Written by Charles Hernick and Benjamin Backer, Guest Opinion, The Hill
A voluntary federal framework for carbon reporting and offset exchange would increase transparency and accountability in the carbon space and is an actionable solution to the growing concerns over carbon emissions.
In short, it will help make sense of what states and businesses are already doing. To date, over 383 cities and municipalities have joined together as The Climate Mayors to reduce their own emissions. Additionally, more than 2,500 mayors, governors, CEOs, college presidents, faith organizations, and tribal leaders have moved to similarly track and reduce emissions.
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About the Authors
Charles Hernick is the director of policy and advocacy at Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) Forum, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization committed to educating the public and influencing the national conversation about clean energy. Benjamin Backer is the President & Founder of The American Conservation Coalition (ACC) nonprofit organization dedicated to educating and empowering conservatives to re-engage on environmental conversations.
- Climate Mayors EV Purchasing Collaborative: 400+ Cities Plugging into the EV Future
- Mayor Walsh Calls On Renewable Energy Developers For Multi-City, Large-Scale Projects, News Release. Boston Mayor Martin Walsh is a co-chair of Climate Mayors.
MORE AGGREGATION INFORMATION & NEWS
Community Choice Aggregation, also called Municipal Aggregation:
- Community Choice Aggregation, Green Power Partnership, US EPA
- YouTube Video: What is Community Choice Aggregation?, World Wildlife Fund
The World Wildlife Fund is one of four nonprofits that make up the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA). REBA’s goal is to help corporations purchase 60GW of additional renewable energy in the US by 2025. A REBA Initiative: World Wildlife Fund and World Resources Institute’s Renewable Energy Buyers’ Principles
- In the News: Four N.Y. Communities Band Together For ‘Cleaner Energy Future’, Solar Industry