Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) Claims and Ownership

The owner and user of a Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) is the only party that can claim the environmental benefits of that REC and claim to be using renewable energy because of that REC. Naturally, issues of REC ownership, validity of certain claims and avoiding double counting are central to a robust voluntary renewable energy market.

Center for Resource Solutions staff have developed the documents below in order to address common questions about ownership and claims of RECs. If you have a related question that is not covered in these documents, please feel free to suggest a topic to add; see our Contact page.


Claims Guidance Documents


Further Reading