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Renewable Energy Markets 2015
October 18, 2015

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Recent News

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Master Print Earns Green-e Marketplace Certification For Clean Energy Commitment
April 14, 2015

Karin Corfee and Jon Wellinghoff Join Center for Resource Solutions Board
March 30, 2015

Green-e Certification Recommended in New Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council Guidance
February 25, 2015

California Directs State's Largest Utilities to Offer Green‑e Energy Certified Green Power Programs
February 5, 2015

CRS Releases "What Is a Renewable Energy Certificate?" Animated Video
January 23, 2015

WGL Energy's Carbon Offsets Achieve Green‑e Climate Certification
January 22, 2015

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Featured Publications

Guidelines for Quantifying the Carbon Emissions Benefits of Green-e Energy Certified Products. A guide to resources that can help Green-e participants advise their customers on defensible carbon claims.

The Legal Basis for Renewable Energy Certificates. A summary of different selected sources on the definition and function of RECs in the U.S. Updated June 17, 2015.

Supporting State Compliance With the EPA Clean Power Plan. How existing regional renewable energy tracking systems can be used by states to track renewable energy and support compliance with the EPA Clean Power Plan.

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What Is a Renewable Energy Certificate? Video

We recently developed a short animated video to help illustrate how RECs work, including how they are created, tracked, traded, and finally sold to end users. Watch the Video »

Introducing Green-e Direct

Green-e recently launched a new Green-e Direct renewable energy certification option that allows organizations contracting directly for renewable energy or installing on-site generation to have their renewable energy Green-e certified. Learn More About Green-e Direct »


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Buy Clean Energy 2015
Buy Clean Energy is an ongoing campaign by CRS that began in 2010 and encourages individuals and businesses to help build the market for renewable energy.

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