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Renewable Energy & Methane Projects

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Renewable energy is critical to our fight against climate change. We simply must shift our world to a low-carbon economy and away from oil and coal. Experts agree we need a substantial reduction in CO2 over the next 40-50 years and this means we need renewable energy to replace fossil fuels now.

Carbonfund.org supports renewable energy and methane projects because they are not as cheap as coal, at least not yet. Your support is reducing CO2 emissions today and spurring investment tomorrow to help drive down the costs and hasten the transition to a clean energy future.

Renewable energy projects tend to be located outside crowded urban areas, helping smaller, local economies while reducing our reliance on fossil and foreign energy resources. Our renewable energy carbon offset projects meet the toughest industry standards and are third-party verified to ensure the highest quality. Read more about project selection.

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Bajaj Finserv Wind Project

Bajaj Finserv Wind Project

Location: Maharastra, India
Project type: Wind Energy
Standard: Chicago Climate Exchange
Verification/Validation: TUV NORD CERT GmbH

Carbonfund.org supports the Bajaj Finserv Wind Project because it provides renewable electricity, supports local businesses and is a prime example of how wind projects can significantly contribute to a nation’s energy portfolio. Read more>>

 
Chino Basin Dairy Farm Biodigester

Chino Basin Dairy Farm Biodigester

Location: Chino Basin, California
Project type: Waste-to-Energy Biodigester
Standard: American Carbon Registry / Environmental Resources Trust’s Monitoring, Reporting & Verification Protocol
Verification/Validation: Environmental Resources Trust

The Chino Basin Dairy Farm Biodigester Project generates clean electricity from local manure. Carbonfund.org helps this renewable energy project successfully reduce more than 8,000 tons of carbon dioxide each year and support local dairy farms. Read more>>

 
Freund’s Farm Dairy Methane Project

Freund’s Farm Dairy Methane Project

Location: East Cannan, Connecticut
Project type: Waste-to-Energy Biodigester
Standard: Chicago Climate Exchange
Verification/Validation: Agri-Waste Technology

Carbonfund.org supports the Freund’s Farm Dairy Methane Project because it helps to reduce heat-trapping methane emissions which in turn, lessen the impact of global climate change. Freund’s Farm installed a 62-foot anaerobic biodigester that receives approx 3,600 gallons of manure each day from 240 cows and reduces up to 1,200 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions each year. Biodigesters capture methane generated by manure and transform it into a clean, renewable energy source. Read more>>

 
Fujian Nanridao Wind Project of China

Fujian Nanridao Wind Project of China

Location: Nanri Island of Putian City, Fujian Province of China
Project type: Wind Energy
Standard: Verified Carbon Standard
Verification/Validation: Det Norske Veritas (DNV) International Climate Change Services

The nineteen turbines that make up this wind project have a total generation capacity of approximately 16.15 megawatts. In addition, this project promotes sustainable development by expanding local employment opportunities. Read more>>

 
Gardner Sanitary Landfill Methane Project

Gardner Sanitary Landfill Methane Project

Location: Gardner, Massachusetts
Project type: Methane Destruction
Standard: Chicago Climate Exchange
Verification/Validation: First Environment, Inc.

As landfills harbor methane from trash, the project destroys the landfill methane, which is approximately 23 times more potent as a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide. Read more>>

 
Gujarat Wind Projects

Gujarat Wind Projects

Location: Gujarat, India
Project type: Wind Energy
Standard: Chicago Climate Exchange
Verification/Validation: Agri-Waste Technologies

The Aggregated Wind Projects of Gujarat have made it possible for 52 owners to combine their 65 wind turbines into a single project. Each of the turbines has a capacity between 0.35 megawatts and 1.5 megawatts and collectively, they produce 59 megawatts of renewable electricity. Read more>>

 
Haubenschild Dairy Methane Project

Haubenschild Dairy Methane Project

Location: Princeton, Minnesota
Project type: Waste-to-Energy Biodigester
Standard: Chicago Climate Exchange
Verification/Validation: SES, Inc.

