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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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Electric Power Sector Protocol

In June 2009 The Climate Registry released a reporting protocol for the Electric Power Sector. The Electric Power Sector Protocol is designed as an appendix to the General Reporting Protocol (GRP), and is intended to be used in conjunction with the GRP. It provides important supplemental reporting guidance, additional requirements for the EPS, and sector specific clarifications. Members will still need to use the GRP as the primary source document in understanding The Registry’s basic reporting requirements and to quantify and report emissions from many of their sources. In order to facilitate coordinated use of the GRP and this protocol, the EPS Protocol structure closely parallels that of the GRP.

  • Electric Power Sector Protocol (Version 1.0)
  • EPS Protocol Report EPS Protocol Report 1.2The EPS Report has been updated to version 1.2 to incorporate feedback from Members who have already begun to use the reporting tool. The following changes have been implemented:
    • Required Generation Metrics Tab:
      • The heading of column G has been clarified to read: MWh Exported to Other Users or the Grid
      • The heading of column I has been clarified to read: Net Fossil-based Generation
      • The formula in column J has been corrected to enable the calculation of EPS Metric G-1
      • NOTE: The Registry previously corrected a calculation error in cell C18 of the Power Generation Metrics Worksheet on January 3, 2011.
    • Optional Deliveries Metrics Tab:
      • Instructions and data entry fields have been adjusted to clarify that Members must choose to report deliveries metrics according to either Option A or Option B, but not both.
      • Instructions have been amended to clarify that when reporting deliveries metrics under Option B, certificates used to meet your Renewable Portfolio Standard, must be applied to retail power metric, and may not be applied to a special power product.
  • As clarifications and corrections on the EPS Protocol are developed, they will be integrated into the EPS Updates and Clarifications document. The content of this document will be incorporated directly into the EPS Protocol when it is updated by The Registry.

    Utility-Specific Generation Metrics

    Registry Members reporting in conformance with the EPS Protocol develop utility-specific generation metrics that can be used by other utilities when developing delivery metrics. Below, The Registry has provided links to all Registry-accepted EPS Reports, where the generation metrics can be found:

    USING THIS PROTOCOL

    Beginning with emissions year 2010, if you are a Registry Member and have operations in the EPS, you must calculate and report your GHG emissions according to the EPS Protocol in conjunction with the GRP. To communicate sector-specific verification requirements and guidance, The Registry has developed the EPS Addendum to the GVP for Verification Bodies, which was adopted by The Registry’s Board of Directors on January 27, 2010. For information about the development of the protocol, please visit the appropriate site below:

    The Climate Registry would like to thank these organizations for their financial support for the development of this protocol.

    Minnesota Power SMUD Wolverine XCEL Energy
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