For many years our team worked together as subcontractors at a leading international certification company, building confidence in the carbon offset market through the provision of high quality assurance services on a multitude of project types. When this company left the market our team was reluctant to part ways. Together we decided to form a new entity built on our extensive carbon market experience. S&A Carbon is founded on this successful team and our mutual drive to protect the integrity of the offset market by providing valuable services to our clients.
Our team has been leading verifications since 2009 and has experience with all major programs and across a range of project types.
Project Type Experience
– Livestock Methane
– Household Energy
– Energy Efficiency
– Ozone Depleting Substances
– Agriculture / Nitrogen Conversion
– Mine Methane Capture
– Renewable Energy
– Landfill Gas
– Fuel Switching
We also have extensive consulting experience. We have conducted comprehensive research into carbon markets and have assisted numerous clients in developing strategies to fully utilize carbon market funding. Our team assisted the World Food Program in assessing the degree to which the development and financing of its activities in East Africa could benefit from carbon finance through the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and the voluntary carbon market. We advised the Saudi Arabian government on the design of institutions necessary to access the CDM. We have worked with clients in the financial, oil and gas, mining, and electric power sectors to identify and prioritize carbon project opportunities.
Our team is well versed in carbon market projects and protocols. We have developed protocols approved by the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and for the Climate Action Secretariat (formally the Pacific Carbon Trust) in BC, Canada. Our team analyzed carbon market protocols for the Western Climate Initiative and participated in the first review of carbon offset providers in the voluntary offset market. In addition, our team led an evaluation of the early action credit provisions of AB32 (California’s statewide GHG legislation) and subsequently advised on the design of several early action protocols.
We have wide-ranging experience in analyzing the impacts of carbon policy on the opportunities available to carbon market developers. Our team oversaw the development of a carbon market model that analyzes the economic implications of key market variables and policy decisions in the design of emissions trading and carbon offset policies. We have also worked with a consortium of electric utilities in California to understand the impact of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) on electric utilities and to devise strategies for participating in carbon trading through the LCFS.