CCAR Presention-FINAL

CCAR Presention-FINAL - California Climate Action Registry...

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California Climate Action Registry (CCAR) •Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory •First Environment, Inc. •NRDC •Arthur D. Little/ICF Consulting •California Energy Commission • California Energy Commission Registry Workgroup • California EPA • Pew Center on Global Climate Change • Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) • Individual Consulting Firms • Sacramento Municipal Utility District Created with the collaboration of: U.S. Department of Energy U.S. Energy Information Administration Program U.S. EPA U.S. EPA Climate Leaders World Business Council for Sustainable Development World Resources Institute California Climate Action Registry Tech. Advisory Committee • California Council for Environmental and Economic Balance CH2M Hill
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Formed in 2001 in response to a group of farsighted CEOs who were investing in energy efficiency projects and wanted a credible and consistent way to report GHG emissions Bill SB1771 introduced by Senator Byron Sher required the Secretary of the Resources Agency to establish the California Climate Action Registry as a public benefit nonprofit corporation Governor Grey Davis signed SB1771 in October 2001 to form CCAR Were small modifications to the structure in subsequent bill SB527
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Private, non-profit organization – operates outside the state government VOLUNTARY Any entity that conducts business activities in the State of CA Corporations Non-profit organization Cities, counties, state government agencies Provides guidance to organizations to voluntarily report GHG emissions 1. Principles 2. Approach 3. Methodology 4. Procedures required for participation in the California Registry
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Reasons to Report Emissions An existing environmental management system already captures emissions at the national-level; It will help you prepare for a future federal regulatory regime; Corporate decision-making must look at the “big picture” when making efforts to improve efficiency and make least-cost reductions in GHG emissions; It enhances your credibility to investors and customers; and Environmental stewardship goals are nationwide (and often worldwide).
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Relevance Completeness Consistency Accuracy Transparency GHG Accounting and Reporting Principles Requirements: 1. Must report emissions each year 2. Direct emissions from mobile source combustion 3. Direct emissions from stationary combustion 4. Indirect emissions from electricity use, imported steam and district heating and cooling 5. Direct process emissions 6. Direct fugitive emissions
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CARROT (Climate Action Registry Reporting Online Tool) CARROT: 1. Web-based reporting application 2. Assists with emissions calculations
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