Frequently Asked Questions about Net Zero Carbon Diesel Fuel

Net Zero Carbon Diesel Fuel is a brand name for a bundled product of diesel fuel with Green-e® Climate certified carbon offsets, supplied by Bonneville Environmental Foundation. These carbon offsets are equivalent to the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with the combustion of diesel fuel at the point of consumption.

A carbon offset is the reduction of one metric ton (mT) of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and is sold in units of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e). Each gallon of diesel fuel creates approximately 22.5 lbs of CO2e. No matter how much you do to reduce the amount of diesel fuel you use, some of your activities will still emit greenhouse gases.

Carbon offsets let you support projects in communities across the country that reduce emissions beyond what you could achieve through individual action. Carbon offsets support these projects and diminish the impact of your own GHG emissions, even though the projects are located elsewhere. Offsets make environmental and economic sense: for emissions that are impossible to reduce, you can use funds to help reduce emissions elsewhere.

The sale of carbon offsets provides funding for projects that capture greenhouse gas emissions and either destroy it or turn it into energy. Methane is 21 times more powerful than CO2 and landfills are the third largest source of methane emissions in the United States, so these projects make an impactful difference in reducing the amount of greenhouse gases that are released into the atmosphere. A carbon offset represents the reduction of one metric ton (2,205 lbs) of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) emissions. Project developers use the funds generated by carbon offsets to finance their projects. The environment wins and more projects can be developed!
Forward thinking companies that actively address climate change and sustainability have an advantage over their less progressive peers. They recognize the compelling business reasons for reducing GHG emissions, not just the obvious concern of protecting the natural environment. Your business or organization can be socially responsible for your carbon footprint and take the lead on reducing your company’s emissions by purchasing carbon offsets. It is simple, Bollinger Energy will forecast your diesel fuel usage then calculate the greenhouse gas emissions and bundle the equivalet of offsets for you. There is no accounting on your part or additional payments to make. Plus, you save money on the carbon offset cost because Bollinger Energy is able to negotiate a lower carbon offset rate based on volume of purchase. One stop carbon footprint reduction!

The carbon offsets you buy with your Net Zero Carbon Natural Gas help support landfill gas (LFG) capture project within the Mid-Atlantic States. The carbon offsets associated with the project are Green-e® Climate Certified. Current Green-e® climate certified offsets include emission reductions from:

Winchester Landfill Gas Project
Frederick County, Virginia
Online Date: 9/30/2008
Standard: VCS
Type of Facility: Landfill Gas Capture
All projects offered by Bonneville Environmental Foundation must pass the “additionality” test. Additionality refers to whether your carbon offset purchase really brings about emission reductions, or whether the reductions would have happened anyway. If the funds from the sale of carbon offsets are necessary to make the project possible, the reductions are said to be “additional” to the business-as-usual case. Bonneville Environmental Foundation provides the carbon offsets to the diesel fuel supplier (Bollinger Energy) to ensure that for customers purchasing Net Zero Carbon Diesel Fuel, 100% of the diesel fuel emissions are offset.

Green-e® Climate is the first and only independent, third-party certification program for retail carbon offsets sold in the voluntary market. Green-e® Climate Certified offsets are GHG emissions reductions 1) that have been certified and issued under an endorsed GHG project standard, 2) the sale and marketing of which has met the program’s marketing and disclosure requirements, and 3) the Green-e® Climate certification provides quality assurances covering the entire chain of custody of the emissions reductions, complimenting GHG project standards and streamlining all of the vital elements of a credible carbon offset into a single certification mark. To learn more about Green-e® Climate visit their website.

The pathway to reducing your company’s environmental impact starts today, please call
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  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
    The EPA develops and enforces regulations. When Congress writes an environmental law, they implement it by writing regulations. Often, they set national standards that states and tribes enforce through their own regulations.
  • Green-e
    Green-e Climate is an independent certification program for greenhouse gas emissions reduction (carbon offsets) sold in the voluntary market.
  • Center for Resource Solutions (CRS)
    CRS is a national nonprofit with global impact. It develops expert responses to climate change issues with the speed and effectiveness necessary to provide real-time solutions. Its leadership through collaboration and environmental innovation builds policies and consumer-protection mechanisms in renewable energy, greenhouse gas reductions, and energy efficiency that foster healthy and sustained growth in national and international markets. CRS administers the Green-e Certification program.
  • Price, Terms & Conditions (PTC) and Carbon Offset Content Label (COCL)