This project provides affordable and green renewable energy to the rural population of South Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Carbon offsets are generated by 30 wind turbines, with a total capacity of 75 megawatts. The project produces 253,000 megawatt hours of renewable energy per year, powering 70,000 local households.
The project is the first large-scale wind farm in the region, and relies upon carbon offset revenues for commercial viability. The wind farm has been in operation since March 2018.
Benefits of the project:
- Reduces the high reliance on fossil fuels in the region, providing carbon neutral electricity to 70,000 homes.
- Provides significant employment opportunities, including 35 new jobs with equal pay principles.
- Improves local infrastructure in the South Sulawesi region.
Carbon offsets (also known as carbon credits) are a powerful tool for individuals and businesses to become carbon neutral. By purchasing carbon credits from emissions reducing projects in Australia and abroad, your net environmental footprint is reduced while also supporting community development, environmental protection and much more.
We independently assess emission-reduction projects to ensure the maximum impact from your carbon offsets. Using academic research from the Stockholm Environment Institute (a leading independent research institute for sustainable development), we assess each project to ensure it is:
All offsets are certified under independent, international accreditation programs (Gold Standard and VERRA VCS).
All offsets have a positive social impact in addition to their environmental benefit (for example, poverty alleviation).
Offsets must enable an emission-reducing project to be commercially viable. If the project would proceed without revenue from carbon offsets, the offset does not have an additional benefit to the climate.
Accurate and permanent
Offsets must accurately reflect one tonne of emissions reduced or removed from the atmosphere, be permanent emissions reductions, and be sold only once (not double counted).
Carbon Co. is managed by small team in Sydney. We founded Carbon Co. based on years of personal experience running technology businesses that purchased large volumes of carbon offsets: as a customer purchasing offsets, we realised that the carbon market was complex, misunderstood, but exceptionally powerful. We set out to make the carbon offsets accessible to retail customers and small businesses.
We carefully select the most effective emissions reduction projects worldwide, with our team (that is qualified in environmental science, law and finance) analysing projects before purchasing carbon credits on the global market on your behalf. We use our Impact assessment framework (based on leading academic research from the Stockholm Environment Institute to ensure that all projects and offsets have a real impact in combating climate change.
Transparency, accountability and efficacy are our core values. Our carbon offsets support only projects independently verified under international carbon offset standards (such as VERA), and we publish regular reports on our projects.
We are the first carbon offset provider in Australia to achieve a B Corporation certification, independently verified as a purpose-driven and socially responsible organisation.