Should I sell carbon credits from my solar panels in Alberta?

In Alberta, you have two main options when it comes to your solar PV system’s carbon credits. You can either keep or sell them. Keep Your Carbon Credits Giving up ownership of your system’s carbon offsets means the buyer pays you to reduce carbon dioxide emissions on the electric grid. You are basically selling the … Read more

What if the government shuts down carbon pricing (the carbon tax)? Axe the Tax

In Alberta, the carbon pricing schedule is written into legislation at the provincial and federal level so it would require the repeal of both the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (GGPPA) and Emissions Management and Climate Resilience Act (EMCRA) for the value of Alberta offset credits to equal to zero. The Technology Innovation and Emissions Reduction Regulation (TIER), of which the Alberta Emission Offset System is … Read more

What is a Carbon Credit?

The terms carbon credit, emission offset, carbon offset, and offset credit can be used interchangeably, though they can mean slightly different things. The definition Re(source) Energy uses is based on the Alberta Emission Offset System. An offset refers to a reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that is used to compensate for emissions that occur elsewhere. An offset credit or carbon credit is a transferrable instrument … Read more