The Soccer World Cup 2006 was 'carbon neutral' for the first time in 2006, with the dirty energy used and air miles clocked up by both fans and players being offset by FIFA's use of carbon offset schemes. This carbon neutrality create an important emission responsibility precedent for the Soccer World Cup 2010.
Carbon offset schemes include:
funding a green energy project in South Africa
buying up carbon credits
The project in South Africa will see coal-fired boilers at Letaba Citrus Farm being replaced by biomass boilers fuelled by woodchips from a nearby sawmill. The project will prevent at least 220 000 tonnes of GHG emissions over its ten-year lifetime. Commissioning of the new biomass fuel boilers is planned for August 2007.
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