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Overview of the 2021 Green-e® Verification Report (2020 Data)

Overview of the 2021 Green-e® Verification Report (2020 Data)

Join Center for Resource Solutions staff for an in-depth review of the 2021 Green-e® Verification Report (2020 Data). This webinar covered how the three Green-e® programs—Green-e® Energy, Green-e® Climate, and Green-e® Marketplace—performed throughout 2020. The webinar also looked at trends in U.S. voluntary renewable energy markets, including generation trends, renewable energy certificate and green pricing programs, community choice programs, and direct corporate purchases. The presentations were followed by a Q&A.

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Michael Leschke, Director, Certification Programs
Yessenia Rivera, Analyst, Certification Programs
Vivian Yang, Analyst, Certification Programs

Center for Resource Solutions

December 01, 2021
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  1. 2021 Green-e® Verification Report Reporting Year 2020 Data Michael Leschke

    DIRECTOR, CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS Yessenia Rivera ANALYST, CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS Vivian Yang ANALYST, CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS
  2. Outline. CERTIFIED SALES CUSTOMERS PURCHASING CERTIFIED SUPPLY CERTIFIED PRODUCT TYPES

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  3. Key Takeaways. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CERTIFIED SALES

    IN THE 2020 REPORTING YEAR PAGE 3 © 2021 Center for Resource Solutions. All rights reserved.
  4. 2020 was the biggest year of certified sales to date.

    • 90 million retail MWh, or more than 2.5% of the overall US electricity mix • 21 million more MWh sold than in 2019, the highest increase yet • 1 .4 million retail purchasers of Green-e® certified renewable energy, including over 104,000 businesses • Impacts of COVID seen in increase in consumption but decrease of customers • Sales mostly to the coasts, supply mostly from the Midwest and Texas • Newer renewables continuing to drive the market Key Takeaways – Green-e® Energy PAGE 4 © 2021 Center for Resource Solutions. All rights reserved.
  5. In 2020 the program reported the second-highest total of certified

    sales in its history. • 598,000 mtCO2e certified offsets • Large growth in Carbon Offset Natural Gas (CONG) products • Certified sales to more unique countries than ever before Key Takeaways – Green-e® Climate PAGE 5 © 2021 Center for Resource Solutions. All rights reserved.
  6. Green-e® label on more products than ever before In 2020,

    the Green-e® Marketplace program welcomed NuLeaf Naturals, Greenberg Traurig, and Concha y Toro. NuLeaf Naturals is a Colorado-based hemp company that matches 100% of its operations with renewable electricity. Greenberg Traurig, a major international law firm, is certifying RECs through the Green-e® Direct program to match 100% of its U.S. operations. Concha y Toro is Green-e® Marketplace’s first Participant in Chile, with Green-e® certification of the production of the Sunrise brand and other select wines. Overall, Green- e® Marketplace participants purchased or generated approximately 2,346,000 MWh of renewable energy in 2020. Key Takeaways – Green-e® Marketplace PAGE 6 © 2021 Center for Resource Solutions. All rights reserved.
  7. Charts, Data and Analysis. VISUAL REPRESENTATION OF THE 2020 REPORTING

    YEAR PAGE 7 © 2021 Center for Resource Solutions. All rights reserved.
  8. Green-e® Energy. https://www.green-e.org/programs/energy PAGE 8 © 2021 Center for Resource

    Solutions. All rights reserved.
  9. Total Certified Sales of Renewable Energy by Product Type and

    Customer Type PAGE 9 © 2021 Center for Resource Solutions. All rights reserved. Total Retail: 90,238,000 MWh Total Unique Certified: 97,918,000 MWh Total Certified Transactions: 105,935,000 MWh
  10. Sales By Product Type, 1998 – 2020 (In MWH) PAGE

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  11. Sales By Customer Type, 1998 – 2020 (In MWH) PAGE

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  12. Products by Type, 1998 – 2020(In MWH) PAGE 12 ©

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  13. Contributions of Renewable Resource Types PAGE 13 © 2020 Center

    for Resource Solutions. All rights reserved. Resource Type Total MWh % Total MWh Wind 79,200,000 88% Solar 6,627,457 7% Non-Gaseous Biomass 3,043,734 3% Gaseous Biomass 800,000 1% Low Impact Hydro 500,000 0.8% Geothermal 60,000 0.1%
  14. Facilities Supplying Certified Sales by Resource Type PAGE 14 ©

    2021 Center for Resource Solutions. All rights reserved. Resource Type Unique Facilities % of Unique Facilities Capacity % of Capacity Solar 671 55% 17497 22% Wind 462 38% 57808 74% Gaseous Biomass 42 3% 1036 1% Non-gaseous Biomass 31 3% 1024 1% Hydro 9 1% 321 0.4% Geothermal 4 0.3% 83 0.1%
  15. Megawatt-Hours by Facility Date of First Operation or Repowering PAGE

    15 © 2020 Center for Resource Solutions. All rights reserved. • 37% of supply from facilities aged 5 years or younger
  16. Count of Facilities by Year of First Operation or Repowering

    PAGE 16 © 2021 Center for Resource Solutions. All rights reserved. • 40% of supply from facilities aged 5 years or younger
  17. PAGE 17 2020 followed the same general rule as previous

    years – consumption of certified electricity is highest in more populated states and states near a coast Top 10 States by Retail Sales Volume © 2021 Center for Resource Solutions. All rights reserved.
  18. PAGE 18 The states with the highest amount of customers

    tend to be in states with successful utility green pricing programs, although we are seeing growth in states where CCAs are booming. Percent of Total Retail Customers by State (Includes REC Sales) © 2021 Center for Resource Solutions. All rights reserved.
  19. PAGE 19 The difference between states with generators versus purchasers

    of renewable energy demonstrates how the market for unbundled RECs is allowing customers with limited access to local renewable energy products to support changes in generation portfolios in the US and Canada. Top Ten States and Provinces Supplying Certified Retail Sales © 2021 Center for Resource Solutions. All rights reserved.
  20. PAGE 20 © 2021 Center for Resource Solutions. All rights

    reserved. Certified Sales (Left) and Supply (Right)
  21. Green-e® Climate. https://www.green-e.org/programs/climate PAGE 21 © 2021 Center for Resource

    Solutions. All rights reserved.
  22. Green-e® Climate Certified Sales (in mtCO2e) PAGE 22 © 2021

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  23. Green-e® Climate Certified Sales in a Bundled Product PAGE 23

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  24. Green-e® Climate Certified Sales used for LEED PAGE 24 ©

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  25. International Sales of Green-e® Climate Certified Sales (in mtCO2e) PAGE

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  26. PAGE 26 2020 once again saw a diverse mix of

    projects providing carbon offsets to Green-e® Climate certified sales. Overall, 29 different projects supplied offsets to Green-e® Climate certified sales. For the first time, offsets from energy industries provided the majority of supply and were the most-used project type. MtCO2e of Certified Sales by Project Type and Unique Projects © 2021 Center for Resource Solutions. All rights reserved.
  27. Upcoming Events. www.resource-solutions.org/events PAGE 27 © 2021 Center for Resource

    Solutions. All rights reserved.
  28. © 2021 Center for Resource Solutions. All rights reserved. Contact.

    Michael Leschke DIRECTOR, CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS michael.leschke@resource-solutions.org 415.568.4286 Yessenia Rivera ANALYST, CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS yessenia.rivera@resource-solutions.org 415.561.8499 Vivian Yang ANALYST, CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS vivian.yang@resource-solutions.org 415.561.2106 www.resource-solutions.org