used new ground thawing techniques for an estimated emission reduction of 450 tonnes of carbon dioxide each year.

METHANE EMISSIONS MITIGATION OPTIONS IN THE GLOBAL OIL AND NATURAL GAS INDUSTRIES

METHANE EMISSIONS MITIGATION OPTIONS IN THE GLOBAL OIL AND NATURAL GAS INDUSTRIES METHANE EMISSIONS MITIGATION OPTIONS IN THE GLOBAL OIL AND TURAL GAS INDUSTRIES Robinson, D.R., ICF Consulting, Inc. Fernandez, R., U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Kantamaneni, R. K., ICF Consulting,

More information

TransCanada Case Study: Emissions Management System

TransCanada Case Study: Emissions Management System Case Study: Emissions Management System Jim Cormack Senior Advisor, Climate Change October 31, 2007 Agenda How does track and manage its emissions? Development of an Emissions Management Strategy Creation

More information

Summary: Apollo Group Greenhouse Gas Inventory (Worldwide)

Summary: Apollo Group Greenhouse Gas Inventory (Worldwide) Summary: Apollo Group Greenhouse Gas Inventory (Worldwide) Table of Contents Overview... 1 Boundaries... 1 Scopes... 1 Estimated Components... 1 Calculation Methodologies and Assumptions... 2 Tables...

More information

Instrument Gas to Instrument Air Conversion Protocol October 2009 SPECIFIED GAS EMITTERS REGULATION OCTOBER 2009. Version 1.0.

Instrument Gas to Instrument Air Conversion Protocol October 2009 SPECIFIED GAS EMITTERS REGULATION OCTOBER 2009. Version 1.0. SPECIFIED GAS EMITTERS REGULATION QUANTIFICATION PROTOCOL FOR INSTRUMENT GAS TO INSTRUMENT AIR CONVERSION IN PROCESS CONTROL SYSTEMS Version 1.0 OCTOBER 2009 Page 1 Disclaimer: The information provided

More information

The Greenhouse Gas Protocol

The Greenhouse Gas Protocol The Greenhouse Gas Protocol Introduction to the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard The Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard provides

More information

FACTS THE. 2014 Methane Emissions Update

FACTS THE. 2014 Methane Emissions Update THE FACTS 2014 Methane Emissions Update AGL Resources primary business is natural gas distribution to residential, commercial and industrial customers through a vast pipeline network. For more than two

More information

Formerly. Devon Canada Corporation Formerly Northstar Energy Corporation Voluntary Challenge and Registry Progress Report and Action Plan 2000

Formerly. Devon Canada Corporation Formerly Northstar Energy Corporation Voluntary Challenge and Registry Progress Report and Action Plan 2000 Formerly Devon Canada Corporation Formerly Northstar Energy Corporation Voluntary Challenge and Registry Progress Report and Action Plan 2000 November 2001 Executive Summary Northstar Energy Corporation

More information

Garry Kaufman Colorado Air Pollution Control Division May 14, 2014

Garry Kaufman Colorado Air Pollution Control Division May 14, 2014 Garry Kaufman Colorado Air Pollution Control Division May 14, 2014 Colorado emissions data by sector Greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) Nitrogen oxides (NO x ) Volatile organic compounds (VOC) Past efforts

More information

Report to the Legislative Assembly

Report to the Legislative Assembly Electric and Natural Gas Company Rate Impacts to Meet 2020 Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Goals Report to the Legislative Assembly Presented to: Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee Prepared

More information

Propane Gas Underground Systems: Residential Infrastructure Requirements and Energy Benefits

Propane Gas Underground Systems: Residential Infrastructure Requirements and Energy Benefits Propane Gas Underground Systems: Residential Infrastructure Requirements and Energy Benefits AIA Best Practices The Propane Education & Research Council and HanleyWood are registered providers with the

More information

Developing Colorado s s Oil and Gas Emissions Controls Overview of the Process and Requirements

Developing Colorado s s Oil and Gas Emissions Controls Overview of the Process and Requirements Developing Colorado s s Oil and Gas Emissions Controls Overview of the Process and Requirements Presentation for the Interstate Oil & Gas Compact Commission s Annual Business Meeting May 19, 2015 Mike

More information

Woodfibre Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Project. Review of Related Upstream Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Estimates

Woodfibre Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Project. Review of Related Upstream Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Estimates 1 February 2016 Woodfibre Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Project Review of Related Upstream Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Estimates Summary The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) sought

