November 30, 2022

Having founded the first firm to specialize in carbon offsets 31 years ago, and having been part of carbon market leader EcoSecurities when it collapsed in 2009. it’s been rather amazing to watch Carbon Offsets Round 2 get underway over the last few years. But one thing I’m seeing is an inadequate understanding of the

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November 6, 2022

Another day – another carbon offset market innovation! This one promises a billion tons of credits per year in the U.S. alone. Does it stand up to scrutiny??? Check out my quick reaction video — just a quick look at the idea of offering carbon offset credits for locking in low-producing oil and gas wells in

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October 29, 2022

With new discussions of “Scope 4” emissions, it makes sense to review how all of the “Scopes” fit together, not only for corporate reporting purposes, but for tracking climate progress (or not).Scope 1 emissions represent “inside the fence” emissions (and reductions). Because all directly anthropogenic emissions are SOMEONE’S Scope 1 emissions, if you added up

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October 20, 2022

NCX (as lead author) has come out with a new paper on the time value of carbon storage, and will no doubt be using the peer-reviewed paper to push the ton-year accounting it is trying to get approved by offset registries for its improved forest management carbon offset projects.First, let me stipulate as to the

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May 12, 2021

In a recent Clubhouse session on carbon offsets, an audience member asked the panel about the “single most important thing” that could help increase confidence in the whole idea of carbon offsets. My “single most important thing” was to recognize that testing carbon offsets for environmental integrity involves the same kind of hypothesis testing challenges

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