100% reclaimed carbon footprint™
The Clearloop process is simple: measure, reclaim, and track. We help corporations reclaim (or offset) the carbon footprint of their products, services, or operations with new renewable energy facilities.
These facilities avoid carbon emissions from fossil fuel electricity generation in the American electricity grid. While the process is simple, it’s science-based and builds on the best sustainable practices and international standards.
When a product earns the Clearloop 100% reclaimed carbon warranty, the product’s total carbon footprint has been “reclaimed”, or accounted for, by funding new renewable energy facilities in the United States. Over time, this will displace the equivalent amount of carbon from traditional electricity production. Unlike new renewable energy facilities that have been developed in the last decade, Clearloop does not sell renewable energy to corporations. It flows straight into the electric grid and is available to individuals and businesses directly. In accordance with the FTC’s Green Guides, companies can make the claim as soon as the contract is signed stating that the facilities will be built within the mandatory 2-year window.
Clearloop offers companies a low-risk tool with a measurable impact: a new solar project in the United States.
This project applies to the entire carbon footprint of a product, a service, or other corporate activity (like business travel!), not just the energy consumed by the company.
Clearloop calculates the carbon emissions and avoided carbon emissions from the US electric grid using internationally established calculations. We also apply the latest marginal grid emissions factors from environmental tech non-profit, WattTime.org.
The electricity sector in the U.S. is responsible for about a quarter of our country’s carbon footprint. Even though that number may seem insurmountable, we have the technology to refurbish our grid.
Renewable energy facilities will replace older polluting facilities with zero-emissions electricity. By accelerating the construction of new green energy facilities, we are going after the lowest hanging fruit and having a measurable impact.
Clearloop is here to make the process simple for companies. We are focused on one thing: clearing the carbon from our U.S. electric grid.
Our projects target the dirtiest grid areas in the U.S. to ensure maximum carbon emissions reductions.
These solar array projects are third-party verified to provide high levels of impact and operations assurance. By accelerating the construction of new clean energy facilities in the United States, we are making a tangible impact in the communities currently left behind.
Absolutely! Every Clearloop project meets a rigorous additionality test. If it were not for the financial investment of our customers, Clearloop projects could not be built. Here is more about more about our methodology.
Every partner that reclaims their carbon footprint is helping to construct a new solar project to clean up the grid. We focus on the areas of the country with the dirtiest grids (high fossil-fuel electricity generation). Learn more about our research.
100%. Even when we are very deliberate and thoughtful about our daily activities, we still produce a carbon footprint. This is true for individuals and businesses.
The good news is that by purchasing products and services that partner with Clearloop, you are taking real action to benefit your life, your community, our country, and our planet. These products and services have accounted for the carbon footprint by enabling the development of zero-carbon energy infrastructure in the United States.
The more direct actions individuals and businesses take such as fuel efficiency, reducing waste, using less and recycling more, the better.
Clearloop is here to help corporations turn their remaining corporate carbon emissions into clean energy that we can all enjoy here in the United States.
Clearloop is a true evolution from the legacy climate solutions. We’ve taken the learnings to ensure that clean energy capacity is matched to the carbon emissions it is cleaning up from the electricity grid. But, don’t just take it from us. Here is long-time energy and carbon market expert Lars Kvale discussing how the Clearloop program is not only solid technically, but it also improves on the carbon solutionsthat have existed for years, giving corporate climate solution buyers greater assurance and transparency around the direct positive impact they are having by decarbonizing the electricity grid.
Awesome. If you’re representing your company, let’s set up a time to chat here. If you’re an individual looking to offset your carbon footprint, join us here.
Clearloop has partnered with leading nonprofit WattTime to create a system of identifying the places in America with the most carbon intense grid, and where solar investments will generate more carbon reduction per dollar. Check out our research on this map.
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COO + Founder
Bob Corney cut his teeth on local political campaigns in the late 1980s, embarking on a three decade career spanning politics, public service and public affairs with stints in the White House, Tennessee State Capitol and corporate C-suites. In addition to leading partnerships across Clearloop, he leads efforts to expand the ambition of corporate climate action through academic, institutional and advocacy efforts. At the core of this work is a common sense focus on decarbonizing the US electric grid, expanding access to clean energy for all and ensuring robust and tangible economic and social benefits in the communities currently getting left behind in the clean energy transition.
Corney has lived in Nashville on and off since childhood and makes it home once again with his wife and children.
Policy Research Director
As Clearloop’s Director of Policy Research, Bahaa is responsible for supporting solar project development by researching regulatory, interconnection, and permitting processes. He works closely with the rest of Clearloop’s and Silicon Ranch’s leadership team to build the investment case for its solar project pipeline and collaborating with the community relations teams to build support for solar generation.
As our Partnerships Lead, Emily is focused on identifying, building, and maintaining relationships with Clearloop’s corporate partners and helping them reach a wide range of ESG and sustainability goals. She is also tasked with creating and managing a sales engine that is capable of scaling with Clearloop. Emily’s work directly supports the needs of Clearloop’s growing partnership base and the company’s vision for rapid and equitable decarbonization of the U.S. electricity grid.
Chief Development officer Silicon Ranch + Clearloop Chairman
As Silicon Ranch’s Chief Development Officer and Chairman of Clearloop, Boris is charged with leading the future growth of Silicon Ranch by expanding its project inventory into new markets and use cases across the U.S., and by advancing new product offerings around the company’s carbon solutions business Clearloop and its agrivoltaics solution Regenerative Energy. His role helps bridge together the unique offerings of Silicon Ranch, Clearloop and Regenerative Energy to meet growing customer climate ambitions and deliver tangible environmental, social, and economic impact for our customers and the communities in which we work.
A big believer that there are lots of ways of getting things done. Phil Bredesen is a former Nashville Mayor, Tennessee Governor, CEO, and a successful serial entrepreneur. As mayor of Nashville, Bredesen founded the Land Trust for Tennessee, which has protected more than 126,000 acres to date. As Governor, Phil Bredesen helped establish Tennessee’s largest conservation effort since the dedication of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, saving 127,000 acres in the Cumberland Plateau. As a businessman, Bredesen founded Silicon Ranch, one of the largest solar Independent Power Producers in the country. Today, Governor Bredesen is using his experience in the public and private sector to help build Clearloop as a helpful tool for companies of all sizes to make their climate investments have tangible social and economic benefits in communities across Middle America.
Head of Marketing
As Head of Marketing, Meram El Ramahi leads our marketing, communications and branding strategies, working closely with cross-functional teams within Clearloop and Silicon Ranch Corporation to drive growth, amplify our brand, and support our corporate carbon partners. With 20 years of experience leading marketing strategy and executing multi-faceted marketing campaigns in the energy sector, Meram’s expertise and work supports the company’s vision for rapid and equitable decarbonization of the U.S. electricity grid and helping maximize the environmental, social, and economic impact of solar development for communities across our country.
CEO + Founder
Laura Zapata has made a career in crisis communications and reputation management having worked in Congress, political campaigns, and Uber. She’s now helping companies reach their net-zero and ESG goals with tangible climate action and ensure that the environmental, health, and economic benefits of new solar projects reach American communities getting left behind.
Zapata is a strong believer that solar can do more if we’re intentional about the communities where we invest and is eager to tap into the economic power of more companies as they seek to tackle their carbon footprint and strive for an equitable clean energy transition. Zapata immigrated from Colombia, was raised in Memphis, Tennessee, and is a graduate of Dartmouth College.
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