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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. On July 3, 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 immediately decertified, according to the Verification Timeline for 2013 sales.

As of July 25, 2014 at 4:42PM PT, the following company has not provided verification reporting for 2013 sales:
Company Product Name
NYC Clean Energy
100% New York Wind

Pending Certifications

Green-e Energy is circulating applications for certification of Portland General Electric's green pricing programs, Green Source and Clean Wind, which are both available to electricity customers within its service territory. Please find a copy of their certification application materials below.

We are accepting stakeholder comments on the application for twenty-one days—please submit comments to info [at] green-e [dot] org by June 24, 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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