carbon neutral


adjective

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.

Nearby words

  1. carbon microphone,
  2. carbon monoxide,
  3. carbon monoxide hemoglobin,
  4. carbon monoxide poisoning,
  5. carbon nanotube,
  6. carbon offset,
  7. carbon offsetting,
  8. carbon paper,
  9. carbon process,
  10. carbon sequestration


Origin of carbon neutral

First recorded in 1990–95

Related formscarbon neutrality, noun

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