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Welcome! The Green Power Network (GPN) provides news and information on green power markets and related activities. The site provides up-to-date information on green power providers, product offerings, consumer protection issues, and policies affecting green power markets. It also includes a reference library of relevant papers, articles and reports. The Green Power Network is operated and maintained by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy.

How to Navigate This Site

For an overview of the Green Power Network site structure, see our site map.

Information on green power product offerings is available by state. It is organized according to the three distinct markets for green power — utility green pricing (regulated electricity markets), green power marketing (competitive electricity markets), and renewable energy certificates (available nationwide). Information on greenhouse gas offsets (available nationwide) is also available. For homeowners interested in installing solar on their roofs, the solar finance page provides information on companies providing financing options, such as a solar lease.

For a more detailed description of the differences between green power markets, see our market overview and our section on buying green power.

For current news on U.S. green power markets, see our featured story on the front page and other recent green power news on our news page. If you would like to receive our green power news by email, you may subscribe to our monthly email news update online. In addition, our features section includes a list of featured publications on various topics related to green power marketing.

Our Buying Green Power section discusses how consumers can purchase green power. It includes a selected list of large purchasers of green power, including businesses, government agencies, and universities. It also contains information on consumer protection issues, including links to green power certification programs, marketing guidelines, and tools that consumers can use to evaluate green power options.

See our Green Power Policies page for information on policies that encourage the development of green power markets. These include policies requiring or encouraging electricity suppliers to offer green power options to governments, communities, consumers, net metering, and policies requiring fuel mix and environmental disclosure.

For publications related to green power, links to related web sites, as well as tables, maps and other data on green power markets, see our Publications section.

We hope that you find the Green Power Network to be a useful resource. Please contact the Webmaster with questions or comments.

 

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