CRS is a supporting organization of the Association of Climate Change Officers’ (ACCO’s) 2016 Integrated Renewables Workshop, held September 7–8th in Chicago. This interactive program will enable attendees to learn from leading practitioners with experience guiding renewables projects from start to finish at their organizations. The program will be comprised of training activities, interactive exercises, hands-on learning opportunities for successfully navigating the intricacies of renewable energy projects, and case studies from different industries illustrating strategies for addressing challenges and opportunities related to establishing a comprehensive renewables strategy. Participants will leave with a clear understanding of the renewables marketplace, and a plan for engaging the right stakeholders to integrate cutting edge initiatives into the energy strategies of their organizations. Learn more at www.accoonline.org/renewables/.
For over 20 years, the annual Renewable Energy Markets (REM) conference has been the leading forum for the clean energy marketplace. Attracting participants from around the globe who share an interest in and commitment to promoting clean energy, REM remains the only conference of its kind focusing on national and international markets for renewable energy. Organized by the nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions and co-sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, this annual meeting of clean energy stakeholders includes generators, marketers, utility representatives, purchasers, policymakers, and regional stakeholders, and sets the agenda for the year to come. Join us this year in San Francisco from October 16–18, 2016 at the Parc 55 hotel.
Center for Resource Solutions is pleased to be an official Partner of SPLC’s 2016 Summit. The Summit brings together 300+ leading procurement and sustainability professionals, suppliers, and NGO experts from diverse sectors and regions to share, simplify, and spread the best sustainable purchasing practices across the whole economy. We encourage you to join us for two days of inspiring conversations, workshops, and presentations that will give you innovative and actionable ideas you can apply in your own organization. Save 10% with our special partner discount code CRS2016. Save even more when you register before the Early Bird Deadline: April 1st!
Since 2008, Green-e Climate has served a crucial role in international over-the-counter (OTC) markets for carbon offsets. By providing critical oversight over the chain of custody of retail offsets from project to consumer, Green-e Climate ensures transparency and accuracy throughout the transaction. Join Green-e Climate staff in a free webinar to learn more about the largest international certification program for carbon offsets sold in the retail market, including:
- What carbon offsets are, where they come from and how they’re used
- What is included in Green-e Climate certification
- How organizations match their emissions with carbon offsets
- The role of Endorsed Programs and other project-level certifications
- The marketing benefits to organizations of reducing and reporting their carbon footprints
CRS Executive Director Jennifer Martin will be speaking at the 2016 Energy Solutions Conference—a virtual simulcasted event available via computer or mobile device. The on-site event is taking place alongside an Energy Expo. Conference registration is available at conference.energysmartplanning.org.
This introduction to Green-e’s certification program for businesses and products will give an overview of how organizations of all sizes can promote their environmental sustainability through participation in Green-e—North America’s largest certification program for renewable energy. This free webinar will explain:
- Why companies choose to go green with clean energy
- The basics of renewable energy purchasing by businesses
- How organizations using 100% renewable energy can certify themselves and their products through Green-e
- Expanded marketing and promotional benefits and new sales tools offered to Green-e participants
- How environmental sustainability through clean energy use can boost sales and appeal to customers who prefer products with better environmental performance
CRS is a supporting organization for the 2016 ACORE National Renewable Energy Policy Forum: Driving Growth in a New Policy Landscape. This year’s Renewable Energy Policy Forum takes place as seismic developments in national and global policies are reshaping the renewable energy marketplace. Register online at 2016 National Renewable Energy Policy Forum To receive a special CRS-only 20% discount, enter discount code SPT20CR at registration.
The 2016 Green Power Leadership Awards application period opens on March 1st and will close on April 18. EPA co-sponsors the Awards in conjunction with the Center for Resource Solutions (CRS). The awards recognize leading organizations that have helped further the green power market through their green power procurement, innovation, overall green power strategy, and impact on the green power market. To learn more about the Green Power Leadership Awards, visit the GPLA Website.
In this webinar, EPA and CRS will provide information related to eligibility, evaluation criteria, and application content for each of the award categories, as well as answer questions.
Please join the Houston Renewable Energy Network for a breakfast forum on “Center for Resource Solutions and Green-e Certification: The next step for voluntary renewable energy projects and products” on Thursday, March 3, 2016. To RSVP for this event, please click here and scroll to the bottom of the page to register.
The Center for Resource Solutions’ Director of Strategic Partnerships Chip Wood and Green-e Analyst and Partnerships Specialist Sarah Busch will introduce you to their organization, how it serves the voluntary renewable energy market, its certification options for buyers and sellers of all kinds of renewable energy, how they track renewable energy certificates in the transaction process, and best practices for making solar claims to consumers. The Center for Resource Solutions is a nonprofit that administers the Green-e certification program for renewable energy and carbon offset products.
In addition, Greenberg Traurig Shareholder Christopher Bell will provide a brief update on the status of the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan rule and related litigation.
A complimentary networking breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m., with the presentation to follow at 8:00 a.m. in the auditorium at the Wells Fargo Building on 1000 Louisiana Street, Houston, Texas. In addition to metered street parking spots that may be open, valet parking is available for a fee in the building’s garage located on the corner of Lamar and Louisiana.
The program will conclude at 9:00 a.m., and there is no cost to attend the event.
The Houston Renewable Energy Network promotes awareness and education of renewable energy technologies and markets among energy professionals in the Greater Houston area and serves as a networking organization for those with commercial and/or career interests in the Renewable Energy space. The network hosts periodic speaking events that are open to the public.
CRS is a supporting organization of the International Living Future Institute’s third annual Net Positive Energy + Water Conference. Net Zero Energy and Net Zero Water buildings have rapidly captured the public imagination, and are transforming expectations for the pace of change in the built environment. The Living Building Challenge™ expands Net Zero concepts in ways that look far into the future, consider the endgame and shape our efforts to create productive, thriving communities. The Net Positive Energy + Water Conference will address these issues and share the latest in zero energy and water ideas, technologies and applications—all presented by a select group of leading experts from around the world. Register online at www.netpositiveconference.org.
CRS is a supporting organization for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)’s inaugural Solar Goes Corporate event, which brings together leaders from the corporate, solar, finance, and legal sectors. These leaders will share their valuable insight into successfully procuring, developing, deploying, and investing in solar projects. This unique event will explain the process of going solar and the value solar offers the Fortune 500 community and their service providers. Attendees will meet with leaders from some of the largest and most successful corporations, solar developers, and service providers. Business leaders in America’s brightest, most competitive companies are increasingly choosing to install solar energy systems at their facilities. Come learn from the experts how to meet your company’s triple bottom line and reduced carbon-footprint goals at a lower cost and with less riskof incurring pitfalls during project procurement and operation.
Register and learn more at Solar Goes Corporate.
Green-e staff reviewed the results of the 2014 Green-e Verification Report, which was was released on October 19th. This webinar covered how each program performed throughout last year, as well as an exploration of voluntary renewable energy and carbon offset markets, trends in corporate purchasing, and a look at where the market is heading. Watch the Video and See the Slides