Title

Carbon Credit Financial Markets and Feasibility Research

Presenter Information

Sarah Seigfreid

Department

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Major

Environmental Engineering

Research Advisor

Burken, Joel G. (Joel Gerard)

Advisor's Department

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Abstract

Carbon credit markets are an emerging financial tool for controlling the release of greenhouse gasses to the atmosphere. A major focus of this research is compiling information on the process to bring carbon credits to market, especially for small businesses, municipalities, and state agencies. Analysis of current carbon credit markets and pricing is an integral part of making GHG mitigation projects feasible, as is making this information available to smaller entities, particularly farmers and agribusineses. In general, ‘Carbon Economics’ or ‘Greenhouse Gas Equivalents’ are completely foreign to these smaller entities that are already over-whelmed with a myriad of legal requirements such as business permitting, tax law, and environmental regulation.

Biography

Sarah Seigfreid is a fourth-year student studying Environmental Engineering. She has interned with Peabody Energy for the past three summers. During the summer of 2008, she researched carbon credits especially as they applied to coal mine methane and attended a conference on emerging carbon markets.

Research Category

Engineering

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Document Type

Poster

Location

Upper Atrium/Hallway

Presentation Date

08 Apr 2009, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Carbon Credit Financial Markets and Feasibility Research

Upper Atrium/Hallway

Carbon credit markets are an emerging financial tool for controlling the release of greenhouse gasses to the atmosphere. A major focus of this research is compiling information on the process to bring carbon credits to market, especially for small businesses, municipalities, and state agencies. Analysis of current carbon credit markets and pricing is an integral part of making GHG mitigation projects feasible, as is making this information available to smaller entities, particularly farmers and agribusineses. In general, ‘Carbon Economics’ or ‘Greenhouse Gas Equivalents’ are completely foreign to these smaller entities that are already over-whelmed with a myriad of legal requirements such as business permitting, tax law, and environmental regulation.