More information

Colorado s Recent Efforts to Address Hydrocarbons from Oil and Gas Operations

Colorado s Recent Efforts to Address Hydrocarbons from Oil and Gas Operations Colorado s Recent Efforts to Address Hydrocarbons from Oil and Gas Operations Presentation to the Joint Meeting of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe/State of Colorado Environmental Commission and the Colorado

More information

Highlights of Colorado s New Oil and Gas Hydrocarbon Emission Reduction Rules - Adopted February 2014

Highlights of Colorado s New Oil and Gas Hydrocarbon Emission Reduction Rules - Adopted February 2014 Highlights of Colorado s New Oil and Gas Hydrocarbon - Adopted February 2014 Presentation to the Colorado Counties, Inc. June 3, 2014 Mike Silverstein Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

More information

Ontario Hydro. September 28, 1995

Ontario Hydro. September 28, 1995 Ontario Hydro Ontario Hydro 700 University Avenue Toronto, Ontario M5G 1X6 O. Allan Kupcis, President & CEO September 28, 1995 Honourable Anne McLellan Minister of Natural Resources Canada Sir William

More information

GHG-emissions of Russian long distance gas transport pipelines and options for mitigation

GHG-emissions of Russian long distance gas transport pipelines and options for mitigation GHG-emissions of Russian long distance gas transport pipelines and options for mitigation based on results of new measurements of Wuppertal Institute in Cooperation with MPI Mainz and VNIIGAZ Moscow Stefan

More information

NATIONAL GREENHOUSE ACCOUNTS FACTORS. Australian National Greenhouse Accounts

NATIONAL GREENHOUSE ACCOUNTS FACTORS. Australian National Greenhouse Accounts NATIONAL GREENHOUSE ACCOUNTS FACTORS Australian National Greenhouse Accounts July 2014 20 January 2008 Published by the Department of the Environment. www.environment.gov.au Commonwealth of Australia 2014

More information

Office of Climate Change, Energy Efficiency and Emissions Trading. Business Plan

Office of Climate Change, Energy Efficiency and Emissions Trading. Business Plan Office of Climate Change, Energy Efficiency and Emissions Trading Business Plan April 1, 2011 - March 31, 2014 Table of Contents Message from the Premier...3 1.0 OVERVIEW...4 2.0 MANDATE...5 3.0 LINES

More information

ChevronTexaco Corporate Energy and GHG Inventory System: SANGEA

ChevronTexaco Corporate Energy and GHG Inventory System: SANGEA ChevronTexaco Corporate Energy and GHG Inventory System: SANGEA Second Annual Conference on Carbon Sequestration May 5-8, 2003 Susann Nordrum Technology Company, a division of Chevron USA, Inc. 2003. All

More information

SCRA Sustainability Report 2012/13. Changing f or children and young people

SCRA Sustainability Report 2012/13. Changing f or children and young people SCRA Sustainability Report 2012/13 Changing f or children and young people SCRA Sustainability Report 2012/13 This report contains information about SCRA s environmental impact during 2012/13. This information

More information

Economic Outcomes of a U.S. Carbon Tax. Executive Summary

Economic Outcomes of a U.S. Carbon Tax. Executive Summary Economic Outcomes of a U.S. Carbon Tax Executive Summary [ Overview [ During the ongoing debate on how to address our nation s fiscal challenges, some have suggested that imposing a carbon tax would improve

More information

Characterization of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Involved in Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Operations

Characterization of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Involved in Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Operations Characterization of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Involved in Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Operations Review for the California Air Resources Board by Angela Zahniser What greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions

More information

Alberta oil-sands and climate: Warming from well-to-wheel emissions

Alberta oil-sands and climate: Warming from well-to-wheel emissions Alberta oil-sands and climate: Warming from well-to-wheel emissions N.C. Swart 1 and A.J. Weaver 1 1 School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada, V8W 3V6. 1 Well-to-wheel

More information

Greenhouse Gas Inventory 2006-2008 Valencia Community College May 7 th 2010

Greenhouse Gas Inventory 2006-2008 Valencia Community College May 7 th 2010 Greenhouse Gas Inventory 2006-2008 Valencia Community College May 7 th 2010 Prepared by: 1 Principal Authors: EcoAsset Solutions, LLC David A. Palange Angela C. Gilbert Contributing Authors: EcoAsset Solutions,

More information

Canadian Gas Association

Canadian Gas Association Canadian Gas Association 2005 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Management Report for Canada s Natural Gas Distribution Companies Submitted to: The CSA Climate Change, GHG Registries Canadian GHG Challenge Registry

