Renewable Energy Certificates: A Detailed Overview Dan Lieberman Center for Resource Solutions www.resource-solutions.org www.green-e.org NARUC August 1, 2006 San Francisco, CA Presentation Overview RECs 101 Voluntary vs. Compliance Markets Oversight of RECs: Voluntary Certification
Center for Resource Solutions
August 1, 2006
San Francisco, CA
Wind turbine in Nan’ao, Guangdong
REC (Environmental Benefits)
Source: NREL Energy Analysis Office
By “voluntary renewable energy market” we mean purchase or use by retail customers (residential and non-residential) of renewable energy, renewable energy certificates, or the use of energy from an on-site renewable generation unit.