The Center for Resource Solutions, which manages the Green-e certification program, released its annual verification report, detailing certified voluntary renewable energy sales for 2008. According to the report, total sales of Green-e Energy certified renewable energy reached 26 million megawatt-hours (MWh) in 2008, an increase of nearly two-thirds over 2007. This includes 12.9 million MWh of certified wholesale renewable energy certificates (RECs), which doubled over the same period.
At the end of 2008, 69 REC marketers and brokers, 202 utilities and electricity distributors, and 13 energy service providers were participating in the program and offering Green-e Energy certified products to residential or commercial customers. More than 500,000 residential customers and 20,000 commercial customers across the U.S. and Canada purchased Green-e certified renewable energy during the year, nearly twice as many purchasers as in 2007.
The Green-e Marketplace program also grew in 2008, with 66 companies participating and collectively purchasing 2.9 million MWh. The Green-e Marketplace program licenses the Green-e logo for use on purchasers' web sites, marketing materials, and manufactured goods. Over 230 consumer products now display the Green-e logo. In addition, the Green-e Climate program, which certifies retail carbon offset products, began in February 2008 and had eight participants offering 14 products by the end of 2008.
News Article - CRS Releases 2008 Green-e Verification Report, Shows 45% Increase In Certified Renewable Energy Sales
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