Center for Resource Solutions

California Directs State's Largest Utilities to Offer Green-e Energy Certified Green Power Programs

Historic decision ensures California residents across the state will have the option to choose certified green power
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SAN FRANCISCO, February 6, 2015 /3BL Media/ - In a landmark decision last week, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved the "Green Tariff Shared Renewables Program," a measure that will give millions of California residents and businesses the chance to participate in a utility clean energy program for the first time.

What Is a Renewable Energy Certificate?

A short animated video illustrating how RECs are created, tracked, traded, and finally sold to end users
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Across North America, Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) create the pathway for individuals and organizations to green their power. For nearly two decades, RECs have transformed markets for renewable energy by helping renewable energy generators connect with clean energy buyers, regardless of where the energy is generated or used.

WGL Energy's Carbon Offsets Achieve Green-e Climate Certification

Commercial customers' offsets can now earn points toward LEED certification
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SAN FRANCISCO, January 22, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) today announced that WGL Energy Services' carbon offsets for commercial customers have been Green-e® Climate certified.

Carbon Solutions Group's New Project-Specific Carbon Offsets Certified by Green‑e Climate

CSG offers certified offsets sourced from landfill methane-capture facilities aimed at LEED green-building projects
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA, January 21, 2015 /3BL Media/ — Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) today announced that Carbon Solutions Group (CSG), a project development, environmental asset management, and advisory firm headquartered in Chicago, has begun offering project-specific Green-e® Climate certified carbon offsets.

City of Palo Alto Utilities Offers New Green-e Climate Certified Natural Gas Offset Program to Residential and Commercial Customers

CPAU launches PaloAltoGreen Gas, a first of its kind Green-e Climate certified gas offset program
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SAN FRANCISCO, January 12, 2015 /3BL Media/ — Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) today announced that City of Palo Alto Utilities (CPAU) has launched PaloAltoGreen Gas, a gas offset program that pairs Green-e Climate certified carbon offsets with customers’ natural gas use. PaloAltoGreen Gas is the first Green-e Climate certified gas offset program offered by a municipal-level utility, and the first-ever certified gas offset program offered to residential customers.

Green Power Leadership Awards Ceremony Today Honored This Year's Winners

Awards presented today by Center for Resource Solutions during Renewable Energy Markets 2014 in Sacramento, CA
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SACRAMENTO, CA, December 3, 2014 /3BL Media/ — Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) recognized four organizations and two individuals today for their role in building and shaping the market for renewable energy over the past year. The award recipients were honored during the 2014 Green Power Leadership Awards ceremony held in conjunction with the Renewable Energy Markets 2014 conference taking place in Sacramento, CA from December 2–4.

Green-e Launches New Green-e Direct Renewable Energy Certification Option

Organizations contracting directly for renewable energy or installing on-site generation can now have their renewable energy Green-e certified
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San Francisco, December 2, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Center for Resource Solutions today announced the launch of a new Green-e® certification option designed for organizations that build generation themselves or contract for renewable energy directly from clean generation facilities. Apple Inc. is the first company to participate in Green-e Direct.  Green-e is certifying the energy that Apple generates and purchases directly from solar, wind, and geothermal sources.

Center for Resource Solutions Announces 2014 Green Power Leadership Award Winners

Awards to be presented during Renewable Energy Markets 2014 in Sacramento, CA. Apple Inc., SMUD, White House CEQ to receive top honors
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA, November 19, 2014 /3BL Media/ — Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) will recognize four organizations and two individuals for their role in building and shaping the market for renewable energy over the past year.

Sustainable Silicon Valley’s WEST 2014: Net Positive Call to Action Begins Wednesday

At WEST 2014, leaders and experts will connect ideas to climate action at Sustainable Silicon Valley’s annual event
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PALO ALTO, CA, November 17, 2014 /3BL Media/ — Sustainable Silicon Valley’s annual event, WEST 2014: Net Positive Call to Action, is on Wednesday, November 19th from 1pm-6:30pm at the Lucie Stern Community Center in Palo Alto (registration opens at 12:00pm).
 

Hotel Rates Go Up On Friday, Book Today for Renewable Energy Markets 2014

This week is the last opportunity to save $70 (nearly 30%) off the average daily rate
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November 3, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The hotel block is filling up fast at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento, with just a few days left to reserve your room at the reduced rate of $169 per night ($107 for government employees). Book your room now. The special rates end this Friday, November 7. The newly renovated Hyatt Regency Sacramento is centrally located across from the California State Capitol in the middle of the city's vibrant downtown.

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