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Old 09-28-07, 08:56 AM   #1
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Car gone carbon offsets

Heres one of those carbon emissions trades that might result in a cycle path.

I don't really understand how these schemes are helping anything except for
rich people to get richer. A quote from the article about the cyclepaths:
"These are good and important projects, but they are things that the municipality has an obligation to do out of their normal budget. ...."

The building of the cycle path seems to contradict the assertion that the methane
use wouldn't be economically feasible without the Dutch Bank buying the carbon emission credit. Will some one pay me for riding my bike if I claim that I wouldn't ride my bike if someone doesn't pay me to do so? Maybe we affluent car free people should threaten to buy and drive SUVs if someone doesn't pay us not to?
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Old 09-28-07, 09:06 AM   #2
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If it could be shown that constructing a bikeway will result in more bike commuting and bike errand running, I don't see any reason why they couldn't be funded by offering carbon offsets.

The nice thing about this approach is that it would specifically target bike facilities for utility cycling (errands, commuting, etc).
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Al Gore will be happy to sell you some carbon offsets. He is part owner of the company that he buys offsets from. pays himself to say he's "green" - nice...
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