Renewable energy certificates allow companies to overstate their emission reductions

Source: Nature.com

Nature Climate Change, Published online: 09 June 2022; doi:10.1038/s41558-022-01385-7

Many companies purchase renewable energy certificates to report reduced emissions, but this may not lead to actual emission reductions. We need emission accounting that is both accurate and that incentivizes companies to make impactful contributions to decarbonizing electricity grids.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-022-01385-7