More information

In 2013, the Spanish economy emits 316.9 million tonnes of greenhouse effect gases, 7.8% less than in 2012

In 2013, the Spanish economy emits 316.9 million tonnes of greenhouse effect gases, 7.8% less than in 2012 20 November 2015 Environmental accounts. Atmospheric Emission Accounts. Base 2010. Accounting series 2010-2013 In 2013, the Spanish economy emits 316.9 million tonnes of greenhouse effect gases, 7.8% less

More information

Comparing Life-Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Natural Gas and Coal

Comparing Life-Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Natural Gas and Coal Comparing Life-Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Natural Gas and Coal August 25, 2011 Mark Fulton Managing Director Global Head of Climate Change Investment Research Nils Mellquist Vice President Senior

More information

GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS INVENTORY

GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS INVENTORY GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS INVENTORY The first step in developing a plan to reduce greenhouse gases was to identify sources and quantities of greenhouse gases emitted in Fort Collins. An emissions inventory

More information

Residential & Commercial Sectors Overview CLIMATE

Residential & Commercial Sectors Overview CLIMATE CLIMATE TECHBOOK Residential and Commercial Emissions in the United States Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions data can be reported either by economic sector, which includes electric power generation as a separate

More information

SSE s criteria used for GHG emissions reporting

SSE s criteria used for GHG emissions reporting SSE s criteria used for reporting 1 Introduction This document details the annual greenhouse gas emissions reporting approach used by SSE Plc to report the tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) during

More information

Maximising the Efficiency of Natural Gas Use: The Case for Solar Water Heating

Maximising the Efficiency of Natural Gas Use: The Case for Solar Water Heating Maximising the Efficiency of Natural Gas Use: The Case for Solar Water Heating Lori Smith Schell, Ph.D. Empowered Energy, U.S.A. www.empoweredenergy.com Expert Forum A.B: The Post-Kyoto Challenges of the

More information

Overview of the Heavy-Duty National Program. Need to Reduce Fuel Consumption and Greenhouse Gases from Vehicles

Overview of the Heavy-Duty National Program. Need to Reduce Fuel Consumption and Greenhouse Gases from Vehicles Submitted by United States of America Informal document WP.29-155-11 (155 th WP.29, 15-18 November 2011, agenda item 14) United States of America Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic

More information

Carbon Management Plan

Carbon Management Plan E-2015-02-02 Addendum Carbon Management Plan Date: 14 May 2014 Owners: Approval: K.W.Bullimore & M.Sackett A.Burrell Executive Summary This document sets out the Carbon Management Plan (CMP) for The Open

More information

Bridge Fuel or Gangplank? America s Natural Gas. James McGarry Chief Policy Analyst Chesapeake Climate Action Network

Bridge Fuel or Gangplank? America s Natural Gas. James McGarry Chief Policy Analyst Chesapeake Climate Action Network Bridge Fuel or Gangplank? America s Natural Gas James McGarry Chief Policy Analyst Chesapeake Climate Action Network Climate Change & Energy 350 parts per million (ppm): The CO2 concentration in our atmosphere

More information

Smart Facilities Management with Oracle Applications. Statement of Direction August 2011

Smart Facilities Management with Oracle Applications. Statement of Direction August 2011 Smart Facilities Management with Oracle Applications Statement of Direction August 2011 Smart Facilities Management with Oracle Applications Introduction... 3 Basics of Carbon Accounting... 4 Carbon Accounting

More information

ClimatE leaders GrEENHOUsE Gas inventory PrOtOCOl COrE module GUidaNCE

ClimatE leaders GrEENHOUsE Gas inventory PrOtOCOl COrE module GUidaNCE United States Environmental Protection Agency may 2008 EPa430-r-08-006 www.epa.gov/climateleaders Office of air and radiation ClimatE leaders GrEENHOUsE Gas inventory PrOtOCOl COrE module GUidaNCE Optional

More information

Fixing the Leaks: What Would it Cost to Clean Up Natural Gas Leaks?

