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NHA Commends Chicago Climate Exchange for Recognizing Hydropower’s Greenhouse Gas Offset Value

 


 

 

NHA Commends Chicago Climate Exchange for Recognizing Hydropower’s Greenhouse Gas Offset Value

December 2007 - The Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) certified the hydropower energy produced by the Chelan County Public Utility District’s Rocky Reach Dam as an eligible greenhouse gas offset. Approximately 1.75 million megawatt hours, the result of efficiency improvements implemented since 2003, will now be available for trading as carbon offset credits. The National Hydropower Association (NHA) commends CCX’s recognition of the role for hydropower as part of a larger strategy for meeting climate change goals. Linda Church Ciocci, executive director of NHA, commented further that “adding hydropower to the list of eligible offsets establishes an important precedent for other regions tackling climate change programs.” Added CCX Chairman and CEO Richard Sandor, “This project is the first of its kind to achieve no net impact on fish while producing more energy and is a win-win increasing energy output and improving environmental quality.”

 

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