GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE
CMI teams offer deep, expert guidance and support to government and industry in understanding and responding to global climate change. While there are many uncertainties in climate models, there is a powerful, rapidly emerging consensus that human induced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions pose a serious threat to the earth's climate. As a result, we forecast dramatic changes in regulations, technology, and incentives designed to reduce GHG emissions.
Climate experts are calling for 50-60% reductions in current GHG emissions. This will require fundamental changes in the use of carbon emitting fuels for transportation, power generation and some industrial manufacturing processes. Public officials will need knowledge of the economic and environmental impact of alternative regulatory options. Industry will need strategic planning advice to cope effectively with such a dynamic regulatory environment. CMI teams provide the knowledge and assistance that will be critical for long term success.
CMI brings expertise in mitigation of carbon emissions and energy saving technologies. We are involved with carbon offset projects that compensate for GHG emissions that are unavoidable in the short term. Our experts help manufacturers save up to 15% in energy use through improved power quality and with "greening" of buildings that can save 30% in energy use for office space paid for, in part, by incentive programs.
The good news is that many problems arising from global warming can be solved at affordable, competitive costs.