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Exploring the Potential for Blockchain in Renewable Energy Markets

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 11:00 AM

Blockchain is an emerging and transformative technical standard for distributed ledgers, which has the potential to streamline transactions. Join us to learn about how blockchain can interact with new and existing renewable energy markets.

This new technology is used to create a permanent, digital ledger of transaction data. Blockchain is used in many cryptocurrency platforms, but the underlying technology has the potential to be used for many other types of applications.  One of these potential applications is renewable energy certificate (REC) transactions. What types of efficiencies can be gained by using blockchain in this context? How might this work within the current renewable energy policy landscape?

Join us in this free webinar to discuss some of the opportunities and challenges of integrating blockchain technology into existing and emerging renewable energy markets.

This content is back by popular demand from the annual Renewable Energy Markets conference. Learn more about this year’s conference at www.renewableenergymarkets.com.

 

Speakers

Rachael Terada
Director, Technical Projects
Center for Resource Solutions

Doug Miller
Senior Associate
Rocky Mountain Institute

Alex Anich
Manager, Renewable Market Intelligence
NRG
 

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2018 Green Power Leadership Awards: A Review of 2018 Categories, Eligibility, Criteria, and the Application Process

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 11:00 AM

Wednesday, March 7, 2018  |  11AM PT / 2PM ET

The 2018 Green Power Leadership Awards application period will open February 5 and will close on April 6. EPA co-sponsors the Awards in conjunction with the Center for Resource Solutions (CRS). The awards recognize leading organizations that have helped further the green power market through their green power procurement, innovation, overall green power strategy, and impact.

During this webinar, EPA and CRS will provide information related to eligibility, evaluation criteria, and application content for each of the award categories, as well as answer questions.

 

Speakers

  • Christopher Kent, Program Manager, U.S. EPA’s Green Power Partnership
  • Jeff Swenerton, Communications Director, Center for Resource Solutions

For more information about the awards, visit the Green Power Leadership Awards.
 
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How Carbon Policy Affects Renewable Energy Markets: Solutions to Maximize Benefits (Western Region)

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 11:00 AM

Renewable energy generation provides important greenhouse gas emissions benefits. Carbon regulations and markets, like California’s cap-and-trade program, interact with renewable energy markets, like Renewable Portfolio Standards and voluntary renewable energy purchasing, in important ways. They can be complementary, and even incremental with respect to emissions reductions where certain policy mechanisms are in place. This webinar will explain:

  1. how carbon regulations affect renewable energy markets
  2. why it is important that voluntary renewable energy continue to reduce emissions once carbon regulations are in place
  3. what policy mechanisms can ensure that it does in order to protect voluntary demand, investment, and benefits

The webinar will feature a case study of the voluntary renewable energy set-aside mechanism in California’s program.

Who should attend:

  • State air regulators
  • Corporate renewable energy purchasers
  • Voluntary market stakeholders
  • Renewable energy and carbon policy advocates

 

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How Carbon Policy Affects Renewable Energy Markets: Solutions to Maximize Benefits (Eastern Region)

Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 12:00 PM

Renewable energy generation provides important greenhouse gas emissions benefits. Carbon regulations and markets, like the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), interact with renewable energy markets, like Renewable Portfolio Standards and voluntary renewable energy purchasing, in important ways. They can be complementary, and even incremental with respect to emissions reductions where certain policy mechanisms are in place. This webinar will explain:

  1. how carbon regulations affect renewable energy markets
  2. why it is important that voluntary renewable energy continue to reduce emissions once carbon regulations are in place
  3. what policy mechanisms can ensure that it does in order to protect voluntary demand, investment, and benefits

The webinar will feature a case study of the voluntary renewable energy set-aside mechanism in the RGGI program.

