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Corporate GPM Guide 3

Corporate Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventories

Introduces corporate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventories as a fundamental first step to enabling green power to meet corporate energy and climate goals.

Executive Summary

This installment of WRI's Corporate Guide to Green Power Markets introduces corporate greenhouse gas emissions inventories as a fundamental first step to enabling green power to meet corporate energy and climate goals. It outlines the business case for GHG emissions inventories and articulate how they can serve as a management tool for valuing the climate change benefits of green power. This installment explores the issue of who should account for GHG emissions reductions from corporate procurement of green power. Finally, it suggests policy recommendations that maximize the ability of inventories to provide a foundation for rewarding corporate use of renewable energy.

About this series

The Corporate Guide to Green Power Markets is designed to help corporations understand, explore, and evaluate renewable energy opportunities. Published by the World Resources Institute, the Guide consists of a series of installments that will explore different aspects of corporate markets for green power, including:

  • The business case for green power
  • Major green power technologies including biomass, landfill gas (for electricity and for direct use), and wind
  • Strategies for corporate procurement of green power and methods for evaluating green energy opportunities
  • Policies for addressing obstacles to the creation of a robust corporate market for green power.

Installments will include useful tools, strategies, and case examples of corporate experiences with green power.

The series will be based on WRI's experience with the Green Power Market Development Group. Installments will be published approximately every quarter over 18 months (starting July, 2002). If you would like free hardcopies of installments to be mailed to you, please complete the mailing form.

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