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How Better Accounting Can More Cheaply Reduce Carbon Emissions – Policy Brief – 2016
Baker Fellow and Senior Researcher at Microsoft, Dr. Jacob LaRiviere, offers a policy brief on reducing carbon emissions through the use of a better accounting method.
Dr. LaRiviere teamed with Gavin McCormick, economist and founder of WattTime.org and Sho Kawano, a University of California, Berkeley statistics student. While current accounting methods have done a very good job at creating widely adopted standards, the authors identify both environmental and financial reasons to adopt better accounting methods in reporting carbon reductions. Technological innovations in measuring how increased renewable generation causes reductions in fossil fuel generation makes better accounting possible. As a result, more progress can be made toward the overall goal of lowering carbon emissions. You can read the policy brief here: PolicyBrief-4-16-LaRiviere