International Standard Update for Green-e Energy


The Center for Resource Solutions in San Francisco is glad to announce a world-wide update to the Green-e Energy National Standard for renewable electricity.

With high demand from firms and organizations with international renewable energy targets, the expanded Green-e Standard will address the current requirements for consistent, dependable, and strong purchasing options internationally as well as spur market development of new infrastructure.

Drawing on 20 years of success operating the Green-e Energy program for North America, CRS will follow the Green-e program’s established transparent, open-stakeholder processes during this standard update. CRS will seek feedback on the proposed updates, and the initial 60-day open comment period will commence in the second quarter of the year. Information about this update to the Green-e Energy National Standard and development process is available on the Green-e website at, where interested parties can also sign up to receive updates and announcements.

“Supporting market driven solutions to advance sustainable energy is core to our mission” said CRS Executive Director Jennifer Martin. “This updated standard will build upon the successful track record of the Green-e certification programs in North America and accelerate the availability and credibility of voluntary renewable energy procurement worldwide.”

CRS expects to release the final Standard late in 2016 and to begin certification of renewable electricity transactions outside of North America shortly after launch, adding additional country-specific requirements over time. The new Standard will define impactful renewable energy sourcing and allow for access to trusted, independent, third party certification of renewable energy commitments. The standard will allow purchasers to harmonize their global procurement efforts and reduce risk, ensure unique ownership claims, and drive forward the global market for high-quality and impact-focused renewable energy.

About Green‑e and Center for Resource Solutions
A program of the nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions, Green‑e is North America’s leading independent consumer protection program for the sale of renewable energy and greenhouse gas reductions in the retail market.


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