Alternative Greenhouse Gas Accounting Systems for Bioenergy: Descriptions and Evaluations

N. Bird, N. Pena, G. Zanchi & D. Frieden
Pressure is rising to alter the accounting system used to calculate emissions due to bioenergy under the Kyoto Protocol and the EU Emissions Trading Scheme because it does not capture the full extent of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from bioenergy use. Both the European Union (EU) and United States (U.S.) are engaged in consultation processes targeted on how to treat emissions connected with use of biomass for energy within regulatory systems hence this discussion of...