Saturday, March 17, 2018

Splitting hairs on renewable energy

This article is for carbon-geeks. It explains a drawback of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (the international standard for reporting greenhouse gases) in that it treats all renewables the same. But if, for example, my solar array is replacing an old, inefficient coal-fired power plant and yours if offsetting a natural gas plant, we are producing different carbon benefits. The article offers a couple other options.

https://rmi.org/news/not-all-renewables-created-equal/

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