TITLE

Carbon offset schemes compared

PUB. DATE
November 2008
SOURCE
Choice;Nov2008, p30
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article compares carbon offset programs in Australia that are likely to result in real greenhouse has emission reductions. Carbon offsetting involves consumers paying to reduce or remove greenhouse gas emissions from the atmosphere. The five most common offset types are renewable energy, trees/forestry projects, energy efficiency projects, methane flaring and waste diversion.
ACCESSION #
35207848

 

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