Participating in the Carbon Balance program lets you reduce your carbon footprint by purchasing third-party verified carbon offsets from local projects that work to reduce or capture greenhouse gases. For as little as $4 a month added to your monthly bill, you can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the Northwest.

Residential natural gas customers can purchase offset blocks for $4 each. With each block equivalent to removing 400 pounds of carbon dioxide from the environment, the average customer can be carbon neutral for as little as $8 per month.

PSE does not make a profit on the Carbon Balance program.

Ask Advisor
Ask an Energy Advisor

Have questions or need help with the Carbon Balance program? We're here to help!

Featured program resource

Purchasing carbon offsets sourced from certified* environmentally responsible energy projects in the Northwest allows Carbon Balance to support local programs such as: 

Cedar Grove Organic Waste Composting, Maple Valley, WA

At Cedar Grove’s composting facility, yard and food waste, which in the past would have ended up dumped in landfill, is now being harnessed for its potential as a nutrient-rich garden topping. Additionally, the composting process reduces the creation of methane – a gas that otherwise would escape into the atmosphere. Through the Carbon Balance program, carbon offsets are earned through the reduction of this greenhouse gas during the anaerobic digestion process.

*The Cedar Grove Waste Composting offsets are certified through the Climate Action Reserve.