On Globalisation and the Environment, a reference to the company Celsias, which calls itself “the world’s first online community for households and businesses to get paid for reducing the carbon emissions from their everyday energy usage”.
A noble endeavour, no doubt, but the devil is in the details. Compliance is going to be a real problem. It will be interesting to see how they will handle it.
Are they also, for example, going to allow tree-planting offsets? (See e.g. this BBC story; “Planting forests to combat global warming may be a waste of time, especially if those trees are at high latitude”).
They mention “our patent pending service “. Is that a software patent, or yet another business method patent? We shall see.