The Center for Resource Solutions, which manages the Green-e Energy certification program, released it annual verification report, detailing certified voluntary renewable energy sales for 2007. According to the report, total sales of Green-e Energy certified renewable energy reached nearly 15.7 million megawatt-hours (MWh) in 2007, an increase of nearly 60% over 2006. This includes 13.8 million MWh of certified renewable energy certificates (RECs), which grew at a similar rate.
At the end of 2007, 49 REC marketers and brokers, 122 utilities and electricity distributors, and 12 energy service providers were participating in the program and offering Green-e Energy certified products to residential or commercial customers. Nearly 260,000 residential customers and over 10,000 commercial customers across the U.S. and Canada had purchased Green-e certified renewable energy during the year.
The Green-e Marketplace program also grew in 2007, with 55 companies participating and collectively purchasing 2.7 million MWh. The Green-e Marketplace program works with organizations seeking to purchase Green-e certified renewable energy and helps them promote their purchase. The program licenses the Green-e logo for use on purchasers’ web sites, marketing materials, and manufactured goods.
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