Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) is pleased to announce the release of a new white paper:
Renewable Energy Certificates,
Carbon Offsets, and Carbon Claims:
Best Practices and Frequently Asked Questions
Are you confused about offsets and RECs? Have you heard conflicting stories about the difference between them or what claims you can make? Get the definitive answers to all of your questions about RECs, offsets, and the relationship between renewable energy and carbon in this new paper from CRS—the organization that brought you Green-e®, the most trusted name in renewable energy and carbon offsets.
For ease of use, the paper is organized as a series of questions and answers. Beginners in renewable energy and carbon markets can read through from beginning to end, or more advanced readers can search and skip to answers to specific questions.
About Center for Resource Solutions
CRS is a nonprofit organization that creates policy and market solutions to advance sustainable energy and mitigate climate change. Our leadership through collaboration and environmental innovation builds policies and consumer-protection mechanisms in renewable energy, GHG reductions, and energy efficiency that foster healthy and sustained growth in national and international markets. CRS administers the three Green-e programs. Green-e Energy is North America's leading independent consumer protection program providing certification and verification for renewable electricity and renewable energy certificates (RECs). Green-e Climate serves the voluntary carbon market as the first and only consumer protection and certification program for retail carbon offsets. Green-e Marketplace recognizes companies that make meaningful commitments to use renewable energy by allowing them to display the Green-e logo when they have purchased a qualifying amount of renewable energy and passed the program's verification standards.