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I was just thinking about tree planting while were driving home through the Llugwy and Conwy valleys today and how it is used to justify business as usual rather than making the deep lifestyle changes that are really needed. Having more trees is good if they are the right sort of trees in the right places. I think a lot of double offsetting may well go on too. Some time ago we bought some shares in renewable energy projects. The 'blurb' said that by doing so we were saving x amount of carbon. But surely the person who uses the green energy produced is going to claim a carbon reduction too? If the trees being planted in Wales are used to offset big companies emissions that aren't necessarily in Wales they can't be used against the total emissions in Wales too, or can they?

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