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Great Interview (and Debate) with DriveNeutral on TreeHugger

| Thursday July 20th, 2006 | 0 Comments

drive_neutral33.gifWhen you have some time today, hop on over to TreeHugger to read the interview Collin did with DriveNeutral CEO Jason Smith. I like promoting DN partly beacuse Jason is a friend of mine, but also because I’m very keen on the Chicago Climate Exchange‘s (CCX) concept of carbon credit trading as opposed to what are known as “renewable energy credits” – typically earned by planting trees and investing in wind farms etc…
Still, I don’t know as much about the issue as Jason, nor do I know as much as TerraPass‘s Adam Stein who comments at length after the interview that RECs are not as unreliable as Jason suggests. There is a great deal of information in their discussion and I highly recommend reading it to the end. The bottom line is that neither method is really “better” than the other, and it will be very interesting to see where CCX winds up in a couple years. DriveNeutral remains committed to CCX, whereas TerraPass takes a more blended approach. Variety is the spice of life, and this looks like a perfect example of cooperation and competition happening at the same time. Dare I use the word “coopetition” ?


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