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Using Renewable Energy Purchases to Achieve Institutional Carbon Goals: A Review of Current Practices and Considerations

Using Renewable Energy Purchases to Achieve Institutional Carbon Goals: A Review of Current Practices and Considerations

Date: 1/31/2011

Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory recently published Using Renewable Energy Purchases to Achieve Institutional Carbon Goals: A Review of Current Practices and Considerations. This report 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 reporting programs treat green power purchases and discusses key issues regarding how to account for the carbon benefits of renewable energy.

This information was last updated on March 29, 2011