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  1. 1. Greenhouse Gas Registries and Baseline Protection Presented at WRAP April 5, 2006 Diane Wittenberg California Climate Action Registry
  2. 2. The California Climate Action Registry <ul><li>Voluntary Greenhouse Gas Reporting Registry created by state legislation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Protects baselines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourages voluntary public reporting and early actions for reduction </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Over 70 members </li></ul><ul><li>More than 60mmt GHGs reported </li></ul><ul><ul><li>500mmt = California total </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Over half the tons are outside California </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Annual Inventory according to standardized protocols </li></ul><ul><li>Certify emissions inventory results </li></ul><ul><li>Report aggregated data publicly </li></ul>Three Step Process
  4. 4. 72 Registry Members <ul><li>Air Districts </li></ul><ul><li>Bay Area AQMD </li></ul><ul><li>Mojave Desert AQMD </li></ul><ul><li>Sacramento Metro AQMD </li></ul><ul><li>South Coast AQMD </li></ul><ul><li>Cities </li></ul><ul><li>City of Los Angeles </li></ul><ul><li>City of Palo Alto </li></ul><ul><li>City of Sacramento </li></ul><ul><li>City and County of San Francisco </li></ul><ul><li>City of Santa Monica </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Los Angeles Community College District </li></ul><ul><li>University of California, Davis </li></ul><ul><li>University of California, San Diego </li></ul><ul><li>University of California, Santa Barbara </li></ul><ul><li>Electric Power </li></ul><ul><li>Calpine Corporation </li></ul><ul><li>Reliant Energy </li></ul><ul><li>West Coast Power </li></ul><ul><li>Health Care </li></ul><ul><li>Genentech </li></ul><ul><li>Catholic Healthcare West </li></ul><ul><li>Guidant </li></ul><ul><li>Food Processing </li></ul><ul><li>Clif Bar & Co. </li></ul>
  5. 5. 72 Registry Members <ul><li>Manufacturing </li></ul><ul><li>Bentley Prince Street </li></ul><ul><li>Cenveo Anderson Lithograph </li></ul><ul><li>Clipper Windpower </li></ul><ul><li>Corning Incorporated </li></ul><ul><li>Eastman Kodak </li></ul><ul><li>Hewlett-Packard </li></ul><ul><li>Mining </li></ul><ul><li>Rio Tinto Borax </li></ul><ul><li>Non-Profit Organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Energy Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Defense </li></ul><ul><li>Natural Resources Defense Council </li></ul><ul><li>Pacific Forest Trust </li></ul><ul><li>The Climate Trust </li></ul><ul><li>Union of Concerned Scientists </li></ul><ul><li>Oil/Gas </li></ul><ul><li>BP </li></ul><ul><li>Shell Oil Company </li></ul><ul><li>Ports </li></ul><ul><li>Port of Los Angeles </li></ul><ul><li>Services </li></ul><ul><li>AgCert </li></ul><ul><li>Better World Group </li></ul><ul><li>Constructive Technologies Group </li></ul><ul><li>ICF Consulting </li></ul><ul><li>Science Applications International Corporation </li></ul>
  6. 6. 72 Registry Members <ul><li>State Government </li></ul><ul><li>California Energy Commission </li></ul><ul><li>California Environmental Protection Agency </li></ul><ul><li>California Public Employees Retirement System </li></ul><ul><li>California Public Utilities Commission </li></ul><ul><li>California State Teachers Retirement System </li></ul><ul><li>Solid Waste </li></ul><ul><li>Waste Management, Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation </li></ul><ul><li>AC Transit </li></ul><ul><li>Telecommunications </li></ul><ul><li>AT&T </li></ul><ul><li>QUALCOMM </li></ul><ul><li>Verizon </li></ul><ul><li>Utilities/Power </li></ul><ul><li>Austin Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Anaheim Public Utilities </li></ul><ul><li>Burbank Water and Power </li></ul><ul><li>Calpine </li></ul><ul><li>East Bay Municipal Utility District </li></ul><ul><li>Glendale Water & Power </li></ul><ul><li>Los Angeles Dept. of Water and Power </li></ul><ul><li>Northern California Power Agency </li></ul><ul><li>NRG Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Pacific Gas and Electric Corp. </li></ul><ul><li>PacifiCorp </li></ul><ul><li>Pasadena Water & Power </li></ul><ul><li>Platte River Power Authority </li></ul><ul><li>Reliant </li></ul><ul><li>Riverside Public Utilities </li></ul><ul><li>Sacramento Municipal Utility District </li></ul><ul><li>Silicon Valley Power </li></ul><ul><li>San Diego Gas & Electric </li></ul><ul><li>Southern California Edison </li></ul><ul><li>Southern California Gas Company </li></ul>
  7. 7. Why do businesses join? <ul><li>Baseline protection for early action </li></ul><ul><li>First step to develop GHG management </li></ul><ul><li>Credible information for management, shareholders, customers </li></ul><ul><li>Positioning for trading </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental leadership </li></ul>
