TITLE

NAVIGATING THROUGH CARBON CONFUSION

AUTHOR(S)
Wexler, Mark
PUB. DATE
December 2007
SOURCE
National Wildlife (World Edition);Dec2007/Jan2008, Vol. 46 Issue 1, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses carbon offsets, an emission trading scheme that allows consumers to invest in clean energy to offset the impact of a trip they have taken or a product they have bought. The article discusses the difficulties of buying carbon offsets in the U.S., where carbon-emission trading is not regulated. Several dozen companies in the U.S. sell offsets with prices ranging from $5 to $25 per ton of carbon. The article discusses other options a consumer has to reduce carbon emissions including using compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL), installing a programmable thermostat, and insulating a home water heater.
ACCESSION #
27678356

 

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