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Interview: Maria Energia on the Soundness of Carbon Offsets to Combat Global Warming


Carbon Offsets Daily: Do you think companies should use carbon offsets to mitigate their global warming emissions?

Maria Energia: Companies should use carbon offsets as a last resort to offset their global warming emissions. First and foremost, they should invest in energy efficiency and renewable energy. Then, when they have maximized those technologies, they may use carbon offsets from a legitimate company with certified carbon offsets. I am skeptical of many companies that seem to buy offsets as a "quick fix" to their emissions…a more meaningful, sustaining impact should be made first with efficiency and renewables.

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