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Program Updates

2016 Residual Mix Emissions Rates Posted
April 22, 2016. Green-e Energy annually publishes "Residual Mix" emissions rates, which are CO2 emissions rates that should be applied to all electricity use that is not associated with a Green-e Energy certified product or for which a more specific set of emissions data is not available. These rates are compatible with guidance from the World Resources Institute. See 2016 Residual Mix Emissions Rates.

Green-e Energy National Standard Updated to v2.8
April 1, 2016. The Green-e Energy National Standard has been updated to v2.8, adding a section applying to Green-e Energy certified sales that are supplied by generation occurring in Québec on or after April 1, 2016, and generation occurring on or after the start of the compliance period in other provinces that implement a cap-and-trade program covering the electricity sector. See the redlined changes and latest version of the Standard at Green-e Energy National Standard and Governing Documents.

Green-e to Expand Renewable Energy Standard and Certification Internationally
March 7, 2016. Center for Resource Solutions is beginning an international expansion of the Green-e Energy National Standard that address the existing need for consistent, credible, and impactful purchasing options globally as well as spur market development of new infrastructure, including tradable renewable certificates and tracking systems. Visit to learn more and sign up for updates, and you can read the release for more information.


What is Green-e? Green-e is the nation'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 of renewable energy and greenhouse gas mitigation products. It is a program of Center for Resource Solutions. external link

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