Renewable Energy & Methane Projects

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.

We support a variety of different projects and below is a sample of projects we are currently supporting and have supported in the past.

Read more about project selection.

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 

Environmental Benefits

  • Mitigates climate change
  • Limits impact of energy production on local environment
  • No localized water or air pollution

Community Benefits

  • Locally sourced, renewable energy
  • Development of new technologies and additional jobs created
  • Additional revenue for communities
  • Tax base for local governments

New Hope View Dairy Methane Project

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

Environmental Benefits

  • Mitigates climate change
  • Waste and nutrient management
  • Controls odor and reduces local air pollution
  • Reduces local water pollution

Community Benefits

  • Locally sourced, renewable energy
  • Development of new technologies
  • Alternative source of income for local farmers

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. 

Environmental Benefits

  • Mitigates climate change
  • Waste management
  • Odor control and less localized air pollution
  • Reduction of local water pollution

Community Benefits

  • Locally sourced, renewable energy
  • Development of new technologies and additional jobs created

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 

Environmental Benefits

  • Mitigates climate change
  • Run-of-river requires no dams to be built
  • Reduces local air pollution

Community Benefits

  • Locally sourced, renewable energy
  • Additional employment opportunities
  • Increased local investment in clean energy

Hilarides Dairy Project

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

Environmental Benefits

  • Mitigates climate change
  • Waste management
  • Controls odor & reduces local air pollution
  • Reduces local water pollution

Community Benefits

  • Locally sourced, renewable energy
  • Development of new technologies
  • Alternative source of income for local farmers

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 

Environmental Benefits

  • Mitigates climate change
  • Limits environmental impact of energy production
  • No localized water or air pollution

Community Benefits

  • Locally sourced, renewable energy
  • Development of new technologies
  • Clean energy job opportunities
  • Stimulates local tourism