U.S. Green Power RECs
Buy renewable energy generated by wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, and low-impact hydro projects located across the United States.
Green Power is More Than Just Electricity
Renewable energy projects in the United States don’t just produce electricity—they also produce Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs). Each of these RECs represents one megawatt-hour of electricity generated from wind, solar, biomass, geothermal, low-impact hydro or other Green-e® Energy approved renewable energy technologies.
Renewable energy project owners sell the RECs generated by their projects, providing them with income additional to the revenues they receive from the sale of their projects’ electricity.
Help Renewable Energy Compete With Fossil Fuels
The sale of RECs increases project revenues (and profits), helping these renewable energy projects compete economically with coal and natural gas power plants, which emit greenhouse gases.
When you choose to match your electricity use with 3Degrees’ U.S. Green Power RECs you help channel funds to renewable energy projects. This improves these projects’ profitability, encouraging further construction of green power projects and accelerating the low-carbon renewable energy economy.
3Degrees’ U.S. Green Power 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, 1999
- Are delivered with an attestation that names the specific projects from which the RECs were sourced
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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.