Global Warming

Global Warming

1: Greenhouse Gas Reduction Determined by Additionality
Companies that have facilities which use refrigeration and air-conditioning systems or heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems have to measure changes which are imposed upon them due to greenhouse gas emissions. Additionality is a measure which compares the level of emissions prior to implementation with the levels after a greenhouse gas reduction project has been introduced.

2: U.S. Takes Major Step Towards Carbon Reporting
A carbon reporting plan has been proposed by the US Environmental Protection Agency, that requires industries to send in reports which detail their greenhouse gas emissions. The EPA has found that harmful chemicals play a significant role in climate change. The annual report required serves as a step towards regulation and the eventual reduction of greenhouse gases.

3: The Birth of a Star
No one could have imagined back in 1992 when a joint venture between the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protective Agency, known as Energy Star, was undertaken, that this entity would become 21st Century's leading player in the world of energy efficiency. With over one billion products sold to date, Energy Star has become synonymous with energy saving to such a great extent that 70% of the population recognizes its logo.

4: Refrigerant Properties Are Closely Tracked
Adequate pressure, efficiency and stability -- these are the three primary refrigerant properties. These properties are defined as chemical stability in refrigeration and air conditioning systems or heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems, vapor pressure and operational efficiency, be it direct or indirect.

5: Renewable and Green Energy: The Future
The following paragraphs summarize the work of energy experts who are completely familiar with all the aspects of energy. Heed their advice to avoid any energy surprises.

6: Environmentalists Want Strict Control Of F Gas Emissions
Fluorinated greenhouses gases, also known as f gas, are being closely regulated by the United States and many other foreign countries because they can cause harmful climate change. The U.S., Canada and member countries of the European Union have imposed regulations aimed at containing or phasing out certain substances that increase global warming.

7: Global Warming and Climate Change: The Facts
When you're learning about something new, it's easy to feel overwhelmed by the sheer amount of relevant information available. This informative article should help you focus on the central points.

8: Discovering the Antarctic
Antarctica is one of the continents, the fifth largest. It extends 14,000,000 sq km or about 9,000,000 sq miles. 2% of its land mass is bare rock and 98% is ice - on average 2.5 km thick. It is in fact the largest desert in the world, meaning that it has a climate with less than 10 inches of annual rainfall (although it doesn't fit the normal definition of what we would consider a desert).

9: Emission Scopes Used to Monitor Greenhouse Gases
As emissions of harmful substances contribute to the major problem of global warming, so the Montreal Protocol and the US Clean Air Act have sought to reduce them. Emission scopes are now used to categorize and define the chemicals. Facilities that deal with greenhouse gases can better understand and administer the discharge level of these gases.

10: The Importance of Refrigerant Leak Detection
Even the most experienced technician can struggle when it comes to refrigerant leak detection in refrigeration and air-conditioning systems and HVAC systems. Sometimes a leak can be well hidden, in an operating switch, a system component or even in the tubing.
11: The Make Natural Power Guide Reviewed
Over the past year a lot of diy energy guides have appeared on the internet, promising to teach even a complete technical newbie how to make their own home solar and wind power, and reduce their energy bills by up to 80%. One those guides happens to be Make Natural Power. But does it deliver what is promises? And is how does it stack up to the other guides?

12: Scientists Call Manmade Chemicals a Cause of Climate Change
Great harm is done to the planet by man-made chemicals, and they are a major cause of climate change. We do need these chemicals on a day by day basis, as they help us to operate essential equipment and make our lives easier, but they present a significant threat. Major governments have introduced regulations limiting the use of these substances, as they present a threat to the ozone layer and contribute to global warming.

13: EPA Rule Covering Greenhouse Gases Ratified by the EPA
The EPA rule categorizing greenhouse gases as a pollutant has now been approved by the US Supreme Court. As these gases have found to be harmful to the climate, due to the inability to dissipate once released into the air, they will now be further regulated. The gases are found in ventilation and air conditioning systems, fire protection systems, vehicles, refrigeration and cooling units, power plants, and a number of other man-made processes.

