The Green-e News
A newsletter for the renewable energy community brought to you by the
Green-e Renewable Energy Certification Program of the Center for Resource Solutions.

  Green-e Point-of-Purchase (POP) Tags Certification Standard  
  Green-e National Certification Standard  
  Tenth National Green Power Marketing Conference  
Other Features
  New Certifications  
  New Green-e Logo Users  
  Upcoming Meetings, Events and Conferences  
The Green-e News highlights timely Green-e Program topics for competitive and regulated electricity markets, and renewable energy certificate markets including regional news, outreach efforts, policy changes and verification updates.If you know someone that would like to receive the Green-e News, please go to or contact Siobhan Doherty at
Green-e at a Glance
Green-e Certification is available for wholesale, retail, resale and commercial electricity products, renewable energy certificates (RECs) and utility green pricing programs in the U.S. Certified products are available in all 50 states.
55 certified products;
118 participating marketers and utilities
2.9 Billion kWh of certified electricity sold in 2003
Nationwide, 94,000 households and businesses purchase Green-e certified energy products.
116 consumer products labeled with the Green-e Logo and claims like "Made with Green-e Certified Renewable Energy."
If you are interested in supporting Green-e or other programs administered by the Center for Resource Solutions go to:
Green-e Point-of-Purchase (POP) Tags Certification Standard
  On June 27th, the Green-e Governance Board approved a certification standard for POP Tags. POP Tags certification will be considered an additional benefit of Green-e certification, and there will be no additional fee for this service. It will be available to all providers that are currently offering a Green-e certified retail or commercial product regardless of whether the product is a TRC, Competitive Electricity or Green Pricing product. Energy providers interested in Green-e certification for a POP Tag product will be required to complete a separate application detailing the resources that will be used in the POP Tags, the size in kWh of the POP Tags, any claims that they will be making associated with the POP Tags, and their methodology for calculating those claims. To review the final standard and/or apply for POP Tag certification, please see . Please contact: Siobhan Doherty at, (415) 561-2100, with any questions or to receive more information.
Green-e National Certification Standard

Green-e is currently reviewing first round comments on a proposed draft National Standard and accepting second round comments. For more information and to download the standards and comments, please see Comments for the second round are due on October 19th, 2005. The Green-e National Certification Standard will replace Green-e region-specific and product-specific criteria documents. This standard will apply to all products – Competitive Electricity, Renewable Energy Certificates and Utility Green Pricing across the nation. CRS staff will forward all comments to the Green-e Board for review and consideration. The Green-e Board meets October 23rd to discuss the National Standard. If you have questions about the proposed standards, the form, or the comment process, please contact: Siobhan Doherty at, (415) 561-2100, with any questions.

Tenth National Green Power Marketing Conference in Austin, Texas

Only 12 Days Remaining! REGISTER NOW!

You are invited to attend the nation's leading green power marketing event, the Tenth National Green Power Marketing Conference, organized by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of Energy (DOE), and the Center for Resource Solutions (CRS). Join us in Austin, Texas this October 24th through 26th, and explore ways to design or expand a green power program, increase revenues, effectively market to target consumer segments, and enhance customer satisfaction. You won't want to miss the insights shared by expert speakers and the outstanding networking opportunities.

The National Green Power Marketing Conference is the preeminent conference for communicating directly with leading green power marketing industry stakeholders. Hear from representatives of the nation's leading utilities on important topics such as: Best Practices in Utility Green Pricing Program Design, Effective Marketing Strategies and Tools for Acquiring Customers, Defining Renewable Energy Attributes and Values, and the Interplay of Voluntary and Compliance Markets.

The 2005 Green Power Leadership Awards will be presented at a dinner banquet on October 24th, honoring exemplary national green power Purchasers, Suppliers and Market Builders. Additional details about the 2005 Conference can be found at . Contact: Keri Bolding at, (415) 561-2100, for more information.

New Product Certifications
  The Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) welcomed the following new suppliers and products to the Green-e Program:
  Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF) is offering a new TRC product, , "Brighter Future" to residential and commercial customers. For more information go to or call: 866-BEF-TAGS (866-233-8247).
  Clean and Green, LLC is offering a new TRC product, "Clean and Green RECs" to residential and commercial customers. .For more information go to or call: 877-USA-GREEN (872-4733).
  Constellation New Energy is offering a new certified REC product to commercial customers only .For more information go to or call: 866-237-POWER.
  Empire District is offering a new TRC product, "Elk River Wind" to commercial and wholesale customers. For more information contact Tim Wilson at 417-625-6512
  Xcel Energy’s Colorado "WindSource" is now Green-e certified. It is available to residential and business customers in Xcel’s Colorado service territory. For more information go to or call: 1-800-895-4999.
New Green-e Logo Users
  New Products and Businesses Using the Green-e Logo
  Interface Flooring Systems are made with 100% renewable energy ( . A portion of the manufacturing process is powered by an on-site solar array. The remainder of the electricity use is offset with renewable energy certificates provided by 3 Phases Energy and Sterling Planet. Contact Paul Firth for more information.
  Earthbound Farm's Carmel Valley Farm Stand ( is powered by 100% renewable energy provided by 3 Phases Energy's Green Certificates. Contact Chad Smith for more information.
CF Fresh is purchasing 3 Phases Energy's Green Certificates to offset 100% of their Sedro Woolley office's electricity use with renewable resources ( Contact Diana Beagle for more information.
prAna is purchasing 3 Phases Energy’s Green Certificates to offset 100% of the electricity use at their headquarters , their employees' residential electricity use, and 100 of their retail locations ( Please see www.prana/naturalpower or contact Dave Kennedy for more information.

To learn more about certified renewable energy available throughout the US, visit, or call 888.63.GREEN.
Green-e is a program of the Center for Resource Solutions (CRS), a national nonprofit organization that makes it easier for people and organizations to use renewable energy.
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