What Really Happens When Emissions Vanish

November 4, 2022, by Michael Gillenwater

Article published on Bloomberg.com and reposted with no changes. By Ben Elgin and Sinduja Rangarajan October 31, 2022 at 5:00 PM PDT Cover image/illustration: Shira Ibar for Bloomberg Green “Companies say …

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You are not buying green, or really any, electrons!

July 7, 2022, by Michael Gillenwater

Note: This is an updated version of a post originally published in 2013. How do you envision our electric grid works? It is probably that electricity, in the form of …

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Companies’ Climate Goals in Jeopardy from Flawed Energy Credits

June 16, 2022, by Michael Gillenwater

Article published on Bloomberg.com and reposted with no changes. By Eric Roston and Ben Elgin June 9, 2022, 4:00 PM GMT+1 Updated on June 9, 2022, 4:50 PM GMT+1 “A new study charges …

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Journal Announces New Editorial Board Members

April 8, 2022, by Michael Gillenwater

We are proud to announce new editorial board members for Carbon Management, the peer-reviewed academic journal sponsored by the GHG Management Institute. The members of the journal’s editorial board represent …

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What is a baseline?

March 14, 2022, by Michael Gillenwater

Judging the effectiveness of any action or policy addressing climate change relies upon the concept of a “baseline”. But are you sure you know what a baseline is? We probably …

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The overlooked mystery of the missing GHG accounting principle

January 27, 2022, by Michael Gillenwater

When performing greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting work, such as preparing an emissions inventory or assessing an emission reduction project, you will, at some point, need to apply expert judgment. You …

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What is an MRV Hub? Innovation in Capacity Building for Climate Action Transparency

October 25, 2021, by Michael Gillenwater

The GHG Management Institute (GHGMI) was founded fifteen years ago upon reaching a sad conclusion. That the existing approaches to capacity building being employed to address greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions …

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Join the Online Community of GHG Management Professionals

February 25, 2021, by Michael Gillenwater

I find that if you understand the origins of something, you learn a great deal about how and why it does what it does. That is especially true for organizations. …

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What has this pandemic done to your organization?

January 27, 2021, by Michael Gillenwater

The last year has imposed on communities everywhere a forced and rushed experiment in working under quarantine conditions and conducting online learning at scale. Like you, those of us at …

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Should I use the new IPCC GHG Inventory Guidelines?

September 18, 2020, by Michael Gillenwater

Yes, you should use the new IPCC guidelines, with an awkward caveat. Technically speaking, there is every reason anyone engaged in estimating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions or removals—from corporate, to …

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