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Solar Energy on Campus: Opportunities and common pitfalls in communicating renewable energy use in higher education

by Center for Resource Solutions

Published July 15, 2016 in Business

As universities and colleges nationwide green their electricity with solar through onsite generation, power purchase agreements (PPAs), and renewable energy certificate (REC) purchases, these institutions must be clear and accurate in their claims to avoid reputational and legal risk. Understanding the implications of various purchasing options is central to ensuring that desired solar energy claims will be supported by your purchase. Join representatives from Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in a free webinar to discuss:

• The role of RECs in renewable energy claims
• Acceptable language for making accurate claims
• The advantages and risks of solar purchasing options including onsite generation, PPAs, and REC purchases
• Specific approved claims for each solar purchasing option
• Decoding environmental attribute ownership within solar PPAs
REC arbitrage done right
• Additional considerations, including state incentives, operating within cap-and-trade programs, and state laws

This webinar is aimed at sustainability professionals in higher education, including energy and sustainability managers.

Maya Kelty, Green-e Associate, CRS
Jenny Heeter, Senior Energy Analyst, NREL