TEIR Baseline Inventory and Quantification
TEIR Baseline Inventory and Quantification refers to the process of establishing a comprehensive baseline inventory of emissions from a facility or a project. As well as quantifying the amount of emissions released into the environment. This is a crucial foundation for assessing the environmental impact, setting emission reduction targets, and implementing strategies to mitigate and manage emissions effectively.
TEIR Baseline Quantification
TEIR Baseline Quantification is the process of quantifying the baseline emissions from a facility or project. It involves measuring and calculating the number of pollutants, including greenhouse gases and other air pollutants that are emitted. This step is important in being able to establish a reference point for future emission reductions, evaluating the environmental impact, and developing effective strategies to manage emissions.
The Alberta Emissions Offset Registry (AEOR) and the Alberta Emission Performance Credit (EPC) Registry, operated by CSA Group in coordination with the Government of Alberta, play a crucial role in facilitating compliance with emissions regulations in the province. These registries provide the necessary infrastructure to transparently display Alberta-based emission offsets and Emission Performance Credits, allowing regulated facilities to demonstrate their compliance with carbon reduction requirements outlined in the Act and Regulation.
The AEOR and EPC Registry track the ownership of credits, ensuring that regulated facilities can showcase their facility-level compliance with emissions reductions. This tracking mechanism enhances traceability and transparency throughout the process, instilling confidence in the system.
In these GHG credit registries, the standard unit is one carbon offset credit (emission offset), which represents a one-tonne reduction or sequestration in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, measured in CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalent). These credits originate from independently verified project activities that have demonstrated their emissions reduction or removal capabilities.
Offset projects can encompass a range of activities, including the implementation of new management practices, technologies, or control systems that effectively reduce or remove emissions from a given process. These projects must meet the system requirements outlined in the Standard for Greenhouse Gas Emission Offset Project Developers to be listed on the AEOR.