CRS Statement on Recent Supreme Court Decision

Yesterday’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in West Virginia v. EPA is a dangerous and disappointing blow to climate action at the federal level. Urgent action by Congress, FERC, EPA and other federal agencies is more critical now than ever. This decision also underscores the importance of bold leadership from state and local government …

Just Released: 2021 Green-e® Verification Report (2020 Data)

We just released the 2021 Green-e® Verification Report (2020 Data), which showed an over-30% increase in certified MWh over the previous year. There were significant gains in solar, and pandemic-related spending shifts as many businesses were shuttered. The annual Verification Report aggregates year-end reporting data from participants in the three Green-e® programs—Green-e® Climate, Green-e® Energy, …

Accounting For All Renewable Energy Use: What’s Possible and What’s Needed

by Peggy Kellen Many companies today are increasing the ambition of their climate and renewable energy leadership to meet the need for global “net zero” by 2050, in line with the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC’s) recommendations. Historically, renewable energy leadership has meant voluntarily purchasing renewable energy beyond what would have otherwise been …

Oregon Encourages Use of Green-e Certified RECs for EV Charging

by Todd Jones On March 26, 2021, the Oregon Environmental Quality Commission (EQC) adopted new rules for the state’s Clean Fuels Program (CFP), which reduces greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with transportation fuels. Like California’s Low-Carbon Fuel Standard, Oregon’s CFP recognizes electricity as a low-carbon transportation fuel with the average carbon intensity of the statewide …

Happy Holidays from CRS

  As this extraordinary year comes to a close, the staff and board of Center for Resource Solutions would like to wish you happy holidays and best wishes for the coming year. We’re closing out a year of unprecedented challenges and uncertainty. Nevertheless, we made solid progress on the clean energy transition, with record-breaking capacity …

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 …