Aquila, Inc. “Aquila Seeks
Green Tag Program for Biomass Plant”, in Renewable Energy Today, Sept
In 2003, Aquila, Inc. announced that it is
working with the Colorado Office of Energy Management and Conservation "to
develop the first U.S. Green Tag renewable energy program" that would
support the company's biomass waste-to-energy power plant in Canon City, CO.
Bonneville Environmental Foundation. “BEF
The Bonneville Environmental Foundation, a national non-profit organization,
sells BEF Carbon Offsets (formerly known as Green Tags).
BEF Carbon Offsets work to replace traditional polluting sources of
electricity with clean, secure, and sustainable sources of energy that come
from solar and wind power generated across North America. As these renewable
energy projects produce clean energy, they are helping to secure energy
independence and fight global warming by reducing our dependence on fossil
fuels. This results in less carbon dioxide released into the environment and
a smaller footprint for consumers.
Carbonfund.org, "Energy Efficiency"
"White Tags™" are the energy efficiency
version of Green Tags. White Tags™ were developed by Sterling Planet and are
certified by Environmental Resources Trust. White Tags™ represent the carbon
reductions from energy efficiency, typically industrial energy efficiency
projects such as boiler replacements. White Tags™ are a new entrant into the
energy efficiency field and serve an important role in developing a market
for project-based energy efficiency credits.
Agency, "Green Power: Tags vs. Delivered Products”
The difference between green
power as a “delivered product” and a “green tag” can be subtle and
complicated. This 3-page brochure describes the difference.
Green Mountain Power, “Cool Home”
Green Mountain Power is partnering with
Clean Air-Cool Planet to offer customers the opportunity to “neutralize” the
CO2 emissions from a typical Vermont home. Customer’s monthly
payments help finance the construction of Vermont-based methane projects and
support the first utility-scale Native American owned wind turbine, being
built in the Midwest.
"Green-e Certified Renewable Energy"
The Green-e Renewable Energy Certification Program is a
certification program that sets consumer protection and environmental
standards for renewable energy options and verifies that Green-e certified
options meet these standards. By requiring consumer and environmental
safeguards, Green-e builds consumer confidence in renewable energy options,
expands the retail market for renewable energy and provides customers with
clear information about renewable energy options, enabling them to make
informed purchasing decisions. Consumers can use the Green-e logo to
quickly identify renewable energy options that meet Green-e’s high
NativeEnergy, “Our Projects”
NativeEnergy helps build Native
American, farmer-owned, community based renewable energy projects that
create social, economic, and environmental benefits. Native Americans and
farmers traditionally care for and care about the environment because they
are also very dependent on the gifts of the Earth for their survival. They
are seeking a way to build their economies and their communities.
This page gives descriptions of past and current projects.
Sterling Planet, "3 Steps
to Carbon Neutrality"
Sterling Planet is a sustainability
pioneer, having introduced the first nationwide retail renewable energy
certificate choice in 2001 and White Tags™ energy efficiency certificates in
2006. Today, Sterling Planet offers the first comprehensive carbon
neutrality solution: White Tags™, certified renewable energy and verified
Tennessee Valley Authority, “The Switch is
TVA and local public power companies,
working with input from the environmental community, have created a program
called Green Power Switch® to produce electricity from cleaner,
greener sources and add it to the Tennessee Valley’s power mix. Green Power
Switch is a renewable energy initiative that offers consumers in the
Tennessee Valley a choice in the type of power they buy.
World Resources Institute, “Guide to Purchasing Green Power: Renewable Electricity, Tradable
Renewable Certificates and On-Site Renewable Generation”
This research report is a collaboration between the U.S. Department
of Energy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, World Resources Institute,
and Center for Resource Solutions. The Guide to Purchasing Green Power
provides an overview of green power markets and describes the necessary
steps to buying green power. The Guide is intended for organizations
that are considering the merits of buying green power as well as those that
have decided to buy it and want help doing so.
U.S. Department of Energy, “The Green Power
The Green Power Network (GPN) provides news
and information on green power markets and related activities. The site
provides up-to-date information on green power providers, product offerings,
consumer protection issues, and policies affecting green power markets. It
also includes a reference library of relevant papers, articles and reports.
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