The Intersection between Carbon, RECs, and Tracking

  • Author(s): ETNNA
  • Date: February 1st, 2010 | Report | 26 Pages

  • 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. The paper, which CRS assisted in drafting, examines REC tracking systems, GHG project registries, and GHG inventory systems.

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