The legislation would force compressor stations emitting more than 25,000 metric tons a year of carbon equivalent
emissions to reduce those emissions 17 percent by 2020.
Some 60 percent of carbon equivalent
emissions come from burning fossil, fuels for transportation or electrical generation.
Maslyn said that according to USDA figures, any farm or ranch with more than 25 dairy cows, 50 beef cattle or 200 hogs emits more than 100 tons of carbon equivalent
per year, and thus would need to obtain a permit under the proposed rules.
This tool, which calculates emissions in metric tons of carbon equivalent
, metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent and energy units (million BTUs) is available as an online calculator or a free download at www.epa.gov/climatechange /wycd/waste/calculators/Warm_home.html.
A large coal-fired power plant emits the carbon equivalent
of one million SUVs.
production: 5 grams of carbon equivalent
* Prevent 1,07 million metric tons of carbon equivalent
greenhouse gas emissions
agricultural agriculture's activities totaled 120 MMTCE (million metric tons share of annual of carbon equivalent
units), accounting for 6% of national GHG the annual national GHG emissions (Table 1).
Perhaps we should also see the "carbon equivalent
" of our MPs and other public servants declared along with their expenses!
If USA consumers changed their behaviour to use a third less oil - an entirely possible goal - this alone would remove the carbon equivalent
of the entire Chinese economy.
At the same time, we must include in these metrics the development of what I call a carbon equivalent
basis for both building construction and operation.