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Signatory:
Clean Air Task Force
Date:
27th May 2022
Case study:
Safeguarding against climate change through low-carbon energy and technologies

Clean Air Task Force (CATF) is a non-profit organization working to safeguard against the worst impacts of climate change by catalyzing the rapid global development and deployment of low-carbon energy and other climate-protecting technologies.

“We’re proud to be an early supporter of the 24/7 Carbon-Free Energy Compact. Decarbonized power grids are key to achieving our climate goals, and we need round-the-clock zero-carbon energy to decarbonize them. This compact will focus the private sector on the right goal: squeezing all the carbon out of the system, and commercializing the full range of technologies necessary to do that. To complete the job of decarbonization, we will need to incentivize the next generation of carbon-free, firm, always-on technologies to complement our promising base of variable renewable energy. That includes both policy change and higher-impact procurement practices that puts corporate and governmental buying power to work in the service of a carbon-free future. The 24/7 Carbon-Free Energy Compact is the beginning of a movement, and we hope many more will join us.”

Armond Cohen Executive Director, Clean Air Task Force (CATF)

Clean Air Task Force (CATF), a non-profit organization working to safeguard against the worst impacts of climate change by catalyzing the rapid global development and deployment of low-carbon energy and other climate-protecting technologies, was the first environmental NGO to join the 24/7 Carbon-Free Energy Compact. CATF joined the Compact in 2021 at COP26, with the hope that the Compact “will focus the private sector on the right goal: squeezing all the carbon out of the system, and commercializing the full range of technologies necessary to do that.” Learn more here.

More case studies:
Deploying innovative Carbon-Free Energy software solutions and advisory services

FlexiDAO is a cleantech startup based in Amsterdam and Barcelona. FlexiDAO is one of the early signatories to the 24/7 Carbon-free Energy Compact and helps create software for companies to reach net zero emissions by tracing where their electricity comes from and its true CO2 content.

Meeting renewable energy goals with actionable data

ClearTrace, a decarbonization platform that provides the actionable data companies need to meet their renewable energy goals, joined the 24/7 Carbon-Free Energy Compact with the goal to empower the market with an hourly carbon accounting software platform that provides immutable proof of carbon reductions. By enabling real-time Carbon-Free Energy matching to consumption and hourly carbon accounting, ClearTrace hopes to unlock the pathway to grid decarbonization.

Accelerating the decarbonization of electricity systems and access to clean energy

EDP is a Portuguese company that operates in 28 markets around the world and  is the fourth-largest wind energy producer in the world. EDP are at the forefront of the development of new technologies to accelerate the decarbonization of electricity systems and promote the globalization of access to clean energy.

SEforALL and UN-Energy announce Microsoft signing two Energy Compacts

Alongside signing the 24/7 Carbon-Free Energy Compact, Microsoft submitted its own individual Energy Compact reiterating the actions it will take to have 100 percent of its electricity consumption, 100 percent of the time, matched by zero carbon sources by 2030, and to procure renewable energy to meet 100 percent of its electricity consumption by 2025.