Presentation on theme: "Greenhouse Gas Registries and Baseline Protection Presented at WRAP April 5, 2006 Diane Wittenberg California Climate Action Registry."— Presentation transcript:
Greenhouse Gas Registries and Baseline Protection Presented at WRAP April 5, 2006 Diane Wittenberg California Climate Action Registry
The California Climate Action Registry Voluntary Greenhouse Gas Reporting Registry created by state legislation Protects baselines Encourages voluntary public reporting and early actions for reduction Over 70 members More than 60mmt GHGs reported 500mmt = California total Over half the tons are outside California
1. Annual Inventory according to standardized protocols 2. Certify emissions inventory results 3. Report aggregated data publicly www.climateregistry.org www.climateregistry.org Three Step Process
72 Registry Members Air Districts Bay Area AQMD Mojave Desert AQMD Sacramento Metro AQMD South Coast AQMD Cities City of Los Angeles City of Palo Alto City of Sacramento City and County of San Francisco City of Santa Monica Education Los Angeles Community College District University of California, Davis University of California, San Diego University of California, Santa Barbara Electric Power Calpine Corporation Reliant Energy West Coast Power Health Care Genentech Catholic Healthcare West Guidant Food Processing Clif Bar & Co.
72 Registry Members Manufacturing Bentley Prince Street Cenveo Anderson Lithograph Clipper Windpower Corning Incorporated Eastman Kodak Hewlett-Packard Mining Rio Tinto Borax Non-Profit Organizations Energy Foundation Environmental Defense Natural Resources Defense Council Pacific Forest Trust The Climate Trust Union of Concerned Scientists Oil/Gas BP Shell Oil Company Ports Port of Los Angeles Services AgCert Better World Group Constructive Technologies Group ICF Consulting Science Applications International Corporation
72 Registry Members State Government California Energy Commission California Environmental Protection Agency California Public Employees Retirement System California Public Utilities Commission California State Teachers Retirement System Solid Waste Waste Management, Inc. Transportation AC Transit Telecommunications AT&T QUALCOMM Verizon Utilities/Power Austin Energy Anaheim Public Utilities Burbank Water and Power Calpine East Bay Municipal Utility District Glendale Water & Power Los Angeles Dept. of Water and Power Northern California Power Agency NRG Energy Pacific Gas and Electric Corp. PacifiCorp Pasadena Water & Power Platte River Power Authority Reliant Riverside Public Utilities Sacramento Municipal Utility District Silicon Valley Power San Diego Gas & Electric Southern California Edison Southern California Gas Company
Why do businesses join? Baseline protection for early action First step to develop GHG management Credible information for management, shareholders, customers Positioning for trading Environmental leadership
Why a Western Registry? Registries are building blocks Establish accounting standards Insure real reductions Protect and encourage early action Supports diverse policy directions Basic building block/infrastructure. It costs less A Regional Registry approach is compatible Businesses support a regional approach.
Some companies that support a Western Registry Alaska BP: Oil field operations and pipelines Shell: Oil field operations Arizona Salt River Project: Public utility Calpine: 520 MW power generation Corning: Materials manufacturing Colorado BP: Natural gas production Calpine: 765 MW power generation (two stations) Platte River Power Authority: public utility Luzenac: Mining Idaho Utah Power: Electric utility Montana Luzenac: Mining New Mexico BP: Natural gas production Oregon BP: Petroleum pipeline Calpine: 546 MW power generation Pacific Power: Electric utility Utah Utah Power: Electric utility Washington BP: Major refinery Calpine: 237 MW power generation Pacific Power: Electric utility Wyoming BP: Natural gas production Shell: Natural gas production Anadarko: Oil production Pacific Power: Electric utility
Address http://westgov.org/GHG Public users please click here to access the public emissions reports. The application works best with Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or later, and may not work well with other web browsers. If you are a participant, please log on using your user ID and password (passwords are case sensitive): UserID: Password: Welcome to the Western States GHG Reporting Registry
Address http://westgov.org/GHG/States Western States GHG Reporting Registry Please check the states for which you will be reporting: Alaska American Samoa Arizona California Colorado Guam Hawaii Idaho Kansas Montana Nebraska Nevada New Mexico North Dakota Northern Mariana Islands Oregon South Dakota Texas Utah Washington Wyoming
Key elements of a Western Registry (1) 1. GHG reporting and database collection site with common accounting 2. State reporting requirements do not have to be identical – but what they do require will be consistent 3. Supports variety of programs and policies – not a policy itself 4. State determines if reporting is voluntary, mandatory or a combination
Key elements of a Western Registry (2) 5. Not all states will participate. Some will be observers and may join later 6. A governing board will represent all participating states 7. The registry will participate in the Registry Alliance
Costs Existing California infrastructure available at no cost. Private foundations have expressed willingness to cover start-up expenses. Fees charged to reporting companies for on- going costs. No additional financial resources needed from states. Unless they have specific requirements for software or protocol modifications
Possible Next Steps Develop an MOU to create a Western States Registry. Technical committee can begin to define the structure. Use California Registry as starting place; see what makes sense for Western Registry. Building on existing elements will speed start- up and minimize costs.
Save the Date: Laguna Cliffs Marriott in Dana Point, Orange County Connecting the Dots on Climate Change California Climate Action Registry Annual Conference April 20-21, 2006