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Carbon Offsets

The Carbon Offset Future

Adele Israel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Adele Israel

Colorado is host to a long list of large offset projects such as biomass generated electricity, geological sequestration, and methane-to-energy projects.

Kerry, Lieberman Promote Offshore Oil, Coal, Nukes, Offsets in New "Climate" Bill

Daphne Wysham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Daphne Wysham

In introducing the "American Power Act" on May 12, 2010, Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) seemed oblivious to the various public relations disasters the industries favored in their bill had suffered in recent weeks.

Polluters Are Buying Their Way Out Of Carbon Cuts In The EU

AP | GRETCHEN MAHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BRUSSELS — Major European polluters are buying their way out of making big cuts to greenhouse gas emissions by purchasing carbon offsets that pa...

From Mexico to Palestine: Carbon Offsets

Tracy L. Barnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tracy L. Barnett

I'm interested in minimizing my impact while promoting social change. When I learned that the Marda Permaculture Farm had a system using donations to plant trees in Palestine, I decided to go that route.

Displacement Of Local Peoples As Coporations Buy Carbon Offsets

Mother Jones | James Ridgeway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

THERE IS ANOTHER vexing question inherent in preserving forests: What happens to the people who use the land? Efforts to protect biodiversity in the d...

A Lot of Bogus: The Story of Offsets

Patrick McCully | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patrick McCully

if anyone does want a more comprehensive analysis of offsets (without having to read a small forest's worth of reports) I strongly recommend "Carbonomics," a recent episode of Dan Rather Reports.

Offsetting The Carbon Footprint Of Work Trips

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Lately I have been traveling a lot for work. This has made me seriously consider buying offsets for these trips. I know that it is better to not trave...

Finally, Good News on Climate! US Carbon Emissions Drop

Patrick McCully | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patrick McCully

The drop in emissions means that we are already more than halfway to the goal of the cap-and-trade bill passed by the House of Representatives of a 17% cut from 2005 to 2020.

Eco Etiquette: 6 Tips For (More) Eco-Friendly Flying

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

I generally try to be eco-conscious, but it always seems like all bets are off when I have to fly somewhere. Obviously, air travel itself is bad for t...

Air Travel Made Greener: 4 Tips

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

Though air travel is unavoidable at times, there are a few things responsible travelers can do to make flights greener.

San Francisco Gets In-Airport Carbon Offset Kiosks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Personally, while carbon offsets may not be an ideal solution in the long-term, nor a substitute for developing ways to avoid the carbon emissions bei...

Carbon Offsets Are A CROC

Daniel Kessler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Daniel Kessler

Carbon offsets often do not deliver promised results. The use of these sorts of offsets would not only give big polluters a giant loophole, it could actually increase global warming pollution.

New Climate Bill Could Create "Super Lobby" Against U.S. Emissions Reductions

Teryn Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Teryn Norris

A closer examination reveals that the American Clean Energy abd Security Act could create a "super-lobby" of interest groups that will significantly diminish the possibility of achieving future reforms.

CBO: Waxman-Markey to Reduce Cumulative Emissions Just 2% Between 2012-2020

Jesse Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jesse Jenkins

The CBO has published the first predictions from a government agency about the actual impact on U.S. emissions likely to result from the version of the Waxman-Markey legislation.

The Catch-22 of Waxman-Markey: Is Offsetting Inevitable?

Teryn Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Teryn Norris

And finally, what happened to the "hard cap" and "emissions reduction certainty" that cap and trade advocates have long promised?

Climate Bill's Emissions "Cap" May Let U.S. Emissions Rise for Next Twenty Years

Jesse Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jesse Jenkins

[Updated 6/18/09 to more clearly explain and depict the potential banking of offsets.] At the heart of the nearly thousand page long climate change a...

Transforming the African Brand Through Sustainability

Richard Seireeni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Richard Seireeni

An African brand driven by sustainability can establish new rules for participation in African growth, one that extends its rewards to those at the bottom of the economic pyramid.


Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael DeJong

In an industry-wide turn-around, many high-end labels are trying to change their luxury goods businesses by "double air kissing" new environmental and labor standards.

Will Carbon Offsets Survive the Downturn?

Maura Judkis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Maura Judkis

Recently, I caught up with Patti Prairie, the CEO of offset provider Brighter Planet, to talk about how consumers will be green in tough times.

Carbon Offsets Coming To San Francisco Airport

New York Times | Kate Galbraith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

This spring, travelers entering San Francisco International Airport will see a new type of kiosk at check-in -- one offering carbon offsets for those ...

Carbon Neutrality: What It Means And What It Doesn't Mean

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Wall Street Journal reported today on corporate goals of "carbon neutrality" and just what those goals entail. The story presents a highly skeptic...

Goldman Sachs Invests In Company That Delivers Clean Power to Developing Countries

Green Inc. | Kate Galbraith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Goldman Sachs has recently invested in another carbon-offset company, in the latest sign of investment banks' interest in the area. On Monday E&Co, a...

Nobody's Talking Cap-And-Trade Now, But Goldman Sachs Bets On It

Wall Street Journal | Jeffrey Ball | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

It looks like the financial wizards at Goldman Sachs are betting that the U.S. government is going to impose a cap-and-trade system for global-warming...

HuffPost Green Experts' Panel Ask Dell About Sustainability

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Corporate America is one of the most important fronts in the struggle to turn the country green. If businesses buy into sustainable efforts, the reaso...

Online Video Contest Aims To Inspire Lawmakers On Warming

Dot Earth | Andrew C. Revkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Winners have been chosen in an online video contest aimed at inspiring the next president, Congress and the public to take meaningful action on human-...