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Offset Projects

AIRSHED only deals in high-quality offsets generated by projects that conform to accepted international standards.


New Zealand-based projects to reduce emissions that AIRSHED invests in directly.

Te Apiti Wind Farm

Te Apiti WindfarmMeridian Energy’s first wind farm, located on Saddle Road north of the Manawatu Gorge, began supplying electricity to New Zealand’s national grid in July 2004.

Te Apiti generates electricity for up to 45,000 average homes with no harmful greenhouse gas emissions and will do so for over 20 years. AIRSHED has invested in Gold Standard Verified Emission Reductions (VERs) generated by this project in 2006.

International Offsets

International energy-related projects managed by myclimate, the Swiss non-profit foundation.

myclimate International Offset Projects

myclimate has contracted with AIRSHED to be its exclusive offset supplier in Australasia. It manages a portfolio of Gold Standard-registered projects to reduce emissions, including:

myclimate logoWind energy in North Madagascar

The project to construct the first wind farm in Ramena, Madagascar will help bridge an energy supply shortage and reduce demand for firewood and charcoal in the region. It will comprise of six turbines with a capacity of 200 kW each. Each turbine will reduce the CO2 output by around 350 tCO2 per year.

Children near a power generator, IndiaElectricity from biomass in India

Several 100 kW biomass gasification power plants are being installed in Bihar. The plants process bio-mass from local farm waste and controlled biomass cultivation. The project replaces diesel-generated power and each plant is expected to reduce CO2 emissions by 1,200 t per year.