TITLE

Carbon Offsetting: An Overview

AUTHOR(S)
Lee, M.; Griswold, Marcus
PUB. DATE
March 2016
SOURCE
Points of View: Carbon Offsetting;3/1/2016, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Carbon offsetting is a somewhat controversial attempt to mitigate the effects of global warming by allowing individuals and companies to offset, or compensate for, the emissions of carbon dioxide or other greenhouse gases that their activities cause. A typical carbon-offset transaction involves calculating how much carbon dioxide is produced as a result of a particular activity or operation, then paying someone else to reduce the equivalent amount of carbon dioxide in their own activities or operations. Alternatively, a carbon-offset payment may fund a project that produces a clean source of sustainable energy, thus indirectly reducing carbon-dioxide emissions by providing an alternative to oil or natural gas.
ACCESSION #
28675190

 

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