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2021 Green-e® Verification Report (2020 Data)

  • Author(s): CRS Staff
  • Date: December 1st, 2021 | Report | 1 Pages

  • The 2021 Green-e® Verification Report (2020 Data) is an annual, year-end report that aggregates reporting data from participants in the three Green-e® programs—Green-e® Climate, Green-e® Energy, and Green-e® Marketplace. The 2021 report, which was compiled from data gathered during the 2020 reporting year, highlighted significant market trends, including:

    • 90 million retail megawatt-hours (MWh) reported from Green-e Energy participants, an increase of over 30% from the previous year.
    • 1.4 million retail purchasers of Green-e® certified renewable energy, including over 104,000 businesses. This was a 9% drop over 2019 despite the increase in consumption, as the pandemic saw many businesses close.
    • Newer renewable generation is continuing to drive the market, with almost half of the energy supplying certified products from facilities less than 5 years old.
    • Renewable sales were mostly to costal states, with the majority of supply from the Midwest and Texas.
    • Solar growth continued exponentially in 2020, with over 6.6 million MWh from solar in 2020, a 7% increase.

     

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