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1 Global Warming Initiatives, & U.S. Department of Energy Climate Change Initiatives in: North Carolina, Federal Government Global Warming Initiatives, Jim Haven, Executive Director, (919)

2 Agenda Climate Wise/GWI Program Established in 1995 Enhancing Voluntary Reporting of Greenhouse Gases Integrating Federal & State Registries Emissions Trading, Cap & Trade Energy Star, Climate Leaders, Climate Vision, Waste Wise, Industrial Technologies Program Proposals for North Carolina to remain as the leading State in Industrial reporting of GHG Emission

3 Past : –$60K Federal, $60K State (Overchg.Fund) –Two missions, 1) Obtain State Funding, 2) Determine Best Practices for Industrial environmental efficiency and DOE/EPA Climate Wise Pilot Program in 14 States. –1995 DENR: Climate Wise for North Carolina –State Energy Div./SEO Administered voluntary reporting of greenhouse gasses. –No success on State funding –Climate Wise working with industry exceeded plan.

4 Past 2000/01 Climate Wise pilot program ended, became Energy Star, Climate Leaders, continued VRGG. June 2002: State cut support, cancelled program. 39 facilities left in mid reporting. Haven continued 2001 YE All companies said they wanted to continue and support. Nov. 2002: DOE, EPA, USDA, DOC workshop

5 Why - GWI Recommendations to incorporate as non-profit, non- government, 501(c)3. –State can only use tax dollars in-state –Many foundations, grants, donations can not go to state or federal organizations, must be 501(c)3 –State monies go up and down to match budget, not stable enough for a sustainable program –State and Federal organizations can provide funds directly to a 501(c)3 organization –A mix of grants, foundation, private, company, membership support is the best way to sustain an organization. Jan. 2003: GWI Incorporated, 501(c)3 N.C. Leads Nation in Industrial Registry of GHG in 2000, (Also,2001,and 2002) 2003: GWI North Carolina Climate Change Registry, two updates in : GWI Home Page:

6 Why - GWI EPA & DOE granted GWI same rights as Climate Wise through VRGG, Industrial Technology, Climate Vision, Climate Leaders, Waste Wise. Climate Leaders & Waste Wise authorized GWI to report their GHG information to VRGG. VRGG requires entity wide reporting, multi state reporting that couldnt be done under a state only program. GWI reported VRGG enhancement status to the WEEC in Atlanta in 2003 and DOE has provided PPt presentation for GWI to present in Austin, Sept GWI given same privileges as a major corporation with many facilities, GWI represents 22 corporations with 40+ facilities. GWI is an aggregator of DOE and EPA data. GWI represents North Carolina as a leading state in VRGG.

7 Mission/Vision The mission of GWI is to promote and report the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions for communities, businesses and industries. The Vision of the GWI program came from the Climate Wise for North Carolina Program. Developed by DPPEA & administered by the SEO, this EPA & DOE pilot program was to: 1)work with industry to investigate best practices in reporting GHG reductions, 2)Obtain State support to continue and enhance the Climate Wise program.

8 Present 2003 FY VRGG for 40+ facilities. Corporate Energy Management Plan. GWIs N.C. Climate Change Registry updates. Projections for N.C. reporting for 2003 & Federal voluntary reporting registry assistance. Proposing actions for N.C. related to GHG. Educating N.C. Legislators on GHG options. Educating the public on GHG proposals being considered by individuals and agencies in N.C. Working to unite the interested parties related to reporting, registering, and trading of GHG.

9 Programs Promoted by GWI

10 International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives ICLEI: World Wide approximately 500+ ICLEI-US: Cities for Climate Protection, 185+ N.C. Participants by City/County Resolution: Durham--Chapel Hill–Carrboro--Orange County Presented to: –Major cities, League of Municipalities, –Association of County Commissioners, –Statewide Council of Government. CCP funding cut by SEO on June 30,2002 Will continue with new funding, a great program.

