This report, authored and published by the Center for Resource Solutions in September 2022, outlines the requirements and guidelines for renewable energy and carbon offset products to be certified by Green-e. The standard includes requirements for the eligibility of renewable energy sources, including specific environmental and social criteria that must be met, such as avoiding negative impacts on biodiversity and community engagement. The standard also outlines the requirements for the verification and tracking of renewable energy and carbon offset products, including the use of recognized third-party verification standards and regular reporting to Green-e. Overall, the Green-e Standard provides a comprehensive framework for ensuring the integrity and transparency of renewable energy and carbon offset products and helps to build trust in the market for these products.
Keywords: Climate Change, Protocols/Standards, Renewable Energy, Zero Net Energy, Green-e®, Biomass, Hydro, REC