November 2011 - The Renewable Energy Markets Association (REMA) announced the launch of a national 5 Year Renewable Energy Pledge. The program recognizes organizations that make a long-term commitment to voluntarily purchase renewable energy for at least the next five years, through 2017. The City of Austin (TX), Southern Oregon University, the Bank of Georgetown (DC and MD), Stevens Pass Resort (WA), Diamond Packaging, and Sandy Alexander are the first organizations to sign the renewable energy pledge.
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Companies Commit to Buy Renewable Energy Through 2017
April 2008 - Leading U.S. renewable energy marketers have joined together to create a trade association for organizations that market renewable energy. The Renewable Energy Marketers Association (REMA) has formed to "promote the economic and national security benefits of domestic renewable energy." REMA is comprised of organizations involved in the creation, supply, purchase, sale, advocacy of, and education about renewable energy and renewable energy certificates (RECs). Its stated purposes include providing a more favorable operating environment for the industry by providing a forum for discussion of non-competitive issues, and by providing information to assist those companies in their business.
REMA is currently comprised of 11 organizations: 3Degrees, Bonneville Environmental Foundation, Community Energy, Conservation Services Group, Constellation NewEnergy, FPL Energy, Renewable Choice Energy, SmartPower, Sterling Planet, SunEdison and SunPower. SmartPower, the national, non-profit marketing organization that promotes clean energy and energy efficiency will provide strategy and manage the day-to-day operations of REMA.
News Release - Renewable Energy Marketers Form Trade Association