Clean Energy Finance: Using Renewable Energy Certificates to Achieve Local Environmental Goals
Many local governments use renewable energy certificates (RECs) to demonstrate regulatory compliance and meet voluntary local renewable energy goals. RECs are market-based instruments that represent the property rights to the environmental, social, and other non-power attributes of renewable electricity generation.
This primer is the latest addition to EPA’s Clean Energy Financing Tools and Resources for Local Governments. It introduces RECs, reviews the different types of RECs, profiles how they work, and provides options for promoting or adopting RECs at the local level. The primer also defines “green power” and how organizations and local governments can join EPA’s Green Power Partnership.
Join us for a webinar on April 27 at 2 PM (ET) to learn more about RECs, how they work, and different methods for promoting or adopting them at the local level. Register here.