Fixing the Leaks: What Would it Cost to Clean Up Natural Gas Leaks? FACT SHEET AND ANALYSIS Fixing the Leaks: What Would it Cost to Clean Up Natural Gas Leaks? About the Authors: The study was designed, carried out, and written by Carbon Limits, a Norwegian consulting

More information

Calculating Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Calculating Greenhouse Gas Emissions GIIRS Emerging Market Assessment Resource Guide: What s in this Guide? I. Definition: What Are Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions? II. Why Calculate GHGs? III. How to Calculate Company-wide GHGs IV. Outsourcing

More information

ENVIRONMENTAL, ENERGY AND TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

ENVIRONMENTAL, ENERGY AND TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia POLICY STATEMENT ENVIRONMENTAL, ENERGY AND TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT I. COVERAGE This Policy Statement and its appended procedures

More information

CO 2 I N F O C U S. Group Purchase

CO 2 I N F O C U S. Group Purchase F O C U S CO 2 I N Minimising of your company s carbon footprint makes sense. Not only in terms of becoming greener, but also because of the financial benefit incorporated Group Purchase 1 Preface Climate

More information

Air Quality Regulation of the Oil and Gas Production Sector in Colorado and Beyond. Garry Kaufman Holland & Hart LLP

Air Quality Regulation of the Oil and Gas Production Sector in Colorado and Beyond. Garry Kaufman Holland & Hart LLP Air Quality Regulation of the Oil and Gas Production Sector in Colorado and Beyond Garry Kaufman Holland & Hart LLP 1 Important Information This presentation is similar to any other legal education presentation

More information

Environmental Defense Fund NAFA Fleet Management Association

Environmental Defense Fund NAFA Fleet Management Association August 2009 Introduction About Our Organizations Highway Emissions Carbon Dioxide Methane and Nitrous Oxide Refrigerants (HFCs) Non-highway Emissions Sample Calculations Private light-duty fleet Private

More information

CANADA S EMISSIONS TRENDS

CANADA S EMISSIONS TRENDS CANADA S EMISSIONS TRENDS Environment Canada July 2011 Canada s Emissions Trends 1 Cat. No. En84-83/2011E ISBN 978-1-100-17743-4 Information contained in this publication or product may be reproduced,

More information

Prudential plc. Basis of Reporting: GHG emissions data and other environmental metrics.

Prudential plc. Basis of Reporting: GHG emissions data and other environmental metrics. Prudential plc. Basis of Reporting: GHG emissions data and other environmental metrics. This Basis of Reporting document supports the preparation and reporting of GHG emissions data and other environmental

More information

Ruby: the First Carbon Neutral Pipeline

Ruby: the First Carbon Neutral Pipeline INTERSTATE PIPELINES EXPLORATION & PRODUCTION Building an excellent EH&S culture. Ruby: the First Carbon Neutral Pipeline Naomi Cortez El Paso Western Pipelines EPA Natural Gas STAR Annual Implementation

More information

Technical Note: Glossary of terms

Technical Note: Glossary of terms Technical Note: Glossary of terms This glossary defines terms that may be unfamiliar to those responding to the Carbon Disclosure Project for the first time. Definitions have been sourced from the GHG

More information

PE9.4 Corrected Report

PE9.4 Corrected Report PE9.4 Corrected Report STAFF REPORT ACTION REQUIRED Toronto s 2013 Greenhouse Gas Inventory Date: December 17, 2015 To: From: Wards: Reference Number: Parks and Environment Committee Chief Corporate Officer

More information

Vancouver Community College 2010 Carbon Neutral Action Report

Vancouver Community College 2010 Carbon Neutral Action Report Vancouver Community College 2010 Carbon Neutral Report Executive Summary Vancouver Community College is pleased to submit its Carbon Neutral Report in support of the Provincial initiative to reduce Greenhouse

More information

Saudi Aramco: Company General Use. Role of Natural Gas. Rosanna Fusco Environment Vice President Eni OGCI Semi-Public Workshop, 22 nd May, 2015

Saudi Aramco: Company General Use. Role of Natural Gas. Rosanna Fusco Environment Vice President Eni OGCI Semi-Public Workshop, 22 nd May, 2015 Role of Natural Gas Rosanna Fusco Environment Vice President Eni OGCI Semi-Public Workshop, 22 nd May, 2015 Role of Natural Gas Workstream Exploring the lower carbon role that natural gas can play in the

More information

Implications of Abundant Natural Gas

Implications of Abundant Natural Gas Implications of Abundant Natural Gas JAE EDMONDS AND HAEWON MCJEON APRIL 2013 May 29, 2013 1 Background May 29, 2013 2 The natural gas revolution The application of technologies for accessing unconventional

More information

Communicating Your Commitment: Your Guide to Clean Energy Messaging

Communicating Your Commitment: Your Guide to Clean Energy Messaging Communicating Your Commitment: Your Guide to Clean Energy Messaging Congratulations on your recent purchase of clean energy from Renewable Choice! Whether you ve purchased green power in the form of renewable

