(JULY 11, 2018) Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) announced today that South Pole is now offering a renewable energy certificate (REC) program certified by Green-e® Energy, North America’s leading independent certification program for renewable energy. South Pole is one of the world’s leading developers of emission reduction projects and offers renewable energy solutions in over 20 countries worldwide, including U.S. RECs for commercial and wholesale customers located in the North American market.
South Pole’s RECs program allows its customers to reduce the impact of their electricity use through renewable energy certificates created by clean energy generation throughout North America. These customers are receiving the environmental benefits from recently built renewable energy facilities, and are helping to encourage the use and development of new sustainable energy facilities like wind and solar.
“We are excited to work with South Pole in offering its commercial customers a new Green-e certified renewable energy option,” said CRS Executive Director Jennifer Martin. “Businesses around the world are turning toward clean, emissions free electricity to power their operations, and South Pole’s RECs program gives these commercial customers another option for reducing the impact of their electricity use.”
“For over a decade, our clients and leading corporates have benefited from our international portfolio of renewable energy projects—one of the largest in the market,” says Gian Autenrieth, Head of Renewable Portfolio Management, South Pole. “We are thrilled to now offer Green-e certified RECs, a trusted landmark in clean energy certification, and to continue supporting ambitious corporate renewable energy targets with reliable solutions.”
Green-e Energy is the leading renewable energy certification and verification program in North America. Administered by CRS, the program provides independent, third-party certification to ensure that certified renewable energy meets strict environmental and consumer-protection standards. In 2016 over 963,000 retail purchasers of Green-e certified renewable energy—including over 53,000 businesses—purchased over 48 million megawatt‐hours of Green-e certified electricity, enough to power nearly a third of U.S. households for a month.
As a provider of Green-e Energy certified renewable energy, South Pole agrees to abide by the Green-e Energy Code of Conduct and meet strict disclosure and truth-in-advertising requirements. All participants in Green-e Energy undergo an annual third-party verification audit and review of marketing materials to ensure their customers are receiving the correct quantity and type of renewable energy, and that advertising is accurate.
For more information about South Pole’s RECs products, visit https://www.southpole.com/sustainability-solutions/certificates.
For more information, please contact
Center for Resource Solutions
Head of Renewables Portfolio Management
+41 43 501 35 50
About South Pole
South Pole is a leading provider of global sustainability financing solutions and services. The company has over 200 experts in 16 global offices and has worked with a wide range of public, private and civil society organisations for over a decade. The company’s expertise covers project and technology finance, data and advisory on sustainability risks and opportunities, as well as the development of environmental commodities such as carbon credits or renewable energy credits. For more information, visit southpole.com or follow the company on Twitter: @southpoleglobal.
About Green-e and Center for Resource Solutions
A program of the nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions, Green-e is North America’s leading independent consumer protection program for the sale of renewable energy and greenhouse gas reductions in the retail market. Green-e offers certification and verification services through Green-e Energy, a renewable energy certification program; Green-e Climate, a greenhouse gas emission reduction certification program; and Green-e Marketplace, a program that provides forward-thinking organizations a simple, nationally recognized logo they can use to communicate their renewable energy and climate commitment to their customers and stakeholders. To learn more about Green-e certified products and programs available in North America, visit www.green-e.org.