Scottsdale, Ariz.-based GWS Technologies Inc., an alternative energy technology company developing and marketing solar- and wind-powered renewable energy products and solutions, has accepted project submissions from businesses and individuals in the agricultural, forestry, waste management and renewable energy sectors for its carbon offset program. Projects that sequester, destroy or displace greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are eligible and can be submitted.
Qualified project types include wind power, solar power, hydropower and biofuel projects, as well as energy-efficiency and fuel-switching programs, which are evaluated on the basis of carbon dioxide emissions associated with fossil-fuel-based electricity.
The company also invites the submission of other GHG reduction projects, such as agricultural methane collection at livestock operations and reforestation projects, for inclusion in its carbon offset program. Once accepted, all projects are subject to independent third-party verification.
‘In addition to our microgeneration product lines, we plan to become an offset aggregator, which is an entity that serves as the administrative representative for multiple carbon offset-generating projects on behalf of multiple project owners,’ says Richard Reincke, president of GWS Technologies.
The company is also applying for participation as an offset aggregator on the Chicago Climate Exchange – North America's only active, voluntary integrated carbon-trading system, which has offset projects worldwide.
SOURCE: GWS Technologies Inc.