About Auther:

Shailesh is post graduate in Environment Management from Forest Research Institute (FRI) University, Dehradun, India. Presently he is working in the areas of Environmental and Renewable Energy Advisory Services. He has started GreenCleanGuide.com during his college days.

Science based targets

What are science-based targets and how can companies adopt them?

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) revealed that the impacts of climate change are already widespread. Anthropogenic GHG emissions are responsible for climate change and global warming. IPCC identified the world’s “carbon budget”, which is the total volume of GHGs that can be emitted while providing a degree of confidence that temperature rise will…

MoEF’s National REDD+ Draft Policy

The REDD (reducing emissions from deforestation in developing countries) mechanism originally aimed at creating some sort of financial incentive for forest carbon stocks which were left outside the purview of the negotiations that adopted UNFCCC and brought into picture the Kyoto Protocol. REDD+ takes it further and (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in…

GHG emission

Scientist Discover a New Method to curb greenhouse gases

Scientists discovered a new method to convert harmful Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) into chemicals which can produce synthetic fuels on 2 February 2014. A team of researchers at the University of Delaware has developed a highly selective catalyst capable of electrochemically converting carbon dioxide (a greenhouse gas) to carbon monoxide with 92 percent efficiency. The carbon…

Vehicular emissions

European Union Parliament approves CO2 emission restrictions for commercial vans

The Parliament of Europe approved new carbon dioxide restrictions for commercial vans on 14 January 2014. The move is expected to bring down emissions by 28 percent from 2020. Under the new rules, all new light commercial vehicles sold across the European Union (EU) will emit a maximum 147 g of carbon dioxide per kilometer…

GHG emission

New greenhouse gas with highest global warming impact discovered

A new discovery by scientists has revealed a new greenhouse gas that appears to have the highest global-warming impact. Perfluorotributylamine (PFTBA) – discovered by Toronto’s Department of Chemistry research team concluded that the compound is most effective in potential to harm the climate, in a study published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. Carbon dioxide…

GHG emission

India refuses to phase out refrigerant gases

India has resisted efforts to bring HFC’s under the Montreal Protocol. The government wants HFC’s to be treated separately under the framework of UNFCCC and not under the Montreal Protocol Hindu reported. At the meetings in Bangkok recently, efforts were moved to bring HFC’s under the Montreal Protocol, a move resisted by India. There are…

Power Grid in India

How to calculate GHG emission for electricity consumption from the grid?

A large portion of Greenhouse Gas emissions (GHG) from most companies comprise of consumption of electricity from the grid. In India, around 65% of electricity is coming from coal and other fossil fuel based thermal power plants. Electricity generated from these power plants contributes in GHG emissions. Therefore, electricity being consumed from the grid also…

Holstein Friesian cow

Why should the dairy industry manage its carbon emissions?

Increasing Greenhouse Gases (GHG) emissions chiefly due to anthropogenic activities is what leads to climate change. The dairy industry also has a significant share in contributing towards GHG emissions right from the production of milk in farms to its final processing, storage and distribution. The global dairy sector contributes 2.7% to the total global anthropogenic…