The Pacific Northwest is a special place when it comes to nature, and Carbon Balance is an easy way to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions close to home. When you enroll, PSE will purchase verified carbon offsets from local forestry projects on your behalf. You’ll be making a tangible difference for the environment by supporting projects that reduce or capture greenhouse gas emissions.

Match a portion of your natural gas usage with carbon offsets from local forestry projects, starting at just $4.50 per month.

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Why choose Carbon Balance?

  • Easy and affordable. Starting at just $4.50 per month, Carbon Balance is a simple way to reduce your environmental impact. Want to do even more? The average customer can reduce the impact of their home’s natural gas use for as little as $9 per month.
  • No installation or contracts. Whether you're a renter or homeowner, there is no need to install or maintain any equipment.
  • Invest in local forestry projects. Participants in Carbon Balance are supporting innovative projects like the Winston Creek Forest Carbon Project in Lewis County.

Looking to go beyond net zero?

Combine with Renewable Natural Gas to make your home even better than carbon neutral.

How much will it cost?

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While $9 per month is enough to nearly offset the average residential customer’s natural gas usage, you can always start purchasing verified carbon offsets for just $4.50 per month. With either option, the cost is simply added to your monthly bill, and you can cancel anytime.


Carbon Balance is Green-e® Energy Climate certified, and meets the environmental and consumer-protection standards for greenhouse gas emissions reductions (carbon offsets) set forth by the nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions. Learn more at

Interested in learning about other renewable energy options?

Browse more Renewable Energy programs to further reduce your environmental impact.


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