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Green-e Press Release 2005
GREEN-E CERTIFIES CLEAN AND GREEN
RENEWABLE ENERGY CERTIFICATES
The Market Continues Growth with Another Certified Marketer
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (September 7, 2005)-- The Green-e Program of the Center for Resource Solutions announced today that Clean and Green renewable energy certificates (RECs) are now Green-e certified. Clean and Green, LLC joins the largest network of renewable energy providers who certify their high quality products with the nation’s leading certification and verification program.
“We are very pleased to be accredited and certified by Green-e. The Clean and Green brand is intended to represent the highest level of community-based Renewable Energy Credits, and being Green-e certified demonstrates this commitment” said Clean and Green Executive Director, Gerry Dameron.
Clean and Green, based in Boulder, Colorado, provides 100% Wind “Clean and Green Credits” generated from nationwide locations. Clean and Green serves individuals, families, and businesses and also sells Clean and Green Credits in wholesale REC markets. “We are excited to be able to offer individuals, families, and business the opportunity to take action toward a cleaner, healthier and more sustainable future. Through purchasing Clean and Green Credits, you can offset your negative eco-footprint from turning the lights on in your home or driving your car; it is an easy and affordable way to take positive action for the planet today” said Kate Swayne, Clean and Green’s Outreach Manager.
Green-e is the leading renewable energy certification and verification program in the U.S., and the Green-e logo is the national symbol for renewable energy excellence. The program provides independent, third party certification to ensure certified renewable energy meets strict environmental and consumer protection standards. Green-e’s verification protects customers from paying for renewable energy that is “double sold” to other customers or used simultaneously to meet regulatory mandates. Through the display and recognition of the Green-e logo, a growing number of consumers are able to easily identify high quality, certified renewable energy options, as well as everyday consumer products that are “Made with Certified Renewable Energy.
"We are very pleased to certify the RECs offered by this new market participant. Clean and Green has come out of the gates full-tilt, and their community-based approach to renewable energy development has grabbed the public’s attention," said Dan Lieberman, Green-e Program Manager.
Providers of Green-e certified renewable energy agree to abide by the Green-e Code of Conduct, and meet Green-e disclosure and truth-in-advertising requirements. As is the case with all Green-e marketers, Clean and Green will undergo an annual verification audit to document that the company purchased or generated enough quantity and type of renewable energy to meet customer demand and marketing claims. One hundred marketers and utilities throughout North America now offer Green-e certified renewable energy products. Collectively these suppliers sold 3 billion kWh of certified renewable energy in 2003.
About Clean and Green, LLC
Clean and Green supports the development of renewable energy projects in American communities. When you purchase Clean and Green Credits, you are purchasing the value of clean, reliable, homegrown energy. Your purchase also provides additional capital needed to develop renewable energy projects, helping to level the playing field for alternative energy sources and enabling new renewable energy projects to come on line. For more information about Clean and Green, LLC or to purchase Clean and Green RECs, please visit the company’s website at:www.cleanandgreen.us or call toll-free 1-877-USA-GREEN.
About Green-e and the Center for Resource Solutions
Launched in 1997, The Green-e Renewable Energy Certification Program is the leading voluntary certification and verification program that sets standards for renewable electricity-based products in three markets for renewable energy: restructured, regulated, and tradable renewable certificates. To learn more about certified renewable energy available throughout North America, visit www.green-e.org, or call 1-888-63-GREEN.
Green-e is a program of the Center for Resource Solutions (CRS), a national nonprofit organization that makes it easier for people and organizations to use renewable energy. CRS designs and operates national and international programs that support the increased supply and use of renewable energy resources such as wind, solar, biomass, geothermal and low-impact hydroelectric power. To learn more about CRS, visit: www.resource-solutions.org.
~ For more information, contact Këri Bolding, CRS Director of Communications & Business Promotions~