Energy and Utility

Global Logistics Emissions Council releases new framework

Planes, trains, ships and automobiles form the backbone of a supply chain and are vital to the global economy. They also generate greenhouse gas emissions, which forward thinking companies aim to control. Carbon accounting and reduction provides a strong business case as well as meeting the expectations of customers, governments and investors.   In the [...]

New Method for Carbon Accounting Proposed

It may be surprising to know that in some instances countries are rewarded for policies that increase global emissions and punished for policies that contribute to reducing them. A solution has been presented for the problem. An extremely useful study at Lund University has been proposed which suggests accounting for carbon emissions which enables policy [...]

Is Life Cycle Carbon Accounting a Better Option

Researchers from Princeton University and the University of California-Irvine recommend assessing powerstations in terms of lifetime carbon. They argue that approval of future projects should depend on lifecycle costs, and not just annual emissions. They note a general lack of insight into commitment accounting among the general public. They go on to point out that [...]

Five Criteria for Sustainable Purchasing Decisions

The Sustainable Purchasing Council thinks procurement departments should apply five criteria when reaching responsible purchasing decisions. The first of these is understanding the ‘relevant environmental, social and economic impacts’. This implies quantifying / analysing organizational spend, and tapping into authoritative sources to estimate the knock-on costs.The four underpinning criteria are taking responsibility for these impacts, [...]