It was only a few years ago that carbon offsetting was a front page trend. Companies clamored for the best green-conscious image by buying up carbon offset credits; even the Oscars tried to go carbon-neutral. It was not long before word got around that those carbon offset credits might not be worth what they claimed. Only a precious few offset credit companies emerged without mud on their faces. Nowadays, the talk about carbon offsetting has died down and the renewable energy credit is on the rise. Renewable energy credits, or RECs, supposedly support renewable energy production in a similar way to how carbon offsetting credits are meant to reduce the amount of carbon in the atmosphere. RECs sound promising, but is the environment really going to benefit from them?
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5/24/12 at 3:52pm