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By Robert Rapier on Jan 10, 2008 with no responses

FTC Investigates Carbon Offsets

I am still on the road, but wanted to quickly stick something fresh up for discussion. I have long been suspicious of the whole carbon offsets business (and frankly, it reminds me of buying indulgences). The FTC apparently shares similar concerns: F.T.C. Asks if Carbon-Offset Money Is Well Spent Corporations and shoppers in the United States spent more than $54 million last year on carbon offset credits toward tree planting, wind farms, solar plants and other projects to balance the emissions created by, say, using a laptop computer or flying on a jet. But where exactly is that money going? The Federal Trade Commission, which regulates advertising claims, raised the question Tuesday in its first hearing in a series on… Continue»