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Author Topic: Carbon Offsetting does it really do anything?  (Read 7027 times)
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« Reply #45 on: June 08, 2019, 04:03:36 PM »

You can also work out how much electricity you are generating from the annual report.
e.g. Greencoat UKW say that in 2018 they generated 2003 GWh and from the market cap and share price you can then work out that each share generates 1.7kWh of electricity per year, delivered into UK grid.  It shows how efficient 'big wind' is...

The trouble with this approach is the double (or perhaps treble or more) counting of the green energy.

First, the purchaser of the energy will claim it.

Second, the investor in the company will claim it

Third, the local community will claim it.

Fourth, the customer of the energy supplier buying the energy will claim it.

Anyone else?

Who is the most legitimate?

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« Reply #46 on: June 08, 2019, 05:36:41 PM »

Could be a finance company loaning funds to the investment company involved too !
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11kW+ of PV installed and 54+ MWh generated.
Lithium battery storage of 50+ kWh.
Hot water storage of 15+ kWh.
Heat storage of 15+ kWh.
6kW Ground source heatpump.
EV BMW i3 (another 30+ kWh's of storage).
250,000+ litres of water harvested from underground river.
Home grown Fruit and Veg.
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« Reply #47 on: June 08, 2019, 06:01:00 PM »

You can also work out how much electricity you are generating from the annual report.
e.g. Greencoat UKW say that in 2018 they generated 2003 GWh and from the market cap and share price you can then work out that each share generates 1.7kWh of electricity per year, delivered into UK grid.  It shows how efficient 'big wind' is...

The trouble with this approach is the double (or perhaps treble or more) counting of the green energy.

First, the purchaser of the energy will claim it.

Second, the investor in the company will claim it

Third, the local community will claim it.

Fourth, the customer of the energy supplier buying the energy will claim it.

Anyone else?

Who is the most legitimate?

But that is how a supply chain works - everyone in the chain gets to say that they were involved. It's no different to the sale of a car - the manufacturer, their shareholders, the dealer and most likely at some point the consumer can all say that they have sold a car even if its the same car. The important thing is that anyone reporting/viewing on the market (energy or car in this case) only reports/views at one point in the chain.
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Why bother? - well, there is no planet B
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