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The Intersection between Carbon, RECs, and Tracking:Accounting and Tracking the Carbon Attributes of Renewable Energy
Both carbon offsets and renewable energy certificates (RECs) are used as ways to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. As these marketplaces grow, it is important to examine how they overlap and avoid any double counting of carbon benefits or claims. This paper examines REC tracking systems, GHG project registries, and GHG inventory systems.
Author: ETNNA/Jan Hamrin
Date: 2010-02-01
Report Type: Report
Pages: 26, 0.41Mb
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Review of the Role of Renewable Energy in Global Energy Scenarios
Our energy future is the result of choice, not fate. Energy scenarios are analytical tools that describe our future energy supply and help decision-makers evaluate the available options and potential implications of their choices. However, to be useful scenarios need to provide a broad range of energy options and include explicit data with regard to their assumptions. This report, commissioned by the International Energy Agency, explains why certain global energy scenarios contain larger shares of renewable energy than others, identifies key assumptions and recommends appropriate settings for assumptions critical to the role of renewable energy that might be used in future global energy scenarios.
Author: Jan Hamrin, Holmes Hummel, Rachael Canapa
Date: 2007-06-01
Report Type: Report
Pages: 91, 2.15Mb
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The Potential for Energy Savings Certificates (ESC) as a Major Tool in Greenhouse Gas Reduction Programs
In existing cap-and-trade schemes, there is a need for effective energy efficiency measurement and verification programs, along with a credible tracking system that guards against double counting and identifies measures that meet "additionality" criteria. Energy savings certificates (ESCs), it is argued, may be the necessary tool to make this link. ESCs may be particularly useful to attract investment in hard-to-reach sectors (such as rental buildings, and weatherization in low-income communities) as well as to attract investment in energy efficiency measures with long paybacks that have been slow to enter into the market.
Author: Jan Hamrin, Edward Vine, Amber Sharick
Date: 2007-05-24
Report Type: Report
Pages: 109, 1.07Mb
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Lessons Learned for Integrating Renewables into Greenhouse Gas Trading Programs
Reviews the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) process and outlines lessons learned for incorporating renewable energy and specifically the voluntary renewable energy market into greenhouse cap-and-trade regimes. Draws conclusions about greenhouse gas reduction efforts in general and key elements in their success or failure.
Author: Center for Resource Solutions
Date: 2005-10-01
Report Type: Report
Pages: 21, 0.16Mb
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