Trouble with some Californian forestry offsets, and reflections on the Texas electrical grid


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There was a lot to watch in the offset world this week! CarbonPlan, ProPublica, The Guardian and others reported on major issues with some California forestry credits allegedly being overestimated by a substantial amount. This episode also shares some reflections on the Texas electrical grid, and some hopeful thoughts on new national parks buoy us up!

Carbon Removal Newsroom is hosted by Nori's Supply and Methodology Program Manager, Radhika Moolgavkar. This week's panelists are Dr. Holly Jean Buck, Assistant Professor of Environment and Sustainability at the University of Buffalo; and Christopher Barnard, Policy Director of the American Conservation Coalition.

Articles referenced:

"Systematic over-crediting of forest offsets" in CarbonPlan

"The Climate Solution Actually Adding Millions of Tons of CO2 Into the Atmosphere" by Lisa Song of ProPublica & James Temple of MIT Technology Review

"Carbon offsets used by major airlines based on flawed system, warn experts" by Patrick Greenfield in The Guardian

"A New, Deadly Risk for Cities in Summer: Power Failures During Heat Waves" by Christopher Flavell at The New York Times

"Texas Failed Because It Did Not Plan" by Robinson Meyer at The Atlantic

"Inside Clean Energy: Some Straight Talk about Renewables and Reliability" by Dan Gearing at Inside Climate News

"Mozambique Mints a New National Park — and Surveys Its Riches" by Jen Gunton at The New York Times

"Meet America’s 63rd National Park" by Zack Montague at The New York Times

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