Renewable Energy Certificate Tracking Systems: An Introduction

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 10:00 AM PT/1:00 PM ET

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 10:00 AM PT/1:00 PM ET. A follow-up to a recent Green Power Partnership webinar covering renewable energy certificates (RECs), this webinar explores the systems used to track RECs. REC tracking systems are electronic databases that account for the creation, ownership, and retirement of RECs. These systems are also used to verify compliance with state Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) policies, create environmental disclosure labels for electricity products, and substantiate voluntary green power and environmental marketing claims. There are ten regionally-based REC tracking systems currently in operation in the United States. The registries offer both public reports of aggregated REC data as well as database access for governmental staff to determine compliance. Speakers included James Critchfield, Program Director, U.S. EPA’s Green Power Partnership; Amy Fredregill, Executive Director, Midwest Renewable Energy Tracking System, Inc.; Jennifer Martin, Executive Director, Center for Resource Solutions; and David Farnsworth, Senior Associate, Regulatory Assistance Project.

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