Upcoming Events:

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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Innovative Renewable Energy Procurement Models: Utilities

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


  • 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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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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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.

Past Events:

Business of Local Energy Symposium: Leveraging Local Benefits of Community Choice

Long Beach, CA

Friday, May 5, 2017

The Center for Climate Protection in partnership with the Local Government Sustainable Energy Coalition and the Local Government Commission is organizing the Business of Local Energy Symposium, a day-long California Community Choice Energy symposium for business, government, and community leaders to be held on May 5, 2017 in Long Beach. The event will feature local government, agency and organizational leaders engaged in community choice, as well as experts and leaders representing other complementary topics.

Register using the code BLE17CRS and receive 10% off registration fee.


Navigating the American Carbon World (NACW) 2017

San Francisco, CA

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 — Friday, April 21, 2017

Join CRS at Navigating the American Carbon World (NACW) 2017, April 19–21st in San Francisco, CA. 2017 marks the 15th consecutive year NACW will bring together the most active and influential players in North American climate policy and carbon markets to network, learn, and collaborate. NACW 2017 will take a close look at strong subnational and international action, changes in domestic climate policy, carbon markets, climate finance, and innovative carbon management initiatives.

Year after year, attendees identify NACW as one of their must-attend events for these reasons:

  • Comprehensive program agenda explores the most relevant topics and new developments in domestic and international climate policy, carbon markets, climate finance, and the low carbon fuel standard (LCFS), providing attendees with insightful and useful information relevant to their work
  • Best networking opportunities with policymakers, regulators, market players and other key industry participants
  • In-depth technical discussions on carbon and climate policy topics
  • Excellent brand and name exposure to a very defined and engaged audience


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Solar Power Finance & Investment Summit

San Diego, CA

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 — Thursday, March 23, 2017

Join CRS at the Solar Power Finance & Investment Summit—recognized as the leading gathering place for the industry’s deal makers. Each year, senior-level solar and financial executives mingle in an intimate setting that provides for an efficient, in-depth, and focused networking experience.

The Summit is preceded by an Executive Briefing, Solar Market Outlook and Business Development Landscape: Attendees will get the latest information on the business development landscape and which markets will be offering up opportunities for growth.

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RECs Market Meeting 2017


Tuesday, March 21, 2017 — Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The RECs Market Meeting is the only European event that focuses on the demand side of the renewable electricity market. The conference covers a wide variety of aspects related to renewable markets. These include national and European policy, the effect of consumer choice, market aspects such as prices, volumes and availability, as well as end-user claims following the consumption of renewable energy.

The conference attracts more than 250 of Europe’s top leaders in renewable electricity procurement and sustainability reporting. Past speakers have included representatives of the Association of Issuing Bodies, BEUC, CDP, DLA Piper, DNV GL, Dow Jones Sustainability Index/RobercoSAM, Eurelectric, European Climate Foundation, European Commission, Global Reporting Initiative, Google, H&M, IKEA, Nasdaq, Nestle, Philips Lighting, RE100, Storebrand, Swedish Energy Agency, Swiss Reinsurance Company, The Gold Standard, Unilever, World Business Council for Sustainable Development, and World Resource Institute/Greenhouse Gas Protocol.

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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


  • 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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2017 Climate Leadership Conference

Chicago, IL

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 — Friday, March 3, 2017

Join CRS at the 2017 Climate Leadership Conference, March 1–3 in Chicago. Save 15% on Registration Using CRS Discount Code: CLC-CRS-15%

Join us March 1-3 in Chicago to connect with the nation’s leaders on climate at the sixth annual Climate Leadership Conference (CLC). The CLC convenes around U.S. EPA’s prestigious Climate Leadership Awards, and brings climate, energy and sustainability professionals together to address climate change through policy, innovation, and business solutions.

View current program agenda and updated speaker lineup to engage, learn from and network with thought leaders and decision makers.

REGISTER before February 9th when rates increase using CRS’s discount code CLC-CRS-15%

Conference details will be regularly updated at www.climateleadershipconference.org

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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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Growing Renewable Energy Globally Through Voluntary Markets

Monday, December 12, 2016 at 9:00 AM—10:30 AM PST

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.

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Overview of the 2015 Green-e Verification Report

Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 11:00AM PT


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.

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Commodities 101: Understanding & Leveraging RECs

Monday, December 5, 2016 at 10:00AM PT

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.

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