We are developing in the context of EU climate and industrial policies a methodology for assessing direct and indirect Green House Gas (GHG) emissions from energy-intensive industries. The standardization work focuses on GHG emissions in five energy intensive industries: steel and iron, cement, aluminum, lime and ferroalloy production but the work can be extended to other energy intensive industries.
The new European standards will contain harmonised methods for measuring, testing and quantifying GHG emissions from sector-specific sources and will help industry in their benchmarking and performance assessment.
The aim of the work is to strengthen the competitiveness of the European industry in the context of climate and energy policies.
The international community shows a strong interest in the work therefore the future European GHG standards are expected to become ISO standards. As such they will have an international impact inciting stakeholders to contribute to tackling the global climate change challenge.