Category: Archived News

Flare Reduction in Iraq project – Workshop in Amman

On October 18-19, Carbon Limits, together with Norwegian Petroleum Directorate and Norwegian Environment Agency have conducted a workshop in Amman under the Flare Reduction in Iraq project which is part of a broader cooperation between Norway and Iraq under the Oil for Development programme. Representatives from both the Iraqi Ministry of Oil and the Ministry … Continued

Carbon Limits analysis of future crediting outside of NDC commitments under the Paris Agreement

The Swedish Energy Agency commissioned Carbon Limits to analyse a key policy question for crediting under the Paris Agreement – whether the mitigation activities generating emission reductions must be inside the scope of the transferring country’s NDC or not. Many countries do not have economy-wide NDC commitments, with some sectors or gases being excluded, including … Continued

Carbon Limits helps Senegal set up next generation of carbon crediting for energy access

In July 2017, Senegal’s Ministries of Environment & Sustainable Development (MEDD) and Energy & Renewable Energy Development (MEDER) formally launched the first pilot of the Standardized Crediting Framework (SCF) for Energy Access. The SCF is supported by the World Bank’s Carbon Initiative for Development (Ci-Dev) as an effort to combine various CDM reform elements into … Continued

The Caspian Methane Programme reached a new milestone: On-site measurement campaign in Azerbaijan

Carbon Limits with our partner Greenpath successfully completed an on-site campaign to directly detect and measure methane emissions from selected upstream and midstream oil and gas facilities in Azerbaijan. This was following coordinated efforts between Carbon Limits and the local companies in Azerbaijan. The Caspian Methane Abatement Programme is aiming to identifying main sources of … Continued

Clean Air Task Force published: Carbon Limits techno-economic study on “Zero emission technologies for pneumatic controllers in the USA”

The study was carried out in 2016 with the objective of analyzing the cost-effective non-emitting technologies available to eliminate methane release from pneumatic controller as major emission source. The study found that these technologies have evolved considerably over the past decade and are now available and actively in use in oil and gas fields in the United … Continued

New paper published: Climate Change & Hydropower in the Southern African Power Pool and Zambezi River Basin: System-wide Impacts & Policy Implications

Randall Spalding-Fecher has been contributing to the article at the Energy Policy Journal Volume 103. The paper examines climate change impact on hydropower will affect the expansion of the regional electricity system, as well as system costs and greenhouse gas emissions. The output from major Zambezi hydropower plants could decline by 10–20% under a drying … Continued

Carbon Limits supports Sri Lanka MRV framework for energy sector NAMAs

As part of a GEF funded UNDP Project, Carbon Limits has started working with UNDP, Sri Lanka’s Climate Change Secretariat and the Sustainable Energy Authority to establish monitoring, reporting and verification framework for the energy sector, including the theoretical basis, practical guidelines, monitoring tools, reporting procedures and data management protocols.   The first MRV workshop … Continued

Carbon Limits at COP22 in Marrakech

Randall Spalding-Fecher from Carbon Limits delivered a talk entitled “How to ensure environmental integrity in Article 6 mechanisms” at COP22 in Marrakech last week. A video of the side-event can be watched by clicking on the link below: Nature Code: Carbon markets in the Paris Agreement: Civil Society Priorities for the future Randall also delivered … Continued

Carbon Limits report published in the 4th Issue of the Carbon Mechanism Review

In the latest edition of Carbon Mechanisms Review (CMR), Randall Spalding-Fecher, François Sammut & James Ogunleye from Carbon Limits discuss the issue of whether CDM results-based financing (RBF) can support energy access businesses, the elements of successful business models for energy access, and whether CDM RBF can support these models directly or indirectly. It also … Continued

Dashboard: Global flaring 2012-2014

<a href=’#’><img alt=’Dashboard 2 ‘ src=’’ style=’border: none’ /></a>   The interactive dashboard shows global flaring data for 2012-2014. Top chart: 15 countries with the highest volumes of flared gas (2014) are selected to allow for comparison of various parameters related to flaring: total volume of gas flared and flaring intensity (2014), as well as … Continued