Guttman Renewables Breaks Down How Carbon Offsets Can Be Used to Meet Your Emissions Reduction Goals
The topic of carbon offsets seems to be everywhere right now—from businesses utilizing offsets to meet their net zero commitments, to the various co-benefits and sustainable development goals associated with offset projects. To many, they’ve become a symbol of climate action.
A lot of people are still not clear on what offsets actually are or how they work-beyond the fact that they address the challenge of greenhouse gas emissions, which benefits both a companies and the environment. Guttman Renewables is here to help set the record straight on why so many large-scale companies are utilizing carbon offsets to:
- meet their ESG goals
- align with stakeholder priorities
- get a head start on possible regulatory changes.
What Is a Carbon Offset?
A carbon offset is an emissions reduction or removal generated from a project specifically designed for this purpose.
The offsets generated by these emissions reduction or removal projects can be purchased by organizations seeking to counterbalance emissions generated elsewhere. Based on this core premise, offsets have become a valuable tool in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This is particularly important for industries where emissions reductions are more difficult or costly.
Who Are Offsets For?
Businesses purchase carbon offsets for a variety of reasons. For some, operating in an environmentally conscious manner is core to their values. The carbon offsets represent a way to fund conservation and green initiatives around the world that provide a range of climate-positive benefits. While offsetting is used to meet regulations in some areas, much of the current activity around offsets is voluntary and aligned with sustainability goals.
How Can Guttman Renewables Help?
Guttman Renewables will work with you to explore and understand your goals. We will calculate your emissions based on volume and fuel type, or other energy usage, and determine the number of offsets needed to meet your company’s emissions reduction goals. Afterwards, we source registered offsets based on your priorities, preference, and budget, retire the offsets on your behalf and provide certifications of those retirements for your records.
Carbon offsetting may seem complicated, but when you break it down, it’s actually one of the most straightforward and cost-effective ways to both be kind to our earth and to position your business for success in the future.
For more questions, contact Guttman Renewables at 724.489.5199