Consumers Energy Offers New "Mi Clean Air" Program to Offset Natural Gas Carbon Emissions
Customers can reduce environmental impact from heating homes, businesses
"We're looking beyond our own operations to help environmentally conscious customers voluntarily reduce greenhouse gas emissions from natural gas sources," said
The program has these options for residential and business customers:
Residential & Small/Medium Business Customers: Residential and small and medium business natural gas customers can purchase offset credits generated from a 3,700-acre
Luce Countyforest, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The forest owner will reduce logging and manage the forest to sequester large amounts of carbon dioxide. The over 5.5-square-mile privately owned tract is certified as sustainable by the American Forest Foundation'sStandards of Sustainability. Each credit represents the reduction of one metric ton of carbon dioxide emission.
- Commercial & Industrial Customers: The program offers large commercial and industrial natural gas customers customized options that could range from local forest preservation to international programs based on a company's sustainability goals.
Residential customers who want to help fight climate change and promote a more sustainable future can get started in the program and offset about 30% of their natural gas usage for only
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