This report describes renewable energy certificates (RECs), why they are important, and what kinds of statements can be made depending on who owns them.
CRS applauds the state of Washington for proposing such a comprehensive system for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and comments on the Clean Air Rule (CAR) draft proposal. Comments are focused on potential interactions with existing renewable energy (RE) markets and market instruments.
Comments to the California Energy Commission on the Additional 15-Day Language for Power Source Disclosure (PSD) Program Implementation Rulemaking (“June 2016 Additional 15-Day Language”), released for public comment on June 16, 2016.
Comments submitted in response to the Request for Information issued on the SunShot Initiative’s proposed Community Solar Challenge. Comments focus on the importance of accurate claims and Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) ownership in community solar projects and the benefits of Green-e certification.
Comments on the Maryland Public Service Commission’s (PSC’s) Proposed Action 16-104-P to adopt new regulations under Subtitle 62 Community Solar Energy Generation Systems (CSEGS), as described in the Maryland Register, Volume 43, Issue 9, Friday, April 29, 2016. Comments focus on Renewable Energy Credit (REC) ownership under the Pilot Program and consumer protection requirements for …
Comments submitted in response to the April 6, 2016 Proposed Rulemaking I.D. No. PSC-14-16-00008-P Resetting Retail Markets for ESCO Mass Market Customers. Comments focus on providing information about the function and value of carbon offset natural gas programs offered by retail natural gas providers, and the benefits of Green-e certification.
Comments on the topics to be covered at the workshop focusing specifically on the consumer protection issues to be covered. Also a selection of materials developed by CRS to educate and inform solar consumers, suppliers, and other interested parties. And short responses to certain questions included in the Workshop Notice related to consumer protection.
CRS comments as part of the April 29, 2016 RGGI Stakeholder Meeting and 2016 Program Review. Comments focus on incorporating a mechanism for voluntary retirement of RGGI Allowances as a program design element and new functionality in the RGGI CO2 Allowance Tracking System (COATS).
“Making credible renewable electricity usage claims” from RE100 is a technical deep-dive into corporate transparency and credibility, and shows companies how to accurately describe their use of renewable electricity. It is authored by members of the RE100 Technical Advisory Group, which provides RE100 companies with best practice guidance on the use of renewable power, to …