This is an emissions reduction project that has been sponsored by Sustainable Travel International
Verification: Verified Carbon Standard
Crediting Period: 2010 – 2020
Projected Annual Emission Reductions: 100,000
The Capricorn Ridge Wind Farm is located in west central Texas and is comprised of over 400 wind turbines that are capable of producing enough clean, renewable electricity to power approximately 220,000 homes annually. Wind energy displaces the need for traditional fossil fuel energy sources thereby reducing reducing carbon emissions and climate change impact.
The Capricorn Ridge Wind Farm also provides local economic benefits in the form of an expanded local tax base and landowner lease payments. Proceeds from the sale of carbon offsets provide the financial incentive for clean energy projects such as the Capricorn Ridge Wind Farm to reach development and fund initial operational costs.
A Project Description can be found here.