I gave the following presentation at the 2012 AgStar Conference. The Climate Action Reserve organized a workshop, and I was asked to provide a case study and discuss carbon finance and how it can interact with the USDA’s Rural Energy for America Program. My presentation is on-line here.

The slide below shows Kevin and Daryl Maas, the owners of Farm Power, receiving a $500,000 grant and 80% loan guarantee from USDA REAP. These loan guarantees are key to enabling debt financing, and could, in the future, guarantee upfront carbon purchases.