Catalyst Wind RECs
The newest wind farms in the nation could be supplying you with renewable energy
Transitioning To a Clean Energy Infrastructure
The nation’s current energy infrastructure is dominated by mature technologies that generate electricity using coal, natural gas, and other fossil fuels that emit greenhouse gases.
Leading scientists and economists agree that replacing this infrastructure with new technologies that use renewable resources, such as wind, to generate clean electricity will yield significant environmental, economic, and other benefits. However, realizing these benefits will require revolutionary changes to the nation’s energy infrastructure.
Wind power project developers and owners are on the front lines of this revolution. They are leading the effort to build a wind power infrastructure that could meet 20% of U.S. electricity needs by the year 2030. However, meeting this goal will require an eighteen fold increase in the nation’s wind power capacity, from 16.8 gigawatts (GW) to 304 GW.
Catayze Wind Power Project Development
One way to support efforts to develop this wind power infrastructure is to match your organization’s electricity use with renewable energy generated by wind farms. By purchasing wind Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) equivalent to your organization’s electricity use, you ensure that every megawatt-hour of electricity your organization uses is matched by a megawatt-hour of wind-generated electricity. In doing so, your organization provides wind farm owners with additional revenues that help them level the economic playing field with fossil fuels.
Organizations interested in providing an even higher level of support for new wind power development can choose to match their electricity use with 3Degrees’ Catalyst Wind RECs. Only sourced from wind farms coming online in 2012 or 2013, these premium wind RECs enable wind farm owners to secure higher REC revenues from new wind farms, encouraging them to develop new projects.
3Degrees’ Catalyst Wind RECs:
- Are third-party verified and audited by Green-e® Energy to meet their rigorous environmental and consumer protection standards
- Represent the environmental benefits of renewable energy generated by projects that have gone online on or after January 1, 2012
- Are delivered with an attestation that names the specific wind power projects from which the RECs were sourced
Green-e Energy is the nation’s leading voluntary certification program for renewable energy. All U.S. Green Power RECs are audited annually and certified by Green-e Energy under the 3Degrees Multi-Mix REC Product.