14: Refrigerants Have High Global Warming Potential
The global warming potential refers to how much a chemical impacts global warming over a specified period of time in comparison with the same amount of carbon dioxide. Whereas carbon dioxides potential for global warming is 1.0, refrigerants are in the hundreds and thousands, which means they stay in the atmosphere longer and can cause greater damage to the earths climate.

15: Global Warming or Hot Air?
Global warming, or more accurately man-made global warming is the single biggest moral and political issue of our age. The western governments have bought into the notion that carbon dioxide produced by mans industrial activities is causing a rise in the temperature of the planet, that this temperature rise must be stopped to avoid global catastrophe. But what substantiating evidence exists to back up this claim?

16: California Climate Registry oversees greenhouse gases.
The California Climate Action Registry, also known as the California Climate Registry, is a program under the supervision of the Climate Action Reserve.The Registry works to solve the problems caused by climate change through the enhancement of reporting requirements.

17: Fat Al Gore Is Still An Idiot
Fat Al Gore and Tipperover were in Sweden or Norway, I'm not sure but they are in a corner of the world where the clinically obese are honored. But to be fair with these two, they seemed to have lost a few pounds on the latest Hollywood crash diet. I heard that where they have been staying for two weeks now has a lemon shortage. And Tipperover looked good with his new haircut.

18: Fat Al Has Dumb Supporters Too
One of Fat Al's biggest supporters sued her Manhattan cooperative because they aren't digging her plan to expand her modest 6000 square foot apartment to 12,000 square feet by buying the unit next door. Now the Material Girl's modenn NY pad is about three times the size of my modest pad and contains a gym and a hair salon. She didn't give any word on what she would put in the newly acquired space, but we know it won't be a library.

19: Hiring Grout Cleaning Servicess
In this day and age, hiring cleaners for residential places are simply becoming a necessity. No one has time to clean their own homes as properly as they should anymore. Because of this, people will be sharing their homes with allergens, rodents and dust mites. You have to make time to start cleaning or look for professional help to do it for you, if you want to overcome this. Professionals will know how to clean every small nook and cranny of your house, they'll provide janitorial services, or something even more specialized, like cleaning tiles and stubborn grout.

20: Refrigerant 22 Phase-Out The government is phasing out the use off refrigerant 22, even though it is widely used in a number of applications.As the phase out continues, facilities with equipment that use the chemical are rushing to comply with the requirements of the law.

21: Refrigerant Recovery Required by EPA
New EPA regulations require facilities that use air conditioning and refrigeration equipment to have a refrigerant recovery plan in place. The plan is needed to make sure that any harmful gases that might leak are captured. Refrigerant gases contain hydrofluorocarbons, known to cause severe damage to the ozone layer and to promote global warming.

22: HCFC Phase Out Under Way
A government directive has been issued in countries that are impacted by the Montral protocol or the US Clean Air Act. The HCFC phase out is covered, and is intended to decrease and eventually cut out production and use of hydrochlorofluorocarbons. Those organizations that use air conditioning systems, commercial refrigeration, industrial process refrigeration appliances, or HVAC systems now have a schedule for compliance.

23: EPA Section 608 Reduces Refrigerant Gas Emissions
Under epa section 608 of the U.S. Clean Air Act, regulations are set forth regarding the handling, recovery and recycling of refrigerants during service, maintenance, repair, or disposal. Refrigerant gases are a major contributor to global warming and the depletion of the ozone layer because they contain harmful chlorofluorocarbons and hydrochlorofluorocarbons.

24: Mass Balance Method An Essential Tracker Of Harmful Emissions
Current levels of harmful chemicals, including hydrofluorocarbons and chlorofluorocarbons are calculated and assessed by using the mass balance method. The data enables environmental scientists to predict future levels of emissions that contribute to the depletion of the ozone layer.

