Category: Carbon Capture, Utilisation & Storage

What feels off about carbon offsets?

Carbon offsets can take many forms. There are nature-based solutions, such as planting new trees, saving trees that would otherwise be cut down, and restoring soils, peatlands, and mangroves. There are energy-based solutions, either replacing fossil fuel generation with renewables or enhancing energy efficiency measures so less fuel is required. And there are pollution-prevention schemes, such as collection and combustion of methane (e.g. in anaerobic digesters), and destruction of industrial pollutants (e.g. HFCs and PFCs) at source.

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