17 August 2022
Assessing the quality of Landfill Gas projects
Carbon Rating Scientist
BeZero Carbon Rating Scientist Linus Hiscox and Research Analyst Annie White share their views on landfill gas projects, and different ways of assessing their quality. They find:
The carbon efficacy of landfill gas projects—additionality in particular—is heavily impacted by the prevailing policy environment in a given project’s location.
Gas flaring projects, while effective at reducing the global warming potential of landfill gas emissions, are less additional than projects that convert landfill gas to energy.
Leakage and over-crediting risks tend to be low, but can be further reduced with the application of a robust methodology and the use of best practices.