Climate Corps Bay Area invited Carbon Lighthouse President Raphael Rosen to come speak to its clean energy program managers. Raphael spent an hour discussing the mission of Carbon Lighthouse as well as carbon markets more generally: the motivation behind the markets, their shortcomings, and the opportunity to use mandatory markets to improve voluntary ones. On behalf of consumers and organizations, Carbon Lighthouse Association bids into mandatory carbon markets to compete with power plants for pollution permits.
Climate Corps Bay Area is an AmeriCorps program run by two organizations: Bay Area Community Resources and Strategic Energy Innovations. Its mission is to assist municipalities, counties, educational institutions, non-profit organizations, and other entities in meeting their greenhouse gas emission reduction goals. Carbon Lighthouse is delighted to have been able to address the members of this important, grass-roots organization.