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Intro to Green-e Energy

Webinar: Introduction to Green-e Energy (Free)

Register Now Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 10:00 am PT.

A free webinar that explains the Green-e Energy certification program and how it works within the larger voluntary renewable energy market in North America. This webinar will cover the basics of how renewable energy is generated, tracked, and sold; how Green-e Energy protects consumers by ensuring clear title to renewable energy purchases that are as advertised; and how consumers, businesses, and renewable energy sellers can become involved with Green-e Energy.


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Webinar: Carbon Offsets 101 ($45)

Register NowWednesday, August 6, 2014 at 10:00 am PT.

This essential introduction to carbon offsets covers the basics of how offsets work and provides an overview of the global voluntary market. The hour-long webinar will explain offset terms and definitions, project types, quality criteria, project standards and credit certification, and retail offset transactions and product certification. We will also cover the state of and trends in the voluntary marketplace, and an overview of different players in the market.

This webinar is designed for those who want a basic overview of the international over-the-counter (voluntary) carbon market, with special emphasis on offset project types and how offsetting is used to reduce the environmental impact of individual and organizational activities.


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Webinar: Renewable Energy 101 ($45)

Register NowWednesday, September 3, 2014 at 11:00 am PT.

This essential introduction to renewable energy covers the basics of how clean energy operates in the U.S. electricity grid. The hour-long webinar reviews renewable energy terms and definitions, types and technology, geographic distribution of resources like wind and solar, the basics of transmission and project financing, renewable energy certificates (RECs) and utility green power programs, and REC tracking systems. We will also cover the state of the renewable energy marketplace, including a brief overview of politics, players, and policies.

This webinar is perfect for people new to the industry, and those who want a broad, high-level overview of the clean energy landscape in the U.S.



Webinar: An In-Depth Look at Solar Claims and Green-e Energy Eligibility (Free)

Register NowWednesday, September 17, 2014 at 10:00 am PT.

Join us for a free webinar designed for Green-e Energy participants, renewable generators, and null power off-takers, to provide clear marketing-campaign guidance and help avoid unintentional claiming of renewable energy certificates (RECs). Attendees will learn: What can be claimed about energy that comes from a renewable facility when the RECs go elsewhere? What kinds of statements can lead to confusion about REC ownership? What statements will render associated RECs ineligible for Green-e Energy certification? CRS Chief Counsel Robin Quarrier and Green-e Energy Manager Alex Pennock will provide several examples of common REC eligibility issues and how they are typically resolved.



Webinar: Tracking Renewable Energy for the U.S. EPA's Clean Power Plan: Guidelines for States to Use Existing REC Tracking Systems to Comply with 111(d) (Free)

Register NowTuesday, September 23, 2014 at 10:00 am PT.

Join David Farnsworth, Senior Associate at Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP), and CRS Chief Counsel Robin Quarrier for a free webinar that explains how existing renewable energy certificate (REC) tracking systems can be used as an integral part of state compliance for the EPA’s Clean Power Plan. These REC tracking systems, together with state policies designed to increase the production and use of renewable electricity, will be critical to states looking to use renewable energy like wind and solar to reduce the carbon intensity of their power sector. Join

This webinar will be invaluable for air and electricity regulators, as well as renewable energy advocates that are interested in participating in the Clean Air Act Section 111(d) comment period, closing October 16th, 2014.


Intro to Green-e Energy

Webinar: Introduction to Green-e Climate (Free)

Register Now Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 11:00 am PT.

CRS is hosting a free webinar about the Green-e Climate certification program and how it works within the larger voluntary carbon offset market. The webinar will cover the basics of carbon offset projects and international offset trading; how carbon offsets serve to reduce global carbon emissions; the unique role of Green-e Climate certification and the benefits it confers on certified products; how Green-e Climate protects consumers by ensuring clear title to carbon offset purchases that are as advertised; and how consumers, businesses, and offset sellers can become involved with Green-e Climate. With Sarah Busch, Green-e Associate.




