20 May '11, 1pm

How to buy certified renewable energy power « Climate Progress

The renewable energy that Green‑e Energy certifies goes through a thorough verification process to ensure that it: is from new projects . It’s important that renewable energy certificates (RECs) support new projects built for the voluntary market, not to satisfy a state or federal requirement. That’s because consumers who are buying renewable energy want their money to go toward expanding the renewable energy market . Green‑e Energy Certified RECs come from new facilities built with the voluntary market in mind. is verified . Sellers of Green‑e Energy Certified renewable energy are reviewed twice a year to ensure that they live up to their advertising claims, and that their customers are getting what they paid for. Certified energy is accounted for and tracked through the annual Green‑e Energy verification audit process. has not been double-counted . Certified renewable en...

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