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carbon offset

n
(Environmental Science)
a. a compensatory measure made by an individual or company for carbon emissions, usually through sponsoring activities or projects which increase carbon dioxide absorption, such as tree planting
b. (as modifier): a carbon-offset scheme.
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From now on, meetings bookers can offset the carbon (CO2) emissions caused by their meetings at the Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel, Residence & Spa, which makes the hotel the first in Bahrain to promote offsetting of carbon dioxide emissions.The CO2 Offset programme 'Club Carlson for planners' will offset the carbon footprint of its bookers' meetings.
JLR's CO2 offset programme has compensated five million tonnes of CO2 over the last five years by funding 50 sustainable development projects which have positively impacted the lives of more than 1.2 million people.
The numbers the industry and wind proponents tout as the amount of CO2 offset by these turbines is highly inaccurate Aside from the fluctuating production at existing power plants, which makes them bigger carbon producers because of the wind farms.
Pratt & WhitneyOs EcoPower jet engine washing system, winner of the Eco-Technology Award, is certified under the Verified Carbon Standard, the worldOs most renowned voluntary CO2 offset agency.
They estimate that a city or town where the roofs and the pavements and roads have light-coloured surfaces can increase their albedo by about 10 per cent, which globally would provide a CO2 offset of between 130 billion and 150 billion tonnes - the same as taking every car in the world off the road for 50 years.
This is equivalent to driving an automobile over 1,970,950 miles, or the annual CO2 offset of over 61,800 trees.
A certificate, verified by SGS, will be issued to the customer annually that will mention the total amount of CO2 offset per customer.
This is equivalent to driving an automobile over 5,053,740 miles or the annual CO2 offset of over 158,687 trees.
Land Rover is also keen to plug its "greencredentials" - in2006 it launched a CO2 offset programme with Climate Carewhich isnowthebiggestschemeof its kind in theworld.
The two airlines have expanded their CO2 offset programme, which has been accepting cash donations for the past two years, to allow Miles & More members to donate their miles through the Swiss 'myclimate' foundation to compensate for the CO2 emissions resulting from their flights.
Owners of the high-performance BMW 650 and Mercedes Benz GL 4x4 were highlighted as the group who did least with just 16 and 11 tonnes of CO2 offset respectively.
Flashview provides statistics, graphs and illustrations regarding the system's energy production and CO2 offset.