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Validating Emissions Rates for Accurate Consequential Impact Taskforce
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Validating Emissions Rates for Accurate Consequential Impact Taskforce
VERACI-T lightning bolt electricity icon mark
Validating Emissions Rates for Accurate Consequential Impact Taskforce
VERACI-T lightning bolt electricity icon mark
Validating Emissions Rates for Accurate Consequential Impact Taskforce

Validating Emissions Rates for Accurate Consequential Impact Taskforce (VERACI-T)

VERACI-T is a working group of practitioners, users, researchers, and nonprofit, corporate, and academic partners interested in the accuracy of marginal emissions data for consequential impact.
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THE OPPORTUNITY

Marginal emissions data can empower faster decarbonization

To tackle the climate crisis and slash carbon pollution, leaders and decision makers of all kinds need access to the right data to make the best choices. Marginal emissions data provide valuable insight into decarbonization pathways, by making it possible to compare the real-world emissions impacts of electricity system interventions.
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THE CHALLENGE

Accurate data are needed to inform better decisions

A growing number of institutions and researchers are either creating marginal emissions datasets or using them to estimate the effect of decarbonization interventions.

However, to date, there has been relatively little work done to analyze the accuracy of marginal emissions data in an objective, shared framework that anyone can apply to any marginal emissions dataset. VERACI-T was created to help solve that problem.
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THE TASK

Validating marginal emissions datasets for consequential impact

VERACI-T is developing common, objective techniques to verify marginal emissions data through peer-reviewed research. We are dedicated to identifying, creating, and sharing tools and techniques to estimate and compare the accuracy of different existing and potential new marginal emissions datasets.

We will continue to make all our research, methods, and results free and open to assist corporations, governments, researchers, and anyone else who is interested in evaluating the potential emissions-reduction impacts of different decarbonization decisions.
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What are "marginal emissions data"?

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Marginal emissions datasets estimate the change in total global greenhouse gas emissions that happens when one makes changes in the world, such as shifting the timing of electricity use or selecting the location of wind farms. There are different types of marginal emissions data, such as data designed to measure short-run or long-run changes, or big or small changes.
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RESOURCES

Publications

PAPER 1 (AUGUST 2023)
Towards Objective Evaluation of the Accuracy of Marginal Emissions Factors
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GET INVOLVED

Ways to Contribute

Interested in contributing to the work? We welcome new techniques, data sources, and other support. We encourage you to contact us if you:
  • Have marginal emissions data expertise and can help validate methodologies, datasets, etc.
  • Can share access to rare or non-public data that can be used to validate marginal emissions data
  • Are interesting in funding or otherwise supporting our work
  • Would like to learn more about what we do
Send us a message at: contact@veraci-t.org
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