Green Option

Green Option (Carbon Offsets)

Internet connection service requires high amount of electrical power with the constant use of servers and computers resulting in high CO2 emission, one of the large element of global warming.

While trying our best for the energy conservation, we also provide a carbon offset mechanism in our service charge structure, named Green Option, enabling members to make a choice to fund power generation through natural energy.

This option enables customer to add a certain amount to their monthly charge for internet services. All proceeds from this option charge will be used to purchase natural energy.

Amount of Earned Green Energy360,731 kWh

  • As of March 2019
Provider of Natural Energy (Green Power)
Asahi Net is taking proceeds from the Green Option charges to purchase natural energy through Next Energy & Resources Co., Ltd., which are used to fund power generation by natural energy.

Launched as of March 24th, 2011

Plans for Members Starting from monthly charge of 93 yen (tax-excluded). Donation amount can be increased by 93 yen (tax-excluded) per month.
  • The donation is automatically made with the payment of monthly service charge.

Mechanism

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What is the Green Option?

It is an option that when applied for allows you to purchase Carbon Offsets.

What is Carbon Offsets?

Carbon Offset is a mechanism that addresses the heat-trapping gases such as carbon dioxide that causes global warming, and tries to reduce, or negate, its effect through clean energy businesses, afforestation, forestry preservation, etc.

This mechanism tries to reduce carbon dioxide emissions through the conservation of energy. This is a concept that originated in Europe and has recently found its way to Japan.

What is Natural Energy?

Natural energy is energy obtained from natural phenomena such as the sun, wind, water, biomass and geothermal heat. While reserves of fossil fuel energy such as oil and coal is limited, we will not easily run out of the earths natural energy, and it is said that renewable energy can easily and abundantly be obtained.

Energy conservation (fossil fuel reduction) creates value through the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions and, when combined with the value created through the use of natural energy to create electricity, it translates into real environmental value.

Green Power Certificate

Green Power is generated at several sites. At each link you can view the certificates by each time period.

Green Power Certificate

Asahi Net is taking proceeds from the Green Option charges to purchase natural energy through Next Energy & Resources Co., Ltd., which are used to fund power generation by natural energy.
Japan Quality Assurance Organization (JQA), which is a third-party organization, evaluates and issues Green Power Certification for power generation by natural energy.
For more about Green Power Certification, please refer to this webpage (in Japanese.)

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