Reducing carbon emissions and implementing effective mitigation plans requires an understanding of complex site-specific technologies, offset opportunities, and innovative strategies for compliance and risk management.
Carbon reduction strategies include opportunities for process improvements in energy efficiency, manufacturing process changes, product or feedstock substitution, renewable energy, use of low carbon fuels, carbon sequestration, and carbon capture and storage (CCS). Often our solutions involve the consideration of innovative technology, including advisory services related to current and emerging carbon regulations and policies.
Our practitioners work closely with our clients to develop comprehensive greenhouse gas (GHG) management and reduction programs to identify priority large emission sources and develop approaches and costs for mitigation. One method our practitioners apply is a marginal abatement cost curve (MACC) for ranking cost-effective GHG reduction options. We use tools and methods like these to help clients estimate the costs, benefits, economic and other impacts of implementing carbon reduction technology options and practices.
Offsets and renewable energy certificates (REC) can also be part of a carbon mitigation strategy for clients seeking a lower emissions footprint. When we create energy transition plans for our clients, we consider offsets, RECs, and other alternative strategies to minimize negative impacts to business operations.
Geosyntec practitioners work with clients to mitigate and reduce carbon emissions through leveraging our subject matter experts who routinely help clients navigate complicated environmental and regulatory challenges. These challenges include qualifying for carbon incentives such as the IRS 45Q tax credit for CO2 utilization and sequestration, EPA Class VI well permitting for CO2 geological sequestration, and the California Cap and Trade and Washington State Cap and Invest Programs. We also offer our clients access to Geosyntec’s large team of scientists and engineers who have dedicated their careers to researching and applying practical mitigation, carbon management, sequestration, and emissions reduction strategies that strengthen organizations and benefit communities.