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John Allen

Jun 9, 2007, 9:04:11 PM6/9/07
to, solar-buddies, Susan Allen, Eric P Allen
>My Climate Foundation was the most expensive. So I forked out $27. A clear conscience doesn't come cheap .

$27 sounds suspiciously cheap to me. If a ~5% hike in price was all it took to save the planet, why all the angst?

I suggest that carbon offsetting is largely a fraud and the price is whatever the people will pay. That is why there is so much variation in the price. Different people are willing to pay different amounts. Personally, I stopped paying offsets and now I put that money, and a lot more, into capital equipment to lower my emissions. No middleman %, and no chance of fraud. BTW the offsets I was buying had a 20% retail markup and who knows how much wholesale markup, the vendor did not want to talk about that.

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