Gansu Anxi Wind Farm

The Gansu Anxi Wind Farm consists of one hundred and thirty four 750 kWh turbines for a maximum power generation capacity of 100.5 MW when fully operational in the Anxi district of the Gansu province located within the Gobi Desert of the People’s Republic of China. As the turbines rotate the energy flows into the heavily demanded Gansu Grid and Northwest China Grid. Prior to development of Gansu Anxi, the NWCG sourced 75-80% of its power from fuel-fired plants. Annually, the site generates around 230,000 MW of energy. While the project has proven to decrease demand on damaging coal extraction and super damns in the region its operation also contributes to the sustainable development of the local community through job opportunities and increases in local income. Additionally, part of the proceeds generated from clean energy production on site is donated to the “Hope School” program that supports young drop-outs in poverty stricken areas within the country. The Project Design Document can be found here.

This is an emissions reduction project that has been sponsored by Sustainable Travel International

Verification: CDM Gold Standard Crediting Period: 2007 – 2014 Projected Annual Emission Reductions: 225,000

Efficient Cookstoves to Mitigate Global Warming and Contribute to Poverty Alleviation in Cambodia

PROJECT DATES March 2010 – March 2011 The objective of efficient cookstoves in Cambodia is to reduce fuel consumption through production and distribution of Lao cook stoves in nine provinces of Cambodia. Part of the larger Cambodian Firewood Saving Project (CFSP), this project avoids emissions from direct combustion while also protecting local forest ecosystems through increasing the efficiency of traditional wood-fuel stoves. Ninety Percent of the Cambodian population depend daily on fuel for cooking purposes. In addition to fuel conservation, the Cookstoves emit less airborne particles like Carbon Monoxide to improve the living conditions of the users. Benefits have been shown to positively affect women more proportionally than men through decreasing ill health within the home, saving the time to collect fuel wood and cooking, and reducing the cost of purchased fuel. Additionally, economic opportunities are created through production distribution and management opportunities. The Project Design Document can be found here.

This is an emissions reduction project that has been sponsored by Sustainable Travel International

Verification: Verified Carbon Standard Crediting Period: 2003 – 2013 Projected Annual Emission Reductions: 200,000

Hydrologic Ceramic Water Purifiers in Cambodia

The Hydrologic Ceramic Water Filter Production and Distribution Project in Cambodia is an ongoing Clean Development Mechanism project in the Kingdom of Cambodia that has been independently verified by The Gold Standard. As fuel use for boiling water in Cambodia predominantly comes from combustion of non-renewable biomass, project activity generates emission reductions through energy zero Water Purifiers that provide access to clean drinking water in rural households in Cambodia.

Each unit has been produced by Hydrologic Social Enterprise Ltd. and is shown to remove 99.99% of bacteria. Over the seven years crediting periods, Ceramic Water Purifiers will be provided to 900,000 to 1.7 million people across 168,000 to 315,000 households also contributing to job creation from dispersal and training on use.

In addition to supporting the UN Millennium Development Goal of halving the proportion of the population without sustainable access to safe drinking water and sanitation, this project also reduces depletion of natural resources related to the cutting of trees, relieves female children and mothers of families from collecting firewood to boil water, improves indoor air quality to reduce risk of ill-health in women and children, reduces daily fuel costs on low-income regions and provides beneficial employment to local residents during the established distribution, monitoring and replacement phases of the project. The Project Design Document can be found here.

This is an emissions reduction project that has been sponsored by Sustainable Travel International

Verification: CDM Gold Standard Crediting Period: 2010 – 2017 Projected Annual Emission Reductions: 22,000

Tamil Nadu Wind Farm

The Tamil Nadu Wind Farm activity operates forty-five 800 KW turbines for a maximum power generation capacity of 36 MW in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. Managed by Enercon India initial production occurred through bundled funding by six different investors. Tamil Nadu Wind Farm has been independently verified by the Verified Carbon Standard using the Clean Development Mechanism methodology. The project works to assist in bridging the existing demand supply gap through generation of renewable clean energy free of political and social turmoil while reducing proportional regional production credited to fossil fuel burning plants. This activity promotes infrastructural development in areas around the project to increase national energy security in India. Additionally the project activity generates employment opportunities for local residents has been shown to not negatively impact wildlife or acess to natural resources. A Project Description can be found here.
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This is an emissions reduction project that has been sponsored by Sustainable Travel International

Verification: Verified Carbon Standard Crediting Period: 2006 – 2016 Projected Annual Emission Reductions: 70,000

Biogas Program for the Animal Husbandry Sector of Vietnam

The Biogas Program for the Animal Husbandry Sector of Vietnam is an emission reduction project in Vietnam that has been independently verified by The CDM Gold Standard. The purpose of the project activity is to further develop the commercial and structural deployment of domestic biogas to promote the long-term utilization of renewable energy produced in an environmentally compatible and economically viable way.

The project generates emission reductions by leveraging the available resources generated from agriculture to create biogas from renewable animal manure. Each biogas plant is a fixed dome and can range from 4-50 square meters to have a capacity for 20-300 kgs of manure daily. The biogas collected is used to replace conventional fuels like firewood, coal, LPG, kerosene, and can power biogas lamps as an alternative to conventional light bulbs. Once the manure has been digested, it also serves as a nutritious source of fertilizer to return the energy back to the soil.

Over 180,000 biogas plants will be installed throughout 57 of Vietnam’s 63 provinces and over 2,500 permanent jobs will be created in communities by 2018. In addition to its emission reduction activity, the project will generate an alternative to synthetic fertilizers, improve sanitary conditions on farms, improve household air quality, and reduce environmental load on surface waters.

The project received the Humanitarian Award at the World Energy Forum in 2012 and an Ashden Award for Sustainability in 2010.

A Project Description can be found here.

This is an emissions reduction project that has been sponsored by Sustainable Travel International

Verification: CDM Gold Standard Crediting Period: 2010-2016 Projected Annual Emission Reductions: 500,000