Our Carbon Offsets

Net Zero only uses offsets that have been accredited by a leading standards organization.  Any offsets that are funded are fully retired (not resold) in order to ensure that they reduce carbon emissions by the promised amount.

Dempsey Ridge Wind Project

$4.015/ton

The Dempsey Ridge wind project is located in Beckham and Roger Mills counties, in western Oklahoma, approximately 10 miles southwest of Cheyenne. The wind energy farm sits on over 7,500 acres of agricultural and grazing land. The project has a capacity of 132 MW, consisting of 66 wind turbines.

This project is also known as the “Big Smile” wind farm, named after an employee of the project developer who lost a battle with cancer.

Environmental and Social Benefits

The Dempsey Ridge Wind Farm provides a number of environmental and social benefits to its community and the larger region. First, the project provides enough clean energy to power 46,000 homes. Further, each year, this renewable wind energy source saves the planet from nearly 225, 000 metric tons of carbon dioxide.

The Wind Farm also created over 150 temporary jobs during construction and the on-going operation of the wind farm has created 13 new full-time, skilled local jobs. The project will generate more than $20 million in tax revenue for Roger Mills County and will provide supplemental income to participating agricultural landowners through its 99 lease agreements.

This offset has been accredited by Verra.

Solar Grouped Project by ACME

$1.705/ton

The Solar Grouped Project by ACME has 11 project for a combined installed capacity of 381.5 MW.  These solar projects are located on various sites throughout India within the following states: Punjab, Andhra Pradesh, Chattishgarh, Telangana, Odisha, and Uttrakhand.

The grouped project was built to generate power using solar energy and to sell the renewable power to the various state grids. Electricity delivered by the projects would have otherwise been generated by the operation of grid-connected coal power plants and by the addition of new fossil fuel generation sources into the Indian grid. The revenue from the sale of carbon offsets was necessary to build as well as operate and maintain the project.

The Solar Grouped Project by ACME provides 747,117 MWh of clean, renewable energy annually, which is enough to power 162,558 homes for an average family of four. The project created local employment opportunities during the construction and operation phases. Renewable energy development has led to infrastructure development in the region, such as the expansion of roads and access to improved power generation for local businesses, and improved communication with nearby cities.

This offset has been accredited by Verra.

Clinton #2 Landfill Gas Collection & Combustion Project

$4.015/ton

Started in 2007, the Clinton Landfill #2 Gas Collection and Combustion Project is located at the Clinton Landfill #2 near Bloomington, IL.  The Project destroys captured landfill methane in two 1.6MW Caterpillar generator sets and a back-up flare.  The Project currently employs an active gas collection system consisting of 50 wells, an extraction blower system, and a gas conditioning skid.  The landfill opened in 1989 and has approximately 4.7 million cubic yards of waste capacity.  

Environmental Co-Benefits: 

  • Reduces non-carbon local air pollutants such as non-methane VOCs 
  • Displaces the combustion of natural gas at the biofuel plant 
  • Supports the production of biofuel 
  • Serves as an important illustration of successful use of “waste” gas 

Community Impact:

  • Created jobs related to the construction of the project 
  • Reduces odor in the surrounding community

This offset has been accredited by Verra.

Wind Power Project in Rajasthan by LWEPL, INDIA

$1.705/ton

The Wind Power Project is located in the Jaisalmer district in Rajasthan, India. The project consists of 48 800 kW wind generators totaling 38.4MWs of renewable energy capacity. The project generates clean renewable power for the local grid and is expected to reduce over 73,000 MT of CO2e annually by displacing traditional fossil fuel sources connected to the NEWE grid. The revenue from the sale of carbon offsets was necessary to build as well as operate and maintain the project.

The project helped create local employment opportunities during the construction and operation phases. Renewable energy development has led to infrastructure development in the region, such as the expansion of roads and access to improved power generation for local businesses, and improved communication with nearby cities. The project owner contributes 2% of net revenue realized from the sale of VERs towards community development initiatives.

This offset has been accredited by Verra.

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