New Calculation Tools - Progress Report

Updated Tools * The Mexico Pulp and Paper Tool is now available for download under ‘Developing Countries: Customized Tools’ on www.ghgprotocol.org. Guidance documents are available in both English and Spanish. * The Aluminum Tool has been revised to incorporate changes and comments from EPA Climate Leaders.

Iron and Steel Tool

WRI is working with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) to complete the discussion paper for the next version of the Iron and Steel tool. This document should be available soon.

Anyone who is interested in commenting on the discussion paper, when it is available, should contact Florence Daviet.

Mexico Power Sector Tool

WRI, along with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT), Mexico are assisting FUMEC (The United States-Mexico Foundation for Science) in developing methodologies and a tool to calculate GHG, NOx, SO2, VOC and particulate matter emissions at the facility level for Mexico’s Federal Electricity Commission (CFE). The methodologies and tool have been reviewed by CFE and during the summer and fall will be road tested on a number of CFE’s facilities.

Natural Gas Transmission and Distribution Tool

A stakeholders’ meeting was held at the offices of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) in Washington, D.C. on February 22 to discuss an options paper regarding the development of the Natural Gas Transmission and Distribution Tool between WRI and the California Climate Action Registry.

Comments have been incorporated into the discussion paper, and the tool will begin development this summer.