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.
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.