- pertaining to or having achieved a state in which the net amount of carbon dioxide or other carbon compounds emitted into the atmosphere is reduced to zero because it is balanced by actions to reduce or offset these emissions: Since the administration installed solar panels, the campus has become carbon neutral; a carbon-neutral brewery.
Origin of carbon neutral
First recorded in 1990–95
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Google, for one, has gotten plenty of press about its four-year-old ambition to become a carbon-neutral company.Winds of Change: Who's Doing What in Wind?
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