Draft Methodology

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1. Energy (renewable/non-renewable)


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The proposed methodology quantifies net GHG emission reductions associated with the early retirement of coal-fired power plants (CFPPs). Accelerating the retirement of CFPPs reduces emissions in support of cleaner forms of electricity generation.


The concept note was submitted by South Pole Carbon Asset Management Ltd., Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), Climate Policy Initiative (CPI), Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP), and The Rockefeller Foundation (open on external sites). The concept note is currently at “Step 3: Draft Methodology Development” of the VCS Methodology Development and Review Process, 4.3 (PDF).

Stakeholders interested in collaborating during methodology development or developing projects that this methodology might enable are encouraged to contact Please include the Methodology Development ID# M0233 in the subject line.

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