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Energy Efficiency Projects
Water Filtration & Cookstoves Project Guatemala

By making affordable water filters and improved cookstoves available to
households in Guatemala, the project aims to reduce the costs of fuel wood
plus the incidences of respiratory and water-borne disease, which are serious
problems for the poorer communities in the country.

Katete Improved Cookstoves Zambia

One of the first carbon projects in Zambia, Katete Improved Cookstoves
distributes free, fuel-efficient cookstoves to households in rural and semi-
rural areas, enabling emission reductions while also facilitating sustainable
development in one of the world's least developed countries.

Shanxi Cookstoves Project China

The Shanxi Cookstove Project is located in Yangquan City in Shanxi Province,
China. This project installs one biomass gasifier stove per household,
replacing the traditional stove, reducing reliance on coal to prevent carbon
emissions and benefit the health of vulnerable communities.

Improved Ghanaian Cookstoves Ghana

Improved cookstoves utilize simple design enhancements to burn biomass
fuel more cleanly and efficiently, therefore reducing greenhouse gas
emissions, alleviating pressure on forests and energy resources, reducing
harmful smoke and indoor air pollution, and saving families money and
time acquiring fuel.

‘Light it up’ Improved Cooking Technique South Africa

The first Gold Standard project of its kind in the world, this innovative
behavior-change program teaches local communities in South Africa to burn
coal differently in order to be more fuel efficient, thereby reducing carbon
emissions. The technique, called Basa Magogo, means ‘Light it up!
Grandmother’ In Zulu. In addition to the emission reductions, the Basa
Magogo technique also improves visibility and reduces health risks by
producing less smoke.

Kotmar Waste Heat Recovery India

Located in Central India, this project captures flue gases at a steel plant to
produce clean electricity.

Hufu Waste Heat Recovery China

Situated at a cement manufacturing plant in China, this project captures
waste heat to produce clean electricity which is used as on-site power.

Forestry Projects
Mississippi Valley Restored Ecosystem Project United States

The project aims to reforest one million acres of the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley. The region is one of the most important ecosystems in North America, but has suffered sustained deforestation. Tree planting will reduce an estimated 200 tonnes CO2e per acre, as well as creating revenue for landowners, jobs in the area, and improving water quality and biodiversity. The project developer received the 2009 Innovation Award from the Southern Growth Policies Board.

Community Reforestation Project Uganda

The Uganda Community Reforestation Project organizes hundreds of small community-based reforestation activities on lands owned by subsistence farmers, combining sustainable development with carbon sequestration. The project has been validated to the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and Climate, Community, and Biodiversity (CCB) Standard.

Oddar Meanchey REDD+ Cambodia Cambodia

The project protects 13 discrete parcels of tropical forest scattered across the central section of Cambodia's remote northwest province. By reinforcing community land ownership and protection, and developing sustainable use of forest resources, the pioneering project mobilizes communities to halt rapid deforestation in a region intensely affected by agricultural expansion and forest fires.

Acre Amazonian Rainforest Conservation Brazil

The project aims to prevent deforestation in 35,000 hectares of pristine rainforest in Brazil's Acre state, home to the Amazon basin and some of the world's most biodiverse habitats.

Darkwoods Forest Carbon Canada

The Darkwoods Forest Carbon Project leverages the carbon market to conserve critical ecosystems and carbon sequestration areas at an unprecedented scale. Not only was it the largest single private land conservation purchase in Canada, but the project is also the largest forest carbon project in North America to date, as well as the first and only one validated to the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS).

Sabah Rainforest Rehabilitation Project Malaysia

The Sabah Rainforest Rehabilitation Project rehabilitates logged rainforest in the state of Sabah in Malaysian Borneo through Improved Forest Management (IFM) activities as well as avoiding a second round of logging. The project developer has been working on these activities since the early 1990s and so far has restored approximately 12,000 hectares (ha) of rainforest with a goal of rehabilitating a total of 25,000 ha.

Meru Nanyuki Community Reforestation Kenya

Integrating reforestation to sequester carbon with community development activities, the Meru and Nanyuki Community Reforestation Project in Kenya, combines hundreds of individual tree planting activities and enables local communities to improve access to food and create additional sources of income beyond subsistence farming.

Kasigau Corridor REDD+ Forestry Kenya

This pioneering program in Kenya is the first Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) project to gain Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) validation. The project is located in one of Conservation International’s Global Hotspots – areas holding especially high numbers of endemic species, yet facing extreme and immediate threats.

Uchindile Mapanda Reforestation Tanzania

This project establishes commercial forests at two locations in Tanzania. In July 2009, this became the first ‘Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use’ (AFOLU) project to be validated under the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS).

Garcia River Forestry United States

The Garcia River Forest project uses conservation-based forest management to absorb and store carbon emissions while restoring wildlife habitat and protecting water quality.

Methane Capture Projects
Seneca Meadows Landfill Project United States

This award-winning project not only captures and destroys methane from landfill gas (LFG) emitted by the 178-acre expansion to the Seneca Meadows landfill site, but has also created almost 420 acres of new wetlands, established an Environmental Education Centre, and generates electricity from the LFG to power 18,000 homes. The project is verified with the American Carbon Registry (ACR) and its awards include the 2012 Gold Excellence Award for Landfill Management by the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) and Audubon New York’s Donald G. Colvin Conservation Award. It is based in New York State, USA.

