Voluntary Carbon Footprint Mitigators in the Transportation Sector

By Otto Nichols “Voluntary offset buyers [businesses] are often driven by certain considerations such as safeguarding their reputation, ethics, and corporate social responsibility (CSR).” (Voluntary Carbon Market) As part of my work this fall as a Green-e® Energy Associate, I looked at carbon footprint mitigators in the U.S. transportation sector. Specifically, I researched firms operating …

The High Cost of High Tech: Lithium Mining in the Atacama Desert

Navigating the trade-offs between global benefits of decarbonization and localized impacts of lithium mining operations   By Emily Haworth Boasting experimental floating solar panels, South America’s only solar-thermal project, and a recent commitment to complete, industry-wide carbon neutrality by 2050, Chile has made commendable progress in renewable energy investments and energy security in the last …

A New Look for CRS

We’re excited to announce the introduction of a new visual identity for CRS, including a new logo, typeface, and color scheme. We were fortunate enough to work with one of the most accomplished designers around, Scott Gagner of Gagner Design, who over his 20+ year career has led branding efforts and immersive design projects for …

2018 Year in Review

This year was one marked by substantial growth for Center for Resource Solutions as we worked with partners around the world to help establish and expand market access for renewable energy. We expanded the reach of our certification programs, and helped policymakers at the state and local levels make informed decisions about rules and regulations …

Q&A With ED Jennifer Martin: Renewable Energy Markets Are Interdependent

Originally published in the Argus Air Daily. by William Fleeson Washington, 19 March (Argus) — Jennifer Martin is executive director of the Center for Resource Solutions (CRS), a non-profit that administers the Green-e certification program for renewable electricity. In this interview, edited for length and clarity, Martin discusses how the interdependence of compliance and voluntary …

2016 Year in Review

Letter from the Executive Director This past year was one of great expansion for CRS. We expanded for the first time outside North America by developing ties to partners throughout Asia and Europe, including growing our certification programs and the protections they bring to new renewable energy buyers, many of whom will be able to …