Carbon Mercantile Exchange

Instructions

The Carbon Mercantile Exchange (CMX) is a service that allows you to trade carbon dioxide, methane, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, and mercury. Participants can reduce their "emission footprint," the total emissions created by driving, flying, usnig electricity and other activities, by utilizing the service. CMX can be used to complement other emissions offset programs. CMX is easy to use and fully transparent. All transactions are open for public review.

CMX is a free service to users. The CMX promotes the creation of new sources of emission-free electricity. These offsets are for new sources of emission free production of electricity. In addition to carbon dioxide, offsets can be taken for methane, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides and mercury.

Contact the exchange and place your offer. Offers will be listed on the Exchange Board. The market controls the prices of emissions offsets. Offerers and Purchasers will be placed in contact with each other via email to complete their transactions. The purchase will be listed on the Exchange Board.

Written communications can be sent to CMX at 1629 K Street, NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC  20006. Question: call (443) 569-5102

CMX rates are listed below. The rates are listed for example purposes only and do not limit the free exchange of emissions offsets traded on the CMX. Tons for methane, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, mercury and HFC-23 are only available in units of 200.

Plane: 5 cents per mile

Car: 1 cents per mile or $.20 per gallon

House: $ 1 per day

Compound/Element                                          Price Per Pound                       Price Per Ton

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Carbon Dioxide                                                       $ .01                                        $ 20

Methane                                                                 $ 1                                           $ 10

Sulfur Dioxide                                                         $ 1                                            $ 10

Nitrogen Oxides                                                      $ 1                                            $ 10

Mercury                                                                  $ 1                                            $ 10

HFC-23                                                                   $ 1                                            $ 10

                                                                                 Green Power15 Cents Per KWH 

Note: Purchase of tons of Methane, Sulfur Dioxide, Nitrogen Oxides, Mercury & HFC-23 in units of 200 only.

The Center will recruit participants from companies, institutions and organizations to sign up for flex work telecommuting. The employer or the individual, the participant partner companies (PPC), will join the CMX Program and the employer or individual will certify by letter that they have signed up for the program. The employer or the individual will send the certification to the Center's primary company partner (PCP), which will verify that the employer or individaul is participating in the program. The PCP will send the letter to the Center and that letter will be the collateral for the carbon dioxide allowance. The Center will calculate the CO2 reduction and deposit the credit into our Carbon Mercantile Exchange. The Center will send a certificate to the company or the individual noting the amount of the carbon dioxide reduction.

The Carbon Mercantile Exchange (CMX) is a service provided by the Center that allows for trading carbon dioxide, methane, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, and mercury. Participants can reduce their "emission footprint," the total emissions created by driving, flying, usnig electricity and other activities, by purchasing allowances from the exchange. CMX can be used to complement other emissions offset programs. CMX is easy to use and fully transparent. All transactions are open for public review. The CMX will market the offsets to entities that want to reduce or eliminate their carbon dioxide footprint.

Legal

CMX shall hold harmless all users of this service in the event of any suit arising out of the activities of CMX or its subagents. All users of the CMX service shall hold harmless CME, its agents and subagents and assigns in the event of any suit arising out of the activities of any user.

By using the CMX service, you agree to the conditions described in Instructions, Legal and Privacy titles. This Agreement contains the entire understanding of the parties and supersedes all previous verbal and written agreements; there are no other agreements, representations, or warranties not set forth herein.

CMX warrants that the performance of the services and the use of any deliverables will comply with all applicable laws, rules, orders and regulations.

CMX is a project of the Center for Environment, Commerce & Energy. All rights reserved.

Privacy

Information on CMX is public and anyone can view the contents of the site. By using this site, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use this site. Whenever you submit information via this site, you consent to the collection of that information according to the terms of this Privacy Policy. CMX reserves the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of this policy at any time. It is your responsibility to check this page periodically for changes in the privacy policy. Your continued use of this site following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes.

Confidentiality. CMX understands that information and records provided to or made available about participants in and clients of services are considered public. 

Mission Statement

The CMX is a free on-line emissions offset clearinghouse service. Our mission is to promote verifiable reductions in greenhouse and smog-forming gases. The service is open to everyone. It is a market-based system that will rely on the goodwill of the participants to conduct honest trades.

Ultimately, we hope the service will be a dynamic portal that will serve as a gateway for innovative emissions reductions. We hope participants will use the service often. We hope that CMX will be one part of a global effort to reduce global climate change and smog in our cities.