Spotlight

April 18, 2014Cool Planet Member The Grand Del Mar undergoes retrofits and reduces energy consumption to shrink its carbon footprint. Learn more about the resort's green initiatives here.

April 18, 2014 Natural Capital Leaders Index recognizes Registry member PG&E as the only US "Decoupling Leader" for growing revenue while simultaneously reducing their environmental impact .

February 18, 2014 Natural Capital Leaders Index recognizes Registry member PG&E as the only US "Decoupling Leader" for growing revenue while simultaneously reducing their environmental impact .

February 18, 2014CDSB releases CDSB Framework Draft Consultation to promote and advance disclosure of environmental information. The expanded framework includes information on natural capital, namely forest risk commodities and water. Learn more here.

February 7, 2014Join the Climate Action Reserve for NACW, the longest running and most anticipated conference for discussing climate policy and carbon markets. The event will be held in San Francisco, March 26-28. More info here.

December 16, 2013The Natural Resource Agency released 'Safeguarding California: Reducing Climate Risk', an update to the 2009 California Climate Adaptation Strategy." Link "Safeguarding California: Reducing Climate Risk.

December 16, 2013Registry Members the California Department of Public Health and UC Irvine receive the 2013 Governor's Environmental and Economic Leadership Award for Sustainable Practices. Congratulations!

December 10, 2013Small Businesses: Enter to Win a Free Year of Registry Membership by Completing the Small Business Survey. Due January 10th.

November 13, 2013UC Berkeley meets its aggressive GHG reduction goal two years ahead of schedule.

October 29, 2013Don't miss the 2014 A&WMA Annual Conference & Exhibition "Navigating Environmental Crossroads", June 24-27 in Long Beach, CA. Learn more and see the call for abstracts..

October 21, 2013Early Registration is Now Open for the 2014 Climate Leadership Conference, hosted February 24-26 in San Diego, California. Best Rates Expire December 12, 2013. Learn MORE.

October 15, 2013 The Climate Registry co-authors white paper that demonstrates how to address the climate impacts of California's water systems.

September 19, 2013 Architectural Digest featured Registry member Sokol Blosser's new tasting facility in the October issue. The facility conforms to Living Building Challenge standards and features a green roof and cantilevered overhangs that reduce heat and glare.

September 19, 2013 Registry member PG&E Corporation released its 2012 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report and is named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index for continued leadership on issues of social, environmental and corporate responsibility.

September 17, 2013 Registry member Exelon Corp. is the top ranked U.S. electric utility in CDP's Global 500 report. Reporting and verifying through The Climate Registry gives the company the highest quality carbon data and a better CDP score.

August 9, 2013 UCLA rated one of the most sustainability universities in the nation by Princeton Review's Green Honor Roll.

August 6, 2013 Delta Air Lines has lowered its annual GHGs by 8.5 million metric tons, an 18.4% reduction since 2005.

August 2, 2013 Ford's 2014 F-150s will give customers the option to run on natural gas.

August 1, 2013 Shell leads on climate change with a self-imposed carbon emissions tax.

July 31, 2013 Manitoba introduces strategy for North America's first petcoke and coal heating ban as well as mandatory reporting.

July 29, 2013 Tower Companies is the first two-time winner of the DC Mayor's Sustainability Award.

July 22, 2013 3Degrees offers perspective on The Registry's recognition of RECs. Contact 3Degrees if you would like to purchase RECs to reduce your organization's carbon footprint.

July 18, 2013 Exelon presents its 2012 Corporate Sustainability Report, ensuring accurate accounting of GHGs by using The Registry standards.

July 16, 2013 Abt Associates announces its membership, alongside industry leaders, with The Climate Registry.

July 10, 2013 Known for its longtime commitment to environmental sustainability, the city of Davis was crowned the state's "Coolest California City" by the Air Resources Board.

May 22, 2013 USPS wins a whopping 10 awards in the Federal Green Challenges Award.

April 23, 2013 Tom Bowman of Registry member Bowman Design Group shows small businesses how to reduce GHGs and cut costs.

April 22, 2013 Delta releases 2012 Corporate Responsibility Report and is recognized in the Wall Street Journal. Delta CEO Richard Anderson said, "At Delta, we believe that transparency goes hand in hand with sustainability."

