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EasyJet Says it’s Now Carbon Neutral

Passenger flights emitted greenhouse gasses equivalent to 900 million tons of carbon dioxide last year, but more and more airlines are using carbon offsets to reduce their impacts. Yesterday, EasyJet became the first airline to offset all emissions from its use of jet fuel in an effort to become carbon neutral.

Carbon Sinks Are Our Best Climate Hedge. So Where’s the Money?
Carbon Sinks Are Our Best Climate Hedge. So Where’s the Money?
Carbon Sinks Are Our Best Climate Hedge. So Where’s the Money?
Carbon Sinks Are Our Best Climate Hedge. So Where’s the Money?

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