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Comment Period Open for the Green-e Energy International Framework Criteria for Renewable Energy Certification

Comments accepted through February 24, 2017

Green-e Energy seeks feedback on a revised draft of the Green-e Energy International Framework for Renewable Energy Certification (Framework) and is accepting feedback from all interested stakeholders through 11:59pm Pacific Time, February 24, 2017. The Framework will be used to develop high-quality renewable energy standards for Green-e Energy certification, in order to accelerate the development of renewable generation and renewable electricity markets, and provide consumers a meaningful mechanism through which they can express demand for renewable electricity.

Feedback is requested on the Framework overall as well as any specific topics of interest, including:

  • Interaction of renewable energy purchasing and carbon policies
  • Environmental sustainability criteria for renewable resource types
  • Use of renewable energy tracking systems
  • Renewable electricity that is produced beyond relevant mandates
  • Support for new and upgraded renewable electricity generators
  • Use of on-site generators


Stakeholder comments on the Framework are due by 11:59pm Pacific Time on Friday, February 24, 2017.

The Framework is available in Arabic, Chinese, English and Spanish, along with a PDF of all survey questions, at the Green-e Energy International page for you to view before submitting comments.

If you choose to take the survey rather than providing written comments, the time needed to complete the survey will depend on which questions you answer and the detail of 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 the submission deadline, 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 "Finish and Submit Responses" at the end of the survey.

To take the survey go to: Feedback on Green-e Energy Framework. Or email written comments to: with the subject "Framework Comments".


About Green-e and Center for Resource Solutions

A program of the nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions, Green-e is North America’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 services through Green-e Energy, a renewable energy certification program; Green-e Climate, a greenhouse gas emission reduction certification program; and Green-e Marketplace, a program that provides forward-thinking organizations a simple, nationally recognized logo they can use to communicate their renewable energy and climate commitment to their customers and stakeholders. To learn more about Green-e certified products and programs available in North America, visit