Making carbon allowances disappear.
By purchasing pollution permits that get retired forever, we counterbalance whatever energy consumption is left in the building.
And to amplify the environmental impact of each customer engagement, Carbon Lighthouse also donates a portion of its earnings to its not-for-profit arm, the Carbon Lighthouse Association, which competes side-by-side with coal-burning plants for pollution permits—a.k.a., carbon allowances.
By permanently reducing the supply of allowances, retiring them instead of using those allowances to emit carbon dioxide, we not only eliminate our clients’ carbon footprints, but we also force utilities to use cleaner sources of power like solar, wind and natural gas instead of coal.
And by aggregating demand for carbon allowances, Carbon Lighthouse Association enables individuals, private, and public organizations to bid against utilities, power plants and other regulated entities for the limited supply of available allowances.