When we launched our comment period we weren’t sure how the community would react. After a week, we’re pleasantly surprised with the volume and quality of the comments.
First, we want to thank all of you that wrote in. You should have received a personal email, and we’ll be gathering and responding to your feedback, questions, and comments. We got a good mix of pats on the back (thanks!) and thoughtful inquiries which we look forward to addressing. The majority of comments came from TerraPass members, and we’re excited that as a community we can work together to make sure the projects we support are the highest quality possible. If you’ve been meaning to comment and haven’t had a chance yet, don’t worry: comments on the first projects are open for another three weeks.
Second, we’re adding more projects! With the growth we are seeing, we’ve got a lot of work ahead of us to make sure plenty of projects make their way through the process. To that end, we’ve added two new farm power projects. They are sister projects to Scenic View I, coming online this spring. With these additions, we’ll be supporting three of the five total farm power projects in Michigan.
We’re also excited that the two new projects will be validated under the new Voluntary Carbon Standard, our favorite quality standard for offset projects. But first we need feedback from you, so please dig into the Project Information Reports and comment away.