Past Events (2014)

Intro to Green-e Marketplace

Webinar: Introduction to Green-e Marketplace (Free)
Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 10:00 am PT.

Green-e Marketplace is a program that recognizes organizations using certified renewable energy and enables them to demonstrate their environmental commitment through the use of the nationally recognized Green-e logo. Green-e Marketplace gives its participants unique resources to help them communicate their commitment to clean energy on their collateral, website, and products. This hour-long webinar explained the requirements of joining the program, the benefits of clean-energy purchases to an organization's sustainability strategy, and how Green-e Marketplace fits into the overall green-labeling ecosystem.

The presentation is archived, you can watch the video and view the speaker deck.


Tracking Systems Webinar

Webinar: Introduction to Renewable Energy Certificate Tracking Systems (Free)

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 10:00 am PT. Renewable energy markets in the U.S. increasingly rely upon tracking systems—regional electronic databases that allow stakeholders to manage their portfolio of renewable energy certificates (RECs) that confer environmental benefits and act as proof of generation. Unsung and largely unknown outside the industry, REC tracking systems in the U.S. are crucial to our functioning marketplace. Join Amy Fredregill, Executive Director of the Midwest Renewable Energy Tracking System (M-RETS), and CRS Senior Project Manager Rachael Terada in an overview of how tracking systems work, what's in a REC, and an inside look at M-RETS.

The presentation is archived, you can watch the video and view the speaker deck.


Intro to Green-e Energy

Webinar: Introduction to Green-e Climate (Free)
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 11:00 am PT.

CRS hosted a free webinar about the Green-e Climate certification program and how it works within the larger voluntary carbon offset market. The webinar covered the basics of carbon offset projects and international offset trading; how carbon offsets serve to reduce global carbon emissions; the unique role of Green-e Climate certification and the benefits it confers on certified products; how Green-e Climate protects consumers by ensuring clear title to carbon offset purchases that are as advertised; and how consumers, businesses, and offset sellers can become involved with Green-e Climate. With Todd Jones, Manager, Green-e Climate.


The presentation is archived, you can watch the video and view the speaker deck.


LEED v4 Webinar

Webinar: LEED v4, Renewable Energy, and Carbon Offsets ($45)
Wednesday, April 10, 2014 at 11:00 am PT.

The U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC's) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is the market-leading standard for green building design. The recent LEED v4 update includes the ability to earn points toward certification by purchasing Green-e certified renewable energy and carbon offsets. Join Alex Pennock, manager of Green-e Energy and Todd Jones, manager of Green-e Climate, as they review the new changes and answer common questions about the updated green power and carbon offset credit, along with the rationale for these changes and how they will affect the market.


The presentation is archived, you can view the speaker deck.




Webinar: Low Impact Hydropower, a Pathway to Green Markets (Free)

Aired Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 10:00 am PT. Hydroelectric power provides a significant percent of US electric generating capacity and does so without contributing to air pollution. However some hydropower dams have a history of adverse impacts to aquatic ecosystems, including the fish, wildlife, and human communities that depend on them. The Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) has established a voluntary certification system that allows hydropower entry into green power markets. LIHI certification is the standard Green-e uses for the eligibility of hydropower into the voluntary marketplace. It is also the basis for hydropower entry into several state renewable energy markets. This hour-long webinar explained the requirements for hydroelectric facility owners interested in joining the LIHI program and how owners are benefiting from LIHI certification.

Panelists included Mike Sale, LIHI Executive Director; Dana Hall, LIHI Deputy Director; and Sarah Hill-Nelson, owner of the Bowersock Mills & Power Company in Lawrence, KS.

The presentation is archived, you can watch the video and view the speaker deck.


