All CO2 is equal in the atmosphere- A comment on CDM GHG accounting standards for methane recovery and oxidation projects

Moellersten K & Groenkvist S (2007). All CO2 is equal in the atmosphere- A comment on CDM GHG accounting standards for methane recovery and oxidation projects. Energy Policy 35 (7): 3675-3680. DOI:10.1016/j.enpol.2006.12.021.

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Abstract

Greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting with respect to two categories of methane recovery and oxidation activities (coal bed or coal mine methane recovery and landfill gas (LFG) recovery) within the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is analysed. It is found that baseline methodologies approved by the CDM Executive Board apply systematically inconsistent assumptions concerning the global warming impact of carbon dioxide emissions from the oxidation of methane. One important implication of the results is that applying the baseline methodologies approved for project activities involving LFG recovery will lead to overestimation of the net GHG abatement effect of such CDM project activities.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Baseline methodologies; Clean Development Mechanism (CDM); Landfill recovery
Research Programs: Forestry (FOR)
Bibliographic Reference: Energy Policy; 35(7):3675-3680 [2007]
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:39
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2016 11:34
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/8204

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