Carbonfund.org supports the Haubenschild Dairy Methane Project because it helps to reduce heat-trapping methane emissions which in turn, lessen the impact of global climate change. Biodigesters capture methane generated by manure and transform it into a clean, renewable energy source. Read more>>

 
Hilarides Dairy Project

Hilarides Dairy Project

Location: Lindsay, California
Project type: Waste-to-Energy Biodigester
Standard: Chicago Climate Exchange
Verification/Validation: SES, Inc.

Carbonfund.org supports the Hilarides Dairy Project because it helps to reduce heat-trapping methane emissions which in turn, lessen the impact of global climate change. The Hilarides Farm is home to 6,000 cows and each year and the project reduces approximately 18,500 metric tonnes of CO2 emissions. Read more>>

 
Kalani Wind Farm

Kalani Wind Farm

Location: Rajasthan, India
Project type: Wind Energy
Standard: Chicago Climate Exchange
Verification/Validation: E-Square Verification Pvt. Limited

The Kalani Wind Farm was the first private wind turbine project to be constructed in the state of Rajasthan. This project consists of 12 turbines, each with a capacity of 0.23 megawatts, for a total output of 2.76 megawatts.Read more>>

 
Neria Small Hydroelectric Project

Neria Small Hydroelectric Project

Location: Karnataka State of India
Project type: Hydroelectric Energy
Standard: Verified Carbon Standard
Verification/Validation: Det Norske Veritas (DNV) International Climate Change Services

As a run-of-river hydroelectric project, this project provides a sustainable source of renewable energy that does not require the displacement of people nor a dam. The project is located near the famous Dharmasthala temple village on the River Neria. Read more>>

 
New Bedford Landfill Gas-to-Energy Project

New Bedford Landfill Gas-to-Energy Project

Location: Greater New Bedford, Massachusetts
Project type: Landfill Gas-to-Energy
Standard: American Carbon Registry / Environmental Resources Trust’s Monitoring, Reporting & Verification Protocol and the Chicago Climate Exchange
Verification/Validation: First Environment, Inc.

This project produces approximately 3.3 megawatt hours of clean electricity from landfill gas. The project not only produces power for the regional electricity grid, but also reduces the amount of methane released into our atmosphere. Read more>>

 
New Hope View Dairy Methane Project

New Hope View Dairy Methane Project

Location: Homer, New York
Project type: Methane Destruction
Standard: Chicago Climate Exchange
Verification/Validation: SES, Inc

Carbonfund.org supports the New Hope View Dairy Methane Project because it helps to reduce heat-trapping methane emissions which in turn, lessen the impact of global climate change. Biodigesters essentially capture methane generated by manure and transform it into a clean, renewable energy source. Read more>>

 
New York State Landfill Methane Project

New York State Landfill Methane Project

Location: Rodman, New York
Project type: Methane Destruction
Standard: American Carbon Registry / Environmental Resources Trust’s Monitoring, Reporting & Verification Protocol
Verification/Validation: First Environment, Inc.

This project breaks down methane, which is 23 times more potent than carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas. The heat released in this methane destruction process can provide alternative energy to several counties and warm a nearby greenhouse. Read more>>

 
North Country Landfill Methane Project

North Country Landfill Methane Project

Location: Bethlehem, New Hampshire
Project type: Methane Destruction
Standard: American Carbon Registry / Environmental Resources Trust’s Monitoring, Reporting & Verification Protocol and the Chicago Climate Exchange
Verification/Validation: First Environment, Inc.

This project destroys landfill methane and prevents 7,200 gallons of landfill leachate from entering the local groundwater. Methane destruction is vital to a cleaner atmosphere because it is 23 times more powerful as a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide.Read more>>

 
Small Scale Indian Wind Projects

Small Scale Indian Wind Projects

Location: Tamil Nadu and Gujarat, India
Project type: Wind Energy
Standard: Verified Carbon Standard
Verification/Validation: TÜV Rheinland Japan Ltd

The Small Scale Indian Wind Projects consist of six turbines, each with a capacity between 225 kilowatts and 750 kilowatts, which collectively produce about 5,800 megawatts of electricity each year. In addition to providing renewable electricity, Carbonfund.org supports the Small Scale Indian Wind Projects because they support local communities and are a leading example of how wind energy can significantly contribute to India’s increasing energy demands. Read more>>

 
 
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