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How is the gas offset?

  • 20 September 2019
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Hi all,

Does anyone know how the gas we use through Pure Planet is offset?

Thanks, :raisinghands:
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Best answer by Duppy 20 September 2019, 13:12

Hi Stealthgeek
Welcome to the community.

Have a look at the following link of answers by the CEO.

https://community.purepla.net/threads/6732-Pure-Planet-CEO-and-co-founder-s-replies-to-community-Q-amp-A.

Hope this helps.
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Hi Stealthgeek
Welcome to the community.

Have a look at the following link of answers by the CEO.

https://community.purepla.net/threads/6732-Pure-Planet-CEO-and-co-founder-s-replies-to-community-Q-amp-A.

Hope this helps.
Hey @Stealthgeek

Great question;-))) and @Duppy's link☝ is spot on!

A little highlight from it...

Our offsets are used to invest in protecting, preserving and planting trees in the Peruvian Amazon rainforest, where carbon is sequestered and the ecosystem of the rainforest - including for local communities - is nurtured. You can read a little more about our offsets here and much more will be on our website soon.
This is all very good, but is it related to the CO2 we are putting into the atmosphere? You must know roughly how many tonnes your gas customers are producing; is your investement in the project related to that figure?
JeremyPolmear;43039:
This is all very good, but is it related to the CO2 we are putting into the atmosphere? You must know roughly how many tonnes your gas customers are producing; is your investement in the project related to that figure?


Hey @JeremyPolmear

Good point👍

The short answer is, yes our investment is completely related! 😁

We calculate how many CO2 tonnes equivalent of gas is burnt by our Members each year, using a UK government-provided equation.

Not only that, but we also calculate the CO2 tonnes equivalent of actually supplying the gas to our Members' properties (so, transporting the gas to your home).

We then invest the equivalent amount in the Peruvian Amazon rainforest, to make sure everything is 100% offset🙂.

Hope that helps!

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