Energy production since the industrial revolution has been by digging up dead and decayed organic matter, hence the moniker " fossil fuels". When we burn these fuels( oil and gas ) carbon dioxide (C02) is given off and emitted into out shared atmosphere. The maximum amount of allowable carbon dioxide is somewhere between 350-375 parts per million. Beyond these levels, our climate warms at an ever increasing rate which ultimately endangers human survival.
One who is carbon neutral simply gets more of his energy from " above the ground and alive " sources ( like wind and solar ) which do not produce C02 than from traditional fossil fuels which are sourced from below the ground.
Survival of human beings and life as we know it ( ie, the planet will be just fine. It's not going anywhere! ). This means the survival of:
Our 2018 green initiatives include the final build out of more solar farms to finish off setting our of energy usage (from Humboldt Utilities, Milan Public Utilities and Gibson Electric Membership Corporation). This will mean tripling the current 183 kW farm we have in Humboldt... if we can get TVA to allow us to do this all on one site instead of many scattered sites.
This is about survival and prosperity, for ourselves and for our children..
We believe that climate change is the number 1 problem facing humanity. As co-investors in the future, we are simply doing our part to address the climate problem locally. Future plans are to allow customers to participate in C02 reduction strategies alongside us.