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Greenhouse Gas Emission Measurements (+16 FTE, +$7,000,000)
Policy makers throughout the U.S. acknowledge climate change as a serious problem and that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are a major driver. Any effective GHG mitigation strategy will depend upon rigorous measurements as well as methods and procedures for measuring, reporting, and verifying GHG emissions. These measurements and tools provide the basis for improving the reliability and credibility of metrics useful to environmental regulators (including state governments and the Environmental Protection Agency), industrial stakeholders, and other nations involved in international efforts to mitigate global warming.
Proposed NIST Program
In support of this effort, NIST will:
The outputs of this work will: