CRS NewSolutions (Summer 2019)

In This Issue: Green-e® Partners With Apple In Asia • Green-e® Renewable Fuels • Policy Update: LCFS • REM 2019 • Just Published • Green-e® Marketplace Certified Events • Lithium Mining in Chile • New Green-e® Participants • In the News • On the Road • Welcome New Staff

Peace Renewable Energy Credits: Facilitating High-Impact Projects in Fragile Regions

Over 135 million people worldwide are in need of immediate humanitarian assistance because of conflict and climate impacts, with more than 68 million forcibly displaced in 2017. Record numbers of refugees are stretching resources, and global institutions are struggling to respond. At the same time, many of the countries at greatest risk of conflict also …

Comments on CenterPoint Energy Minnesota Gas Petition to Introduce a Five-Year Renewable Natural Gas Pilot Program

Comments on the August 23, 2018 initial filing of a petition to introduce a five-year Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) pilot program by CenterPoint Energy. Comments address two topics: introduction of the Green-e® Renewable Thermal Certification Standard development process, and CenterPoint Energy’s sponsorship of that process and its role on the Green-e Renewable Thermal Working Group; …

CRS NewSolutions (Fall/Winter 2018)

In This Issue: Green-e 2017 Verification Report • Chile Standard • P&G Case Study • Just Published • In the News • IN Case Study • On the Road • New Green-e Participants • International Market Development •AmazonSmile • REM 2019 • Staff Updates

2017 Green-e Verification Report

The 2017 Green-e Verification Report highlights the clean-energy market movers for 2017—including generation, utility and community green power programs, PPAs, renewable energy certificates, and more. Green-e certified over 60 million megawatt-hours in retail transactions in 2017, the highest number of certified retail MWh to date, and enough to power over half of U.S. households for …

Clean Energy Certificates and Emissions Trading in Mexico: Reciprocal Effects and Interactions

A report written by CRS that examines interactions between a new Mexican Emissions Trading System and the existing “clean energy certificate” quota system. Published by the German international development company Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in partnership with the Mexican Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT).

Comments in response to the Second Revision of the Discussion Draft of the 2019 Bill Request for Fuel Mix Disclosure in WA

Comments on the September 6, 2018 draft of the WA Department of Commerce’s proposed fuel mix legislation for 2019, and additional comments following the October 1, 2018 revised draft. Specifically, additional feedback on treatment of renewable energy certificates (RECs) that have been unbundled from the energy and used for compliance with Washington’s Renewable Portfolio Standard …