Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How much does the RENEW™ program support per litre of gasoline?
We do the hard work of measuring the estimated CO2 emissions a
What exactly are the projects you support?
In order to offset the emissions that we create, it’s necessary to quantify or measure our carbon (and carbon equivalent) emissions. The RENEW™ program invests in certified carbon offset projects that offset greenhouse gas emissions across the world – benefiting everyone by improving our global atmosphere! All project investments from the RENEW™ portfolio are additional, quantified, verified by independent third parties, and registered on the APX registry or similar. This ensures that the carbon projects we support through the RENEW™ program are retired on your behalf, not being double counted by other offsetters.
What are Greenhouse Gases and where do they come from?
What projects qualify as an offset and does location matter?
There are many different types of projects that qualify as a carbon offset project. Potential projects include, but are not limited to, the following: acid gas injection, energy efficiency, recycling, aerobic composting, reduced deforestation, anaerobic wastewater treatment, hydroelectricity, reduced till agriculture, biomass production and usage, industrial recycling project, reforestation, afforestation, biomass energy, landfill gas capture and flare, waste diversion, cogeneration, methane venting reduction, wind energy, nitrous oxide abatement from nitric acid production, zero-till cropping, and many more. The location of a carbon offset project does not matter in regards to CO2 offsetting or removal but the RENEW™ program will attempt to localize our efforts as much as possible to where the gasoline was purchased – in addition to planting trees locally with TreeCanada and our other non-profit partners.