The 150 Megawatt (MW) Burgos Wind Farm in Ilocos Norte, Philippines was commissioned in 2014, the picture was from the Energy Development Corporation (EDC) website. Sadly, I was never involved in the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Validation Process. Sharing the publicly available validation report and the monitoring report for crediting of Certified Emission Reductions (CER) from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). CERs will still be credited to the Burgos Wind Power project until 2021. With the Paris Agreements, the Kyoto Mechanisms will indeed change into something else, this is what the others would call the death of CDM.
I have to emphasize sadly because I was really disappointed that I was not involved in the process. I just proofed-read the validation report with no acknowledgment regarding my contribution. I still get that feeling of regret and somewhat resentment I had with Adarne, the relationship was weird and strange. The point is, why can’t men be honest for the sake of professionalism. I felt like my goal is a joke.
This is the first day of 2020 and I think this period in time is far enough into the future to look back and reflect on it and make it a learning experience. Time truly flies fast, like its running on a jet engine. I am very grateful that I have been involved in more work on the carbon markets and climate change at the policy level. The opportunities in implementing the Paris Agreements are vast as I look into the horizon. Often, there is still this big disconnect in climate policy negotiations and what is happening on the ground.
Technologies have improved leaps and bounds as I’ve seen in Copenhagen, Siemens-Gamesa can produce an 11 MW wind turbine and a gigawatt capacity wind farm can run cost effectively without any subsidies or feed-in tariffs operating competitively with coal ceteris paribus. Burgos is operated by Vestas which is now 50% acquired by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI). There are just so many changes, I have to get back on track, pending reports are still underway…