More information

Corporate & Community Climate Action Plan

Corporate & Community Climate Action Plan 2010 Corporate & Community Climate Action Plan Corporate Inventory Years: 2002 and 2007 Community Inventory Years: 2002 and 2007 Corporate & Community Climate Action Plan 2010 Corporate Inventory Years:

More information

Fact sheet. Conversion factors. Energy and carbon conversions 2011 update

Fact sheet. Conversion factors. Energy and carbon conversions 2011 update Fact sheet Conversion factors Energy and carbon conversions 2011 update 1 Introduction This leaflet provides a number of useful conversion factors to help you calculate energy consumption in common units

More information

Ground Source Heat Pumps versus High Efficiency Natural Gas Furnaces in Alberta

Ground Source Heat Pumps versus High Efficiency Natural Gas Furnaces in Alberta Ground Source Heat Pumps versus High Efficiency Natural Gas Furnaces in Alberta Jerry Shaw Ph D, P Ag February 2, 2003 Ground Source Heat Pumps (GSHPs) have been used for heating and cooling buildings

More information

Trottier Energy Futures Project Greenhouse Gas Emissions from the Canadian Oil and Gas Sector. R.L. Evans & T. Bryant

Trottier Energy Futures Project Greenhouse Gas Emissions from the Canadian Oil and Gas Sector. R.L. Evans & T. Bryant Trottier Energy Futures Project Greenhouse Gas Emissions from the Canadian Oil and Gas Sector R.L. Evans & T. Bryant Trottier Energy Futures: Greenhouse Gas Emissions from the Canadian Oil and Gas Sector

More information

NATURAL GAS - WHY SO LITTLE RECOGNITION?

NATURAL GAS - WHY SO LITTLE RECOGNITION? NATURAL GAS - WHY SO LITTLE RECOGNITION? Steve Davies Policy Adviser Australian Pipeline Industry Association Overview Natural Gas in Australia Real energy contribution Natural gas can help in many ways

More information

Clean Abundant and Economical Natural Gas

Clean Abundant and Economical Natural Gas Clean Abundant and Economical Natural Gas 1 Fast fill/public Access CNG Station Typical costs are $1.5 million per station as shown 2 Time Fill Private CNG Station Time Fill Post Dispensers K rail Compressors

More information

The City of Calgary 2003 Corporate Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventory

The City of Calgary 2003 Corporate Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventory The City of Calgary 2003 Corporate Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventory January 2005 Prepared for: The Federation of Canadian Municipalities & ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability Partners for Climate

More information

Greenhouse Gas Emissions: A Case Study of Development of Data Collection Tool and Calculation of Emissions

Greenhouse Gas Emissions: A Case Study of Development of Data Collection Tool and Calculation of Emissions Greenhouse Gas Emissions: A Case Study of Development of Data Collection Tool and Calculation of Emissions Gaurav Shil Trinity Consultants, 3940 Olympic Boulevard, Suite 400, Erlanger, KY 41018 gshil@trinityconsultants.com

More information

A Discussion of PEM Fuel Cell Systems and Distributed Generation

A Discussion of PEM Fuel Cell Systems and Distributed Generation A Discussion of PEM Fuel Cell Systems and Distributed Generation Jeffrey D. Glandt, M. Eng. Principal Engineer, Solutions Engineering May 2011 The information contained in this document is derived from

More information

Non Domestic energy consumption 2013 Kent Local Authorities (Previously Industrial & Commercial energy use)

Non Domestic energy consumption 2013 Kent Local Authorities (Previously Industrial & Commercial energy use) [Business Intelligence Statistical Bulletin June 2015 Non Domestic energy consumption 2013 Kent Local Authorities (Previously Industrial & Commercial energy use) Related documents Domestic energy consumption

More information

Company Name: City, State, Zip Code: Annual Report Summary

Company Name: City, State, Zip Code: Annual Report Summary Company Information 2014 Company Name: Contact: Title: Address: City, State, Zip Code: Telephone: Fax: E-mail: Transmission Sector Summary BMP 1: Directed inspection and maintenance at compressor stations

More information

DIRECTV Statement of Greenhouse Gas Emissions for the year ended December 31, 2014

DIRECTV Statement of Greenhouse Gas Emissions for the year ended December 31, 2014 DIRECTV Statement of Greenhouse Gas Emissions for the year ended December 31, 2014 This statement discloses DIRECTV s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for the 2014 reporting year, defined as January 1, 2014