Who should attend:

  • State air regulators
  • Corporate renewable energy purchasers
  • Voluntary market stakeholders
  • Renewable energy and carbon policy advocates

 

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Community Choice Energy Summit

San Diego, CA

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 — Thursday, April 26, 2018


CRS is a supporting organization of the 2018 Community Choice Energy Summit. On the heels of its sold-out November 2017 gathering, Infocast is pleased to announce the second Community Choice Energy Summit: Southern California Edition, April 24-26, 2018. The CCA movement continues to build, generating tremendous excitement and controversy. With Los Angeles, San Diego and nearby communities at varying stages on the “CCA On-Ramp,” a very large chunk of California load may be about to shift away from IOUs. Estimates suggest that up to 300 additional towns and counties could switch their power demand to CCAs, which will impact the energy supply community of the entire Western United States. Infocast’s second CCE Summit will provide unbeatable opportunities for the CCA community – including both operational and formative – to mingle with and hear from thought leaders, peers, partners, renewable project and DER developers, utilities, regulators, grassroots activists, experts and solution providers.

 
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Past Events:

Introduction to the Green-e Renewable Energy Standard for Singapore

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 12:00 AM


Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) just released the Green-e Renewable Energy Standard for Singapore, which details the requirements and standards for Green-e certification of renewable electricity sales and consumption in Singapore. The new standard defines eligible renewable resources, requirements for customer disclosure and transparency, and use of renewable energy tracking systems. With the release of this standard, large buyers and clean energy sellers in Singapore can apply for Green-e certification of their retail renewable electricity and energy attribute certificates (“EACs”). This country-specific standard is the first one launched outside North America. The webinar reviews the key goals, requirements, and uses of the Standard.
 
It was held on Tue, Dec 12, 2017 at 9:00 AM–10:00 AM CET (4:00 PM SGT, Midnight PST, 3:00 AM EST)
  
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Overview of the 2016 Green-e Verification Report

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Join Green-e staff to review the results of the 2016 Green-e Verification Report, which was was released on October 23rd. This webinar will cover how the Green-e programs performed throughout last year as well as a look at trends in the voluntary renewable energy markets, including generation trends, renewable energy certificate and green pricing programs, and community choice and direct corporate purchases.
 
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2017 Green Power Leadership Awards

New York Hilton Midtown

Monday, October 23, 2017 at 12:00 PM

Join us for the 2017 Green Power Leadership Awards, annual competitive awards that recognize outstanding commitments and achievements in the green power marketplace. They will be presented at an awards luncheon at Renewable Energy Markets 2017 by the nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). To learn more or apply, visit www.greenpowerleadershipawards.com.

Renewable Energy Markets 2017

New York, N.Y.

Sunday, October 22, 2017 — Tuesday, October 24, 2017


Join over 400 of the most influential and insightful clean energy decisionmakers at Renewable Energy Markets (REM) 2017. Participate in dozens of sessions exploring corporate renewable energy procurement; community, utility, and municipal programs; direct procurement; international markets; solar; and much more. Network with government officials, sellers, the nation’s leading utilities and electricity generators, global NGOs, and corporate purchasers from around the world. Be a part of clean energy’s future at REM 2017. October 22–24, 2017 at the NY Hilton Midtown.
 

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Webinar: Introduction to the Green-e Framework for Renewable Energy Certification

Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Center for Resource Solutions recently released a new global energy certification framework that establishes the baseline criteria for new regional and country-specific Green-e standards throughout the world. The Green-e Framework for Renewable Energy Certification addresses the longstanding need for consistent international criteria that enforce the quality of renewable energy generation, transactions and use, while providing a way to address local stakeholder and market-development goals. The Framework ensures that new Green-e certified clean energy is from newly created renewable electricity generation facilities, contains all of the environmental attributes of the generation that can be owned, is provided to the customer as advertised, is not double counted and is not counted against existing governmental renewable energy mandates.

This webinar will walk the listener through the key goals, requirements and uses of the Framework, as well as how local Green-e certification standards can be developed in a given region. Each session will include ample time for questions to be answered.
 

