Carbon Credits

carbonThis is one method of making sure the energy-suck of hosting is environmentally friendly. Purchasing a “carbon credit” essentially means the web host has calculated their total energy usage and purchased a credit for the greenhouse gasses they have contributed. Usually this means they are purchasing green energy and putting it into the energy grid.

This could also mean the host has contributed to a program that is supposed to have “scrubbed” the atmosphere of the amount of CO2 the host put in.

Important note: This does not mean the servers are powered by wind, solar, etc. This means the energy could have come from anywhere, and the host has made the effort to neutralize their carbon footprint.

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15 comments

  1. I think it’s really important to get into developing and applying new and alternative ways of energy production. It is very important to discover and also research those new ways we find, to make good use of them as fast as possible.
    Every day that we wait, we risk to push the boundaries that little step to far, that will do unrewindable damage to our earth, nature and ourselves.

  2. Present civilization dependent on energy. So, wants of energy can damage this civilization. Your article is very helpful to all.Thanks.

  3. I’m a 23 year old woman and I’m genuinely concerned about the world in which we live. I know that while there are hundreds of thousands of us doing the ‘right’ thing, aiming for a sustainiable future, there is so, so SO much work still to be done. Sites like this, however, are a consistant step in the right direction!

    Mmwa!

    Anita. xx

  4. Nice post which This is one method of making sure the energy-suck of hosting is environmentally friendly. Purchasing a “carbon credit” essentially means the web host has calculated their total energy usage and purchased a credit for the greenhouse gasses they have contributed. Thanks a lot for posting this article.

  5. Wow I never realised how much CO2 the internet and its servers used!

  6. I think carbon credits is a best way of production energy.

  7. I still don’t get how carbon credits actually work – where you buy them from, and how long do they last?

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