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Webinar: LEED v4, Renewable Energy, and Carbon Offsets
April 10, 2014 at 11:00 am PT

Introduction to Green-e Climate
Wednesday, April 23 at 11:00 am PT

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Recent News

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Looking for a Few Good Green-e Energy Verification Associates
February 4, 2014

press releases
Renewable Choice Energy Begins Offering Green-e Climate Certified Carbon Offsets
March 27, 2014

Green-e Certification Included in LEED v4
November 20, 2013

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CRS Blog Latest Posts

by Alex Pennock | Posted on April 8, 2014
by Orrin Cook | Posted on February 7, 2014
by Todd Jones | Posted on January 22, 2014
by Orrin Cook | Posted on July 9, 2013
by Todd Jones | Posted on June 5, 2013

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Featured Publications

CRS NewSolutions Spring 2014. The most recent edition of our quarterly newsletter, sent March 28, 2014.

2013: Advances in Sustainable Energy. A look back at the year's accomplish­ments for Center for Resource Solutions and its programs.

2012 Green-e Verification Report. In 2012 Green‐e certified nearly 36 million MWh, an increase of 29%.

Summary of Changes to the Green-e Energy National Standard: Provisions on Biomass. An explanation of recent changes and the process that define the eligibility of biomass as a renewable fuel source under the Green-e Energy National Standard.

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

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2012 Green-e Verification Report

In 2012 Green-e showed another year of impressive growth, with a remarkable 29% increase in Green-e Energy certified sales in 2012, reaching almost 36 million MWh. This is enough to power nearly a third of U.S. households for a month. Green‐e now certifies over 1% of the total U.S. electricity mix and approximately three‐quarters of the total voluntary market. Download the Report »

2014 Green Power Leadership Awards

Applications are being accepted through May 5th for the 2014 Green Power Leadership Awards, which will be presented at Renewable Energy Markets 2014. CRS presents awards in the Market Development category, including Green Power Market Development, Leadership in Green Power Education, and Green Power Leader of the Year. To learn more, visit 2014 Green Power Leadership Awards »


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2012 Green-e Verification Report
The 2012 Green-e Verification Report shows a remarkable 29% increase in Green-e Energy certified sales in 2012, reaching almost 36 million MWh.

CRS and Green-e Publications
We never stop publishing. Read our latest comments, reports, whitepapers, blog posts, newsletters, annual reports, and more, and watch our latest videos, at CRS Publications.

Buy Clean Energy 2013
Buy Clean Energy is an ongoing campaign by CRS that began on the 40th anniversary of Earth Day and encourages renewable energy purchases by individuals and organizations.

Renewable Energy Markets Conference
The nation's biggest annual conference focusing on the markets for clean energy was in Austin, TX from September 22-24, 2013. Visit the website for presentations and photos.
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