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New project: Pagel’s Ponderosa Dairy

Pagel’s Ponderosa Dairy is located in Kewaunee, Wisconsin, near Lake Michigan and Green Bay. The dairy has been family owned and operated for over 60 years, and is currently run by Innovative Dairy Farmer of the Year Award winner John Pagel. The project has recently installed an 800kW generator and 4 MMBtu/hr boiler that is powered by gas collected from… read more →

New project: Crow Wing County landfill

  • November 4, 2009
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Crow Wing County landfill is in Brainerd, Minnesota, about two hours north of Minneapolis. Despite its small size, the landfill is an innovator that has achieved extraordinarily high recycling rates. One of their most recent initiatives is a landfill gas collection and flaring operation, which TerraPass has the pleasure of presenting to you now. You know the drill. Check out… read more →

Real-time energy stats. With owls.

  • October 16, 2009
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The GLRA project captures landfill methane, the fourth-largest source of US anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions (see this handy EPA fact sheet; all fossil fuel combustion is lumped into one source category). The project prevents methane from escaping the landfill by sucking it into pipes and pumping it into electricity generators which destroy the methane and finally send power to the… read more →

Helping your business to understand climate legislation

  • September 22, 2009
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A quick plug: On Tuesday September 29 TerraPass will be hosting a free webinar called *Climate change legislation and what it means for your business*. It's open to all (but you need to register in advance) and free. Panelists will include distinguished guests from the Climate Action Registry, ICF and Expedia who will discuss the topic with us. It starts… read more →

The World Carbon Database

There’s a new database in town. The World Carbon Database (WCD) is a non-profit open source site that comprehensively indexes carbon offset purchases. Visitors to the WCD website can look up any individual or company to see if their offset purchase is listed on the site. In partnership with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the WCD’s free service aims to… read more →

New project available for public comment

  • August 28, 2009
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The next project up for public comment is the Flathead County Landfill gas to energy plant, the first such system in the state of Montana. Located 25 miles from Glacier Park, this project will expand over time to provide 1.6 megawatts of generation capacity. Please have a look and send any questions or comments to . read more →

Two new projects for your consideration

  • August 11, 2009
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We present to your our latest projects for public review. The Red Hills Wind Farm, located in Elk City, Oklahoma, has 82 turbines, with a total capacity of 123 megawatts -- enough electricity to power 40,000 homes. The project is the fourth wind farm to be developed in the U.S. by ACCIONA Energy, a global energy company headquartered in Spain.… read more →

TerraPass offset transparency wins #1 spot

  • July 28, 2009
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TerraPass is one of the only offset providers to work directly with its offset projects. This means that the offsets we sell to individuals and businesses haven't been sourced through a third-party, but from farms and landfill owners with whom we work directly. We do this because we find it's the only way we can ensure quality: we know the… read more →

TerraPass Carbon Balanced Businesses have their say

With hundreds of businesses now participating in TerraPass’ Carbon Balanced Business (CBB) program, we decided to conduct a survey of this customer base to gauge attitudes and behaviors towards carbon offsetting and other sustainability initiatives across the workplace. Below are some of the results and here’s a handy one-pager summarizing the key findings. Consistent with our previous two annual individual… read more →

What’s your Earth Day resolution?

  • April 21, 2009
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Last year we asked you to sign a card with your Earth Day resolution. This year we've jumped on the bandwagon of the twitter craze. We've turned over the TerraPass homepage to your (and everybody else's) Earth Day resolutions and pledges. All in just 140 characters, using the "microblogging" service, twitter. Post your own resolution using a twitter account, or… read more →
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