Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory
In 2008, West Basin became members of both the California Climate Action Registry and the Climate Registry. These organizations were established to assist entities with voluntarily reporting their greenhouse gas emissions. West Basin has reported its 2008 emissions from its 2 main facilities and its 4 satellite facilities. The emissions inventory is currently in the verification process and will be completed in March 2010.
The data from this emissions inventory will aid in the development of West Basin’s Energy Management Plan. This Plan will address energy efficiency management of West Basin’s operations and will use the 2008 inventory as its baseline.
In addition, State regulations such as AB 32- The Global Warming Solutions Act, has encouraged staff to closely monitor its development and to prepare West Basin for possible future greenhouse has reduction mandates.