GHG emisisons from auto ancillary sector

Importance of Greening Automotive Supply Chain

The global auto components industry is estimated at US$1.2 trillion with a major share from India. As per the Auto Component Manufacturers Association (ACMA), the Indian auto component sector has been growing at 20% per annum since 2000 and is projected to maintain the high-growth phase of 15-20% till 2015. Increasing growth in the automobile sector will boost vehicle production, however, it also adds pollutants into the atmosphere during the entire lifecycle of vehicles. As per the report by US40

GHG emission

Carbon Management at Iron and Steel Sector –Benefits

As discussed earlier, the Iron and Steel sector is GHG emission intensive. The main GHG emission processes associated with iron and steel production are coke making, sinter plant, palletization plant, blast furnaces and power generation. Mostly coal is the main source of energy and hence contributes to the major portion of total GHG emissions. Other sources that are not mentioned here and that may contribute significantly to a facility’s overall emissions include the on-site transportation of materials and the consumption40

Policy and regulations

Carbon Management at Iron and Steel Sector –Relevant Regulations

National Action Plan on Climate Change creates a set of policies and regulations for industries, basically the high GHG emission intensive industries to put a cap on their emissions. These policies and regulations help to create an environment for the implementation of low carbon emission technologies and capacity building. GHG emission in the steel sector primarily occur as a result of energy consumption. Therefore, government of India introduced policies and regulations forcing reduction in energy consumption and efficient energy generation.40

Carbon emission from Iron and Steel sector in India

Carbon Management at Iron and Steel Sector –Introduction

Steel is the building block in economic development. We are using steel right from miniature tools to large construction activities like dams, buildings and bridges. The consumption of steel also indicates the economic development of the country. The iron and steel industry has experienced enormous growth in the past 50 years.  Global crude steel production reached 1527 MT in 2011 showing a 6.8 % growth over 2010. India has emerged as a leading player in the global steel industry contributing40

GHG emission intensity of various international airports in tCO2e per passenger

Performance of Airports in reducing their Carbon Footprint

Climate Change is a serious economic threat rather than just a scientific concern. Increasing anthropogenic concentration of Greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the atmosphere is a primary reason behind climate change. These gaseous emissions increase as a result of increasing fossil fuels consumption, deforestation and other activities. One of the major human activities that contribute to GHG emission is transportation. Starting from land and water, we have developed technology to fly. Humans invented airplane and built airports to cater passengers for40

To achieve GHG emission reduction target, Wipro Ltd is sourcing renewable energy to minimize its scope 2 emission (GHG emission from the consumption of purchased electricity). In 2012-13, energy efficiency measures taken by Wipro Ltd have contributed to a 5 % decrease in energy intensity per employee. This is due to the installation of automatic timers and switches that help reduce unnecessary energy usage by chillers, lights, and elevators. One of the major achievements by Wipro Ltd in FY 2013 is increased share of renewable energy from 17% to 19% of the total office energy consumption. In this period, Wipro Ltd procured 63 Million units of renewable energy through power purchase Agreements with private renewable energy generators, which is approximately 19% of Wipro’s total office space energy consumption in the IT business. Wipro has in turn identified three key elements for GHG emission reduction. These are energy efficiency in existing operations, purchasing renewable energy and renewable energy generation. As per the annual report of Wipro, a total 85% of GHG emission reduction target of Wipro will be achieved through use of renewable energy. Reference: Wipro 2012-13 Annual report

Greenhouse Gas Management at Wipro Ltd

Carbon dioxide is one of the six Greenhouse gases (GHG) that causes climate change. Therefore it is important to reduce GHG emissions of CO2. Carbon dioxide emission reduction is important to develop an environment friendly identity of an organization. Many organizations have developed carbon accounting and management system to take benefits from it. Some of them are doing this under pressure from various stakeholders. However, there are many organizations that understand the importance of GHG emission reduction. GHG emissions are40

Thermal power plant

Importance of GHG Management and Reporting System for Companies

Managing carbon emissions and protecting a business from potential impacts of climate change is fundamental to achieving a sustainable growth and ensuring stable shareholder returns. Most of the companies manage and report their GHG (green house gas) emissions in the form of GHG reports or Sustainability reports. These companies understand the importance of measurement, management and disclosure of greenhouse gas emissions in standard business practice. There are multiple benefits of GHG management for companies. Following points elaborates major benefits of40

Methane emission from Solid Waste Disposal Site

How to Quantify GHG Emission from Municipal Solid Waste Disposal Sites?

We explained in our last post about the emission of methane from Municipal Solid Waste Disposal Sites (SWDS). In this post, we will understand the quantification methodology for the methane emission from SWDS. India is a signatory to the  International Climate Change treaties such as UNFCCC, hence  methane emissions from the solid waste disposal sites has to be estimated and reported to the United Nations’ Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) under the National Greenhouse Gas Inventory. Based on the40