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What are greenhouse gas offsets?

A greenhouse gas (GHG) or “carbon” offset is a unit of carbon dioxide-equivalent (CO2e) that is reduced, avoided, or sequestered to compensate for emissions occurring elsewhere. These offset credits, measured in tons, are an alternative to direct


Policymakers seem to face a trade-off when designing national trade and investment policies related to clean energy sectors. They have pledged to address climate change and accelerate the large-scale deployment of renewable energy technologies, which would benefit


Will my facility need to comply with climate change policy?

Rather than regulating all GHG emissions, most approaches focus on the largest sources. This typically involves large “smokestack” emissions (e.g., from electric power plants), as well as


The National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) hosts the 10th National Conference on Science, Policy, and the Environment: The New Green Economy.


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