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Maybe carbon credits aren't that great.

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Someone, run and tell Al Gore.

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/48e334ce-f35...b5df10621.html



I swear, there is scammers and fraud everywhere.
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There has been a lot of talk about carbon credits - some argue that it's just a way for big companies to have more emissions without feeling guilty about it. For me, the jury is still out - can't say either way if it's good or bad until I do some more research. Let's just say, it's not necessarily a good enough reason to go running out to buy credits. I mean, we do, but that seemed like a good contribution at the time. We both acknowledge that we need to look more deeply into it.
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i wonder if we are not doing this wrong,
MAybe we should use up the all the oil at a faster rate,
drive cars that get 1 mile per gallon, use more plastic bags etc,
that way the middle east can go way and stop being important to most people accept the reglion side of things,
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Originally Posted by KitEKats4Eva! View Post
There has been a lot of talk about carbon credits - some argue that it's just a way for big companies to have more emissions without feeling guilty about it.
Thats somewhat what it seems like to me. But i still need to research some more before i come to a final conclusion on it. I will however say that i would LOVE to be completly independant of using oil from the middle east. I wish a good reliable alternative were available around here. We have no alternatives yet so i hope more research goes into alternatives that can allow us to be independant of nations that i do not wish to support. I do refuse to buy anything from Citgo as it is a Venezualian company and i will not support that. Since there are other stations around here i use them instead.
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Well, they've just discovered that there's plenty of oil in Chechnya. I do wonder where America will point it's global sights next....hmmmm, Russia, anyone?
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The carbon credits appear to be a modern form of "indulgence", in the religious sense. http://www.askoxford.com/concise_oed/indulgence?view=uk
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Buying solar and hydro power is a lot different than industrial companies like DuPont hiring other people using dubious techniques to claim they've reduced emissions.

This topic is a dead horse, and we are now beating it with bare hands.
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Originally Posted by KitEKats4Eva! View Post
Well, they've just discovered that there's plenty of oil in Chechnya. I do wonder where America will point it's global sights next....hmmmm, Russia, anyone?

I'm sure you are right, we will be invading there by the end of the year.
Nasty, warmongering Americans that we are.
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I'm sure you are right, we will be invading there by the end of the year.
Nasty, warmongering Americans that we are.
Russia got there way ahead of us, which is one of the reasons why Yeltsin's obits were "mixed reviews" of his leadership.
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I'm sure you are right, we will be invading there by the end of the year.
Nasty, warmongering Americans that we are.
You do manage to inadvertently sum your current administration up very succintly through your sarcasm, Cindy. I wonder if you mean to?

(teasing you again!)
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The carbon credits appear to be a modern form of "indulgence", in the religious sense. http://www.askoxford.com/concise_oed/indulgence?view=uk
lol i said the same in a post here when this subject on carbon credits came up. i am sorry i find the whole thing of carbon credits and way for making money by some people.

HEy i use far less on those lists then most people how much is the going rate for 1 carbon credit oh wait, sorry mother nature i have used my lear55 , go say 100 carbon credits and you will be forgiven mr. gore
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