Fuerte el Rompido, a four-star hotel in the province of Huelva (Spain), has signed an agreement with Allcot to offset its emissions from 2015. So, Fuerte el Rompido shows its commitment to fighting climate change. Last year, Fuerte El Rompido generated 995 tCO2e (tonnes of CO2 equivalent). These emissions came largely from the consumption of electricity and propane. The latter is widely used as a fuel source for cooking and getting hot water. Measuring the carbon footprint and offsetting the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that are inevitable is part of its sustainability strategy.
Offsetting CO2 emissions is based on the voluntary contribution of an amount of money proportional to the tonnes of CO2 emitted which have not been able to be reduced by other means. Specifically, that money is used to buy carbon credits with each one being equivalent to one tonne of CO2 emitted. This economic contribution is dedicated to projects in developing countries. Fuerte el Rompido has chosen a project situated in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, which consists in the energy reuse of biogas from a landfill and it is validated and verificated by VCS Standard.