Pros: Gives money to building greener power
As an average consumer wanting to help small business move more green, carbon credits are a great thing. I don't see them as an offset to what emissions I produce. I see them as a way for me to donate to a great cause. Kind of like adopting an animal. I mean, it's not like I can just walk up to a farm and say, here's some money to help you build an methane capture plant and run your farm's electricity off cow poop fumes. Carbon offset companies, offer me this vehicle of philanthropy. Thank you "Offset" companies!