The Clearloop process is simple: measure, reclaim, and track. We help corporations reclaim (or offset) the carbon footprint of their products, services, or operations with new renewable energy facilities that avoid carbon emissions from fossil fuel electricity generation in the American electricity grid. While the process is simple, it’s science based and builds on the best sustainable practice and international standards.
When a product earns the clearloop 100% reclaimed carbon warranty, the product’s total carbon footprint has been “reclaimed”, or accounted for, by funding new renewable energy facilities in the United States that over their lifetime will displace the equivalent amount of carbon from traditional electricity production. Unlike how new renewable energy facilities have been developed in the last decade, clearloop does not sell the renewable energy to corporations, it flows directly into the electric grid and is available to individuals and businesses directly. In accordance with the FTC’s Green Guides, companies can make the claim as soon as the contract is signed stating that the facilities will be built within the mandatory 2 year window.
Clearloop offers companies a low-risk tool with measurable impact–a new solar project in the United States–that applies to the entire carbon footprint of a product, a service, or some other corporate activity (like business travel!) not just the energy consumed by the company.
The electricity sector in the U.S. is responsible for about a third of our country’s carbon footprint and we have the technology to refurbish our grid. Renewable energy facilities will replace older polluting facilities with zero emissions electricity. By accelerating the construction of new green energy facilities, we are going after the lowest hanging fruit and having a measurable impact. Clearloop calculates the carbon emissions and avoided carbon emissions from the US electric grid using internationally established calculations and applying the latest marginal grid emissions factors derived from the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Continuous Emissions Monitoring System (CEMS) data.
Clearloop is here to make the process simple for companies. Clearloop is focused on one thing– clearing the carbon from our U.S. electric grid. Our projects target the dirtiest grid areas in the U.S. to ensure impact–carbon emissions reductions. And our projects are solar arrays that provide very high levels of assurance of operations and impact and are verified by an independent third party. By accelerating the construction of new clean energy facilities in the United States, we are going after the lowest hanging fruit and having a tangible impact in the communities currently left behind.
Absolutely. Every Clearloop project meet the most rigorous additionality tests. But for the financial engagement of our customers, Clearloop projects could not be built. Our projects are purpose built for each customer and we focus on the areas of the country with the dirtiest grids (high fossil fuel electricity generation).
100%. Even when we are very deliberate and thoughtful about our daily activities, we still produce a carbon footprint, though. This is true for individuals and businesses.
The good news is that by purchasing products and services that partner with clearloop, you are taking real action to benefit your life, your community, our country and our planet. These products and services have accounted for the carbon footprint of their products and services by enabling the development of 0 carbon energy infrastructure in the United States.
The more direct actions individuals and businesses take; whether fuel efficiency, reducing waste, using less and recycling more, the better.
Clearloop is here to help corporations turn their remaining corporate carbon emissions into clean energy that we can all enjoy here in the United States.