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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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Introduction to Green-e Energy

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 11:00 AM

A free webinar that explains the Green-e Energy certification program and how it works within the larger voluntary renewable energy market in North America. This webinar covers the basics of how renewable energy is generated, tracked, and sold; how Green-e Energy protects consumers by ensuring clear title to renewable energy purchases that are as advertised; and how consumers, businesses, and renewable energy sellers can become involved with Green-e Energy.

 
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2018 Sustainable Purchasing Summit

Minneapolis, MN

Monday, May 14, 2018 — Wednesday, May 16, 2018

CRS is pleased to be an official Partner of Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council’s 2018 Summit. The Summit brings together 400+ leading procurement and sustainability professionals, suppliers, and NGO experts from diverse sectors and regions to share, simplify, and spread the best sustainable purchasing practices across the whole economy. We encourage you to join us for two days of inspiring conversations, workshops, and presentations that will give you innovative and actionable ideas you can apply in your own organization.

 
Save 10% with our special partner discount code: P10ResourceSolutions
Save even more when you register before the Early Bird Deadline: April 7th!

 
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Renewable Energy Purchasing Syndicates

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 11:00 AM


While the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) model has grown rapidly in popularity among the largest renewable energy purchasers, the financing requirements of large deals has left the majority of the Fortune 500 out of the loop. In response, syndicate or aggregation models are being explored by corporates that want to get in on the action, but lack the ability to finance a deal themselves. This panel will explore the challenges and opportunities for corporates, developers, and matchmakers in completing these complex deals.

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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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Renewable Energy Markets 101

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 11:00 AM

Designed for those new to the renewable energy industry, this free webinar offers a general overview of the fundamental aspects of voluntary green power markets. Attendees will receive a detailed introduction to key market characteristics, including historical market trends and the most up-to-date data. Topics also include definitions of eligible resources, relevant regulations and policies, and a primer on best practices for renewable energy accounting and claims.

This content is back by popular demand from the annual Renewable Energy Markets (REM) conference. Learn more about REM 2018, October 9–11 in Houston at www.renewableenergymarkets.com.

Speakers
Christopher Kent, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Eric O’Shaughnessy, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Noah Bucon, Center for Resource Solutions

 
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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

 

Speakers

  • Maya Kelty, Regulatory Affairs Manager, 3Degrees
  • Todd Jones; Director, Policy and Climate Change Programs; CRS

 

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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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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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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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