Micro carbon trading

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.

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