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Webinar: Introduction to the Green-e Framework for Renewable Energy Certification

Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 9:00 AM CEST (3:00 PM SGT/CST, 4:00 PM JST)

Center for Resource Solutions recently released a new global energy certification framework that establishes the baseline criteria for new regional and country-specific Green-e standards throughout the world. The Green-e Framework for Renewable Energy Certification addresses the longstanding need for consistent international criteria that enforce the quality of renewable energy generation, transactions and use, while providing a way to address local stakeholder and market-development goals. The Framework ensures that new Green-e certified clean energy is from newly created renewable electricity generation facilities, contains all of the environmental attributes of the generation that can be owned, is provided to the customer as advertised, is not double counted and is not counted against existing governmental renewable energy mandates.

This webinar will walk the listener through the key goals, requirements and uses of the Framework, as well as how local Green-e certification standards can be developed in a given region. Each session will include ample time for questions to be answered. The same session will be held twice to accommodate multiple time zones.
 

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Innovative Renewable Energy Procurement Models

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 11:00 AM PT

Utilities across the electricity sector are engaging in innovative clean energy purchasing models in order to meet increasing customer demand. What are some examples of these innovative models and how do they work? In what context are these models successful? What are some best practices regarding marketing and implementation? Join representatives from Puget Sound Energy, WGL Energy, and CRS for the first in a series of interactive webinars to explore the options. Participants will learn how:

  • energy companies are developing new products to expand options for customers
  • offsite solutions are fulfilling customer demands for solar
  • utilities are educating customers on renewable energy purchasing options

Speakers

  • Robin Cunningham, Green Products Specialist, WGL Energy
  • Heather Mulligan, Market Manager, Puget Sound Energy
  • Michael Leschke, Green-e Verification Manager and Senior Analyst, CRS

The presentations will be followed by a moderated discussion and Q&A with the audience.

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Overview of Updates to the Green-e Energy National Standard

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 11:00 AM PT

Green-e just released the latest version of the Green-e Energy National Standard, version 3.1. This is the second major update to the Standard since since December 2016. Join Green-e Energy staff in a free webinar to review these recent updates, which revise guidance in several key areas, including:

  • Eligibility from shared renewables
  • Extended-use criteria for on-site and direct-line generation
  • Minimum purchase quantity for capacity-based products
  • Eligible generation facilities in U.S. territories
  • Required use of tracking systems
  • …and more

This webinar is relevant to anyone participating in Green-e Energy, including generators, sellers, electricity service providers, brokers, and large purchasers. There will be an opportunity for Q&A at the end of the presentation.
 

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The Value of Certification and Verification for Green Power Purchases

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 10:00–11:00 AM PT

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership (GPP) will host a webinar with Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) examining the value of certification and verification in the green power market.

Switching to green power is easy with the right information but it can be difficult for buyers of green power to know whether they are buying credible products from credible suppliers. For this reason, EPA recommends, as a consumer best practice, buying green power products that are third-party certified and verified. Green power products certified by an independent third-party offers consumer a higher level of certainty about the integrity of their purchase.

Center for Resource Solutions’ Green-e Energy program not only certifies green power products, but also independently verifies the products annually.

The webinar will review:

  • Why certification is important
  • Verification and marketing compliance review process
  • How CRS sets Green-e standards

Speakers

  • Christopher Kent, Program Manager, U.S. EPA’s Green Power Partnership
  • Sarah Busch, Senior Analyst, Market Development, Center for Resource Solutions
  • Elliott Engelmann, Analyst, Renewable Energy Purchaser Programs, Center for Resource Solutions

 

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Green Power Leadership Awards: A Review of 2017 Categories, Eligibility, Criteria, and the Application Process

Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 11:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET


The 2017 Green Power Leadership Awards application period will open on January 26 and will close on March 24. EPA co-sponsors the Awards in conjunction with the Center for Resource Solutions (CRS). The awards recognize leading organizations that have helped further the green power market through their green power procurement, innovation, overall green power strategy, and impact.

In this webinar, EPA and CRS will provide information related to eligibility, evaluation criteria, and application content for each of the award categories, and will also answer questions.

Speakers & Presentation
• Melissa Klein — Communications Lead, Green Power Partnership, U.S. EPA
• Marcia Sitcoske — Conference & Education Specialist, Center for Resource Solutions
 

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