Role of termites in methane emission

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from natural resources have considerable impacts on climate change. Global methane (a potent greenhouse gas) emissions from natural sources are around 20,80,00,000 metric tonnes per year (EPA, April 2010). Terrestrial arthropod-like termite contributes to the methane emission resulting from their digestive30

Methane- A potent Green House Gas

Methane – molecular structure Methane (CH4) is an important trace gas in the atmosphere contributing significantly to long- wave radiation absorption emitting from the earth’s surface. It also affects the chemistries of both the troposphere and the stratosphere. Methane was discovered and isolated by Alessandro Volta30

The global carbon cycle is under the impacts of LULUCF activities

“Land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF)” is defined by the UN Climate Change Secretariat as “A greenhouse gas inventory sector that covers emissions and removals of greenhouse gases resulting from direct human-induced land use, land-use change and forestry activities.” The global carbon cycle is30

Introduction to ISO 14001-Environmental management systems

ISO 14001 is a specific standard in the series for a management system. It incorporates a set of interrelated elements designed to minimize the impact on the environment by an organization.  ISO 14001 was originally issued in 1996 and later revised in 2004. The main30

Wastelands: Types and Status in India

 What is essentially a wasteland? The non technical definition of wasteland from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary is  ‘An empty area of land, especially in or near a city, which is not  used to grow crops or built on, or used in any way and/or a place, time or30

Renewable Purchase Obligations for the State of Maharashtra

Every Obligated Entity should have met its Renewable Purchase Obligations (RPO) target by their own generation or procurement of power from Renewable Energy generator or by the way of Renewable Energy Certificate or by the combination of all.   Obligated entities Grid connected captive Power30

REC Procedures

Pricing of the Renewable Energy Certificates

Each Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) issued shall represent 1 MWh of electricity generated from renewable energy source and injected into the grid. The price of Certificate shall be discovered in the Power Exchange. In between Central Electricity Regulatory Commission will provide information for the floor30

REC Application and Issuance procedures

There is standard procedure from the accreditation to the issuance of REC’s. Trading would be supported by the exclusively assigned Power Exchanges.  Every RE generating entity requires to apply for the accreditation. Next step is application for the registration as an ‘eligible entity’. The certificate30

Afforestation and Reforestation (A/R) CDM projects

Forest is a sink of carbon. Immense potential of carbon mitigation through the carbon sequestration process, Land Use and Land Use Change (LULUCF) projects are globally introduced. On 11 December 1997 The Kyoto Protocol was adopted in Kyoto, Japan, and entered into force on 16 February30