Your purchase of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) supports renewable electricity production in the region of generation. A REC represents the environmental benefits of 1 megawatt hour (MWh) of renewable electricity. For every unit of renewable electricity generated and put onto the electricity grid, an equivalent amount of RECs is produced. RECs verify exclusive use of the renewable electricity within an electricity market by the REC purchaser, when paired with electricity drawn from that electricity market. Retail purchasers of RECs are using and receiving the benefits of that renewable electricity. Your REC purchase also helps build a market for renewable electricity. Increased demand for, and generation of, renewable electricity helps reduce conventional electricity generation in the region where the renewable electricity generator is located. It also has other local and global environmental benefits which may include emitting little or no regional air pollution or carbon dioxide.
The RECs in a Green-e Energy certified product are verified and certified by Green-e Energy, and the seller of a Green-e Energy certified product is required to disclose the quantity, type and geographic source of each certificate. Please see the Product Content Label provided by your REC supplier for this information. Green-e Energy also verifies that the renewable energy certificates are not sold more than once or claimed by more than one party. For information on Green-e Energy please visit its website, www.green-e.org.