Fixing Critical Accounting Gaps in Bioenergy

Staff: Lazarus, M. ; Lee, C.M. ; Heaps, C. ; Clark, V.
Date: 2012-ongoing
Client/Funder: SEI Core

Research Area(s): Climate Mitigation Policy ; Energy Modeling

Description: Current bioenergy accounting approaches have led to a "critical climate accounting error" in the treatment of greenhouse gas emissions from biomass combustion. SEI is conducting research to identify suitable analytical approaches to better account for bioenergy impacts in GHG mitigation analyses, and to incorporate one or more approach into SEI's LEAP energy planning software.