What is Additionality?

Additionality is the property of an activity adding something new to the context. It is a determination of whether an intervention has an effect when compared to a baseline measurement.

Additionality is a crucial component of carbon offset creation because if it is not additional, a carbon offset does not reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Carbon offset credits are considered additional if the emission reductions happen only because these credits can be sold. This means the reductions wouldn’t occur without the financial incentive from selling the credits. This concept is important because it ensures that the offsets lead to real, extra reductions in emissions. If the reductions would have happened anyway, even without the ability to sell the credits, then they don’t actually add any new benefits to the environment.

So, it is important that offset credits contribute to real, additional greenhouse gas reductions to make a positive impact on the electricity grid and, in turn, the environment.




What Is The Alberta Emission Offset System?

The Alberta Emission Offset System is the largest and longest operating regulatory carbon market in Canada. Emission offset project developers undertake eligible projects to reduce or sequester greenhouse gas emissions and serialize as emission offsets on the Alberta Emissions Offset Registry. Re(source) Energy is an emission offset project developer. Project

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What Is The Carbon Pricing Schedule?

Canada’s minimum national price on GHG emissions calculated in carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) is $65 per tonne in 2023, and increases by $15 per year to $170 per tonne CO2e in 2030 according to the following schedule: Year Minimum Carbon Price $CAD/tonne CO2e 2023$65 2024$80 2025$95 2026$110 2027$125 2028$140 2029$155

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