25: The Way to Combating Global Warming
Radio, television, and internet all impact our lives to such a degree that they make it hard to imagine that anyone who owns any of those products could not have heard of global warming. Press and media outlets have elevated the issue in the public consciousness through their increased coverage. Though there are opposing viewpoints, people who are concerned about the problem are well within their rights to be. There are many concerns for your future descendants if the reports about the subject are true.

26: The Reality of the EPA Penalty
With the phase-out program of refrigerant gas underway, facilities are at risk for a steep EPA penalty if they have equipment that uses this ozone-depleting gas and do not follow the U.S. Clean Air Act requirements. Equipment that falls under the law are refrigeration and air-conditioning systems, commercial refrigeration, heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, and fire protection systems.

27: Mandatory carbon emissions reporting plan released
As air quality continues to deteriorate the USA is working ever more closely with facilities that produce substances which are known to affect the air that we breathe. Mandatory carbon emissions reporting is being introduced to help achieve the goal.

28: Flush Your Diapers
Just like any new mom, I am learning quite a lot about what new babies really need. It takes energy to care for a creature who hasn't yet learned to eat on their own, walk on their own, or even go to the bathroom on their own. As a result I felt that I was changing my son's diaper constantly throughout the day. The biggest problem with changing eight to ten diapers a day isn't in wiping a cute little bum, but disposing of so much waste.

29: Fugitive Emission Tracking Fundamentals
The United States and a host of other foreign countries are focusing on fugitive emission tracking for certain industries. The goal is to identify the amount of substances that are emitted into the atmosphere when a hazardous leak occurs. This will give government officials a better understanding of the amount of greenhouse gases harming the environment each year and contributing to global warming.

30: Greenhouse Gas Tracking To Become Mandatory
Greenhouse Gas tracking will soon become mandatory in the United States, with the first reports due in early 2011 for the 2010 year. The federal law affects businesses and governments with heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems or refrigeration and air-conditioning systems, as well as those who produce industrial chemicals, fossil fuels, cars and engines. It is the responsibility of companies to review and comply with the new EPA regulations or face substantial fines.

31: Causes of Ozone Layer Depletion
There are many causes of ozone layer depletion, all of them manmade compounds that enter the atmosphere. They are chloroflurocarbons, hydrofluorocarbons, methyl bromide, halons, methyl chloroform and carbon tetrachloride. Once they have been released into the atmosphere, they remain there for as long as 200 years.

32: Understanding the U.S. Clean Air Act
The U.S. Clean Air Act is aimed at reducing air pollution to improve the country's air quality. In addition, the law targets harmful substances that weaken the stratospheric ozone layer. As such, companies, in particular manufacturers, utility providers and facilities with equipment that uses chemical substances, are required to follow the federal law.

33: EPA Penalty Can Prove Costly To Companies
The phase-out program of refrigerant gas is now in full swing and facilities that use equipment requiring this ozone-depleting gas are at risk for a substantial EPA penalty if they fail to follow the requirements outlined in the U.S. Clean Air Act. Equipment includes refrigeration and air-conditioning systems, commercial refrigeration, heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, and fire protection systems.

34: What is the Climate Registry and its Impact?
Established on May 8, 2007, the climate registry is part of efforts in the United States and internationally to reduce air pollution. What is the climate registry and how does it affect your business are questions that continue to be asked today. Any facility that uses refrigeration and air-conditioning (RAC) systems or heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems should be aware of the climate registry.

35: Phasing Out R22 Refrigerant
When it comes to harming the environment, R22 refrigerant is one of the guilty parties. That's why the United States and many other countries around the world have joined together in an effort to convert usage of R22 refrigerant in commercial facilities to a more environmentally friendly alternative. The conversion process is already underway among many organizations to meet the 2015 phase out deadline. Others are implementing measures to comply with tracking and reporting requirements required of existing systems.

