An insurance company in Britain, Co-operative Insurance, launched a new insurance program for drivers that not only gives drivers of "green" cars a discount, it also provides drivers of more standard (i.e., high-polluting) cars a chance to offset their carbon emissions. The campaign, called the Eco Motor Insurance
, offsets twenty percent of a car's CO2 emissions if that car is covered by the policy. Co-operative Insurance (CIS) is going green not just with their policies, but with their facilities as well. Their CIS tower is covered by 7,000 solar panels and the company has built a large wind farm on top of another of their building in central Manchester.
[Source: Co-operative Financial Services]