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Our Proven Track Record

NAC is one of the first greenhouse gas emission trading firms created in Canada, and one of the few that is Canadian owned and operated. Founded in 1996, we have been trading GHG offsets in Canada, the United States, and Europe, with deals totaling over 7 million tonnes to date.

Our Track Record

The following are some of the groundbreaking greenhouse gas emission transactions engineered by NAC:

  1. Developed the first international GHG ERC trades involving hydroelectric generation in the Northeastern US, including the first sell-forward GHG offset trade from a hydroelectric facility under construction in North America.
  2. Brokered one of the first trans-Atlantic GHG offset trades, over 1 million tonnes of CO2 offsets from the first known GHG offset trade sourced from European geothermal facilities.
  3. Developed the first trade of GHG offsets from a waste-to-energy facility in North America, helping to fund the installation of SCR equipment on the plant.
  4. Developed the first known trade of GHG offsets from a biomass-fueled co-generation facility; in this case a 5-year sell-forward contract for all output.
  5. Developed the first GHG ERC trade in eastern North America that involved ERCs sourced from electric utility distribution system efficiency improvements.

NAC Executives

Negotiation and Contract Support


Robert M. Elms, P.Eng. - President

Robert M. Elms has been involved in the areas of climate change and emission trading since 1996. Under Mr. Elms' leadership, NAC participated in several of the major GHG demonstration trading programs that were undertaken in both the United States and Canada. NAC became an industry pioneer by developing a series of successful GHG trades involving diverse industrial sectors and technologies. Mr. Elms holds university degrees in mathematics and engineering. Mr. Elms serves as an executive for coolAction.com, an internet-based platform facilitating carbon neutrality for both individuals and businesses.


Ronald Otsuki, MBA - Executive Vice President

Ronald Otsuki has worked in the financial industry of both the public and private sectors for over 25 years, most recently at as VP of Portfolio Strategy at the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. Previously, he was Sr. VP of Global Investment Strategy for Manulife Financial and during his tenure there, was responsible for all investment activities in Europe and Asia. Before moving to the private sector, Ron was Executive Director at the Ontario Financing Authority responsible for the annual funding of their multi-billion financing requirements for the Province of Ontario. Ron has an MBA from York University, a B.Com. from the University of Windsor and a BA from the University of Western Ontario.


Allen G. Barnstaple, P.Eng.

Allen G. Barnstaple (1943-2011) was a veteran of the energy and environmental business with over 30 years of diversified experience. During his tenure in the electric utility business, Mr. Barnstaple was responsible for the development of over $3 billion worth of energy contracts. His extensive business experience brought a high depth of insight and knowledge to NAC's various business ventures. His commitment to excellence will be continued on by NAC's current executives.