11 Emissions Trading and Brokering World-wide Emissions Trading – CO 2 E Aggregation – Sell Blocks - Natsource Chicago Climate Exchange – Individual Co.s US companies help their international sites Emissions Management Association VRGG aligning program for trading. Gilcrest-Oliver Climate Stewardship Act (3-30-4) –Lieberman-McCain Climate Stewardship Act (2003)

12 2004 GWI Calendar Call if you would like to attend or assist NGO Climate Change Updates to ERC., Continuous Mercury & CO 2 Seminar, McKimmon, April GHG Registries, Global Warming Updates, and the Bottom Line Seminar hosted by the California Registry, May Fayetteville Area Economic Dev. Corp., May World Energy Engineering Congress, Austin Sept. GWI/VRGG, 13 location across N.C. this Fall. GWIs N.C. Climate Change Registry updated Qtrly Fed. Registry (Enhancements to VRGG) 3 rd & 4 th qtr –Technical Guidelines –General Program –Software & Reporting forms

13 GWIs North Carolina Climate Change Registry Reporters: DOE-EIA Voluntary Reporting of Greenhouse Gas Program Pending. DOE VRGG 40 Facilities Climate Wise/Energy Star 22 Corporations Landfill Gas Reporters 11 Sites Utilities Reporting ____ 3 Corporations Waste Wise 40 Companies Climate Leaders 15 Corporations ICLEI(C/CCP) 3 Cities, 1 County Chicago Climate Exchange 1 Pending + Others

14 Future Regional Seminars and Workshops Increased participation in VRGG International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) Emissions Trading Investigating integration of Air Quality and Climate Change programs/reporting Integrated Contingency Plan Liaison with other state registries GWI: California GHG Registries, Climate Policy and the Bottom Line, May 5-7, 2004

15 Future Partner with Associated Agencies Obtain Partnership with the State of N.C. GWI will help implement, track, and report the reductions in the Federal GHG Registry for N.C. credit. Report anticipated GHG reductions in the VRGG, Energy Star, and State Registries GWIs NC State Global Change Registry. Integrate Climate Wise/GWI into a State Climate Change Program.

16 Description of Recommendation State Energy Plan Activity Information GWI Programs in support of SEP GWIs N.C. Climate Change Registry Energy, Economic, & Environmental Issues NC DOC & SEO should encourage & support economic develop. of energy related enterprises… ASU has info on energy-related jobs and economic impact … working to bring more jobs to N.C. Work with energy related companies to register with VRGG and their customers. Report MTCO2 saved in NC & other states. Promote in newsletter. Report energy related company activities in the registry with product impact in NC and in other states. NCSC offers training on renewable energy. Partner with SEO to provide services to renewable energy companies …. Highlights Federal & State programs to Sr. Mgmt. will increase assets thru energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy. Highlight actions taken related to energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Many alternative energy proposals in the SEP, see the SEO home page for details. Working to include VRGG credit for alt. energy projects and NC Green Power use. Record the VRGG Registry data in the NC Registry. GWI in Support of the State Energy Plan 2003 Recommendations

17 Description of Recommendation State Energy Plan Activity Information GWI Programs in support of SEP GWIs N.C. Climate Change Registry Energy, Economic, & Environmental Issues (Continues) DENR should create a greenhouse gas registry…, establish baseline emissions, …demonstrations for potential greenhouse gas trading systems… SEO & DENR to compile a list of GHG registry policy options, 1) no action; 2) support federal programs; 3a) promote voluntary registry with training & solicitation; 3b) add standards and oversight to voluntary registry; 4) Voluntary Cap & Trade program; 5) Mandatory program with required partici- pation and verification DENR & SEO started this activity in 1995 with the Climate Wise pilot program, continued under GWI. 1) Continue as is, no support only GWI. 2) VRGG to be base for all states. 3a) Support GWI. 3b) Personalize Federal registry with State issues similar to the State NEC. 4) GWI following Fed. And NGO Programs. 5) Great, all companies share cost and participate. GWI provides most of these recommendations going back to 91. VRGG requires all facilities of a corp. report entity wide. GWI, an NGO, is providing reporting at this national level. Facilities in N.C. are coded and pulled out to provide the N.C. Registry data. Do not duplicate efforts, use GWI. GWI in Support of the State Energy Plan 2003 Recommendations

18 Funding Sources Membership dues, VRGG Corporations State and Foundation Grants, Gifts Certified Energy Management Program Supporting Partnerships Service Providers EPRI, Global Energy PartnersUtility Co.s Research/Development work with the Federal Government YOUR SUPPORT IS NEEDED!

