Carbon Credits

Comments on Grid Interconnection Methodology Between Kenya and Ethiopia

Monday, May 14, 2012
Dear Methodology Panel members, As an expert reviewer for two previous versions of this methodology I recommend that those methodologies not be accepted on the basis that they did not accurately estimate the change in emissions caused by these projects or appropriately test the additionality. Some of the problems I raised are not resolved in the currently proposed methodology, NM0358, and I believe it would be a mistake for the methodology panel to accept this methodology as it is currently written. First, the methodology panel should understand that grid interconnection is common practic

World Bank Advised to Stop Supporting Dams with Carbon Credits

The idiocy of carbon credits.
The idiocy of carbon credits. Nitrozac and Snaggy - The Independent Evaluation Group (IEG), a wing of the World Bank charged with assessing the Bank's activities, has advised the Bank to stop buying carbon credits from hydropower projects because "it has minimal impact on project bankability".  We've known all along that hydro credits are NOT additional. For projects to be eligible for carbon credits under the Kyoto Protocol's Clean Development Mechanism, they must fulfill two criteria: sustainable development and additionality. Unfortunately, host coun
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