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If you are buying carbon off-sets from a forest and it burns, what is the legal impact on your company of that fire?

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Visionary and innovator in the utility industry and grid modernization Burns & McDonnell

I have a broad background in utilities and energy. I worked for Capgemini in the Energy Practice for more than 15 years. During that time I rose to the position of CTO of the 12,000 person...

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Anyone know the answer, Carbon offsets...

If you are buying carbon off-sets from a forest and it burns, what is the legal impact on your company of that fire?

Is it defined?

Is it consistent globally?

Does it impact prior years?

-no agenda here, purely looking for answers after 3 or 4 hours of reading on the internet, without finding any firm answers only many conflicting documents.

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IMO, your carbon offsets go up in smoke.
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Bob Meinetz on Mar 4, 2022

Brilliant, Richard. Figuratively, and literally.👏

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Richard Brooks on Mar 4, 2022

Thanks, Bob.

 

My Mother called me Richard when I was in trouble, my friends call me Dick.

 

Have a good weekend.

 

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Bob Meinetz on Mar 4, 2022

You too, Dick.

That is a very good question.  I would not know how to answer that without the consultation of a group of lawyers. The entire issue surrounding carbon offsets and their handling is very murky.

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