More information

Four of the twelve Kent districts (Dartford, Gravesham, Shepway and Thanet were below the National average (4,099 kwh) for electricity

Four of the twelve Kent districts (Dartford, Gravesham, Shepway and Thanet were below the National average (4,099 kwh) for electricity [Business Intelligence Statistical Bulletin June 2015 Domestic energy consumption 2013 Kent Local Authorities Related documents Non domestic energy consumption Dwelling stock Climate Change Act Environmental

More information

Setting the Record Straight: Lifecycle Emissions of Tar Sands

Setting the Record Straight: Lifecycle Emissions of Tar Sands Setting the Record Straight: Lifecycle Emissions of Tar Sands Natural Resources Defense Council November 2010 Why Emissions from Our Fossil Fuel Based, Petroleum Sources Should Be Evaluated and Distinguished

More information

Calculating CO2 Emissions from Mobile Sources

Calculating CO2 Emissions from Mobile Sources Calculating CO2 Emissions from Mobile Sources Guidance to calculation worksheets I. Overview I.A. Purpose and domain of this section This guidance is intended to facilitate corporate-level measurement

More information

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions through Alternative Energy

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions through Alternative Energy Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions through Alternative Energy Transferable Solution Project Summary Project Activities Project Benefits Lessons Learned Contact Information Project Title : Reducing Greenhouse

More information

Energy Benchmarking City of New Westminster: Corporate Facilities

Energy Benchmarking City of New Westminster: Corporate Facilities UBC Sustainability Scholar Project Report Energy Benchmarking City of New Westminster: Corporate Facilities August 2015 Priyanka R. Chakrabarti UBC Sustainability Scholar 2015 1 Executive Summary Introduction

More information

2015 -- S 0417 S T A T E O F R H O D E I S L A N D

2015 -- S 0417 S T A T E O F R H O D E I S L A N D LC001 01 -- S 01 S T A T E O F R H O D E I S L A N D IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY JANUARY SESSION, A.D. 01 A N A C T RELATING TO TAXATION -- CARBON PRICING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INVESTMENT ACT OF 01 Introduced

More information

Tim Facius Baltimore Aircoil

Tim Facius Baltimore Aircoil Presented By: Tim Facius Baltimore Aircoil Slide No.: 1 CTI Mission Statement To advocate and promote the use of environmentally responsible Evaporative Heat Transfer Systems (EHTS) for the benefit of

More information

The Basics of Natural Gas

The Basics of Natural Gas 264 Natural Gas: What You Should Know Don MacBride Click to insert presenters Thursday, March 29, 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. Click to insert session day, date and time The Basics of Natural Gas Presented by: Don

More information

Avoiding climate-damaging methane emissions during pipeline repairs

Avoiding climate-damaging methane emissions during pipeline repairs Avoiding climate-damaging methane emissions during pipeline repairs Krakow, October 14 th, 2011 Christian Hadick (Pipeline Intervention) and Axel Scherello 2 Reduction of natural gas emissions Reduction

More information

Climate. Leadership. Discussion Document. Climate Leadership Discussion Document

Climate. Leadership. Discussion Document. Climate Leadership Discussion Document Climate Leadership Discussion Document Climate Leadership Discussion Document 1 Contents Minister s Message... 1 Climate Leadership Discussions... 2 Effects of Climate Change... 5 Health and the Environment...

More information

Industries. March 2014. Prepared for Environmental Defense Fund 257 Park Avenue South New York, NY 10010

Industries. March 2014. Prepared for Environmental Defense Fund 257 Park Avenue South New York, NY 10010 Economic Analysis of Methane Emission Reduction Opportunities in the U.S. Onshore Oil and Natural Gas March 2014 Prepared for Environmental Defense Fund 257 Park Avenue South New York, NY 10010 Prepared

More information

TOWN OF CARRBORO NORTH CAROLINA

TOWN OF CARRBORO NORTH CAROLINA TOWN OF CARRBORO NORTH CAROLINA TRANSMITTAL PLANNING DEPARTMENT DELIVERED VIA: HAND MAIL FAX EMAIL To: From: Board of Aldermen David Andrews, Town Manager Department Directors Chris Lazinski, Consultant

More information

This fact sheet provides an overview of options for managing solid

This fact sheet provides an overview of options for managing solid What Is Integrated Solid Waste Management? This fact sheet provides an overview of options for managing solid waste, identifies the important issues you should consider when planning for solid waste management,

