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Third and Final Stakeholder Comment Period Open for Draft Green-e® Renewable Energy Standard for Canada and the United States v4.0

Feedback from all interested stakeholders accepted through
September 9, 2022

Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) seeks feedback on the proposed v4 draft of the Green-e® Renewable Energy Standard for Canada and the United States and is accepting feedback from all interested stakeholders through September 9, 2022.

redlined version of the draft Standard and clean version are available for you to view while completing the survey.

Green-e® Energy is the nation's leading certification program for sales of renewable electricity and renewable energy certificates (RECs) made in the voluntary market for renewable energy. Created in 1997, Green-e® Energy has provided oversight to an increasing proportion of voluntary renewable energy sales, certifying more than 90 million MWh of retail voluntary renewable energy sales in the U.S. in 2020.

The Green-e® Renewable Energy Standard for Canada and the United States, which defines high-quality renewable energy sources eligible for certified sales, was developed through an open stakeholder process in 2004 and 2005 and grew out of regional program policies in place between 1997 and 2004. The Standard is assessed regularly to determine if any changes should be made to adapt to the changing voluntary renewable energy market. Through the Green-e® Energy program, CRS certifies renewable energy that meets the highest standards in North America—it must be generated from new facilities, marketed with complete transparency and accuracy, and delivered to the purchaser, who has sole title. CRS staff verifies the entire chain of custody of certified renewable energy from generation to retirement to ensure individuals and businesses are getting exactly what they paid for.

The open stakeholder comment period is open through September 9, 2022. To comment, take the survey. 

General stakeholder comments are due by midnight PT September 9, 2022.

This survey may take up to 10 minutes to complete, depending on your responses. If you need to pause while taking the survey (for example, to look up information), you may resume it at any time prior to midnight on the due date, by using the link that directed you there initially, provided you do so from the same computer and browser. You may also go back and change your answers at any time prior to clicking “Submit Survey Responses” at the end of the survey.