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Webinar: Carbon Offsets 101 ($45)
Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 10:00 am PT. This essential introduction to carbon offsets covered the basics of how offsets work and provides an overview of the global voluntary market. The hour-long webinar explained offset terms and definitions, project types, quality criteria, project standards and credit certification, and retail offset transactions and product certification. We also covered the state of and trends in the voluntary marketplace, and an overview of different players in the market.

This webinar was designed for those who want a basic overview of the international over-the-counter (voluntary) carbon market, with special emphasis on offset project types and how offsetting is used to reduce the environmental impact of individual and organizational activities.

The presentation is archived, you can view the speaker deck.


Intro to Green-e Energy

Webinar: Introduction to Green-e Energy (Free)
Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 11:00 am PT. A free webinar that explained the Green-e Energy certification program and how it works within the larger voluntary renewable energy market in North America. This webinar covered the basics of how renewable energy is generated, tracked, and sold; how Green-e Energy protects consumers by ensuring clear title to renewable energy purchases that are as advertised; and how consumers, businesses, and renewable energy sellers can become involved with Green-e Energy. With Sarah Busch, Green-e Associate.

The presentation is archived, you can view the speaker deck.


Intro to Green-e Marketplace

Webinar: Introduction to Green-e Marketplace (Free)
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 11:00 am PT. Green-e Marketplace is a program that recognizes organizations using certified renewable energy and enables them to demonstrate their environmental commitment through the use of the nationally recognized Green-e logo. Green-e Marketplace gives its participants unique resources to help them communicate their commitment to clean energy on their collateral, website, and products. This hour-long webinar explains the requirements of joining the program, the benefits of clean-energy purchases to an organization's sustainability strategy, and how Green-e Marketplace fits into the overall green-labeling ecosystem.

The presentation is archived, you can watch the video and view the speaker deck.


Past Events (2013)

State-Federal RPS Collaborative's National Summit on RPS
November 6–7, 2013
This Summit provided an opportunity to learn about developments and trends related to state RPSs and to network with many of the people from across the country who are most engaged in implementing and analyzing state RPSs. The Summit is made possible through funding from the US Department of Energy and the Energy Foundation. Jennifer Martin spoke. Visit the Website.


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Webinar: Highlights of the 2012 Green-e Verification Report (Free)

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 11:00 AM PST.
A look at the year in Green-e. The 2012 Green-e Verification Report details renewable energy and carbon offset figures for all three Green-e programs. Green-e Energy showed a remarkable 29% increase in 2012, reaching almost 36 million MWh—enough to power nearly a third of U.S. households for a month. Green‐e Climate also saw substantial growth, with volume of certified offsets sold increasing by more than 47%, and Green-e Marketplace added several new participants, ending 2012 with over 500 products and companies certified. Join us for this inside look at the report, which gave an unparalleled look at the state of the market and trends for 2013 sales.

The presentation is archived, you can watch the video and view the speaker deck.


Intro to Green-e Climate

Webinar: Introduction to Green-e Climate (Free)

Thursday, October 24, 2013.

CRS hosted a free webinar about the Green-e Climate certification program and how it works within the larger voluntary carbon offset market. The webinar covered the basics of carbon offset projects and international offset trading; how carbon offsets serve to reduce global carbon emissions; the unique role of Green-e Climate certification and the benefits it confers on certified products; how Green-e Climate protects consumers by ensuring clear title to carbon offset purchases that are as advertised; and how consumers, businesses, and offset sellers can become involved with Green-e Climate.

The presentation is archived, you can view the speaker deck.


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Webinar: Renewable Energy 101 ($45)

Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 11:00 am PT.

This essential introduction to renewable energy in the U.S. covered the basics of how the U.S. electricity grid operates, and the expanding role of clean energy to the nation's energy portfolio. This hour-long webinar also reviewed renewable energy terms and definitions, types and distribution of resources like wind and solar, the basics of transmission and project financing, renewable energy certificates and utility opt-in green power programs, and certificate tracking. We also covered the state of the renewable energy marketplace, including politics, players, and policies.


