Green-e Energy will be hosting a training webinar for Green-e Energy participants to go over the details of Fall 2017 Marketing Compliance Review (MCR). Bi-annual MCR is a Green-e Energy program requirement for certified products sold to residential and commercial customers. This is an opportunity to brush up on the program’s marketing requirements, review the latest version of the Code of Conduct, and ask questions. Attendance is highly recommended for all Green-e Energy participants.
ACORE Finance West convenes leaders at a pivotal time for renewable energy in the western U.S. as states intensify their renewable commitments and in the face of federal retrenchment.
This premier industry event will highlight top investment opportunities and provide the latest insights on the financing of renewable energy and grid modernization efforts in leading western markets.
Join a dynamic group of senior industry executives, investors, corporate purchasers and other top transactional professionals to discuss pressing issues on:
- The cost of capital, trends in mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity investment, and the availability of tax equity
- Challenges and opportunities for securing financing in the context of changing western electricity markets, with the rise of community choice aggregators, shifting business models for distributed generation, growth of energy storage and the expansion of wholesale markets
- The potential impacts of federal tax reform, a possible new infrastructure initiative, the new solar trade case, renewed interest in fossil fuels, states’ strategies to achieve 100% renewable power, and other policy and regulatory actions affecting renewables growth and investment
- The role of newer market entrants – such as Fortune 500 companies, institutional investors, and other new sources of private capital – in ramping up investment and deployment
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.
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.
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
- 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.
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 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
- 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
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
If we are to transition to a sustainable economy there is a strong need to accelerate the global deployment of renewable energy. This joint webinar with Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP), a global network of international organizations and experts that identifies and addresses major knowledge gaps in green growth theory and practice, will highlight how global voluntary markets can play a key role in addressing this issue. CRS Executive Director Jennifer Martin will present a Toolkit for Supporting Voluntary Markets, and provide an overview of the key elements to creating effective and robust voluntary renewable energy markets.
Join CRS and GGKP for a free webinar exploring these themes. The webinar will also cover: renewable energy attributes, tracking systems, certification and additional policy mechanisms, while demonstrating how these tools can facilitate the growth of the voluntary renewable energy product types and procurement options.
- Djaheezah Subratty, Head, Policy Unit, Energy, Climate, and Technology Branch Economy Division, UN Environment (Moderator)
- Jennifer Martin, Executive Director, Center for Resource Solutions
- Jonathan Coony, Global Lead on Green Competitiveness, World Bank (Discussant)
The presentations will be followed by a moderated discussion and Q&A with the audience.
Join Green-e staff in an in-depth review of the 2015 Green-e Verification Report, released on October 16th. This free webinar will cover how Green-e Energy, Green-e Climate, and Green-e Marketplace 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.
In partnership with the Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO)
Join Sarah Busch, Senior Analyst, Market Development in a joint webinar with ACCO. A bootcamp explaining the fundamentals of renewable energy certificates (RECs) and the role they can play in helping organizations meet environmental, energy, and GHG reduction goals. The session will also delve into corporate GHG accounting for renewable electricity and renewable electricity procurement decisions. The session will provide practical information, data, examples and case studies. Learn more about the Commodities 101 bootcamp here.
Lead Instructors: Robert Maddox, Chief Sustainability Officer, Sterling Planet; and Sarah Busch, Senior Analyst, Market Development, Center for Resource Solutions.
Special discount available for friends of CRS. Use the code Climate-Smart for a 20% discount on registration.
For over 20 years, the annual Renewable Energy Markets (REM) conference has been the leading forum for the clean energy marketplace. Attracting participants from around the globe who share an interest in and commitment to promoting clean energy, REM remains the only conference of its kind focusing on national and international markets for renewable energy. Organized by the nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions and co-sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, this annual meeting of clean energy stakeholders includes generators, marketers, utility representatives, purchasers, policymakers, and regional stakeholders, and sets the agenda for the year to come. Join us this year in San Francisco from October 16–18, 2016 at the Parc 55 hotel.
Solar developers and renewable energy marketers are increasingly interacting directly with end-use customers interested in purchasing solar energy or supporting the development of solar PV projects. Developers engaged in these deals have to be prepared to address a range of concerns and goals that differ from those of their traditional customers, mainly utilities and electricity providers. Importantly, there can be reputational and legal risk for both developer and customer if the deal isn’t properly understood in terms of renewable energy benefits by all involved entities. Representatives from Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) discussed:
- The role of renewable energy certificates (RECs) in renewable energy claims
- Regulations and restrictions on marketing solar energy products
- Examples of deceptive marketing statements and marketing
- Key disclosure considerations under various solar purchasing options including onsite generation, PPAs, and REC purchases
- Best practices in partnering with universities for solar deployment
- Additional deal considerations, including REC arbitrage, state incentives, operating within cap-and-trade programs, and state laws
This webinar is aimed at developers and renewable energy marketers engaging directly with end-use customers, including higher education institutions.
Maya Kelty, Green-e Associate, CRS
Jenny Heeter, Senior Energy Analyst, NREL
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Under California’s Enhanced Community Renewables (ECR) Program, developers work with utilities to have their renewable energy projects included in a utility’s Green-e Energy certified renewable energy offering. Under this program, developers take on the responsibility for marketing their electricity product(s) directly to residential and commercial customers, who have become accustomed to receiving this type of information from their utility. Green-e Energy certification has a number of important customer disclosure and marketing requirements placed on materials associated with all certified products. Developers who choose to engage in the ECR program must be prepared to work within marketing guidelines set by Green-e Energy. Developers must receive ensure that all marketing is in compliance with Green-e Energy marketing requirements prior to engaging with any customers, by submitting such materials to the relevant utility for approval.
Join representatives from Center for Resource Solutions (CRS), Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), Southern California Edison (SCE), and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) in a free webinar to discuss:
- The Green-e Energy certification program
- Split of responsibilities under the ECR program
- How to comply with Green-e Energy marketing requirements
- Utility-specific developer marketing requirements
- Marketing material submission and review process
Maya Kelty, Green-e Associate, CRS
Will Quinn, Senior Product Manager, PG&E
Brandon Henzie, Program Advisor, SDG&E
Melissa Wooley, Project Manager, SCE