Carbon Management

Carbon Management refers to the conscious support and active commitment to reducing carbon emissions.

Do Carbon Offsets Work?

Tue, 2014-03-18 14:29

Unfortunately, the answer is not as simple as yes or no. Whether or not the offsets you purchase actually decrease your greenhouse gas emissions depends on what you buy. There are schemes out there that simply take your money and never make a contribution toward carbon reduction projects. Other programs may only offset a portion of your emissions and pocket most of your contribution. These are the types of schemes that give carbon offsets a bad name.

Carbon Calculation Simplified

Wed, 2013-11-13 12:21

“We're running the most dangerous experiment in history right now, which is to see how much carbon dioxide the atmosphere can handle before there is an environmental catastrophe.” – Elon Musk,

Disney Expands Carbon Offset Program

Tue, 2013-10-08 09:17

The “Happiest Place on Earth” is well on its way to becoming the “Greenest Place on Earth.” Already a major player in the voluntary carbon market, Walt Disney is expanding its offset purchasing program by including indirect emissions related to its operations and increasing the price for carbon emissions to $11 to $14 per metric ton.

Waste for Energy Generation: A Slippery Slope?

Wed, 2013-08-28 08:40

Copenhagen, Denmark is adding a new landmark to its city skyline. A new waste-to-energy (WTE) power plant doubling as an urban ski slope will be built along the waterfront. The power plant is part of the city’s commitment to reduce fossil fuel energy production. In place of coal or oil, WTE power plants use incinerators to burn trash, which creates enough heat to run steam turbines.

Climate Plan: Coal Power Losing Heat

Mon, 2013-07-01 09:25

On June 25, 2013, President Obama outlined his Climate Plan in a speech at Georgetown University. The plan’s most striking element involves carbon limits that will soon be placed upon coal power plants. The Coal Energy lobby is a serious opponent to be reckoned with; however, it seems that in his second term, the President is ready for the battle ahead.

What’s the Problem with Carbon Emissions?

Wed, 2013-03-13 08:44

In the beginning of his second term, President Obama shifted political focus back to climate change, touching on the issue in both his inaugural speech and the State of the Union address. As part of his commitment to tackling climate change, the President vowed to reduce carbon emissions by 17% below 2005 levels by 2020. Let’s take a look at the challenges he will face and possible plans for improvement.

Problems with Fossil Fuels

Major Hotel Chains to Report Carbon Emissions

Fri, 2011-10-21 09:06

At one point or another, you are going to travel somewhere. It may be for work, or it may be part of a family vacation. Everybody travels.

You will rent a hotel for a couple days, and you will likely enjoy a long, relaxing shower. Why not? You’ve had to deal with the stresses of traveling to your destination, making sure you haven’t left any of your belongings along the way. It’s not YOUR house. It’s not YOUR water. Go ahead and indulge.

What is Carbon Accounting?

Wed, 2011-02-16 18:03

If you want to learn more about implementing carbon accounting in your organization, visit our ISSP Certification page and get started with the steps for tracking carbon emissions and greenhouse gases in sustainability training courses.

Greening Corporate America and Wall Street

He who holds the carbon purse strings holds the power.