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If Climate Neutrality is the Answer, What was the Question?

A renewed focus on personal and organizational responsibility for and action against climate change is leading to renewed interest in carbon offsets and carbon neutrality. One expression of this interest is through the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC). The university presidents premise their commitment on the idea, as stated by Arizona State […]

Revisiting Our Climate Path

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Just about four years ago, we changed professional course. Trexler Climate + Energy Services had started as a one-person shop almost 25 years ago, growing into a 15-person firm well-known among companies, NGOs, and governmental agencies. We worked on the first carbon offsets, the first carbon footprints, took the first companies carbon neutral, built the […]

The Danger of Rose-Colored Glasses When Interpreting Corporate Climate Strategies

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Lots of stakeholders are pushing companies to take action on climate change, and many companies report they are doing just that. But interpreting the significance of those claims gets tricky, not only at the company level but at the level of making real progress on climate change. It’s natural that stakeholders look for good news […]

Carbon Offsets: 25 Years of Lessons Learned

We have a 25-year history with carbon offsets, which began in the U.S. in 1989 through the voluntary efforts of independent power producer AES. Electric utilities and others soon followed suit, both to demonstrate their environmental and climate change bona fides and because they saw offsets as an alternative to future emissions reductions mandates. Climate […]

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