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Author Bird, Lori.

Title Using renewable energy purchases to achieve institutional carbon goals [electronic resource] : a review of current practices and considerations / Lori Bird and Jenny Sumner.

Imprint Golden, Colo. : National Renewable Energy Laboratory, [2011]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  E 9.16:NREL/TP-6 A 20-49938    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (vii, 35 p.) : col. ill., col. map.
Series NREL/TP ; 6A20-49938
NREL/TP ; 6 A 20-49938.
System Details Full text available via Internet in .pdf format. Adobe Acrobat Reader required.
Type Of Report Technical report.
Note Title from title screen (viewed February 14, 2011).
"January 2011."
Summary With organizations and individuals increasingly interested in accounting for their carbon emissions, greater attention is being placed on how to account for the benefits of various carbon mitigation actions available to consumers and businesses. Generally, organizations can address their own carbon emissions through energy efficiency, fuel switching, on-site renewable energy systems, renewable energy purchased from utilities or in the form of renewable energy certificates (RECs), and carbon offsets. This paper explores the role of green power and carbon offsets in carbon footprinting and the distinctions between the two products. It reviews how leading greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting programs treat green power purchases and discusses key issues regarding how to account for the carbon benefits of renewable energy. It also discusses potential double counting if renewable energy generation is used in multiple markets.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 26-29).
Funding DE-AC36-08GO28308 SA09.3102
Subject Energy policy.
Greenhouse gas mitigation.
Carbon dioxide mitigation.
Added Author Sumner, Jennifery.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.)
Gpo Item No. 0430-P-03 (online)
Sudoc No. E 9.16:NREL/TP-6 A 20-49938

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