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ABOUT GREEN-E® CLIMATE

ABOUT GREEN-E® CLIMATE

WGL Energy Offers Carbon Offsets That Are Third-party Certified by Green-e® Climate

Green-e Climate logoGreen-e® Climate is an independent certification program for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions (carbon offsets) sold in the voluntary market. The Green-e® Climate logo identifies carbon offsets that meet the program's high environmental and consumer protection standards.

For more information on Green-e® Climate certification requirements, visit www.green-e.org/climate or email climate@green-e.org.

What Is a Carbon Offset?

A carbon offset represents a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions made in one place to compensate for emissions created in another place. Green-e® Energy Climate certified Carbon Offsets from WGL Energy for large government, commercial and industrial customers are independently verified and sourced from activities such as landfill gas capture and destruction projects. 

These carbon offsets represent the reduction of a specific quantity of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. By purchasing these offsets, you alone have the right to all associated claims about the environmental benefits they embody.

Carbon offsets are to be regarded as a real environmental commodity, not a donation or investment in a future emissions reduction project. The verified GHG emissions reductions you purchased are sourced from projects that have been validated and registered under high-quality project standards. Beginning in 2015, Carbon Offsets from WGL Energy for larger commercial customers are Green-e® Climate certified.

Click here to view the Carbon Offset Product Content Label for Carbon Offsets from WGL Energy.


What is Green-e® Climate?

Green-e® Climate is an independent certification program for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions (carbon offsets) sold in the voluntary market. The Green-e® Climate logo identifies carbon offsets that meet the program's high environmental and consumer protection standards. For more information on Green-e® Climate certification requirements, visit www.green-e.org/climate or email climate@green-e.org.

 

What Does Green-e® Climate certification guarantee?

When you see the Green-e® logo associated with GHG emissions reductions it means:

  • 100% of the GHG emissions reductions sold and delivered come from projects validated and registered with one of Green-e® Climate’s Endorsed Programs.
  • The purchaser of a Green-e® Climate Certified Offset is the sole “owner” of the GHG emissions reductions purchased from a specific project activity.
  • The seller offering the Certified Offset agrees to abide by the Green-e® Climate Code of Conduct governing its sales of Certified Offsets and disclosure to customers.


 

Project List and Product Content Label

Carbon Offsets from WGL Energy are sourced in the Chesapeake Bay region. Our supply of carbon offsets comes from an independently verified carbon-reduction project in the waste management sector in the state of Virginia. This project is taking special steps to capture and destroy methane to prevent its release into the atmosphere. Methane is 23 times worse than carbon dioxide as a heat-trapping greenhouse gas.

Click here to view our Project List.

Click here to view the Carbon Offset Product Content Label for Carbon Offsets from WGL Energy.

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