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Green-e® Renewable Energy Standard for Canada and the U.S. Updated to v4.1

Dear Green-e® Energy program participants,

We are excited to announce the approval of version 4.1 of the Green-e® Renewable Energy Standard for Canada and the United States by the Green-e® Governance Board. The changes to the Standard reflect our commitment to promoting high-quality renewable electricity development and generation, and the environmental benefits of such generation in place of fossil fuels. Updates to this version of the Standard include:

  • The adoption of language and procedures to account for Washington's implementation of a “cap-and-invest” program
  • Added clarity on rules concerning utility products and consumer waitlists for those products

The new Green-e® 4.1 Standard as well as a redlined version showing all changes from the previous version of the Standard are available at Green-e® Energy Documents.

If you have any questions about the new version of the Standard or about the extended use process, please feel free to contact us directly.

About Green-e® Certification and Center for Resource Solutions

The Green-e® certification program is run by the nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions, and is the leading independent consumer protection program for the sale of renewable energy and greenhouse gas reductions in the retail market. CRS offers certification and verification services through Green-e® Energy, a renewable energy certification program; Green-e® Climate, a greenhouse gas emission reduction certification program; Green-e® Marketplace, a program that provides forward-thinking organizations a simple, internationally recognized logo they can use to communicate their renewable energy and climate commitment to their customers and stakeholders; and Green-e® Renewable Fuels, a biomethane certification program. To learn more about Green-e® certified products and programs, visit