Neutralize Your Use

With PSE’s Carbon Balance program, natural gas customers can purchase carbon offsets knowing they have invested in local projects that work to reduce or capture greenhouse gases. While natural gas is the cleanest-burning fossil fuel, this voluntary program is an easy way for customers to balance the greenhouse gas emissions associated with their natural gas use


How it works:

Carbon offsets represent the destruction or reduction of harmful greenhouse gases emitted from sources such as fossil fuels, animal waste, landfills or industrial processes. A single carbon offset represents the reduction of an amount of greenhouse gases equivalent to one metric ton of carbon dioxide (CO2e).

  • When you enroll in PSE’s Carbon Balance program, PSE purchases carbon offsets on your behalf through the Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF), one of the nation’s leading offset suppliers.
  • The carbon offsets for PSE’s Carbon Balance Program are sourced from green energy projects in Washington and Montana.

Projects supported by PSE’s Carbon Balance program are independent of any carbon reduction strategies being implemented by PSE voluntarily or as a matter of compliance. Carbon Balance program funds are directed to local projects that work to reduce or capture greenhouse gases. PSE does not make a profit from those funds.