Second Stakeholder Comment Period Open for Updates to the Green-e Energy National Standard
September 1, 2016. Green-e Energy began a second open stakeholder comment period for proposed changes on Thursday, September 1, 2016. The period will be open until Sunday, October 2, 2016. To comment, take the survey located at www.surveymonkey.com/r/M86VKKV. For a look at proposed changes, you can download a PDF summary of all potential changes here.
2016 Residual Mix Emissions Rates Posted
April 22, 2016. Green-e Energy annually publishes "Residual Mix" emissions rates, which are CO2 emissions rates that should be applied to all electricity use that is not associated with a Green-e Energy certified product or for which a more specific set of emissions data is not available. These rates are compatible with guidance from the World Resources Institute. See 2016 Residual Mix Emissions Rates.
Green-e Energy National Standard Updated to v2.8
April 1, 2016. The Green-e Energy National Standard has been updated to v2.8, adding a section applying to Green-e Energy certified sales that are supplied by generation occurring in Québec on or after April 1, 2016, and generation occurring on or after the start of the compliance period in other provinces that implement a cap-and-trade program covering the electricity sector. See the redlined changes and latest version of the Standard at Green-e Energy National Standard and Governing Documents.
What is Green-e? 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. It is a program of Center for Resource Solutions.