What is Renewable Energy?
Renewable or Green energy is generated by resources that can replenish themselves naturally. This includes solar, wind, hydro and geothermal energy.
What is a REC?
REC stands for Renewable Energy Credit. It represents the environmental benefit from one megawatt hour of electricity generated from renewable sources.
What is Green-e Energy?
Established by the non-profit Center for Resource Solutions, Green-e Energy is the nation’s leading independent certification and verification program for renewable energy. They provide information and an objective standard for consumers to compare renewable energy options, and to verify that consumers get what they pay for. For more information call 1-888-63-GREEN or visit www.green-e.org.
Does Green power reach my home or business?
What matters is that you purchase renewable energy certificates of an amount that matches your total electricity use. The environmental benefits from renewable energy generation help the environment when you purchase RECs.
Love the Planet
More and more customers are concerned about the impact their electricity use has on the environment.
Now, Liberty Power is offering Liberty Green – a plan that provides you with renewable energy certificates equal to 100% of your electricity usage with competitive rates. Whether you’re a business owner with defined sustainability goals, or simply a concerned consumer who wants to protect the environment for future generations, Liberty Green with Green-e Energy certified RECs from 100% wind energy facilities is a great way to Power-Up for the Planet.
How It Works
Through Liberty Green you can purchase Renewable Energy Credits. A REC represents the environmental and other non-power attributes of renewable electricity generation.
One REC represents one megawatt hour (MWh) of electricity. Liberty Power will purchase enough credits to match your reported electricity usage over the term of your agreement. A REC ensures enough renewable energy is being produced to match your total usage.
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*In IL, the Wind REC is not certified by Green-e Energy.
When a renewable energy facility operates, it creates electricity that is delivered into a vast network of transmission wires, often referred to as “the grid.” The grid is segmented into regional power pools; in many cases these pools are not interconnected. To help facilitate the sale of renewable electricity nationally, a system was established that separates renewable electricity generation into two parts: the electricity or electrical energy produced by a renewable generator and the renewable “attributes” of that generation. The renewable attributes or “green” attributes are sold separately as renewable energy certificates (RECs). Only one certificate may be issued for each unit of renewable electricity produced. The electricity that was split from the REC is no longer considered “renewable” and cannot be counted as renewable or zero-emissions by whoever buys it.
This product is comprised of RECs. With the purchase of RECs, you are buying the renewable attributes (i.e. environmental benefits) of a specific amount and type of renewable energy generation. You will continue to receive a separate electricity bill from your utility (if applicable). Your purchase of renewable certificates helps offset conventional electricity generation in the region where the renewable generator is located. Your purchase also helps build a market for renewable electricity and may have other local and global environmental benefits such as reduced global climate change and regional air pollution.
The renewable certificates in this product are verified and certified by Green-e Energy. Each supplier of renewable certificates is required to disclose the quantity, type and geographic source of each certificate. Please see the Product Content Label for this information. Green-e Energy also verifies that the renewable certificates are not sold more than once or claimed by more than one party. For information on Green-e Energy please visit its Web site at www.greene.org