ACCO Climate Strategies Forum

October 14–17. Alex Pennock, Green-e Energy Manager, spoke on renewable energy as a "Bootcamp Instructor". Learn More about Climate Strategies Forum bootcamps.


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Renewable Energy Markets Conference 2013

September 22–24, 2013; Austin, TX. This annual conference focused on the markets for renewable energy, from green pricing programs to renewable energy certificates, with sessions on marketing, state renewable portfolio standards, purchaser case studies, and Federal and state policies. Organized by Center for Resource Solutions and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.


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Webinar: Carbon Offsets 101 ($45)

Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 10:00 am PT.

This essential introduction to carbon offsets covered the basics of how offsets work and provided an overview of the global voluntary market. This hour-long webinar explained offset terms and definitions, project types, quality criteria, project standards and credit certification, and retail offset transactions and product certification. We also covered the state of and trends in the voluntary marketplace, and an overview of different players in the market.


Intro to Green-e Energy

Webinar: Introduction to Green-e Marketplace (Free)

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 10:00 am PT. Green-e Marketplace is a program that recognizes organizations using certified renewable energy and enables them to demonstrate their environmental commitment through the use of the nationally recognized Green-e logo. Green-e Marketplace gives its participants unique resources to help them communicate their commitment to clean energy on their collateral, website, and products. This hour-long webinar explained the requirements of joining the program, the benefits of clean-energy purchases to an organization's sustainability strategy, and how Green-e Marketplace fits into the overall green-labeling ecosystem.

The presentation is archived, you can watch the video and view the speaker deck.


Intro to Green-e Energy

Webinar: Introduction to Green-e Energy (Free)

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at 10:00 am PT. A free webinar that explained the Green-e Energy certification program and how it works within the larger voluntary renewable energy market in North America. This webinar covered the basics of how renewable energy is generated, tracked, and sold; how Green-e Energy protects consumers by ensuring clear title to renewable energy purchases that are as advertised; and how consumers, businesses, and renewable energy sellers can become involved with Green-e Energy. With Sarah Busch, Green-e Associate.

The presentation is archived, you can watch the video and view the speaker deck.



Biomass Webinar

Webinar: If a Tree Falls in the Forest, Can You Burn It? An Overview of Green-e Energy's New Biomass Eligibility Criteria (Free)

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 11:00 am PT. Green-e Energy is pleased to announce that after a two-year process and several open stakeholder consultations, the Green-e Governance Board approved final language revising the biomass eligibility criteria in the Green-e Energy National Standard. The updates include clarified language on forestry residues, tree plantations, eligibility of whole trees, trees from Federal land, and waste to energy technologies such as municipal solid waste (MSW) gasification.

CRS Counsel Robin Quarrier discussed the new Green-e Energy biomass standard provisions in a free one-hour webinar and Q&A. To learn more about the updates to the Green-e Energy National Standard, see Green-e Energy National Standard and Governing Documents.


Women's Environmental Network April Event: Is Generation from Biomass Renewable?
April 18, 2013. Robin Quarrier, Counsel at CRS and President of WEN, gave a brief presentation at the San Francisco Women's Environmental Network happy hour focusing on a hot topic facing regulators today: Is Generation from Biomass Renewable?


Intro to Green-e Energy

Webinar: Introduction to Green-e Energy (Free)
April 17, 2013. A free webinar that explained the Green-e Energy certification program and how it works within the larger voluntary renewable energy market in North America. This webinar covered the basics of how renewable energy is generated, tracked, and sold; how Green-e Energy protects consumers by ensuring clear title to renewable energy purchases that are as advertised; and how consumers, businesses, and renewable energy sellers can become involved with Green-e Energy.


Guest Speaking
April 4, 2013. CRS Counsel Robin Quarrier was a guest speaker on Arizona Energy Policy at the UC Berkeley School of Law's Introduction to Energy Law course.


