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Green-e Energy

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The Green-e Energy certification assures consumers and businesses in the US and Canada that they are reducing the environmental impact of their electricity use.

Green-e Energy was established in 1997 in order to provide consumer protection in the emerging and unregulated voluntary renewable energy market through clear guidelines, disclosures, and standards.

Green-e Energy is a rigorous consumer protection program for renewable energy with a transparent standard and hundreds of stakeholders participating in setting and revising that standard. The non-profit Center for Resource Solutions administers the program.

Learn more: Green-e Energy websiteExternal Site

Conformity assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

Conformity with Green-e Energy's standard is verified by an independent organization (third party) following Auditors must be in good standing with the AICPA or IIA

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Applicants are certified against the ecolabels’s criteria before using the label

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

Name

Center for Resource Solutions

Member of

Unknown

Type

Non-profit

Also manages

Green-e Climate, and Green-e Marketplace


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Ecolabel details | What are the characteristics of the standard(s) related to this ecolabel?

  • Applicable life cycle and supply chain phases
  • Social and environmental attributes
  • Mutual recognition with other ecolabels
  • Standard details, including standard document, review frequency

Ecolabel development | How were the standards for this ecolabel developed?

  • Standard development and management process
  • Standard-setting norms followed for development of the ecolabel's standard
  • Type of standard-setting process, external stakeholders, and funding sources

Conformity Assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

  • Requirements to achieve certification (i.e. chain of custody, site visits, metrics)
  • Audit / surveillance requirements
  • Duration of certification, time to achieve certification

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

  • Contact details, primary contact
  • Organizational details including year established, funding, and governance

Additional information | Including:

  • Compliance type (pass / fail / tiered)
  • Target audience (consumers / retailers / manufacturers / etc)

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Key data

Year ecolabel est. 1997

Classification | Who, what, where

Product categories this ecolabel applies to
Carbon Energy Other

Other categories: Renewable Electricity and Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) sales


Where this ecolabel is found
Canada United States



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Last updated: 29 October 2012