Calculating Carbon Emissions

Even a though significant reduction in carbon emissions on the part of utilities is deemed feasible, it is going to require "flexibility mechanisms" such as emissions trading and offsets in order to keep electricity affordable, concludes a recent study conducted by ICF Consulting, a Fairfax, Va.-based firm specializing in global resource management.

04/16/2001


Even a though significant reduction in carbon emissions on the part of utilities is deemed feasible, it is going to require "flexibility mechanisms" such as emissions trading and offsets in order to keep electricity affordable, concludes a recent study conducted by ICF Consulting, a Fairfax, Va.-based firm specializing in global resource management.

"A major challenge facing owners of generation assets today is to determine which emission-offset investments make economic sense in the face of tremendous carbon-regulatory uncertainty," says John Blaney, a senior vice president with ICF Consulting. "Companies can manage that risk by taking a proactive role in the policy debate and by capturing high-quality, low-cost carbon offsets."

ICF's report, Carbon Emissions Market Outlook , presents an in-depth assessment of carbon regulatory developments and a discussion of the Kyoto Protocol.

For more information, check out: www.icfconsulting.com .





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