Introduction and Background

Introduction and Background

Center for Resource Solutions (CRS), which administers the Green-­e® Energy certification program, seeks feedback on the Green­-e® Energy Renewable Energy Standard for Canada and the United States (the "Standard"). Feedback will be accepted until February 28, 2022. CRS will then conduct a second comment period, incorporating comments from this comment period. The current Standard and a PDF summary of the survey are available for you to view before completing the survey (each link will open a PDF in a new window):

Green­-e® Energy is the nation's leading certification program for sales of renewable electricity and renewable energy certificates (RECs) made in the voluntary market for renewable energy. Created in 1997, Green-­e® Energy has provided oversight to an increasing proportion of voluntary renewable energy sales, certifying more than 90 million MWh of retail voluntary renewable energy sales in the U.S. in 2020. The Green­-e® Energy Renewable Energy Standard for Canada and the United States, which defines high­quality renewable energy sources eligible for certified sales, was developed through an open stakeholder process in 2004 and 2005 and grew out of regional program policies in place between 1997 and 2004. Periodically, the Standard is assessed to determine if any changes should be made to adapt to the changing voluntary renewable energy market.

This survey should take approximately 20 minutes or less to complete.

If you need to pause while taking the survey (for example, to look up information), you may resume at any time prior to February 28, 2022, by using the link that directed you to this page, provided you do so from the same computer. You may also go back and change your answers at any time prior to clicking "Submit Survey Responses" at the end of the survey.

Contact information is collected for follow­up and clarification of your responses, and will not be used for company or individual attribution of responses beyond CRS staff and governance bodies. Thank you for your time and consideration as you complete this survey. We appreciate your help with this process.

Throughout the questions, text additions to Standard language are underlined; Deletions are designated by strikethrough.
Parts of the Standard not mentioned here are expected to remain unchanged.