19 Enhancing the DOE/EIA Voluntary Reporting of Greenhouse Gases Program Paul F. McArdle, Ph.D. U.S. DOE, Energy Information Administration Office of Integrated Analysis & Forecasting ,

20 VRGG Program Background Required by Section 1605(b) of the Energy Policy Act of 1992 – (a.k.a. – 1605b Program) DOE Establishes a Public Record of Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Reductions, & Commitments Accepts a Broad Range of Actions as Reportable Flexible Program to Encourage Participation Reports are Self-certified First Data Submitted in 1994

21 What We Were Directed to Do by President Bush Directed the Secretary of Energy, in consultation with the Secretary of Commerce, the Secretary of Agriculture, and the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, to propose improvements to the current 1605(b) voluntary emissions reduction registration program. These improvements will enhance measurement accuracy, reliability, and verifiability, working with and taking into account emerging domestic and international approaches. Establish a U.S. Goal to reduce GHG intensity by 18% by 2012.

22 What We Were Directed to Do Directed the Secretary of Energy to recommend reforms to ensure that businesses and individuals that register reductions are not penalized under a future climate policy, and to give transferable credits to companies that can show real emissions reductions. Support Financial Incentives, Directed the Secretary of Agriculture, in consultation with the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy, to develop accounting rules and guidelines for crediting sequestration projects, taking into account emerging domestic and international approaches. Challenged businesses to take action.

23 Key Features of Proposal 1.Emphasizes entity-wide inventories and entity-wide reductions. Entities may register reductions if they provide entity-wide emissions data and can demonstrate they achieved entity-wide emission reductions after Major change from current 1605(b). 2.Encourages reporting even if not registering reductions. Entities may report emissions and reductions without providing an entity-wide inventory and account for entity-wide emissions. Provides incentives for all to participate, not just those with entity-wide reductions (requirement for registration). 3.Enhances corporate responsibility GHG report. Companies are encouraged to report at the highest level but may report at a subsidiary or affiliate level. High-level official should certify reports. Independent verification is encouraged, but not required. Major change from current 1605(b), where any level of reporting is acceptable.

24 Objectives for Revising 1605(b) Strive for accuracy, transparency, consistency, completeness. Balance rigor with practicality; stringency with flexibility. Recognize entities that contribute to the President's goal of reducing the emissions intensity of the U.S. economy; Encourage reporters – particularly those with large emissions – to provide a more accurate, consistent, and complete record of emissions and emission reductions. Create a central program for recording achievements associated with voluntary emission reduction programs, such as Climate Leaders and Climate VISION.

25 4-Agency Recommendations (DOE,EPA,USDA,DOC) 1.Develop fair, objective, and practical methods for reporting greenhouse gases 2.Standardize accounting methods 3.Support independent verification 4.Encourage reporting of greenhouse gas intensity (GHG/unit of production unit) 5.Encourage corporate or entity-wide reporting

26 4-Agency Recommendations (DOE, EPA, USDA, DOC) 6.Provide credits for actions to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, as well as emission reductions 7.Develop a process to evaluate which past reductions may qualify for credits 8.Assure that voluntary reporting program is an effective tool for reaching Presidents 2012 goal of 18 percent reduction in US GHG intensity 9.Factor in international and State-level efforts 10.Minimize transaction and administrative cost

27 Why Do People Report? Gain Public Recognition for Environmental Stewardship Establish a Public Record of Achievement Gain Experience in Calculating, Reporting, and Registering Greenhouse Gas Emissions Gain Knowledge of Innovative Technologies to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions Learn GHG Accounting Issues and trading opportunities

28 Support GWI, an established program performing most GHG issues from the county to the residence. Establish a Climate Change Review Commission or subsection of ERC with SEO, DENR, Environmental Defence, Global Warming Initiatives, etc. Training in preparation for Cap & Trade (Chicago Climate Exchange, etc. Encourage Climate Leaders, Waste Wise, Energy Star, ICLEI, Cities/Counties for Climate Protection,etc. Statewide Awareness Campaign Incentives, Recognition, Penalties Proposals for the State of North Carolina

29 Tax or fee to cover expenses $5K/10K MTCO2E ($0.5/K MT) All companies self report intensity, (energy use & production) >10K MTCO2E mandatory registration, under VRGG & GWI Verification by AEE-CEM accreditation Public Relief Fund for climate change issues, funding from all energy sources and special usage of critical substances. Proposals for the State of North Carolina

30 James R. Haven, Executive Director Global Warming Initiatives, Inc. NC State University, Centennial Campus 1017 Main Campus Drive-Suite 3100 Raleigh, NC (919)

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