The largest companies in the world rely on RECs to meet their sustainability goals and reduce their Scope 2 emissions.

Each year, more than 1300 US institutions are recognized as EPA Green Power Partners. These leading organizations collectively use more than 28 billion kilowatt hours (kWh) of green power annually, many purchasing directly from Renewable Choice.

What RECs Are

Renewable energy credits (RECs) are the leading way organizations acquire green power in North America.  They are used by thousands of organizations across a variety of industries to meet renewable energy commitments or carbon reduction goals and are recognized for their value by the US EPA, the GHG Protocol, CDP, and WRI, among others.

Fortune 500 with RE goal 43%
Fortune 100 with RE goal 60%


A REC verifies that one megawatt hour (MWh) of clean energy was generated by a clean power facility and added to the national electric grid. When the energy is generated, a REC is created simultaneously in a 1:1 ratio. Once clean energy joins the grid, there’s no way to accurately track it. Organizations that own RECs in a corresponding volume to the amount of electricity consumed are assured that the equivalent volume of green power was generated.



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How RECs Work

Most institutions are unable to source clean energy directly.  Many factors, including cost, may limit an organization’s ability to exercise choice in energy acquisition.  Instead, organizations turn to RECs to meet their carbon reduction and sustainability goals.

RECs are the accepted way that green power is tracked and traded in North America.  They enable organizations to claim the environmental attributes of green power while increasing the generation of power from clean energy sources like wind and are a recognized, industry standard.

How RECs Help

The widespread use of RECs has provided financial incentives for new renewable energy project development while helping organizations reduce their environmental impact.  By adding more clean energy to the grid, we can improve our domestic energy security, stimulate economic growth, and reduce the human health impacts of pollution.

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Renewable Choice is the clear choice for your RECs.

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Why Renewable Choice

Renewable Choice has more experience selling RECs than anyone else in the market today. In 2006, we helped Whole Foods Market become the first corporation to go 100% wind powered and we’ve since worked with thousands of organizations to follow suit.

Our clients return to us year after year to buy RECs because of our competitive pricing, extensive portfolio of highly customizable sourcing options [including international and state-specific projects], and tenured team of green power experts. All the RECs we sell are third-party verified by Green-e® Energy, EcoLogo™, or Gold Power® to ensure our clients receive the best possible products and assurances.

“Our commitment to clean energy began in 2009, and we’ve been delighted to partner with Renewable Choice Energy to help us meet our goals. The staff at Renewable Choice are experts in green power and understand what we are working to accomplish at Jackson Family Wines. The Renewable Choice team has gone above and beyond to support us on our journey.”
Julien Gervreau, Senior Sustainability Manager, Jackson Family Wines


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