renewable energy certification Articles

  • Renewable energy certificates

    What are RECs? Renewable Energy Certifi cates (RECs), also known as “green tags,” “green certifi cates,” and “renewable energy credits,” are tradable instruments which can be used to meet voluntary renewable energy targets as well as to meet compliance requirements for renewable energy policies. A REC is a certifi cate that indicates the generation of one megawatt hour (MWh) of electricity from ...

  • The bottom line on renewable energy certificates

    Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) provide businesses a means to support renewable energy generation and meet clean energy goals. This fact sheet answers some basic questions about RECs and REC purchasing. What are RECs? Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs), also known as “green tags,” “green certificates,” and “renewable energy credits,” are tradable instruments which can be used to meet ...

  • Notus Clean Energy LLC – Cape Cod, MA - Case Study

    The owners of a Falmouth, MA industrial park parcel saw the potential in 2004 for a utility-scale wind turbine sited in a large, well-elevated location. A large turbine could supply electricity for the complex and create surplus power that could be delivered back to a regional utility. Despite receiving more than 100 letters of support from residents and businesses, the proposal required five ...

  • The explosion of green marketing claims: FTC jumps into the fray

    Most people would agree that “green” sells. For example, according to the New York Times, consumers spent approximately US$54 million in 2007 on carbon credits to support tree planting, wind farms, solar power generation, and other projects intended to offset greenhouse gas emissions created by driving and flying activities. While there is broad agreement about the impact of green marketing, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Profile of a white tag project

    Few topics we write about here draw as much attention as energy efficiency certificates. After we mention the certificates, we inevitably receive inquiries from data centers or other large energy users, who want more information.The certificates also are called “white tags,” a term trademarked by marketer Sterling Planet. Interest in the certificates likely stems from the increasing use ...

  • It’s the environment, stupid

    If Harry Truman were running for president today, he’d probably ‘Give ‘em Green,’ rather than ‘Give ‘em Hell.’ Bill Clinton’s campaign slogan would be, ‘It’s the environment, stupid.’ And Herbert Hoover might be promising a solar panel on every roof, rather than a chicken in every pot – and the pot would sit on a smart-metered stove, powered by a plug-in hybrid, eligible for renewable energy ...

  • Energy efficiency markets chooses its favorites of 2008

    We appreciate the entries submitted for Energy Efficiency Markets’ first annual ‘best of’ contest. It is difficult to select winners in an industry that is burgeoning with innovation. We hope you find our selections as intriguing as we did. Please continue to email us about interesting projects – we’d like to highlight them periodically in our weekly newsletter:1. Best appliance: Energy ...

  • Solar Glossary of Terms

    If you are new to the solar world, there are a few phrases you need to master in order to expertly navigate your way to the best solar installation for home. Here is a brief explanation of all the terms you may encounter during your solar journey. Energy Audit This is an audit conducted by a professional that measures electricity usage in the home. The results ...


    By Clearway Community Solar

  • How Green Tariffs Can Benefit Utilities and Consumers

    The challenges facing the electricity sector in the U.S. have been widely discussed in the last year—issues ranging from evolving pollution controls to slow growth in demand. In particular, many utilities see the rise of small-scale, distributed solar power as a threat to their ...

  • Bolivar wastewater treatment plant cogeneration facility to be Installed by Clarke Energy - Case Study

    The Bolivar Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) is the largest wastewater treatment plant in the Adelaide region, processing almost 70% of Adelaide’s metropolitan wastewater. The South Australian Government has approved a $25.8 ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Where do renewable energy purchases fit into a GHG inventory?

    I recently presented at the 7th Product Carbon Footprint (PCF) World Forum Summit, a gathering of experts brought together by Berlin-based think tank Thema1 “to foster and facilitate international discussion on how to assess, reduce, and communicate the impact of goods and ...

  • Renewable Energy Projects on Contaminated Property | Managing the Risks Part II

    Part II of Renewable Energy Projects on Contaminated Property | Managing the Risks The First entry can be found at Part I Risk and Exposures in the Life Cycle of a Project The typical renewable energy project involves multiple parties: tax equity investors; equity investors; local utilities; engineering, procurement, ...

  • Renewable, local power options expand

    It makes no economic sense to run more than one set of wires from electric power generators to homes and businesses. That’s why consumers haven’t had a choice about the source of their electric power – whether it be an investor-owned utility (IOU), municipal utility or electric cooperative. Enabling consumers to choose between competing energy providers is a paradigm shift, and ...


    By Triplepundit

  • High-strength wastes boost biogas production

    Water and wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) are significant consumers of energy. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates the industry uses the equivalent of 56 billion kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity, representing three percent of the nation’s energy consumption, and is responsible for creating 45 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions each year. Energy intensive processes, such ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • The whey to renewable energy

    When Tom Wilson with the Pennsylvania State University Cooperative Extension set out to study the feasibility of a community-based anaerobic digester in Mercer County, he initially analyzed processing manure collected from area dairies and food wastes gathered from the local college, nearby prisons and industrial food processors. But the economics of transporting the materials just did not make ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Figuring out how to go green without going crazy

    Utilities worry about a lot of things, such as keeping the lights on, earning a return for investors, and making regulators and customers happy with their service.   Now there is a new worry: How can they protect customers from what one utility refers to as “mental fatigue?”   In this particular case, the utility raises the issue as it prepares to invite ...

  • The Energy Consultant's Guide to a Green Energy Brief

    A practical overview of how Combined Heat and Power (CHP) technology can be specified to meet a green energy brief  When a green energy brief talks about conserving energy, reducing energy costs, reducing CO2 emissions, and improving the reliability of energy supply, energy consultants should consider Combined Heat and Power (CHP), ...


    By Centrica Business Solutions

  • Renewable energy marketplace

    ALLU Group markets two types of equipment for use in biomass energy operations. The ALLU Screener Crusher bucket attaches to a front-end loader. The bucket is designed to aerate, crush, screen and mix at one time. The Screener Crusher has a rigid steel frame, onto which horizontally rotating screening and crushing drums are mounted. All the drums rotate in the same direction. There are several ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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