Ecobusinesslinks.com Carbon Offset Survey

(Prices are for individuals, businesses may be able to get volume discounts)

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Carbon Offset Provider Price (US$/Metric ton CO2) Non-profit Projects Types Project Choice Offset Types Product Certification/
Verification*
(Links see below table)
Verus Carbon Neutral
USA
$2.75 (varies with CCX price) No Various No Personal, Business Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX)
e-BlueHorizons
USA
$5.00 No Renewables,  Reforestation No Home, Car, Air Chicago Climate Exchange, Environmental Resources Trust
Carbonfund.org
USA
$10.00 Yes Renewables, Efficiency, Reforestation Yes Home, Car, Air, Events, Business Environmental Resources Trust, Climate Community and Biodiversity Standards, Chicago Climate Exchange, UNFCCC JI
Carbon Footprint Offsetters
Canada
$10.00 (CER’s) No Renewables No Personal, Business EcoLogo, CCX
ClearSky Climate Solutions
USA
$12.00 No Forestry/reforestation, Methane, Rangeland Management Yes Personal, Car, Air, Custom packages for businesses, events, weddings and organizations Chicago Climate Exchange, Climate Community and Biodiversity Standard
LiveNeutral.org
USA
$12.00 Yes Efficiency No Car Chicago Climate Exchange
The CarbonNeutral Company
UK
$12.64 (USA)
£7.50 (UK VAT incl.)
No Renewables, Efficiency, Reforestation,
Methane
Yes Car, Air, Events, Business, Deliveries, + many others CDM Gold Standard, Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Management, Independent Advisory Committee,
UNFCCC JI, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Terrapass
USA
$13.11 No Renewables, Methane No Car, Home, Air, Events, Business Chicago Climate Exchange, Center for Resource Solutions
3Degrees
USA
$15.00 No Methane, Renewables, Sustainable Forest Management No Home, Car, Air Gold Standard, Green-e, CDM, California Climate Action Registry, VCS, CCX
Standard Carbon
USA
$15.00 No Methane, Efficiency, Renewables, Carbon Sequestration No Car, Air, Sea, Events, Political Campaigns Chicago Climate Exchange
Cleaner Climate
UK & Australia
$15.00-18.00 No Renewables, Efficiency, Methane No Air, Car, Home, Business CDM, VCS (UNFCCC)
Climate Friendly
Australia
$16.00-19.00 No Renewables No Home, Car, Air, Business Office of the Renewable Energy Regulator, NSW Government, Ernst & Young. 
Sustainable travel International
US, Switzerland
$25.35 Yes Renewables No Air, Car, Home, Hotel See Myclimate
Bonneville Environmental Foundation
USA
$29.00 Yes Renewables No Home, Air, Business, Event Green-e Climate Certified
Myclimate
Switzerland
$33.00-99.00 Yes Renewables Yes Air, Events, Business Designated Operational Entity

Services Accredited by or Products from CDM only

Clear
UK
£12.99 No Various, depending on CDM offset projects No Car, Air, Motorbike Home, Commute, Business CDM

Services for which we couldn’t find accepted independent product certification or verification information for all products

Carbon Offset Provider Price (US$/Metric ton CO2) Non-profit Projects Types Project Choice Offset Types Product Certification/
Verification
OffsetCarbonFootprint.org
USA
$1.00 Yes Various (CCX) & Reforestation Yes Personal, Home CCX
Solar Electric Light Fund
USA
$10.00 Yes Renewables No External Calculators n/a
Native Energy
USA
$15.43 No Renewables, Methane Yes Home, Car, Air, Events, Business Environmental Resources Trust (Business projects)
Carbon Clear
UK
£7.34-? No Renewables,
Efficiency, Reforestation
No Home, Car, Air, Babies Depending on project: VCS, VER, Gold Standard or CER
Bleu Ventures Carbon Offset
UK
$24.00-28.00 Yes Efficiency, Renewable energy stove programmes Yes Life, Air , Business, Travel, or on request Ticos for South Africa projects
  a:  Atmos Clear – Low price for 25 Ton option at $135
1. Offset Types: There are hundreds of potential offset types. We have limited our survey to just the most common.
2. Verification: “n/a” means we were unable to determine a third-party verification body. The projects may, however, be verified.
3. Choice: refers to whether customers may choose between project types and/or specific projects.
4. Price: prices change and exchange rates fluctuate. The data listed was first gathered from the respective websites July 21, 2006 
5. Other offset providers may exist. This survey provides a cross section of the industry, projects may be added or removed over time.
6. Some information may be incomplete or has changed. We welcome updates.
* Please make sure that additionality is offered by the offsetting projects. CCX and certainly some others as well do not guarantee this.
 
Links to some important verification organisations:Chicago Climate Exchange http://www.chicagoclimatex.com
Environmental Resources Trust http://www.ert.net
Climate Community and Biodiversity Standard (CCBS) http://www.climate-standards.org
Center for Resource Solutions http://www.resource-solutions.org
Voluntary Carbon Standard http://www.v-c-s.org
Gold Standard http://www.cdmgoldstandard.org
UNFCCC CDM http://cdm.unfccc.int
UNFCCC JI http://ji.unfccc.int
Plan Vivo http://www.planvivo.org

NGAC – GGAS – NSW Greenhouse Gas Reduction Scheme http://www.greenhousegas.nsw.gov.au/
Ticos  http://www.ticos.co.uk/

(Last update: 22 Nov 2010 )

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