Voluntary and Corporate Renewable Energy in New York: Challenges to Maximizing Voluntary Benefits and Meeting State Goals (Executive Summary)

The last of three policy briefs prepared with the Pace Energy and Climate Center focusing on voluntary renewable energy in the Northeast United States, this brief focuses on New York state in particular. It describes the unique regulatory landscape for voluntary renewable energy, identifies potential barriers to voluntary renewable energy development in the state as …

Voluntary Renewable Energy and the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative: Solutions for Positive Interactions and Greater Impact

The second of three policy briefs prepared with the Pace Energy and Climate Center focusing on voluntary renewable energy in the Northeast United States, this brief identifies interactions between the voluntary renewable energy market and the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). It also provides recommendations for strengthening mechanisms that protect voluntary demand in RGGI states.

Voluntary Renewable Energy and the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative: Solutions for Positive Interactions and Greater Impact (Executive Summary)

The second of three policy briefs prepared with the Pace Energy and Climate Center focusing on voluntary renewable energy in the Northeast United States, this brief identifies interactions between the voluntary renewable energy market and the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). It also provides recommendations for strengthening mechanisms that protect voluntary demand in RGGI states. …

Two Markets, Overlapping Goals: Exploring The Intersection Of RPS And Voluntary Markets For Renewable Energy In The U.S.

This paper, produced for the RPS Collaborative, a project of the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA), explores interactions between RPS and voluntary markets for renewable energy in the U.S. and outlines principles for supporting continued growth of both markets. These principles preserve the ability of each market to make separate and incremental contributions to renewable …

Treatment of Environmental Attributes Across Tracking Systems

This paper is intended to provide guidance for tracking systems that would like to create uniformity in the treatment of environmental attributes associated with RECs in a manner that meets the needs of all state RPS programs and other compliance markets as well as the needs of the voluntary REC market. There are several opportunities …

Best Practices for Transferring Certificates Across Tracking System Boundaries

This document contains recommendations to enable, when and where desired, seamless certificate transfers between certificate tracking systems in North America. These recommendations were developed by the Center for Resource Solutions (CRS), in consultation with North American Association of Issuing Bodies (NAAIB) Working Group.