News | January 16, 2014

One Year Of Carbon Emissions From A California Power Plant Eliminated Through Energy Efficiency

San Francisco, CA /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ - Carbon Lighthouse, a one-stop shop for organizations to profitably eliminate their carbon footprints, has successfully eliminated enough carbon to offset one year of emissions of aCalifornia power plant.

By the end of 2013, Carbon Lighthouse reported a cumulative elimination of 25,777 tons of carbon over the lifetime of their energy efficiency projects. To put this number in perspective, the average annual output of a peaker plant in California is 18,745 tons. A peaker plant is a power plant that runs only when there is a high or "peak" demand. The median annual carbon emissions of all CA power plants is 34,056 tons.

Carbon Lighthouse Association (CLA), a non-profit organization independently governed from Carbon Lighthouse, LLC, uses a portion of a project's energy savings to purchase pollution permits and balance the building's residual carbon footprint. Every permit purchased by CLA on behalf of the building creates a legally enforceable, binding commitment on power plants to emit one fewer ton of carbon dioxide.

Carbon Lighthouse, LLC
Carbon Lighthouse, LLC is a San Francisco-based company that makes it simple for buildings to profitably eliminate their carbon footprint through a combination of high quality energy efficiency services, onsite renewable energy, and, with its non-profit partner Carbon Lighthouse Association, carbon allowances. The company has completed over 100 projects in three countries. www.carbonlighthouse.com

SOURCE: Carbon Lighthouse, LLC

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