Aldyen Donnelly is a co-founder and Director of Carbon Economics at Nori, a new carbon removal marketplace. At Nori, she is leading the development of methodologies to establish Carbon Removal Certificates as well as recruiting early CRC buyers and suppliers into the marketplace.
She has been a small business developer and consultant for over 40 years. In the mid-1990s, Aldyen started to work on market-driven strategies to reduce atmospheric carbon concentrations. Having gathered together a Canadian “emission reduction credit” or “ERC” buyers group, Aldyen developed and executed major forward ERC purchase agreements–some “world firsts”–to finance: carbon sequestration in agricultural soils; a stationary fuel cell application; landfill gas recovery and utilization projects; carbon capture and storage projects involving both coal-fired power and natural gas processing plants; modal shift (truck-to-rail) in commercial freight transport; and more. Aldyen also co-authored thr Canadian province of Nova Scotia’s 2009 GHG Emissions Regulations, the first regulations to establish significant absolute, declining power sector GHG caps in North America. As direct result, Nova Scotia province-wide GHGs were 30% below 2005 levels by the end of the 2016.