carbon neutral


  1. 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.

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Other Words From

  • carbon neutrality noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of carbon neutral1

First recorded in 1990–95

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Example Sentences

Danish shipping giant Maersk announced in August that it would be launching the first of eight cargo container vessels running on carbon neutral methanol fuel in 2024.

From Time

All of our products are plastic-free and made from recycled materials or fast-growing bamboo, and we just launched global carbon neutral shipping.

From Fortune

Going carbon neutral means that China would remove the same amount of carbon it’s emitting into the atmosphere to achieve net-zero carbon emissions.

From Vox

Al Gore, however, sold his Current TV channel to Al Jazeera, which is funded by the royal family of famously carbon neutral Qatar.

“When someone has a cocktail that person becomes carbon neutral,” he laughs.

Google, for one, has gotten plenty of press about its four-year-old ambition to become a carbon-neutral company.





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