Carbon offset

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Carbon offset

A system intended to equalize carbon production around the globe by trading greenhouse gas emissions—typically produced through fossil-fuel consumption—for environmentally friendly actions, such as planting trees and using clean energy sources. For example, a factory or production facility may not be able to reduce its own carbon footprint any further through its own actions, so it may voluntarily purchase credits for another party to offset their actions. The goal of carbon offsets is to attain a carbon-neutral overall effect.
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Here's where the value and suitability of carbon offsets begins to get complicated.
The region hosts three major investments brokered by The Nature Conservancy, the nonprofit veteran in forestry carbon offset strategies.
a leading forest carbon offset developer, announced today the completion of the first-ever compliance-grade Avoided Conversion carbon offset project in the United States.
Purchasing carbon offsets in partnership with Qantas will provide us with another avenue to support the first peoples of Australia.
In the last twelve months, Delta and Delta customers have purchased 4,472 metric tons of carbon offsets, the airline said.
However, Eco Carbon Offsets has been specifically created so that businesses looking to reduce their carbon footprint, and therefore their costs, can easily find out what they need to know in one place, with just a few clicks of their mouse, including Carbon Footprint Measurement, Carbon Credits and Eco's established plantation sites.
This project, will generate more than 500,000 metric tons of carbon offsets, while still providing the full range of ecosystem services that are a hallmark of AMERICAN FORESTS' Global ReLeaf projects.
Carbon offsets enable individuals and businesses to reduce carbon dioxide emissions they are responsible for in their everyday lives by supporting third-party verified renewable energy, energy efficiency and reforestation projects where they are most cost effective.
The Internet is a great place to reduce carbon offsets as can be more efficient than any other measures allowing an individual to help to assist on the fight against global warming, while reducing the same or more carbon dioxide emissions.
People's opinions about carbon offsets will play a major role in determining how they think about confronting global warming.
Through the sale of our innovative natural gas product matched to locally sourced carbon offsets and our partnership with CBF, we are helping to reduce greenhouse gases and improve the air and water quality in our region.
This year, ClimeCo will retire carbon offsets that will help mitigate the emissions associated with the event which happens to be the most highly attended professional tournament, attracting an estimated 500,000 fans over seven days.