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Community Choice Energy Summit

Hotel Kabuki, San Francisco

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 — Friday, November 30, 2018 at 9:00 AM

CRS is a supporting organization of Infocast’s Community Choice Energy Summit. The summit is the place where the CCA community will gather to learn about new developments and share insights on the latest operational strategies and best practices. The Summit is a great opportunity to:

  • Stay abreast of the legislative and regulatory landscape
  • Track forward progress on CCA joint action
  • Share best practices and strategies for procurement and local renewable sourcing
  • Learn about the latest in data analytics and billing
  • Promote social equity and workforce diversity

Building on the momentum of the first two highly successful Summits, this edition will feature more content from active and emerging community choice aggregators and provide an in-depth examination of the full range of their plans, programs, and initiatives.

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Past Events:

Overview of the 2017 Green-e Verification Report

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 11:00 AM


The 2017 Green-e Verification Report highlights the clean-energy market movers for 2017—including generation, utility and community green power programs, PPAs, renewable energy certificates, and more. Green-e certified over 60 million megawatt-hours in retail transactions in 2017, the highest number of certified retail MWh to date, and enough to power over half of U.S. households for a month.

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Introduction to Carbon Offsets and Green-e Climate Certification

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 11:00 AM

An explanation of how carbon offsets work to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, with an introduction to Green-e Climate, the largest international certification program for carbon offsets sold in the retail market. Since 2008, Green-e Climate has served a crucial role in international over-the-counter (OTC) markets for carbon offsets. By providing critical oversight over the chain of custody of retail offsets from project to consumer, Green-e Climate ensures transparency and accuracy throughout the transaction. Join Green-e Climate staff in a free webinar to learn:

  • What carbon offsets are, where they come from and how they’re used
  • What is included in Green-e Climate certification
  • How organizations match their emissions with carbon offsets
  • The role of Endorsed Programs and other project-level certifications
  • The marketing benefits to organizations of reducing and reporting their carbon footprints

 

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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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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 (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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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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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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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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