April 22, 2013 Registry Board Member Mary Nichols named one of Time's Top 100 of 2013. Congratulations, Mary! The recognition is well deserved.

April 19, 2013 Bentley Prince Street President & CEO, Ralph Grogan, wins SBC's Lifetime Business Achievement Award. Congrats from The Climate Registry!

April 19, 2013 Registry members Timberland and Clif Bar sign the Ceres Climate Declaration.

April 17, 2013 Innovative member Ford to cut vehicle waste 40% by 2016.

April 09, 2013 California Air Resources Board names Richard Corey new Executive Director. The Climate Registry congratulates Richard on his new position.

February 26, 2013 Hershey joins The Sustainability Consortium

January 29, 2013 Registry members dominate the GEELA awards, California's highest environmental honor. Sapphos Environmental, City of San Diego, Aquarium of the Pacific, State of California Department of General Services and Alamenda-Contra Costa Transit District win awards in different categories. Learn more here. www.calepa.ca.gov/awards/geela

January 3, 2013 Registry member WRI and WBCSD released a sustainable procurement guide for wood and paper-based products. download

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Alberta

Alberta is regulating and reducing emissions from large industrial emitters. Alberta has put a price on carbon dioxide and has a regulated carbon offset market. Alberta is making significant investments in low-carbon technology, such as carbon capture and storage, and is encouraging energy-wise decisions through educational and consumer rebate programs.

Alberta’s Climate Change Strategy involves taking action on three issues: (1) Conserving and using energy efficiently, (2) Implementing carbon capture and storage, and (3) Greening energy production. As one of the largest energy producers in the world, Alberta recognizes that its challenges are perhaps bigger than those of other provinces and other jurisdictions around the world, but so are the opportunities to make a real and positive impact.

1. Conserving and using energy efficiently
Goal — To reduce greenhouse gas emissions by transforming how we use energy, applying energy efficient solutions, and conserving energy.

This goal is designed to engage all Albertans and all sectors of society and economy in conserving and reducing the use of energy. Albertans recognize this is an area where important steps can be taken by all, starting immediately, to reduce the use of energy in homes and daily lives, in businesses and work places, in transportation and travel, in municipalities, health regions and educational institutions.

Currently, facilities that emit more than 100,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions a year are required to reduce their emissions intensity by 12 percent (discussions are under way to decrease the level to 50,000 tonnes). Companies have three ways to meet these reduction targets. They can make improvements to their operations. They can buy Alberta-based offset credits. Or they can pay $15 for every tonne of greenhouse gases above their allowed limit. These funds go directly into the Climate Change and Emissions Management Fund to be used for projects and new technologies aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Alberta.

2. Implementing carbon capture and storage (CCS)
Goal — To store quantities of CO2 in Alberta’s geological formations instead of releasing them into the atmosphere.

CO2 emissions can be captured where they are produced, transported and stored in geological formations (such as depleted oil and gas reservoirs, coalbeds, and deep saline aquifers) which may be located hundreds of kilometers away. Over the past five years, there has been a growing interest by industry in using CO2 for enhanced oil recovery as a way of extracting more oil and making productive use of CO2. CCS is happening right now in Alberta at a number of industrial sites, including near Red Deer, Zama Lake, Swan Hills, Drayton Valley, Rimbey and Medicine Hat.

3. Greening energy production
Goal — To transform the way Alberta produces energy and to further introduce cleaner, more sustainable approaches to energy production.

Greening energy production involves a combination of actions designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions produced from more traditional energy sources like oil and gas. And it also includes expanding the use of alternative sources of energy, including wind and solar power, hydrogen and geothermal energy – tapping into the energy stored deep under the earth’s surface. By targeting its actions, combining research, ingenuity and the right incentives, Alberta is transforming the way it produces energy and introducing cleaner approaches.
Alberta is committed to taking part in the global efforts to find effective and real solutions to climate change.

Andy Ridge
Section Head, Climate Change and Economics
Alberta Environment

12th Floor, Baker Centre, 10025 – 106 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, T5J 1G4
Ph: 780-644-7970

Links
Ministry of Environment
Ministry of Sustainable Resource Development
Alberta’s Climate Change Strategy 2008

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