Join this webinar for an introduction to purchasing carbon offsets through the voluntary carbon market. The webinar will cover how schools can use verified carbon offsets to meet emissions reduction targets under the Climate Leadership Commitments, and the basics of how the voluntary carbon market works. Presenters will also provide guidance for buying offsets, considerations when evaluating projects such as ways to increase local impact and project-related academic opportunities, and examples from schools that have recently completed offset purchases.
Resilience Assessments from Phoenix and Portland Campuses
January 23, 2018
Portland State University and Arizona State University are completing their initial Campus-Community Resilience Assessments through the Climate Resilience at Urban Campuses (CRUX) program. Each campus will discuss their methodology for the resilience assessment, what they learned in doing so, and the process of reporting their outcomes. The webinar will also cover requirements for the Campus-Community Resilience Assessment report that signatories of the Climate and Resilience Commitments should complete.
Off-Site Renewable Energy in Competitive Power Market States: “Retail Choice” enables the delivery of least-cost renewables
December 18, 2017
Electricity customers in 17 states are able to choose who they buy their electricity supply from. This “retail choice” has become important as campuses look to fulfill their sustainability goals through clean energy supply. Whereas buying off-site renewable energy from your incumbent utility would require the development of a Green Tariff in a vertically-integrated market, campuses in “retail choice” states can procure off-site renewables directly from a renewable project of their choosing today. This structural advantage has led to the emergence of off-site renewable transactions consummated under the Virtual Power Purchase Agreement (aka “VPPA”) construct.
Analyzing Climate Leadership Network Progress
December 12, 2017
Second Nature and FOVEA Services have partnered to analyze the Climate Leadership Networks GHG emissions and reduction targets. This webinar will share the data analysis findings, highlight campus efforts, and discuss next steps for moving closer to eliminating campus operational GHG emissions.
Powersuite: Learn How Campuses can Identify and Engage in Key Energy Policy
December 12, 2017
Powersuite, a platform developed by the Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) tracks and aggregates the latest state and federal policy documents, legislative bills and regulatory issues from 52 state legislatures, Congress, every Public Utility Commission (PUC), and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Learn how Powersuite can support campuses in understanding how energy policy impact campus climate efforts.