`A Corporate Perspective: Options Assessment and GHG Inventory Protocols,` presented at the GHG Florida Seminar, February 2008

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Why are U.S. Companies Acting?

  • Regulatory risks
    • Abatement costs
    • Fuel cost
    • Energy security
  • Future weather risks
    • Business interruption
    • Supply chain problems
    • Physical asset risks
  • Reputation management
    • Competitive advantage
    • Fiduciary and governance developments
    • Shareholder activism
    • Access to capital/credit rating

What Are U.S. Companies Doing?

  • Strategy:
    • Developing corporate strategy and GHG management plans
    • Registering baselines in a state (California Climate Action Registry) or a national registry (DOE 1605b, The Climate Registry) for baselineprotection
    • Carefully evaluating new plant builds/modification in light of NSR/CO2
    • Working with states/regions to ensure harmonization of standardsand registries
    • Entering into dialogue with the investment and insurance community
  • Quantification
    • Investing in high quality GHG inventories, achieving third-party verification of GHG inventories
    • Identifying and quantifying GHG reductions
    • Investing in software systems to track GHG emissions and reductions
  • Mitigation
    • Investing in energy efficiency projects that are financially beneficial, comprehensive energy analyses
    • Purchasing CO2offsets for risk management

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