Carbonfund.org’s Renewable energy carbon credits

Carbonfund.org Foundation is a leading provider of carbon credits, including renewable energy carbon credits. Carbon credits, also known as carbon offsets or verified emission reductions, are essentially a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from a project that is independently audited against a third-party certification standard. Standards for renewable energy carbon credits include the Gold Standard and the Verified Carbon Standard.

Carbonfund.org’s renewable energy carbon credits come from a wide-variety of projects. These projects are located throughout the United States and around the world. This includes solar photovoltaic (PV), wind, hydroelectric, and landfill gas-to-energy projects and such projects are located in India and Turkey, along with the US states of Massachusetts, New York, and Texas. For example, Carbonfund.org supports the New Bedford Landfill Gas Project in Massachusetts and the Seneca Meadows Landfill Project in New York, which are projects that utilize landfill gas to generate electricity. Carbonfund.org also supports solar, hydroelectric, and wind projects such as the Capricorn Ridge Wind Project in Texas and the Soma III Wind Farm Project in Turkey.

In addition to renewable energy carbon credits, you can support renewable energy projects by installing solar panels on your roof, by paying a green premium on your electric bill to support renewable energy, or by purchasing renewable energy certificates. Renewable energy certificates are known by the acronym RECs. RECs are often certified by the Center for Resource Solutions’ Green-e certification program and these RECs represent the bundled environmental attributes of one megawatt hour from a US-based clean, renewable energy project. There are also I-RECs, which are international RECs.

To learn more about Carbonfund.org’s renewable energy carbon credits, please see our Renewable Energy Projects page. In addition to renewable energy carbon credits, Carbonfund.org also supports carbon credits from forestry projects and from energy efficiency projects. Please see our Forestry Projects page and our Energy Efficiency Projects page.