How 100% carbon offset natural gas plans work:
National Gas & Electric will offset 100% of the estimated amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions caused by your annual natural gas usage through the use of any approved carbon offset technology including one or more of the following: 1. Purchase and retirement of Renewable Energy Certificates (“RECs”) from clean sources such as solar, wind, hydro, and/or biomass. 2. Purchase and retirement of Carbon Credits through reputable standards such as The Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), The Gold Standard, The Climate Action Reserve, and/or American Carbon Registry. This ensures that an estimated equivalent of 100% of the carbon emissions caused by your natural gas usage is offset.The carbon emissions estimations are based on current data & assumptions from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (http://www.epa.gov/energy/ghg-equivalencies-calculator-calculations-and-references). Purchase of carbon offset products does not actually reduce the CO2 emissions associated with customer’s energy consumption, but helps offset the release of the applicable number of metric tons of CO2 emissions elsewhere.