Green-e Certified Renewable Energy Credit

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Green-e is the leading independent certifier of renewable energy credits (or RECs) through a program called Green-e Energy.  This certification insures that:

  • You are supporting new renewable resources: The windmill, solar panel or other generator that produced your renewable energy was built since 1997.
  • There has been no double selling: You are the only one that can claim the benefits of the renewable energy you bought; these benefits include the fact that renewable energy produces little or no greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Your purchase goes beyond business as usual: Generators that were built as the result of a law or mandate cannot sell renewable energy that is Green-e Energy certified. You are buying renewable energy beyond what is required by law, and helping expand the production of renewable energy in the U.S. and Canada.

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