Definition of carbon-neutral
- Wood-fired electricity qualifies as carbon-neutral because the carbon dioxide the generators emit would have been released anyway as trees die and decompose.
- —Boston Globe, 8 May 2009
- … advertises itself as the first carbon-neutral polymer producer—though to meet that claim it has to purchase carbon offset certificates for the energy needed for the process.
- —Jessica Marshall, New Scientist, 7 July 2007