Agreements and Memberships Portfolio Approach

Portfolio Approach

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The Carbon Principles encourage a mix of power generation technologies—a portfolio approach—that includes energy efficiency, renewable power and conventional generation sources. The Principles recognize the concern over carbon emissions as well as the need to provide reliable power at a reasonable cost to consumers.

When Credit Suisse adopted the Carbon Principles, we committed to encourage regulatory and legislative changes consistent with the Principles. Credit Suisse is active in policy discussions and helps to educate stakeholders on how public policy affects power sector finance. We are members of the U.S. Partnership for Renewable Energy Finance (US PREF), an educational program that provides market-based analysis of renewable energy finance policies and proposed policy concepts. US PREF is a program of the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE), a non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. and dedicated to promoting renewable energy through research and education. Credit Suisse is also a member of ACORE.