More and more, many small businesses are realising that they need to be more environmentally friendly. Using environmental technology is a great place to start, but further steps can be taken to make a difference in fossil fuel burns and pollution. In the UK, a lot of companies are utilizing carbon offsetting programs. Mostly, this is in response to the rules set forth in both the Kyoto Protocol and the UE Emissions Trading Scheme, both of which were set up in order for countries to focus on installing caps on the amount of carbon dioxide emitted.
In the simplest terms, the concept behind carbon offsetting is that one entity (could be a government, company, or even a person) reduces their carbon or other greenhouse gas emissions in order to compensate for a carbon emission made somewhere else. This process will make something carbon neutral.
Limiting and reducing the amount of carbon and other greenhouse gases that are going into the atmosphere is crucial for the environment. In response, environmental technology has dramatically increased, solar power, geothermal power, wind power and biomass fuels are now becoming far more commonplace in people’s homes and businesses because of their clean, environmentally friendly and carbon neutral outputs.
For a person, they might consider buying carbon credits for whey they fly on an aeroplane during holiday. With the carbon credits equalling the amount of carbon a flight would emit for one person, thus, they are not responsible for emitting any additional greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
Companies are also getting into the act of using carbon offsetting programs. Mather and Stuart generators now come with a carbon reduction option and have teamed up with a UK based oil company to make any of the diesel fuel used in the generators off-set. Thus, the product is carbon neutral, which not only complies with regulations, but also helps consumers see what local companies around the UK are committed to becoming more environmentally friendly.
BIO: This article has been written on behalf of Mather and Stuart. They provide generators and a number of other products to their customers.