Carbon Credits


In a bid to reduce our nation’s carbon footprints and boost development of alternative energy sources to help tackle the problem of climate change, we remain committed to a sustainable future in a changing world reflected in our development planning.

Our plants registered with the CDM (Clean Development Mechanism) provides us the opportunity to earn through CER (Certified Emission Reduction).

A Carbon credit is a generic term meaning that a value has been assigned to a reduction or offset of greenhouse gas emissions.[1] Carbon credits and markets are key components of national and international attempts to mitigate the growth in concentrations of greenhouse gases (GHGs). One carbon credit is equal to one ton of carbon dioxide, or in some markets, carbon dioxide equivalent gases. Carbon trading is an application of an emissions trading approach. Greenhouse gas emissions are capped and then markets are used to allocate the emissions among the group of regulated sources. The goal is to allow market mechanisms to drive industrial and commercial processes in the direction of low emissions or less carbon intensive approaches than those used when there is no cost to emitting carbon dioxide and other GHGs into the atmosphere. Since GHG mitigation projects generate credits, this approach can be used to finance carbon reduction schemes between trading partners and around the world.

There are also many companies that sell carbon credits to commercial and individual customers who are interested in lowering their carbon footprint on a voluntary basis. These carbon offsetters purchase the credits from an investment fund or a carbon development company that has aggregated the credits from individual projects.

Source: Wikipedia