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Center for Resource Solutions
Marin Energy Authority
Green-e Energy Certifies Marin Energy Authority's Deep Green 100% Wind Option
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (May 17, 2012) Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) today announced that Marin Energy Authority's Deep Green 100% renewable energy product is now certified by Green-e® Energy. Marin Energy Authority joins the growing network of clean energy providers that offer products certified by Green-e Energy, the nation's leading certification and verification program for renewable energy.
"Marin Energy Authority has worked hard to provide the residents of Marin County the ability to choose 100% renewable energy," said Alex Pennock, Manager of Green-e Energy. "It is an excellent example of the power of community choice to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels."
The Marin Energy Authority is a not-for-profit public agency that oversees the Marin Clean Energy program, a community power agency serving Marin County, California. Marin Clean Energy offers its customers a 100% renewable energy option from wind power generated in Klickitat and Sherman Counties, Oregon. These customers will support currently available renewable resources and growth of the program will bolster in the development of new renewable resources in the West.
"We're proud to offer Marin 100% renewable energy and we are excited that we now extend our customers the added assurance of the nation's premier green power certification which will give our customers sound confidence in their renewable energy purchase," said Dawn Weisz, Marin Energy Authority Executive Officer. "We are honored to partner with the Center for Resource Solutions, which has done so much to grow the renewable energy market in North America."
Green-e Energy is the leading renewable energy certification and verification program in the U.S., with nearly 300 participating vendors selling over 30 million megawatt hours of renewable electricity in retail transactions in 2011. The program provides independent, third-party certification to ensure certified renewable energy meets strict environmental and consumer protection standards.
Providers of Green-e Energy Certified renewable energy agree to abide by the Green-e Energy Code of Conduct, and meet strict disclosure and truth-in-advertising requirements. All marketers of Green-e Energy Certified products undergo an annual third-party verification audit to document that the company purchased or generated enough quantity and type of renewable energy to meet customer demand and marketing claims.
About the Marin Energy Authority
The Marin Energy Authority (MEA) is the not-for-profit public agency formed by the County of Marin and all of Marin's cities and towns. MEA administers the Marin Clean Energy program. Marin Clean Energy partners with PG&E to deliver and maintain the power lines as they always have, but the electricity procured by Marin Clean Energy is 50-100% renewable at affordable rates. For more information about Marin Clean Energy, visit www.marincleanenergy.com.
About Green-e and Center for Resource Solutions
A program of Center for Resource Solutions, Green-e is the nation's leading independent consumer protection program for the sale of renewable energy and greenhouse gas reductions in the retail market. Green-e offers certification and verification of renewable energy and greenhouse gas mitigation products through Green-e Energy, a renewable energy certification program; Green-e Climate, a greenhouse gas emission reduction certification program; and Green-e Marketplace, a program that provides forward-thinking organizations a simple, nationally recognized logo they can use to communicate their renewable energy and carbon commitment to their customers and shareholders. To learn more about Green-e Certified products and programs available in all 50 states, visit www.green-e.org.