The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says it's ready to start collecting greenhouse gas emissions from some of the largest facilities across the country that are responsible for contributing up to 85 percent of our contribution to worldwide greenhouse gas emissions.
Effective Jan. 1, 2010, the following sorts of companies will need to start reporting their calendar year emissions for certain gases. This applies to fossil fuel suppliers and industrial gas suppliers, direct greenhouse gas emitters and manufacturers of heavy-duty and off-road vehicles and engines that produce more than 25,000 metric tons annually of carbon dioxide or other stuff that I tried to memorize in chemistry class: methane, nitrous oxide (control your titters), hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons, sulfur hexafluoride, and other fluorinated gases including nitrogen trifluoride and hydrofluorinated ethers.
An important thing to note: The EPA is not talking about regulating the emissions, but as we all know, the first step to applying change is finding a baseline for change.
Here's the link where more information on the reporting system can be found. My thought, where are they going to collect this data, and will it be available in a manageable format?