Climate Solutions Group

Environmental Commodity Financing

Environmental Commodities
and Off-takes

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Through our financing strategies and depending on the project type, Climate Solutions Group accumulates environmental commodities or project off-takes such as:

Carbon Offsets

One offset represents one metric tonne of avoided, reduced or removed CO2 or the equivalent amount of other gases that are considered by regulators to have the same climate change effect as one tonne of CO2 (e.g. 1/21 of a tonne of CH4, 1/310 of N2O and smaller quantities of other more potent gases)

Emission Allowances

An emission allowance is a permit used in a cap and trade system that allows regulated entities to emit 1 tonne of CO2e emissions

Carbon Tax Savings Agreements

Carbon tax savings can be commoditized through agreements with CSG to provide our investors with a return

Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) Credits

LCFS credits are used in California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard Program. LCFS credits represent a tonne of CO2e avoided from lower carbon intensity alternative fuel which is determined by a life-cycle-analysis methodology

Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs)

RINs are assigned to biofuel to track production, use, and trading within the US Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program

Renewable Energy Credits (RECs)

RECs correspond to the environmental attributes of energy produced by renewable energy and represent one megawatt hour (MWh) of energy for use in Renewable Portfolio Standard program