What Is a Renewable Energy Certificate?

What Is a Renewable Energy Certificate?



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Across North America, Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) create the pathway for individuals and organizations to green their power. Since the late 1990s, RECs have transformed markets for renewable energy by allowing renewable energy generators to connect with clean energy buyers, regardless of where the energy is generated or used.

This short animated video illustrates how RECs are created, tracked, traded, and finally sold to end users.

Written and directed by Center for Resource Solutions, www.resource-solutions.org.

Animated by Brian Stegall, www.bsteegs.com

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