CarbonBW EnBW in Columbia
That a correlation can exist between the two items mentioned above is indicated by an application in Columbia. Here, for climate and environmental protection reasons, the landfill gases are burned to combat the greenhouse effect. The flares are remotely controlled, monitored and recorded in the flash burn data via the Internet. A web-based SCADA system (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) provides ideal conditions for this. European emissions trade is certainly a complex and sometimes a controversial topic of debate; the more important reasons for such debates are, however, easy to understand: For all large CO2 issuing facilities within the EU, the operator must substantiate an emission allowance at the beginning of the following year for each ton of CO2 emissions. Besides the European emission allowances (EUA = European Union Allowance), up to a defined upper limit, units from the emission reduction projects (CDM = Clean Development Mechanism) can also be used in developing and emerging nations. The official designation for these certified emission credit notes is CER (Certified Emission Reduction) according to article 12 of the Kyoto Protocol. These are traded internationally, which helps the financing of developing nations and the transfer of know-how from the emission reduction projects, such as renewable energy, for example. However, at the same time, global climate protection benefits from it. Finally, the greenhouse effect is not a national issue.
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