Although It might seem there's nothing you can do about global warming locally. You think the problem is just too big.
As you know, we all contribute to the process of global warming. All of us have a "carbon footprint" the carbon dioxide emissions that we help create when we drive, fly or use electricity.
The first step you can take to fight global warming is to reduce your carbon footprint through conservation. Drive less. Turn down the thermostat. and Buy locally produced goods.
Our vision of the future is to drive down CO2 levels globally, and help in reducing the price of clean technology (wind, solar and hydro energy) lower than dirty technology (petroleum, natural gas and coal). When this does occur, utility companies will begin to build turbine, solar fields, and hydro plants along rivers and ocean inlets, because it would be a cost effective way to provide us with our energy needs. Besides reducing carbon dioxide, carbon offsets drive down the cost of clean energy, speeding the future for all of us toward the use of clean energy.
The utility companies and power producing industry is extremely sensitive to price. In the recent decades the primary energy sector investment has went from (dirty energy) coal to gas and back again. Many large industrial companies have equipped their plants to switch from one fuel to another from day to day based on which fuel is the lowest costs. When clean energy cost less than coal or gas, we expect a rapid transformation in the primary energy sector investment to (clean energy), primarily based on economics, as we all know it's all about the bottom line for every company.
It is possible?
Currently, depending on where it's located, wind energy cost 10% more than coal, and at times the difference is even less. Wind energy makes up ½ of 1% of our current national energy supply. If only 1 or 2% of Americans would chose wind power, And we were to double or quadruple the amount of wind energy produced in the United States, that cost difference would most like disappear!
It all starts with you
Your carbon offsets are about more than your carbon footprint. When you choose to
offset your carbon footprintyou will be helping us
to research and promote the most promising technologies for producing energy and help implement
the best business plans to help in transforming our national energy market, so one day in the very
near future, hopefully none of our children or grandchildren have to pay a premium for responsible energy.