Carbon Lighthouse eliminates carbon emissions through energy efficiency

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Carbon Lighthouse eliminates carbon emissions through energy efficiency

Carbon Lighthouse, a one-stop shop for organizations to profitably eliminate their carbon footprints, has successfully eliminated enough carbon to offset one year of emissions of a California power plant.

By the end of 2013, Carbon Lighthouse reported a cumulative elimination of 25,777 tons of carbon over the lifetime of their energy efficiency projects. To put this number in perspective, the average annual output of a peaker plant in California is 18,745 tons. A peaker plant is a power plant that runs only when there is a high or "peak" demand. The median annual carbon emissions of all CA power plants is 34,056 tons.

Carbon Lighthouse Association (CLA), a non-profit organization independently governed from Carbon Lighthouse, LLC, uses a portion of a project's energy savings to purchase pollution permits and balance the building's residual carbon footprint. Every permit purchased by CLA on behalf of the building creates a legally enforceable, binding commitment on power plants to emit one fewer ton of carbon dioxide.

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