As part of the first market-oriented carbon reduction program in North America, the Alberta Offset Market represents a core portion of Karbone’s environmental markets business. Isolated from other regional programs, a number of special features characterize this market including an independent suite of offset Protocols, a unique set of quantification criteria, and a distinctive series of standard and best practices.
Karbone’s approach and positioning within the Alberta carbon offset market are correspondingly unique. The company has been an active broker in Alberta since its inception, and over the course of this tenure Karbone has developed long-standing relationships with many of the most active and well accredited project developers, aggregators, contractually obligated buyers, and investment-grade Specified Gas Emitters.
By leveraging these relationships, Karbone’s team of environmental market professionals has collectively brokered in excess of 1,000,000 tonnes of compliance-eligible Offsets and Emission Performance Credits. In addition, the company’s presence on both sides of the Canadian-US border provides local players with market clarity and transactional flow for cross-border opportunities in US renewable energy credit markets and inter-regional programs such as the Western Climate Initiative (“WCI”).
A Unique Approach
Karbone brings a full package of service options to the Alberta Offset Market. While maintaining its status as an intermediary service provider, Karbone’s commodity brokerage, project finance, and research and consulting services are all fully available to enterprises and organizations in Alberta. By providing a unique combination of market information, project development expertise, high value commercialization channels, and new sources of financial capital, Karbone strives to maximize the prospects of its clients and partners in Alberta’s environmental marketplace.