More information

GHG Accounting in a Construction Project: The Case of Montréal's Turcot Project. Sylvie Tanguay Research Officer, Ministère des Transports du Québec

GHG Accounting in a Construction Project: The Case of Montréal's Turcot Project. Sylvie Tanguay Research Officer, Ministère des Transports du Québec GHG Accounting in a Construction Project: The Case of Montréal's Turcot Project Sylvie Tanguay Research Officer, Ministère des Transports du Québec Case Presented at (Name of Session) 2013 Annual Conference

More information

Drake Landing Solar Community

Drake Landing Solar Community www.dlsc.ca Innovation. Drake Landing Solar Community The Drake Landing Solar Community (DLSC) is a master-planned neighbourhood of 52 homes in the Town of Okotoks, Alberta, Canada that has successfully

More information

ASSET & FACILITIES MANAGEMENT CORPORATE ENERGY EFFICIENCY POLICY

ASSET & FACILITIES MANAGEMENT CORPORATE ENERGY EFFICIENCY POLICY ASSET & FACILITIES MANAGEMENT CORPORATE ENERGY EFFICIENCY POLICY Paul Stokes Kevin Munford Asset & Facilities Manager Energy Officer 01/03/2006 THE COUNCIL S ENERGY POLICY FOR PUBLIC BUILDINGS AND TRANSPORT

More information

Measuring Residential Natural Gas Leakage and its Impact on CH4 Emission Inventories in California. Toby Haass Walpert ABSTRACT

Measuring Residential Natural Gas Leakage and its Impact on CH4 Emission Inventories in California. Toby Haass Walpert ABSTRACT Measuring Residential Natural Gas Leakage and its Impact on CH4 Emission Inventories in California Toby Haass Walpert ABSTRACT CH4 is a very potent greenhouse gas but its emissions are not well understood.

More information

Sait Building Careers Building Business

Sait Building Careers Building Business Sait Building Careers Building Business Action Plans for SAIT's Climate Change Voluntary Challenge and Registry Submitted to: Gilbert Aubin Energy Innovators Officer Energy Efficiency Branch Natural Resources

More information

Our financing of the energy sector in 2013

Our financing of the energy sector in 2013 Our financing of the energy sector in 213 rbs.com/sustainable About this document This report is the fourth Our financing of the energy sector briefing that we have produced since 21. The aim remains the

More information

Greenhouse gas emissions in Winchester District: Part IV Estimates and trends (2005-2012)

Greenhouse gas emissions in Winchester District: Part IV Estimates and trends (2005-2012) Greenhouse gas emissions in Winchester District: Part IV Estimates and trends (2005-2012) A summary Bob Whitmarsh Winchester Action on Climate Change (WinACC) (September 2014) Introduction This is the

More information

September 9, 2015. Mr. John Eichberger Executive Director Fuels Institute 1600 Duke Street, Suite 700 Alexandria, Virginia 22314

September 9, 2015. Mr. John Eichberger Executive Director Fuels Institute 1600 Duke Street, Suite 700 Alexandria, Virginia 22314 September 9, 2015 Mr. John Eichberger Executive Director Fuels Institute 1600 Duke Street, Suite 700 Alexandria, Virginia 22314 RE: CMU Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Study for Light Duty Vehicles Dear John:

More information

Reporting criteria for selected key performance indicators in the 2014 Responsible Business Report

Reporting criteria for selected key performance indicators in the 2014 Responsible Business Report Reporting criteria for selected key performance indicators in the 2014 Responsible Business Report Introduction This Reporting Criteria document details the approach and scope applied to key environmental

More information

Electricity North West Carbon Footprint Report 2013-2014

Electricity North West Carbon Footprint Report 2013-2014 Electricity North West Carbon Footprint Report 2013-2014 1. Introduction This report details the carbon consumption arising from the undertakings of Electricity North West Limited for the financial year

More information

Transforming America s Energy Future. Kentucky. Energy Statistics. Developed by

Transforming America s Energy Future. Kentucky. Energy Statistics. Developed by Transforming America s Energy Future Kentucky Energy Statistics Developed by 2 2 Summary The first edition of Kentucky Energy Statistics is offered by the National Association for State Energy Officials

More information

Guidelines to Account for and Report on. or Institutional Purposes) in Hong Kong. 2010 Edition

Guidelines to Account for and Report on. or Institutional Purposes) in Hong Kong. 2010 Edition Guidelines to Account for and Report on Guidelines Greenhouse togas Account Emissions for and Report Removals on Greenhouse for Buildings Gas (Commercial, Emissions and Residential Removals for orinstitutional

