Now is it just me or would it be better if we didn't pollute in the first place? I figure if those offsets bring some sheckles into the state, they can't be all bad.

Carbon Offsets / REC's Blog Posts

Carbon Offsets and Renewable Energy Credits

To explain this community topic in a nutshell: There's a new marketplace out there, where people can buy and sell the right to pollute the atmosphere (trade).  The government can limit these rights to so many tons of carbon per year (cap).  This type of system is called "Cap and Trade".  Polluters (even car drivers) can buy renewable energy credits, which pay people to generate clean energy, to offset their carbon production. Please join the conversation...

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09/07/2014 - 3:37pm

Portland Maine image courtesy of WikipediaAs luck would have it, anyone within an easy drive or bike ride from Portland can be treated to a smorgasbord of mostly free, educational events about clean energy

02/27/2014 - 1:34pm

The Environmental and Energy Technology Council and the Maine Pulp and Paper Association panel called Reinventing Maines Pulp Paper and Forest Products IndustriesMaine's pulp and paper mills are an integral part of our energy economy.

02/11/2014 - 5:39pm

Climate Solutions Working Together for Maines Future logoWhile many of us may feel helpless to do anything about climate change, a small coalition of inspired organizations has banded together to create a conference t

01/30/2014 - 11:28pm

Fred Horch of Brunswick Maine talks about living without using fossil fuels in Brunswick Maine photo by Kay MannOn Sunday, January 26, 2014, Fred Horch of Brunswick gave a talk entitled, "Clean Energy Independence: How the Horch Fa

11/17/2013 - 3:37pm

past winners of the MIT Clean Energy Prize courtesy of Massachusetts Institute of Technology On November 14, 2013, the US Department of Energy announced the opening of the

09/14/2013 - 3:18pm

 the Environmental and Energy Technology Council of Maine logoOn September 3, 2013, the Environmental and Energy Technology Council of Maine (E2Tech) released a report entitled, "The Clean Technology Sector in Maine 2013".

08/12/2013 - 7:57pm

The solar home of David Tilton in Richmond MaineOn July 26, 2013 the Tilton home was open to the public to look into a more environmentally friendly way of life.

05/13/2013 - 10:31am

the Sustainable Energy Alternatives center at Southern Maine Community CollegeOn May 4, 2013 the Common Ground Learning Solutions and Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) at the South Portland Campus held the Renewable En

09/13/2012 - 5:18pm

Jeff Thaler of E2Tech moderates a senatorial candidates' debate between Angus King, Charlie Summers and Cynthia Dill in Portland, MaineOn September 13, 2012, the Environmental and Energy Technology Council of Maine (E2Tech) hosted a debate

05/30/2012 - 5:12pm

On June 5, 2012, E2Tech and  Clean Air/Cool Planet present "21st Century Maine: Warmer, Wetter, Wilder", a roundtable discussion featuring the Ambassador of Norway to the United States.