Bullfrog offers natural gas and electricity options for people and businesses looking to lower the carbon intensity of their energy usage. For every unit of natural gas a customer uses, Bullfrog produces the same amount of “climate-friendly” natural gas and puts it into a pipeline on the customer’s behalf. Bullfrog captures biogas from organic waste at landfills and wastewater treatment plants.
The reality is that this gas still produces CO₂ emissions when used, so perhaps “green” isn’t the best name for it. But at least it’s CO₂ that would have been emitted anyhow from the decaying organic waste, instead of increasing that amount of CO₂ by burning fossil fuels also.
Bullfrog’s green electricity credits work similarly: for every kilowatt of electricity you use, they add to the grid one kilowatt from a renewable source, like wind or water. Since they started in 2005, Bullfrog has displaced 1.3 million tons of CO₂.
Historically, Shopify has used Bullfrog’s credits to offset the energy used within our Canadian offices. In March 2020, Shopify began working remotely, which means we’ll have much less office space but far more home offices to offset. As we shared on our blog, Shopify plans to measure the carbon footprint from our work-from-home model, offsetting all home office emissions and sharing what we learn throughout the process.
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