The Center for Resource Solutions and the Green-e team is proud to announce the launch of Green-e Climate, a certification program for greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions—also known as offsets—sold on the voluntary market. The Green-e Climate Standard has been two years in the making, with numerous comment periods and hundreds of stakeholders involved in its creation.
The market for carbon offsets is growing fast, and it is important to offer consumers assurance that their money is going towards projects that really reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Consumers need a way to make informed choices between different offset products without having to investigate them individually. The Green-e Climate Certified logo on a retail offset means it has undergone a rigorous verification process that guarantees the projects it sources from meet standards for permanence, additionality, and transparency.
Green-e Climate is the first verification program of its kind in the nation, and will begin certifying offsets by February 2008. Check back at the Green-e Climate page for news.
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Green-e Program Updates
Check Out Our New Look
With the addition of Green-e Climate to the Green-e family, we knew we needed to make the programs easier to tell apart, so we rebranded them. What you've always known as the Green-e renewable energy certification program is now known as Green-e Energy, and our consumer labeling program for organizations that purchase renewable energy is now called Green-e Marketplace. Check out the revamped Green-e website for more information and one-page flyers you can download to learn more about the programs.
12th National Renewable Energy Marketing Conference a Success!
Thanks to the nearly 400 attendees who gathered in Philadelphia last October for the 12th National Renewable Energy Marketing Conference. Congratulations also to the winners of the 2007 Green Power Leadership Awards, find out more about them on the conference website. This year's conference hasn't been announced yet, but be sure to check the conference website for updates, and join the email list to be kept informed.
2006 Green-e Verification Report Shows Certified Sales Nearly Double Over 2005
The report shows an almost 90 percent increase in total sales volume over the previous year, equivalent to nearly 10 million MWh of renewable energy generation. Nearly 114,000 MWh were purchased or generated by companies participating in Green-e Marketplace, demonstrating their commitment to certified renewable energy.
Download the entire report to learn more.
Green-e Marketplace Featured Company
Green-e Marketplace has been growing strong, with over 60 organizations participating in the program at the beginning of 2008. But one company really shined in 2007, making the largest purchase of renewable energy certificates (RECs) in history. PepsiCo purchased over one million MWh worth of RECs in April of last year, making it the largest buyer of RECs in the U.S. The EPA estimated the purchase was equivalent to the amount of electricity needed to power nearly 90,000 average American homes for a year. The purchase matched the electricity used by all PepsiCo's domestic manufacturing facilities, headquarters, distribution centers, and regional offices.
Here are the more than 60 other participants in Green-e Marketplace.
Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters
Baxter Healthcare Corporation
Buywell International Inc
Carolina Plantation Rice
Choice Organic Teas
CTI Paper USA
Curtis Packaging Corporation
Garden of Life
Graphic Concepts Printing
Grays Harbor Paper
Jon's Pit Stop
J.S. McCarthy Printers
KFM Foods International
Lundberg Family Farms
Mark Leibowitz Photography, Inc.
Mohawk Fine Papers
Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc.
New Leaf Paper
New Resource Bank
Nicholas Earth Printing
Pepsi Americas, Inc.
Pepsi Bottling Ventures LLC
Print Communications Group, Inc.
Sandy Alexander, Inc.
Santa Cruz Organic
Sappi Fine Paper North America
SC Johnson & Son, Inc.
Stoel Rives LLP
Sustainable Hosting, LLC
The Paper Mill Store.com
The Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc.
Tom Arma Studio, Inc. and Tom Arma Costumes, Inc.
Vino Noceto Winery