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Carbon Market Evolves with Addition of American Carbon Registry

Will Work 4 Carbon Offsets by readygolferIf President Elect Barack Obama stays true to his campaign promises, federal cap and trade legislation may soon become a reality.  In light of this, companies are competing to become the EPA ‘feeder’ greenhouse gas registries of choice.  One company of note is the non-profit, American Carbon Registry.  With 25 million registered offsets and stamps of approval from both Fortune 500 companies like Nike and mission-driven institutions like the World Bank, the American Carbon Registry enters the pre-compliance market as a leading domestic registry.


American Carbon Registry is an imprimatur for low risk and high quality. We add value by helping our members position themselves to earn early-action credit towards future federal and international GHG regulatory programs,” says Wiley Barbour – Founder and Chief Technical Officer.

The American Carbon Registry also offers the publication of the American Carbon Registry Standard, which details “GHG accounting principles as well as carbon offset and corporate GHG inventory eligibility requirements. Forestry and Agriculture sector standards will be released this year as the first in a series of sector standards that will be published by early 2009 to complete a full range of easy-to-use protocols for its members.”


To ensure high quality offsets, the Registry will only accept projects that meet its own offset eligibility criteria and allows the use of other quality methodologies in the market including Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)U.S. EPA Climate Leaders, the European Voluntary Carbon Standard (VCS) and WRI/ WBCSD GHG Protocol

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Via: (American Carbon Registry)

Written by John-Paul Maxfield

John-Paul Maxfield is the founder of Waste Farmers. Waste Farmers is a next generation sustainable agricultural company focused on helping humanity meet current and future food demands, while decreasing agriculture’s environmental footprint. The Company started in 2009 with $9,000 and a belief that idealism and capitalism can coexist. Today Waste Farmers has evolved into an innovator respected by leaders in the global community for developing simple solutions to the complex problems of modern agriculture and food security. Prior to starting Waste Farmers, John-Paul founded the "The Inspired Economist", a blog focused on covering the people, places, ideas, and technologies inspiring positive change and redefining capitalism.
In addition, John-Paul served as an Associate a private equity group specializing in small to mid cap service companies. In this capacity he focused on planning, forecasting, budgeting, and performance evaluation of MBH and its designated subsidiaries. Prior to joining MBH, John-Paul was an Analyst with Alvarez and Marsal where he spent the majority of his time on a team that aided Louisiana’s Recovery School District with the restoration of public schools post Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

John-Paul is active in the Colorado community, serving on the Board of the Rocky Mountain MS Center. In 2007 he was selected as one of the “Fifty for the Future” by the Colorado Statesman and is a graduate of the inaugural class of Impact Denver. John-Paul holds a BA from the University of Colorado.


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