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Carbon - To REC or to Retire
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Now that Australia has delayed the solution to help reduce global carbon emissions, an Emissions Trading Scheme, the need for individuals and businesses to take action has increased. One way to show your environmental concern is to offset carbon. But if you want to make an impact and help reduce global carbon emissions, what is most effective: using RECs or retiring CECs?

Well the answer depends on the design of the compliance market for the CECs (Carbon Emission Credits), the quality of the RECs (Renewable Energy Credits) and the price. With CECs currently much cheaper than RECs the question for a lot of readers is already answered. But let’s compare CECs and RECs and their value as carbon offset tools.

Read the full article published at Green Times.

Image credit: Francesco Cavallari via Flickr Creative Commons.

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The message from science is clear - we urgently need to act now to reduce global carbon emissions and help stop damaging climate change.

The evidence linking human carbon emissions to global warming is clear. We need to make deep cuts in carbon emissions in order to avoid the irreversible consequences of damaging climate change.

Those consequences become severe once temperatures have risen above 2 degrees Celsius. We must and can avoid this much warming.


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