36: What is the Climate Registry Requiring of Businesses?
When the climate registry first emerged on the scene on May 8, 2007, the question most asked was what is the climate registry? That question continues to be asked today even though the climate registry is an important part of protocols established in the United States and internationally to combat air pollution. There are key components to the climate registry that all companies need to be aware of or they could face substantial penalties.

37: Energy Conservation Tips: Components of a Homemade Solar Panel
Why solar panels? With the ever-present threat of Global Warming looming over our heads, clean and renewable energy is an appealing alternative to electricity generated from fossil fuels. Solar energy can reduce the monthly cost of electricity. It is a technology amenable to DIY projects.

38: Montreal Protocol 1987 in a Nutshell
Officially called the Montreal Protocol on Substances That Deplete the Ozone Layer, or Montreal Protocol 1987, for short, the international treaty is aimed at lessening the harm to the stratospheric ozone layer by air pollutants, among them refrigerant gases. The ozone layer shields the earth from detrimental UV-B radiation. If damage to the ozone layer continues, it will cause increased cases of skin cancer, ruin crops and harm marine phytoplankton.

39: Reduce-Reuse-Recycle
The goal of this article is to inform and inspire you to live a more environmentally aware lifestyle. We have come to take for granted the luxuries of clean water and safe food. Our indifference is contaminating our water, food, and soil. Even the air that we breathe is quickly becoming saturated with pollution. Don't think that just because you live in a rural area, that you are safe from toxic influences. Fertilizers and pesticides have leached from your soil into your water sources, contaminating dairy products, meat and garden produce.

40: Little Known Alternative Energy Resources
Alternative source of energy has become a necessity in the recent years. Usage of this resource will help in saving of money as well. There are many countries which are using these powerful energy sources and they seem to be convinced with its prosperity. Alternative energy like usage of wind, solar, water resources for the creation of electricity is very beneficial for common man. The natural resources available in the environment can be used to generate the required day to day energy and this will also benefit the economy.

41: What It Costs To Buy Carbon Offsets
Protecting the environment has become big business in the 21st century. Everywhere you look, there are eco-friendly products and services that promise to save the planet and make you feel good about being part of the global effort. Carbon offset providers are a small but rapidly growing worldwide industry. Today, there are dozens of companies in the United States, many partnered with bigger businesses and corporations, that will help you calculate your carbon footprint, determine an appropriate carbon offset, and allow you to spend your money to benefit the environment and buy some peace of mind. But, as always, there are plusses, minuses, and questions concerning these companies and the products and services they sell.

42: Global Warming: Agricultures Role and Health Concerns
When you think of global warming, you might envision dramatic scenes like hurricanes and melting glaciers. The truth is that something as commonplace as agriculture is already showing signs of the effects of global warming.

43: Some Solutions of Global Warming
It is practically impossible to have missed out on discussions about global warming if you have any exposure to tv, internet, or even radio. Recent years has seen the topic get increased press coverage. The problem is highly debated, but if you are concerned, it is with good reason. After all, if the predictions are right, the earth may not be a safe place for your future family members.

44: Think Right and change your world
Human beings have an amazing Power attached to their thoughts. Think about it. You have amazing POWER connected to your THOUGHTS. Let me rephrase it: Your have energy connected to your power of thinking. Now that I've informed you of this, do you instinctively worry about those thoughts that run endlessly through your head? What about that "babbling voice" that lives somewhere inside you? And, you know it drives millions of people to see their therapists every week. When you search for it - it calls out to you: "Voice? Voice? What voice? I don't hear any voice?" THAT'S YOUR BABBLING VOICE.

45: Extreme Events and Transportations Role in Global Warming
Gasoline-burning cars are a major contributor to global warming. In fact, they are the second largest cause of global warming pollution in the United States. It would be beneficial if the cars could be more efficient. If they could burn cleaner fuels, it would even be better.