  8. 8. Why a Western Registry? <ul><li>Registries are building blocks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Establish accounting standards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Insure real reductions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Protect and encourage early action </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supports diverse policy directions Basic building block/infrastructure. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>It costs less </li></ul><ul><li>A Regional Registry approach is compatible </li></ul><ul><li>Businesses support a regional approach. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Some companies that support a Western Registry <ul><li>Alaska </li></ul><ul><li>BP: Oil field operations and pipelines </li></ul><ul><li>Shell: Oil field operations </li></ul><ul><li>Arizona </li></ul><ul><li>Salt River Project: Public utility </li></ul><ul><li>Calpine: 520 MW power generation </li></ul><ul><li>Corning: Materials manufacturing </li></ul><ul><li>Colorado </li></ul><ul><li>BP: Natural gas production </li></ul><ul><li>Calpine: 765 MW power generation (two stations) </li></ul><ul><li>Platte River Power Authority: public utility </li></ul><ul><li>Luzenac : Mining </li></ul><ul><li>Idaho </li></ul><ul><li>Utah Power: Electric utility </li></ul><ul><li>Montana </li></ul><ul><li>Luzenac: Mining </li></ul><ul><li>New Mexico </li></ul><ul><li>BP: Natural gas production </li></ul><ul><li>Oregon </li></ul><ul><li>BP: Petroleum pipeline </li></ul><ul><li>Calpine: 546 MW power generation </li></ul><ul><li>Pacific Power: Electric utility </li></ul><ul><li>Utah </li></ul><ul><li>Utah Power: Electric utility </li></ul><ul><li>Washington </li></ul><ul><li>BP: Major refinery </li></ul><ul><li>Calpine: 237 MW power generation </li></ul><ul><li>Pacific Power: Electric utility </li></ul><ul><li>Wyoming </li></ul><ul><li>BP: Natural gas production </li></ul><ul><li>Shell: Natural gas production </li></ul><ul><li>Anadarko: Oil production </li></ul><ul><li>Pacific Power: Electric utility </li></ul>
  10. 10. Public users please click here to access the public emissions reports. The application works best with Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or later, and may not work well with other web browsers. If you are a participant, please log on using your user ID and password (passwords are case sensitive): UserID: Password: Welcome to the Western States GHG Reporting Registry Address
  11. 11. Western States GHG Reporting Registry Please check the states for which you will be reporting: <ul><li>Alaska </li></ul><ul><li>American Samoa </li></ul><ul><li>Arizona </li></ul><ul><li>California </li></ul><ul><li>Colorado </li></ul><ul><li>Guam </li></ul><ul><li>Hawaii </li></ul><ul><li>Idaho </li></ul><ul><li>Kansas </li></ul><ul><li>Montana </li></ul><ul><li>Nebraska </li></ul><ul><li>Nevada </li></ul><ul><li>New Mexico </li></ul><ul><li>North Dakota </li></ul><ul><li>Northern Mariana Islands </li></ul><ul><li>Oregon </li></ul><ul><li>South Dakota </li></ul><ul><li>Texas </li></ul><ul><li>Utah </li></ul><ul><li>Washington </li></ul><ul><li>Wyoming </li></ul>Address
  12. 13. Key elements of a Western Registry (1) <ul><ul><li>GHG reporting and database collection site with common accounting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>State reporting requirements do not have to be identical – but what they do require will be consistent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supports variety of programs and policies – not a policy itself </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>State determines if reporting is voluntary, mandatory or a combination </li></ul></ul>
  13. 14. Key elements of a Western Registry (2) <ul><ul><li>Not all states will participate. Some will be observers and may join later </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A governing board will represent all participating states </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The registry will participate in the Registry Alliance </li></ul></ul>
  14. 15. Costs <ul><li>Existing California infrastructure available at no cost. </li></ul><ul><li>Private foundations have expressed willingness to cover start-up expenses. </li></ul><ul><li>Fees charged to reporting companies for on-going costs. </li></ul><ul><li>No additional financial resources needed from states. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unless they have specific requirements for software or protocol modifications </li></ul></ul>
  15. 16. Possible Next Steps <ul><li>Develop an MOU to create a Western States Registry. </li></ul><ul><li>Technical committee can begin to define the structure. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use California Registry as starting place; see what makes sense for Western Registry. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Building on existing elements will speed start-up and minimize costs. </li></ul></ul>
  16. 17. Save the Date: Laguna Cliffs Marriott in Dana Point, Orange County Connecting the Dots on Climate Change California Climate Action Registry Annual Conference April 20-21, 2006