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[en] The 2nd Climate Change Technology Conference (CCTC2009) was held in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada on May 12-15, 2009. CCTC2009 is a Canadian/International forum for engineers, scientists, policy advisors, industry and other stakeholders to share new information and ideas for dealing with climate change and global warming. It also provided an opportunity for participants to keep abreast of emerging techniques and technologies for the mitigation of and adaptation to, the impacts of climate change. The conference theme: 'Climate Change ..... Deal with It!' emphasized the need to develop practical engineering and administrative responses to address the impacts of climate change and global warming.
[en] This paper discusses how clean technologies can get returns from greenhouse gases credits. Businesses recognize that climate change opportunity is bigger than information technology. Clean technologies and climate change will transform the economy. Clean technologies will bring business opportunities, revitalize industry and the economy, bring jobs and increase exports.
[en] The amount of primary energy for producing one unit of electricity from fossil fuels, hydro, wind and solar energies is different by an order of magnitude. Thus, valid comparison between annual world primary energy consumption and primary energy consumption between countries is very difficult. To solve these problems, the Energy Information Administration of Washington, D.C., USA; the International Energy Agency of Paris, France; and Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change each developed a different scale for measuring primary energy. Therefore, it is essential in any energy analysis to specify the primary energy measurement scale in use. (author)
[en] The purpose of this paper is to examine greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction potentials in the Canadian electricity generation sector through fuel switching and the adoption of advanced power generation systems. To achieve this purpose, six different scenarios were introduced. In the first scenario existing power stations' fuel was switched to natural gas. Existing power plants were replaced by natural gas combined cycle (NGCC), integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC), solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC), hybrid SOFC, and SOFC-IGCC hybrid power stations in scenarios number 2 to 6, respectively. (author)
[en] This paper discusses the program to train and develop a community of experts with the highest standards of professional practice in measuring, accounting, auditing and managing greenhouse gas emissions. Experts should operate with a common code of conduct and ethics, and provide the high levels of professional competency.
[en] In Nepal Climate change has implications on reduction of snow pack on the mountains, water supply shortages, increase forest fires, increase in extreme weather, increase demand for irrigation, decreases power generation; wells dry up due to lower water table. Climate change seeks the two actions on the mitigation of greenhouse gases and adaptation to the climate change. This paper also describes the climate change issues of Nepal. In addition it deals with the potential threats of climate change to water Supply, agriculture and food security, temperature increase, run-off patterns, glacial melt and floods. (author)
[en] 'Full text:"Buildings consume 75% of the world's electricity and are responsible for 1/3rd of GHG emissions. By improving the energy management of the world's buildings with monitoring and software technology, there is enormous potential to generate profitable energy efficiency in millions of commercial and institutional buildings. Often referred to as the Fifth Fuel, energy efficiency is becoming the fuel of choice for companies, utilities, and governments around the world as they seek to reduce costs and cut GHG emissions. This presentation will discuss some of the ways in which improved management of existing assets can yield important benefits while larger, longer term investments are slowly getting closer to reality. (author)
[en] 'Full text:' In a world of rising energy demand, reducing the emissions of CO_2 associated with the fossil fuel that provide more than 80% of our energy, will require a major transformation of our energy systems. Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is an important technology that needs widespread implementation, but its high energy cost will reduce, not increase, the already poor efficiency of our current energy systems (~40%). The presentation will discuss some of the challenges and opportunities that governments and industries face in making critical decisions regarding the design and implementation of tomorrow's sustainable energy systems. (author)
[en] The manufacturing of a product is connected directly to the amount of carbon emitted in producing electrical energy used by that manufacturing process. A new, simple Carbon Emission Signature, CES™, is proposed. Knowing the CES for a power grid and the energy needed to make a part, the carbon emitted can be found. Examples of single point turning and open die forging are given. Knowing the total carbon emitted for a product, a manufacturer can voluntarily place a Green House Gas label on each product. A customer can then see the amount of Green House Gas emitted in making the product. The format for a Carbon Emissions label is proposed. (author)
[en] This paper is a discussion on how to manage climate change-associated risks in water resource infrastructure projects. It proposes to simulate future climate conditions , perform climate change impact study and implement adaptation measures.