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Green-e Energy Certification

Green-e Energy is a voluntary certification program for renewable energy. Green-e Energy sets consumer protection and environmental standards for renewable energy options in three markets - competitive electricity, renewable energy certificates (RECs) and utility green pricing programs. Green-e Energy conducts annual verification on certified options to ensure that they are meeting these standards. Energy options that meet the Green-e Energy National Standard for environmental excellence are eligible to use the Green-e Energy logo to promote their certification. Recent certifications are listed on Press Releases and Advisories.

Products with Unsubmitted Verification Materials for 2013 Sales Reporting

To verify that each company offering a Green-e Energy certified renewable energy product met the requirements of the Green-e Energy National Standard for their certified sales in 2013, each participating company must submit an audited report and other materials by 11:59pm Pacific time on June 2, 2014. Green-e Energy certified products for which completed verification submissions have not been received and that have not been granted an extension will be decertified in accordance with the terms in the Verification Timeline for 2013 sales. Each company offering a Green-e Energy certified renewable energy product for which completed verification submissions were received late incur late fees due to late submission. Payment of late fees is considered to be part of the Verification Submission, and the Verification Submission is not considered complete until payment has been made. Payment is be due within 30 days of the invoice, and if not received in that period the participant that submitted materials late will be relisted on this site until payment is made or 30 more days have passed, whichever is shorter. In the case that payment is still not received within this second 30-day period, all of the participant's products will be immediately decertified.

As of August 27, 2014 at 5:20PM Pacific, the following companies have not yet submitted all necessary verification-related materials or late fees for 2013 sales:
Company Product Name
Sterling Planet, Inc.
Sterling Planet Green Energy Retail TRC, Green America Commercial TRC

Pending Certifications

Westar Energy, Inc. has applied for Green-e Energy certification of its RENEW voluntary renewable electricity program offered to its customers in Kansas. As part of the application process, Green-e Energy is seeking stakeholder feedback on the application and the RENEW program as designed for Westar Energy's Kansas electricity customers. Please see the application here:

We are accepting stakeholder comments on the application for twenty-one days—please submit comments to info [at] green-e [dot] org by August 21, 2014. The Green-e Governance Board will subsequently review application materials and comments received to consider approval of the application. Please note that any comments received may also be posted on the Green-e Energy Certification section of this web site.

Recent Certifications

Great Eastern Energy joined Green-e Energy in January. The company, based in Brooklyn, NY, offers the certified product E-Renewable to its commercial customers in NY, NJ, and MA.

MP2 Energy also joined Green-e Energy in January, and sells its Renewable Power product to its commercial clients. It is based in The Woodlands, TX.

Decertifications Due to Non-Compliance

Clean Currents

Due to Clean Currents' insolvency and closure on January 31, 2014, Green-e Energy has decertified Clean Currents' renewable electricity and REC offerings. Clean Currents is unable to comply with the obligations of its contracts for Green-e Energy certification, including conducting a third-party verification audit of the sales made to customers in 2013 and 2014, and so any renewable energy sold to Clean Currents' customers is not considered Green-e Energy certified for 2013 or 2014. Customers of Clean Currents at the time of closure have been notified per the requirements of the Green-e Energy Code of Conduct and Customer Disclosure Requirements. For more information please contact Alex Pennock, Manager of Green-e Energy, at: verification [at] green-e [dot] org.

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