Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) is a global NGO, aiming to provide a disclosure system for enterprises, cities, regions for its environmental impact, to establish disclosure platform on climate change, water, forests, and supply chain. However, according to the public score and report, Stakeholders could polish their procurement strategy and investing to the company.
Since World Resources Institute (WRI) and World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) jointly updated a version in 2015, GHG Protocol Scope 2 Guidance - An amendment to the GHG Protocol Corporate Standard. The Standard recommends the reporter should disclosure the carbon emission in two method, location-based and market-based.
Hence, CDP has release a revised version of climate change questionnaire that all companies shall reply carbon emission and approaches by location-based and market-based. Also, CDP has listed I-REC can be an adopted instruments in Asian countries:
RE100 is brought by The Climate Group in partnership with CDP. Both organizations are part of the We Mean Business coalition, working with leading businesses around the world. RE100 is also an international initiative with 100 major enterprises adopting 100% renewable energy in 2020. The list of RE100s is currently being rolled out. Well-known companies such as Apple, Google, Microsoft, etc. have all joined the promise of 100%. When these international companies begin to form alliances, and gradually require comprehensive greening of the supply chain.
To approach RE100 goal, those companies will use the market instruments such as I-REC. I-REC represents proof that 1 MWh of renewable energy has been produced and embodies the environmental benefits that amount of renewable energy has generated. When a company buys I-RECs for their electricity consumption, the I-RECs are canceled in the registry and makes it easy to track ownership, verify claims and ensure that I-RECs are only sold once and there is no double counting.
Expect that companies report according to international standards, including RE100, CDP reporting, and Greenhouse Gas Protocol. The updated Greenhouse Gas Protocol Scope 2 Guidance features Guarantees of Origin, REC, and I-REC as mainstream instruments for documenting and tracking electricity consumed from renewable sources.
GHG Protocol Scope 2 Guidance
The Corporate Standard requires organizations to quantify theirs activities of Greenhouse Gases emissions. About the Scope 2 Guidance focus on accounting emissions from the generation of acquired and the consumed electricity, heat, cooling or steam. Popular these called Scope 2 emission.
Scope 2 Guidance offers much clearer how organizations measure emissions from their purchasing power. Though this transparency accounting could lead unleashing corporate demand for obtaining renewable electricity. It is required reading and exercising for enterprise that follow the Corporate Standard.
The purpose of Scope 2 Guidance is to strengthen and extend the systematic of Scope 2 emission reporting while identity various market tools applications. Reducing these emissions from Scope 2, first step organizations turn to energy efficiency and publish relatively interior energy saving regulations, and next step is looking forward to low-carbon power generation, however it need to be achieved the commitment right away, it is common to use environmental attribute certificates (EACs).
Common green solution for electricity like as building renewable energy by yourself, or purchasing suitable environmental attribute certificates (including I-RECs, GECs etc.) and signing a power purchasing agreement with generation industries. Following the Scope 2 Guidance, it can be fulfill the form reply whether CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project) or SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) even more efficiency to achieve of SBTi(Science Based Targets initiative).
Renewable Energy Labels is an additional certification on the energy attribute certificate. Its certification body is a power plant. There are different quality requirements in different renewable energy labels. However, the renewable energy project should apply for the renewable energy quality label after applying for the energy property certificate.
EKOenergy label is a non-profit organization established and issued in Finland with a certification goal to encourage renewable energy development. The 100% regeneration and sustainability goal is the most important quality requirement of EKOenergy Label, because even renewable energy that does not emit any greenhouse gases during the production process will still have an impact on the environment during the construction of the power plant, for example: ecosystems, habitats and species biodiversity.
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EKOenergy Network consists of a group of more than 40 environmental organizations from 30 countries. Individuals and companies are demonstrating their commitment to renewable energy and encourage others to do the same by using the EKOenergy logo. This helps speed up the transition to a 100% renewable world. Users of EKOenergy labeled energy can use the logo in their publications, on their buildings and on products made with EKOenergy.