Welcome back to my blog! I can’t believe it’s already week 5! This past week I continued researching United States sustainability efforts. I decided to focus more on the carbon removal marketplace and the various carbon removing products. The marketplace is essentially a place with which companies can advertise their Co2 removing technologies to potential buyers. One of the top marketplaces is Carbonfuture, founded in 2019. Though they started, and are based in Germany, they have hubs in San Francisco, California and have further plans to expand. They are a digital platform and financial service that warrant the marketing of a variety of Carbon removing technologies and are the first to produce a verified biochar (black carbon) based carbon sink.
Additionally as per Isabella’s comment about solar panels from last week’s blog post, I looked into homeowner incentives for solar panel installation. I found that out of 50 states, only 20 have solar incentives. With a concentration in the south west and north east regions, states like New York, California, and Texas receive solar rebates. Those who install solar panels in these states receive federal residential solar energy credit, aka tax credit. Solar energy systems are eligible for a 26% tax credit in addition to free solar panel installation, wiring, cost of labor, and energy storage devices.