The Institute’s Top 4 Most Popular Blog Posts
Over the years, we have accumulated a large trove of blog posts on carbon management topics. There are four pieces that continue to demand attention and are the most visited on our website. These posts address fundamental concepts we all need to understand. And so we have done some updating with new information.
Curious which topics the world is most interested in?
Here are the 4 posts you should put on your must-read list:
#1 What is a Global Warming Potential? And which one do I use?
- We have updated this post with new science, as reported in the IPCC fifth assessment report. The upshot is that after many years of clarity on the question of which set of GWP values to use, we have now entered a period of ambiguity. So, it is more important than ever for you to be smart about your selection of values. This post will help you do so.
- Here too, we’ve now edited this post to be consistent with the IPCC fifth assessment report. It serves as fundamental background for thinking about emissions and GWP values.
#3 How do you explain additionality?
- In the number 3 spot, is the introduction to our 3-part series on baselines and additionality. We took a deep-dive into this subject and showed how most of the world is utterly confused and intellectually misguided about the fundamental concept of baselines and additionality. The key insight developed is to be clear on the causal intervention that you are basing an emission reduction claim. We also develop novel thinking around how to apply additionality to ecosystem markets. Fully digest the insights provided here and become a rare expert on the issue that is fundamental to carbon markets.
#4 Primer on the new U.S. regulation on GHG emissions for carbon professionals
- And more recently, our article on the U.S. EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan. This post continues to receive a great deal of attention. We provide an overview of the U.S. regulatory process and provide a real-world assessment of the challenges and timelines faced by the core of the USA’s submission going into the Paris negotiations this coming winter.
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