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Podcast #10: Problems with the new GHG Protocol Scope 2 Guidance

March 23, 2015, by Don Bain

Don Bain and Michael Gillenwater visit Washington, D.C. in January 2015. This conversation takes place at the same time that the new GHG Protocol Scope 2 Guidance, is being announced …

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Podcast #9: Joint U.S. – China Announcement on Climate Change

March 10, 2015, by Don Bain

Don Bain and Michael Gillenwater have a conversation about the joint U.S. – China announcement on climate change. Michael gives historical perspective to help understand the agreement. Don goes into …

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Podcast #8: Climate Change Adaptation

March 10, 2015, by Don Bain

Michael and Don venture into a discussion on climate change adaptation. This follows Don’s observations from the Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index annual meeting, November 5, 2014, in Washington, D.C. …

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Podcast #7: Fracking

March 10, 2015, by Don Bain

Don reports observations from a public comment meeting hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on the subject of the proposed Clean Power Rule. Michael and Don discuss the boom …

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Combine

Podcast #6: Food Choices and Your Carbon Footprint

March 10, 2015, by Don Bain

Almost a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions come from agriculture. And, all foods are not equal in terms of their carbon footprint. Michael and Don discuss the relative carbon …

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Podcast #5: U.S. EPA Clean Power Plan

March 10, 2015, by Don Bain

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a new rule, the Clean Power Plan, to regulate greenhouse gases from the production of electricity. We discuss some features of the proposed …

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Podcast #4: Back to School

March 10, 2015, by Don Bain

We informally muse on the state of environmental curriculum in universities after Don returns from visiting 5 colleges in the United States. Visits included conversations with professors and students about: …

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Puzzle

Podcast #3: GHG and Sustainability Reporting Standard Initiatives

March 10, 2015, by Don Bain

We talk about the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) workshop Don recently attended. Modelled after the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), SASB is attempting to develop environmental reporting standards. The …

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Podcast #2: Supply Chain and Value Chain GHG Management

March 10, 2015, by Don Bain

We discuss the merits of using a corporate value chain framework for managing and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Michael asks tough questions while Don brings answers from his experience as …

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Podcast #1: REC or Wreck? Making GHG accounting sense of green power claims, offsets and renewable energy certificates.

March 10, 2015, by Don Bain

We discuss the relationship between green power claims and carbon accounting. We try to reduce confusion about offsets and Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs), or Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGOs). …

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