What is Renewable Energy?

When we talk about renewable energy, we are referring to naturally-replenishing resources such as wind and sunlight, which can be used as energy sources. Because the resources are not finite, we do not have to worry about running out of the power source unlike other energy sources like fossil fuels [...]

2020-06-29T11:32:31-04:00September 6th, 2018|

What are Carbon Offsets?

Measured in tons of carbon dioxide-equivalent emissions reductions (CO2e), carbon offset accounts for how much we have reduced the potential level of greenhouse gases, either by avoiding circumstances that emit those gases, sequestering them, or eliminating them entirely. For instance, credit values are given to projects that protect forests or [...]

2020-06-29T11:36:58-04:00September 6th, 2018|

What are RECs?

The term REC stands for “Renewable Energy Certificates," which are the cornerstone for tracking the use and generation of renewable energy. Each REC represents 1 Megawatt-hour worth of renewable energy as well as the gains for the environment. These certificates are used to quantify and measure consumption/delivery-based state Renewable Portfolio [...]

2020-06-29T11:33:26-04:00September 6th, 2018|

Aren’t Carbon Offsets and RECs the Same Thing?

Not exactly. Carbon offsets can be applied to all potential sources of greenhouse gas emissions besides simply energy use; for instance, the methane from cows is a significant contributor to greenhouse gases. Furthermore, the offsets are essentially compensating for emissions that have already been made. The REC, in contrast, focuses [...]

2020-06-29T11:40:24-04:00September 6th, 2018|

What is the CIKEL Project?

The CIKEL Project is the pioneering power behind Zero Energy. By preventing deforestation, the CIKEL Project avoids and reduces CO2 emissions by 9.4 million tons over the next 10 years. In fact, the CIKEL Project was the very first Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) project in the [...]

2020-06-29T11:30:18-04:00September 6th, 2018|
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