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 comments on recent proposals for changes to California’s Power Source Disclosure requirements under Assembly Bill 1110 (Ting), which require that retail suppliers of electricity disclose to consumers the greenhouse gas emissions intensity of the supplier’s electric service products. CRS comments propose updates to the current version of the requirements.
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
Comments on the design of a cap-and-trade program in Oregon, with two main issues of concern at this stage: the inclusion of a voluntary renewable energy (VRE) set-aside; and accounting for specified renewable imports, including whether renewable energy certificate (REC) delivery/retirement is required to assign a specified renewable emissions factor to imported power.
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 …
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 focused on potential double counting and leakage due to accounting for the emissions associated with imported electricity under the Mandatory Reporting Regulation (MRR). This pertains to both the Subcommittee Report on Overlapping Policies and the Report on Emissions Leakage.
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 …
Comments focused on potential double counting and leakage due to accounting for the emissions associated with imported electricity under the Mandatory Reporting Regulation (MRR). Comments pertain to both the Subcommittee Report on Overlapping Policies and the Report on Emissions Leakage.
The impact of renewable energy purchases by corporations may be reduced in states with cap-and-trade and other greenhouse gas (GHG) regulations covering the power sector. Commercial buyers should ensure that their projects are reducing emissions in states with cap-and-trade and other GHG policies.