John Venezia is a Principal at ICF, a global professional services firm that delivers consulting services and technology solutions in energy, climate change, and other areas. John manages the development of the Clean Energy Emission Reduction (CLEER) Tool, which enables users to estimate, track, and report GHG reductions from clean energy. He has 18 years of experience in greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory development, designing GHG estimation and reporting guidelines, and analyzing the costs and reduction potential of GHG mitigation strategies. He is an internationally recognized expert in energy GHG emissions and in national GHG emission inventories, and serves on the UNFCCC's Roster of Experts.
CLEER Tool Webinar Recording Available Now
A new webinar is now available providing an overview and update on the CLEER Tool, a web-based platform for calculating and tracking GHG emission reductions, as well as energy generated or saved, from a wide range of clean energy actions. The USAID Resources to Advance LEDS Implementation (RALI) team has made available a recording of a webinar held on September 12, 2017, to introduce new users to the tool, and to provide an update for current users on new capabilities and functions that have been built into CLEER over the past year.
USAID Missions and Implementing Partners that measure and report GHG emission reductions from their Clean Energy programs will find this webinar particularly helpful. Viewers will learn how the CLEER Tool can assist in reporting on the following two indicators: EG.12-6 GHG emissions, estimated in metric tons of CO2 equivalent, reduced, sequestered, or avoided through clean energy activities supported by USG assistance; and EG.12-7 projected GHG emissions reduced or avoided through 2030 from adopted laws, policies, regulations, or technologies related to clean energy as supported by USG assistance.
Learn about the basics of the CLEER Tool, as well as new features such as:
- Calculating energy generated from renewable energy actions;
- Calculating energy and cost savings from energy efficiency actions; and
- Customizing how projections of GHG impacts to 2030 are calculated.