Dusseldorf: the Rhine, the Oberkasseler bridge, and the Düsseldorfer Altstadt—the longest bar in the world. Photo: Erin Camarena.

Travelogue: RECS Market Meeting in Dusseldorf, Germany

Late last month I had the opportunity to travel to Dusseldorf, Germany for the RECS Market Meeting, a conference that focuses on voluntary renewable electricity market and policy developments and is similar to our own Renewable Energy Markets conference. It is organized each year by RECS International, a Netherlands-based non-profit association of electricity market players …

The LEED 2012 Green Building Standard’s Green Power Credit

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has recently opened a fourth comment period for many of its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building standards. The review process has been long and involved, but I’m extremely pleased to see that the language for the updated Green Power credit is no longer up for …

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Integrating Renewable Energy into China’s Electrical Grid

Photo Courtesy The Wind Ninja     Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) may be most recognized for its Green-e programs, but it works to promote renewable energy in many more ways. Since 1999, CRS has been involved with the Energy Foundation’s China Sustainable Energy Program (CSEP), which aims to build capacity within China to expand …