Alternative Energy Investments and Carbon Reduction Solutions (Energy Engineering & Built Environment)


which are available to organizations under both CPRS and Carbon Tax regimes. Such offsets are typically achieved through financial support of projects that reduce the emission of greenhouse gases in the short- or long-term. The course will compare and contrast projects such as solar, geo-thermal, wind farms, biomass energy, and hydroelectric dams. Other projects include energy efficiency projects such as the destruction of industrial pollutants or agricultural byproducts, destruction of landfill methane, and forestry projects. The controversies as to if offsets are cheaper or a more convenient alternative to reducing an organization’s own fossil-fuel consumption will be considered.


This course will overview the alternative solutions available as Carbon Offsets