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Carbon Fund

Date Last Updated11/16/2012
Incentive TypeProduction Incentive
State/FederalCO
Incentive Administrator/Contact OfficeColorado Governor's Energy Office
Incentive Initiation Date8/1/2008
Incentive Size and Funding SourceFunding for all projects is provided by donations from private businesses, organizations, and individuals who wish to support quality, innovative Colorado-based projects which reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Offsets are purchased from selected projects and then retired by The Climate Trust on behalf of these donors to the Colorado Carbon Fund.
Eligible RecipientProject Developers working on projects located in Colorado; projects can be privately or publicly owned. Cogeneration projects are eligible.
Eligible FuelDoes Not Specify
Eligible Project Size (MW)Does Not Specify
Minimum Efficiency Required (%)Does Not Specify
Other Selected Eligibility CriteriaProjects must:
  • Have contract terms of less than 15 years.
  • Directly reduce emissions of one or more of the six greenhouse gases.
  • Reduce emissions at the site where they are implemented by reducing or displacing the use of fossil fuels.
  • Reduce at least 40,000 metric tons of CO2-equivalents over the contract term (similar project types can be aggregated to meet the size requirement).
  • Not yet be implemented and will not be implemented until after an Emission Reduction Purchase Agreement is executed.
  • Reduce emissions through energy related measures such as avoidance of methane emissions, switching to renewables or making efficiency improvements.
  • Demonstrate that selling emission reductions to The Climate Trust somehow enables a project's implementation and that without the opportunity to sell the project's emission reductions the project would not occur.
Other Incentive DetailsProjects must not include emissions reductions related to reducing or displacing the use of grid-tied electricity. The Colorado Carbon Fund is also not currently accepting sequestration project proposals.

The Colorado Carbon Fund has a preference for several types of efficiency projects, including cogeneration.
Resource Website(s) http://www.coloradocarbonfund.org/ exit EPA

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