With the escalating effects of climate change, there is a growing need for every individual and entity, both corporate and government, to reduce their carbon footprint. With rise in global temperatures as well as the increase in the number of natural disasters, action must be taken to preserve our environment.
However, despite the efforts people make to reduce their carbon footprint, most New Jersey electric companies and individuals will be unable to completely eliminate their carbon footprint. Fortunately, there is a way to help counteract the remaining greenhouse gas emissions: Carbon Offsets.
Benefits of Carbon Offsets for New Jersey Electric Companies
Simply put, a carbon offset symbolizes a set amount of reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Typically, carbon offsets are measured in tonnes. For example, one tonne of carbon offsets equals one tonne of reductions in carbon dioxide emissions or the emission of a greenhouse gas equivalent.
New Jersey electric companies and individuals can purchase carbon offsets in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions through electricity use or travel. By purchasing carbon offsets, New Jersey electric companies can claim the environmental gains represented. Carbon Offsets are considered environmental commodities, rather than as donations or investments.
New Jersey Electric Company Carbon Offsets Help Reduce Emissions
Carbon offsets help fund emission reduction projects that can reduce the emission of greenhouse gases, both in the long- and short-term.
Emission reduction projects can eliminate greenhouse gas emissions in several ways:
- Destroy greenhouse gases by capturing them before they are released into the atmosphere. Methane capture projects are great example of this. In the short term, methane gas has been shown to be 84 times more potent than carbon dioxide.
- Utilize a renewable energy resource to produce energy, such as wind power. Wind turbines can help reduce the need for fossil fuel energy.
- Sequester greenhouse gases before they are released. Forest Maintenance projects encourage a natural way to eliminate greenhouse gases by upkeeping forests since trees can absorb carbon dioxide.
Contact Spring Power & Gas
Spring Power & Gas offers RECs (Renewable Energy Certificates) and carbon offsets to help reduce the carbon footprint of our customers. Visit our website today to find out more about how carbon offsets can help you make a difference for the environment.