Fiscalini Farms Methane Capture Project United States

This project, located at Fiscalini Dairy Farms in Modesto, California, is one of very few in the state operating an anaerobic digester system to capture methane gas created from the farm’s cow manure. The project is being verified to a Climate Action Reserve (CAR) protocol.

Wuhe Agricultural Biomass Power China

Taking advantage of agricultural residues from rice husk and wheat, rice, maize and cotton straw to create a source of renewable energy, this Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) project in Eastern China generates electricity from biomass.

Ankara Landfill Gas Turkey

This project involves the capture and combustion of landfill gas at a landfill site in Ankara, Turkey, and uses it to supply clean electricity to the local grid.

Tieling Coal Mine Methane Capture China

This project captures coal mine methane (CMM) and uses it as an energy source to supply gas to homes and local industry.

Fujian Landfill Gas China

Located at a landfill site in Southern China, this project captures methane at a landfill site and uses it to generate clean electricity.

Renewable Energy Projects
Chifeng Wind Power Project China

Located in Chifeng City in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of The People’s Republic of China, the wind power project delivers zero-emissions renewable electricity to China’s Northeast Power Grid. The project is validated and verified to the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and has also registered and issued credits with the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).

Theni Wind Power Project India

Located in the state of Tamil Nadu, India, this 24.75 MW wind power project delivers zero-emissions renewable electricity to the Southern regional grid. The project is validated and verified to the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) (and also registered with the CDM).

Pangelengan Geothermal Project Indonesia

The project uses an extensive geothermal reservoir adjacent to the Wayang Windu twin volcano to deliver reliable, clean and renewable electricity to the state electricity grid. It is a pivotal project for Indonesia in taking advantage of its vast geothermal resources and renewable energy potential.

Soma Wind Power Turkey

This Gold Standard wind power project, based in the Western Anatolia region of Turkey, consists of 119 turbines supplying zero emissions renewable energy to the national grid.

Ceara Biomass Project Brazil

Making use of residues such as coconut husk, cashew nut shells and cashew debris as well as wood from sustainable forest plantations, this Gold Standard project in north eastern Brazil generates heat from renewable biomass sources.

Chitradurga Wind India

Located in the state of Karnataka, India, this Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) project generates electricity using wind power. Thirty-eight wind turbines have been constructed, with a total installed capacity of 30.4MW.

Para Renewable Biomass Project Brazil

This Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and Social Carbon project uses sustainable biomass from local industry to provide heat instead of virgin fuel wood.

Zhangjiakou Wind Power China

Located in Hebei Province, China this Gold Standard project consists of 33 x 1.5 MW wind turbines to supply zero-emissions renewable electricity to the North China Power Grid.

Zhangbei Wind Power Project China

This Gold Standard project involves the generation of zero-emissions renewable energy through the installation of wind turbines in Hebei Province, northeast China, which are connected to the local grid.

Suthari Wind Power Project India

Located in the western state of Gujarat, India, this Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) project generates electricity using wind power. One hundred wind turbines have been constructed, with a total installed capacity of 150 MW.

Tekirdag Wind Power Project Turkey

Located in the coastal Tekirdag Province, west of Istanbul in the European portion of Turkey, this wind power project consists of 15 turbines with a total capacity of 28.8 MW to supply approximately 95,000 MWh of zero-emissions renewable electricity to the national grid annually. The project is validated and verified to the Gold Standard (GS) and is aiding Turkey in an essential switch to renewable energy to meet a rapidly increasing energy demand.

Panchpatta Wind Power Project India

The project involves the development of 25 x 800kW wind turbines with a total installed capacity of 20 MW located in the village of Panchpatta, in the state of Maharashtra, India.

Bandirma Wind Power Project Turkey

Located in the town of Bandirma in Balikesir Province,Turkey, this wind power project consists of five turbines with a total capacity of 15 MW to supply approximately 52,000 MWh of zero-emissions renewable electricity to the national grid annually. The project is validated and verified to the Gold Standard (GS) and is aiding Turkey in an essential switch to renewable energy to meet a rapidly increasing energy demand.

Duzova Wind Project Turkey

Located on the Aegean coast in Izmir Province, Turkey, this Gold Standard project will generate electricity using wind power and feed a total of 30 MW into the public grid.

Yungur Run-of-River Hydro Power China

This project generates renewable energy at a hydro power plant in the Gansu province of The People's Republic of China.

Amayo Wind Power Nicaragua

This project, the first wind farm in Nicaragua, generates electricity at a 39.9 MW grid-connected, renewable power plant and increases power supply in a country where there is a severe energy deficit.

Phetchaburi Biomass Thailand

This project generates renewable energy from biomass waste at a textile manufacturing plant in Phetchaburi (pronounced pet-boori), Thailand.

Cholburi Wastewater Biogas-to-Energy Thailand

This project uses biogas from wastewater to generate heat and power at a tapioca starch drying factory in Cholburi (pronounced chon-boori), Thailand.

Dalaman Run-of-River Hydro Power Turkey

This project generates renewable energy at a small-scale hydro power plant in Turkey.

Rio Ceramics Biomass, Social Carbon Brazil

This project replaces heavy oil with renewable biomass to generate energy at three ceramic brick manufacturing facilities in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Dhulia Wind Power India

The Dhulia project generates renewable energy from the installation of wind turbines at two sites in Northern India.

Kurkumbh Bagasse Cogeneration India

Based at a manufacturing plant in Maharashtra, this project reduces greenhouse gas emissions by switching from fossil fuel to biomass – a source of renewable energy.