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Webinar: Sustainable Print Matters: An Introduction to Green-e re:print (Free)

April 3, 2013. Businesses in the Mid-Atlantic region are more concerned than ever about both the environmental impact of their operations and their bottom line. Green-e, a leader in renewable energy since 1997, has created a new supply chain sustainability tool that can help organizations lower their printing footprint and drive opportunities to connect with new customers. Orrin Cook, Green-e Marketplace Manager, introduced the Green-e re:print program and Laura Pagliarulo, Manager, Green Products, WGES, discussed how the company has implemented and benefited from the program.

Please note this webinar was a regionally focused webinar and intended for businesses with operations in the Mid-Atlantic region.

The presentation is archived, you can watch the video and view the speaker deck.


Intro to Green-e Energy

Webinar: Introduction to Green-e Marketplace

March 28, 2013. Green-e Marketplace is a program that recognizes organizations using certified renewable energy and enables them to demonstrate their environmental commitment through the use of the nationally recognized Green-e logo. Green-e Marketplace gives its participants unique resources to help them communicate their commitment to clean energy on their collateral, website, and products. This hour-long webinar explained the requirements of joining the program, the benefits of clean-energy purchases to an organization's sustainability strategy, and how Green-e Marketplace fits into the overall green-labeling ecosystem.

The presentation is archived, you can view the speaker deck.


RECS Market Meeting 2013
March 20-21, 2013. Orrin Cook and Alex Pennock attended the RECS Market Meeting 2013, the 3rd annual conference about state of the renewable energy market in Europe, held in Berlin, Germany.


Sustainability in Print: New Perspectives and Tools
March 13, 2013. Green-e hosted a lunch conversation with the Seattle business community at the Columbia Tower Club in the heart of downtown to lead a conversation about sustainable design and green printing. We gave updates about current green design trends and new sustainability tools like Green-e re:print - a new renewable energy supply chain program that lowers your printing footprint. Learn how our speakers use resources like Green-e re:print and others to integrate forward-thinking design into daily operations and communications. See the Announcement


Intro to Green-e Energy

Webinar: Introduction to Green-e Climate (Free)
March 6, 2013. CRS hosted a free webinar about the Green-e Climate certification program and how it works within the larger voluntary carbon offset market. The webinar covered the basics of carbon offset projects and international offset trading; how carbon offsets serve to reduce global carbon emissions; the unique role of Green-e Climate certification and the benefits it confers on certified products; how Green-e Climate protects consumers by ensuring clear title to carbon offset purchases that are as advertised; and how consumers, businesses, and offset sellers can become involved with Green-e Climate.

The presentation is archived, you can view the speaker deck.


Key Environmental Issues in U.S. EPA Region 4
February 26, 2013. Robin Quarrier, CRS's Counsel, spoke at "Key Environmental Issues in U.S. EPA Region 4", a one-day conference sponsored by the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, offering a unique opportunity to engage in dialogue with policy makers and legal professionals involved in environmental issues throughout the Southeast.


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Webinar: Carbon Offsets 101
February 21, 2013. This essential introduction to carbon offsets covered the basics of how offsets work and provided an overview of the global voluntary market. This hour-long webinar also explained offset terms and definitions, project types, quality criteria, project standards and credit certification, and retail offset transactions and product certification. We also covered the state of and trends in the voluntary marketplace, and an overview of different players in the market.

The presentation is archived, you can view the speaker deck.


Print and a Pint
February 18, 2013. Orrin Cook was at Hemlock Printer's "Print and a Pint" event in Vancouver, B.C. on February 18th, talking about Green-e reprint. Fellow speakers included Neva Murtha of Canopy and Jeff Mendelsohn of New Leaf Paper.

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EUEC 2013
January 28, 2013. Alex Pennock spoke at EUEC 2013, the 16th annual energy, utility and environment conference held in Phoenix, AZ. He discussed Green-e Energy and the voluntary renewable energy market in the context of recent action in Arizona around distributed generation and the state's Renewable Energy Standard.


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