Preventing Double Claims: Best Practices in Renewable Energy Marketing (Part 1)

Preventing Double Claims: Best Practices in Renewable Energy Marketing (Part 1)

A key component of Green-e Energy certification is guaranteeing sole ownership of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs). In RY2013 Verification, a number of RECs submitted for certification were required to be replaced. One of the primary reasons for replacement was the existence of claims on submitted RECs, rendering them ineligible for certification. With more and more players entering into the realm of renewable energy generation, clear and accurate marketing regarding renewable energy use is fundamental to maintaining market integrity. We invite you and your generator counter-parties to join us for a two-part webinar series (September 23rd and September 30th) focusing on explaining double claims and how to ensure sole ownership of the RECs you purchase.
Part 1 focuses on what kinds of marketing statements constitute claims and how you can protect yourself from claims-related issues. We explain what commitments you make under your contract with Green-e, and provide tools for you to pro-actively check existing marketing for double claims.

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Center for Resource Solutions

September 23, 2015
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