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a measure of weight or mass. Includes short (or USA) 1 ton=2000 lb and long (or UK) 1 ton=2240 lb. See also tonne.
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2]e, a market for all emissions related to industrial emissions would involve the creation and distribution of assets worth around $20 billion if the cap were set at 200 megatonnes.
8 megatonnes in GHG could be saved by 2019, although output of GHG is still expected to rise by 31.
Table 2: Coverage and Targets, 2020 Canada Old and New Targets and the US ACESA Baseline Emissions 2020 Megatonnes Megatonnes Canada: Old Covered 329 Target (2006) Emissions -253 National 741 Emissions Canada: New Covered 329 Target Emissions -263 National 741 Emissions US: ACESA Covered 5,793 -4,823 Emissions National 7,492 Emissions Compliance Target Percent Percent Below Below 2005 2020 BAU Canada: Old Covered -20(2006) -23 Target (2006) Emissions National -11 -10 Emissions Canada: New Covered -17 -20 Target Emissions National -10 -9 Emissions US: ACESA Covered -17 -17 Emissions National -13 -13 Emissions Source: Author's calculations derived from CIMS, GEEM, and EIA models.
3) Indeed, Canada's increase in total aggregate greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 to 2007 was the highest among G8 nations, (4) rising from 596 megatonnes in carbon dioxide equivalents (C[O.
More recently, the explosion of volcano Krakatoa in 1883 - which is still active - produced the equivalent of 200 megatonnes of TNT.
The government claims that the industrial emissions cap will reduce Canadian greenhouse gas emissions by 165 megatonnes by 2020 from their expected ("business-as-usual") level.
11,204 Megatonnes of oil equivalent Oil 35 Coal 25 Gas 21 Biomass & waste 10 Nuclear 6 Hydro 2 Other renewables 1 Note: Table made from pie chart.
5 megatonnes per annum (NSW Department of Planning [NSW DP] 2005: 2).
In 1998, total greenhouse gas emissions (carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, methane, hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons and sulphur hexafluoride) from all sources in Canada were estimated at 686 megatonnes.
Reduce freight rates for shippers by hundreds of millions of dollars; - Divert about 100 million tonnes of freight from highway to rail every year - the equivalent of three million truckloads; - Save about $500 million annually in highway maintenance and construction costs borne by governments, and - Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by some nine megatonnes annually.
The total energy consumed each year by all lighting sources is responsible for 1,900 megatonnes of carbon dioxide emissions-equivalent to 70% of the emissions produced by light passenger vehicles worldwide.