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

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  Headlines
  Green-e Completes Standards in Restructured States with Illinois and Michigan  
  Green-e Green Pricing Certification Available Nationwide  
  Large Energy Buyer's Program in Massachusetts To Explore Renewable Energy Options  
  Ninth Green Power Marketing Conference and Green Power Leadership Award Winners  
 
Other Features
 
  10 Ways to Support Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency this Holiday Season  
  New Certifications & Discontinued Certifications  
  Guide to Purchasing Green Power Available  
  New Products & Organizations Using the Green-e Logo  
  Recent/Upcoming Policy Changes  
  Meeting Announcements and Events Calendar  
 
 
The Green-e News highlights timely Green-e Program topics for competitive and regulated electricity markets, and tradable renewable 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 www.green-e.org/media_ed/media_ed_index.html or contact Siobhan Doherty at siobhan@resource-solutions.org
 
Green-e at a Glance
Green-e Certification is available for wholesale, retail, resale and commercial electricity products, tradable renewable certificates (TRCs) and utility green pricing programs in the U.S. Certified products are available in all 50 states.
57 certified products;
100 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.
If you are interested in supporting Green-e or other programs administered by the Center for Resource Solutions go to:
www.resource-solutions.org/donate.htm
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Green-e Completes Standards in Restructured States with Illinois and Michigan
  On November 17, 2004, the Green-e Green Power Board and Green Pricing Accreditation Board approved Green-e criteria for Illinois and Michigan. With the approval of these criteria, Green-e now has standards in place in all restructured states. The new standard includes 50% minimum new renewables - the highest requirement in Green-e competitive standards. Many thanks to the Midwest Advisory Group for their participation in several meetings and two written comment periods over the past 12 months. The standard is available at: www.green-e.org/ipp/standard_for_marketers.html. Other Midwest states that already have a Green-e standard include: Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Ohio. Contact: Kassie Rohrbach at Kassie@resource-solutions.org, (415) 561-2100.
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Green-e Green Pricing Certification Available Nationwide
  Green-e electricity certification is now available to all renewable energy products in the 50 U.S. states and the U.S. Territories. On December 15th, the Green Pricing Accreditation Board approved a National Green Pricing Default Standard, which applies to all states that are not currently covered under a regional standard. Green-e has established specific regional certification standards for 32 states in the US. The National Green Pricing Default Standard will provide Green-e certification rules and procedures for utilities located in the 18 states that are not governed by existing state or regional Green-e criteria, including utilities located in: Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Wyoming, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Indiana, West Virginia, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Florida, Puerto Rico and other U.S. Territories. In addition, this document will apply to the non-TVA portions of Kentucky, Mississippi, and Alabama. Contact: Dan Lieberman at dan@resource-solutions.org, (415) 561-2100.
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Large Energy Buyer's Program in Massachusetts To Explore Renewable Energy Options
 
The Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) is collaborating with Think Energy, Inc. on a new program in Massachusetts that brings together businesses and higher learning institutions committed to purchasing their electricity from clean, renewable energy sources. The Massachusetts Renewable Energy Purchasers (MREP) program is free to members and provides a unique opportunity for up to 30 large energy buyers to aggregate their purchasing power to obtain the best terms and services from renewable energy vendors. Massachusetts businesses and institutions already enrolled include: Whole Foods, Filene's Basement, and the colleges Smith, Amherst, and Mt. Holyoke. Contact: Mark D. Crowdis, Think Energy at (301) 625-2590, mcrowdis@thinkenergy.net or Gabe Petlin, Center for Resource Solutions (415) 561-2100, gpetlin@resource-solutions.org.
 
Ninth Green Power Marketing Conference and Green Power Leadership Award Winners
 
The Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) co-sponsored the 9th National Green Power Marketing Conference held in Albany, NY, October 4-6, 2004. The conference focused on communicating successful approaches for marketing and purchasing green power as well as articulating key market and policy issues that impact the future growth of the industry. In a joint ceremony at this conference CRS, DOE and EPA presented annual Green Power Leadership Awards that recognize outstanding commitments and achievements in the green power marketplace. CRS presented qualitative awards for individuals, companies, and other industry leaders helping to build the marketplace for renewable energy. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency presented awards for green power purchasers, and the Department of Energy presented awards for green power suppliers. Award winners are listed at www.epa.gov/greenpower/winners/2004_awards.htm. Contact: Keri Bolding at kbolding@resource-solutions.org, (415) 561-2100.
10 Ways to Support Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency this Holiday Season
Click here for helpful holiday tips.
 
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Announcements
 
New Product Certifications
  The Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) welcomed the following new suppliers and products to the Green-e Program:
  Sky Energy offers Wind Energy Credits to residential customers. For more information go to www.sky-energy.com or call: 866 SKY-ENERGY (866-759-3637).
 
Discontinued Certifications
 
As of December 31, 2004 the following products will no longer be Green-e certified. For a full list of Green-e certified products, go to: www.green-e.org
  Green Mountain Nature's Choice (PA). For more information go to: www.greenmountain.com or call: 1-800-286-5856
  Green Mountain EnviroBlend (NJ). For more information go to: www.greenmountain.com or call: 1-800-286-5856
  Conservation Services Group GreenerWatts New England (MA). For more information go to: www.greenerwattsnewengland.com/ or call: 1-800-689-7957.
 
Guide to Purchasing Green Power Available on CRS Web site
  CRS collaborated with DOE, EPA and WRI to create this guide. It is intended for organizations that are considering the merits of buying green power as well as those that have decided to buy green power and want help doing so. The Guide was written for a broad audience, including businesses, government agencies, universities, and all organizations wanting to diversify their energy supply and to reduce the environmental impact of their electricity use. The Guide provides an overview of green power markets and describes the necessary steps to buying green power. The Guide is available as an Adobe Acrobat PDF at: www.crs2.net/ge/Purchasing_Guide_for_Web.pdf.
 
New Products and Organizations Using the Green-e Logo
  Andrew Lane Winery is purchasing 3 Phase's Green Certificates and Mainstay Energy's Fossil Free certificates to offset 100% of their organization's electricity use with renewable resources. Contact Andrew Dickson for more information (andrewdi6on@netzero.com).
  Debra Lynn Dadd Communications (www.dld123.com/) is purchasing 3 Phase's Green Certificates to offset 100% of their organization's electricity use with renewable resources. Contact Debra Lynn Dadd for more information (drabra@dld123.com)
Keystone Resort, Inc. (www.keystone.snow.com) is purchasing 3 Phase's Green Certificates to offset 3% of their organization's electricity use with renewable resources. Contact David November for more information (dnovember@vailresorts.com).
Mollet Photo (www.molletphoto.com) is purchasing 3 Phase's Green Certificates to offset 100% of their organization's electricity use and vehicle use with renewable resources. Contact Martijn Mollet for more information (mm@molletphoto.com).
Solar Data Centers (www.solardatacenters.com) is purchasing 3 Phase's Green Certificates to offset 100% of their organization's electricity use with renewable resources. Contact Steve May for more information (smay@solardatacenters.com).
Steamboat Ski & Resort (www.steamboat.com) is purchasing 3 Phase's Green Certificates to offset 100% of the Burgess Creek Ski Lift's electricity use with renewable resources. Contact Lyn Halliday for more information (lhalliday@steamboat.com).
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