More information

Greenhouse Gas Management for Medium-Duty Truck Fleets

Greenhouse Gas Management for Medium-Duty Truck Fleets Greenhouse Gas Management for Medium-Duty Truck Fleets Table of Contents Introduction 3 Select lower-carbon vehicles 4!!"!! # "$ % Spec for efficiency 6 & # ' '!! ' ( ) * +! + ( +,! +! " + + Engage drivers

More information

Alberta Research Council (ARC) Enhanced Coalbed Methane (ECBM) Recovery Project in Alberta, Canada

Alberta Research Council (ARC) Enhanced Coalbed Methane (ECBM) Recovery Project in Alberta, Canada Alberta Research Council (ARC) Enhanced Coalbed Methane (ECBM) Recovery Project in Alberta, Canada Bill Gunter Alberta Research Council (ARC) Inc. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada CBM Resources of Western Canada

More information

Emissions from Natural Gas Production in the Barnett Shale Area and Opportunities for Cost Effective Improvements

Emissions from Natural Gas Production in the Barnett Shale Area and Opportunities for Cost Effective Improvements Emissions from Natural Gas Production in the Barnett Shale Area and Opportunities for Cost Effective Improvements report by: Al Armendariz, Ph.D. Department of Environmental and Civil Engineering Southern

More information

T E A C H E R S N O T E S

T E A C H E R S N O T E S T E A C H E R S N O T E S Focus: Students explore energy: its sources, forms, and transformations. Students also consider the benefits of energy-efficient technologies and energy conservation. Learning

More information

Courses Earth and Environmental Science

Courses Earth and Environmental Science Calculating Your Carbon Footprint Overview In this activity, students will calculate their household s carbon footprint using the US EPA s Personal Emissions Calculator and will compare the size of their

More information

POLICY ACTIONS INVESTING IN INNOVATION

POLICY ACTIONS INVESTING IN INNOVATION The BC Energy Plan ALTERNATIVE ENERGY Government will work with other agencies to maximize opportunities to develop, deploy and export British Columbia clean and alternative energy technologies. POLICY

More information

Domestic energy bills and costs of implementing environmental measures

Domestic energy bills and costs of implementing environmental measures Domestic energy bills and costs of implementing environmental measures The Sustainable Development Commission has analysed household electricity and gas bills to show the contribution of the additional

More information

RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL/INSTITUTIONAL NATURAL GAS AND LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS (LPG) COMBUSTION

RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL/INSTITUTIONAL NATURAL GAS AND LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS (LPG) COMBUSTION RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL/INSTITUTIONAL NATURAL GAS AND LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS (LPG) COMBUSTION DESCRIPTION This source category covers air emissions from natural gas and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)

More information

Engineering Department. Public Works Division. August 14th, 2014

Engineering Department. Public Works Division. August 14th, 2014 Corporate Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plan 201,) C000ui Ontaria,Canada "Ontario's Feel Good Town' Engineering Department Public Works Division August 14th, 2014 Corporate Energy Conservation

More information

NEW HAMPSHIRE PIPELINE INSTALLATION

NEW HAMPSHIRE PIPELINE INSTALLATION NORTHEAST ENERGY DIRECT NEW HAMPSHIRE PIPELINE INSTALLATION Benefits to New Hampshire January 2015 Overview of Proposed New Hampshire Facilities The proposed Northeast Energy Direct Pipeline (NED) routed

More information

HFCS, REFRIGERATION AND AIR-CONDITIONING: MINIMISING CLIMATE IMPACT, MAXIMISING SAFETY

HFCS, REFRIGERATION AND AIR-CONDITIONING: MINIMISING CLIMATE IMPACT, MAXIMISING SAFETY HFCS, REFRIGERATION AND AIR-CONDITIONING: MINIMISING CLIMATE IMPACT, MAXIMISING SAFETY HFCS, REFRIGERATION AND AIR-CONDITIONING: MINIMISING CLIMATE IMPACT, MAXIMISING SAFETY The impact of refrigeration

More information

Methodological tool Upstream leakage emissions associated with fossil fuel use

Methodological tool Upstream leakage emissions associated with fossil fuel use CLEAN DEVELOPMENT MECHANISM TOOL15 Methodological tool Upstream leakage s associated with fossil fuel use Methodological tool: Upstream leakage s associated with fossil fuel use TABLE OF CONTENTS Page

More information