If you've no account register here first time
User Name :
User Email :
Password :

Login Now

Vermont Rep. to Offset Emissions

Vermont Rep. Peter Welch is going to pay to support two renewable energy projects in Vermont in order to offset the emissions from his offices and the fuel used for staff travel, the AP reports.

Welch estimates that the electricity used by his offices in Vermont and Washington and his travel and that of his staff produces 56 tons of carbon dioxide a year. The cost to offset that is $672.

Welch is paying for it with his own money. But he said he planned to introduce legislation that would allow members of Congress and federal agencies to bill the government for the offsets.

He is working with a Charlotte company, Native Energy, that specializes in helping companies offset their carbon production by investing in alternative energy projects across the country.

Last summer New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez became the first member of Congress to become carbon neutral when his campaign bought carbon offsets by investing in wind power and the planting of trees.

Financing Environmental Resiliency and a Low-Carbon Future with Green Bonds
Sponsored By: NSF International

10 Tactics of Successful Energy Managers
Sponsored By: EnergyCap, Inc.

Environmental Leader Product and Project Awards 2017
Sponsored By: Environmental Leader

6 Things to Consider When Deciding Whether to Build or Buy Software
Sponsored By: Progressly


One thought on “Vermont Rep. to Offset Emissions

Leave a Comment