Biodiverse Reforestation Carbon Offsets remove CO2 from the atmosphere every day. This project is also helping to restore an environment. It enhances our shared natural capital with habitat restoration and land conservation and brings social and economic benefits.
The biodiversity corridor plantings are located in the northern wheatbelt of Southwestern Australia. The region has an exceptionally high number of plant and animal species found nowhere else in the world. It has been identified as one of 35 global biodiversity hotspots for wildlife and plants, and the first one identified in Australia.
Once an area of vibrant woodlands, since the arrival of Europeans in the early 1900s years ago, approximately 97% of the vegetation has been cleared for traditional farming practices.
Now, due to problem soils and a drying climate, parts of the landscape are not suitable for traditional agriculture. The loss of habitat has also caused native species to be under threat.
Planting trees and shrubs is part of a much larger vision. The goal is to link small patches of remaining vegetation and 12 nature reserves to create a green corridor to help restore ecosystems and preserve threatened and unique flora and fauna.
The Wind Power Plant Project in Western Turkey provides an alternative to fossil fuel-fired power plants and the dependency on imported resources like natural gas and oil.
The Wind Power Plant is a wind farm located near Banaz town in Western Turkey.
This project is a large scale wind farm is designed to convert the potential energy of the wind into electricity through the use of 36 wind turbines of 1.5 MW capacity each generating 54MW.
The produced electricity will be stored in a sub-station which will then be connected to the Turkish National Grid.
The Plant plays a key role in generating electricity for local communities by supplying power to the national grid which is unable to cope with increasing demand.
Local stakeholder engagement was undertaken before the start of the project. Questions and comments raised were taken into consideration (as per Gold Standard certification requirements as this project was originally dual-listed with Gold Standard and Verra).
The project contributes to sustainable development by lowering air pollution and energy costs and promoting clean energy production. There is no consumption of any fossil fuel and hence no greenhouse gas emissions.
The purpose of this project is to generate a clean form of electricity through renewable solar energy sources. The project activity involves a total capacity of 2,250 MW. During the 10 years of the first crediting period, the project will displace greenhouse gas emissions of approximately 4,354,646 tCO2e per year.
The project is a clean technology, and this investment would not have taken place in the absence of the revenue from carbon credits. The project activity will also help towards the demand supply gap of electricity in the region which has been heavily reliant on fossil fuel.
The project will divert this demand with its clean technology, which generates power creating zero emissions. It avoids not only GHG emissions but other pollutants like SOx, NOx and SPM that is associated with conventional thermal power generation.
The project has helped generate employment opportunities during the construction and operation phases. The project activity has also led to the development of infrastructure in the region, such the development of roads.
The project has also promoted business in the area with improved local power generation accessibility, where previously there was a lack of.
The successful project will lead to the promotion of Solar based power generation and encourage other entrepreneurs to participate in similar projects.
This greenfield project generates power using renewable energy source (wind energy) and sells the power generated to the state grid. It replaces the use of diesel generators by meeting the power demand during shortage periods.
There is no consumption of any fossil fuel and hence no greenhouse gas emissions.
The total installed capacity of the project involves operating 26 machines each with a rated capacity 1.5 MW. It is a group project being part of Mytrah Energy (India) Limited.
The project helps in generating employment opportunities during the construction and operation phases. The project activity will lead to development in infrastructure in the region such as development of roads and may promote business with improved power generation.
Project developers will use at a minimum 2% of the revenues accrued from the sale of carbon credits on an annual basis for community related activities. These include providing assistance for development of public amenities in the surrounding areas such as water distribution/sanitation facilities/building of schools and hospitals and free distribution of educational books and school uniforms, annual eye camps health checks for villagers.
The project is a clean technology investment in the region, which would not have taken place in the absence of the VCS benefits. The project activity will also help to reduce the demand supply gap in the state. The project will generate power using zero emissions wind based power generation which helps to reduce GHG emissions and specific pollutants like SOx, NOx, and SPM associated with the conventional thermal power generation facilities.
Wind being a renewable source of energy, reduces the dependence on fossil fuels and conserves natural resources which are on the verge of depletion. Due to its zero emission the Project activity avoids a significant amount of GHG emissions.
The successful operation of the project activity should lead to promotion of wind-based power generation and would encourage other entrepreneurs to participate in similar projects.