Carbon Offsets

Understanding Carbon Offsets

A carbon offset represents 1 metric ton (about 2,200 pounds) of greenhouse gas emissions reduced or prevented as a result of carbon-reduction efforts. Carbon Offsets are generated through a variety of projects, including landfill gas capture, reforestation, and renewable energy projects.

Buying Carbon Offsets helps you reduce your net impact on the environment by funding projects that reduce or avoid emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other harmful gases into the atmosphere.

NRG Offsets are sourced following high quality standards, including industry-leading third-party standards, such as Verified Carbon Standard, Climate Action Reserve and Clean Development Mechanism. By doing so, we ensure that offsets are real, permanent, verifiable and beyond “business as usual.”