"We are very pleased to announce that Exelon will participate in Green-e Energy by offering a certified renewable energy option," said Andrew Nourafshan, Green-e Program Analyst. "Exelon Energy Company's customized REC solutions will serve to make it even easier for businesses and institutions nationwide to reduce the environmental impact of the electricity they use."
Exelon Energy can now offer Green-e Energy Certified RECs to commercial and industrial customers, adding to a flexible suite of existing renewable energy products. By purchasing Exelon Energy Company RECs, businesses will support currently available renewable resources as well as aid the development of new renewable resources to be built in the United States.
Exelon Energy Vice President Sheree Petrone said, "We're excited about being able to offer our customers Green-e Energy Certified renewable energy certificates. This certification is another important step forward in helping Exelon's customers reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with their energy use, a key component of our recently announced Exelon 2020 plan."
The Exelon 2020 plan sets a goal of reducing, offsetting, or displacing more than 15 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions (in carbon dioxide-equivalent terms) per year by 2020, the equivalent to taking nearly three million cars off American roads and highways, according to Exelon. A key component of the Exelon 2020 plan is helping customers reduce their greenhouse gas emissions through products like the Green-e Energy Certified renewable energy certificates.
Green-e Energy is the leading renewable energy certification and verification program in the U.S., with over 190 participating vendors selling nearly 10 million MWhs of renewable energy in 2006. The program provides independent, third-party certification to ensure certified renewable energy meets strict environmental and consumer protection standards.
Providers of Green-e Energy Certified renewable energy agree to abide by the Green-e Energy Code of Conduct and meet strict disclosure and truth-in-advertising requirements. All marketers of Green-e Energy Certified products undergo an annual verification audit to document that the company purchased and/or generated enough quantity and type of renewable energy to meet customer demand and marketing claims.
The Green-e logo, the national symbol for renewable energy excellence, enables a growing number of consumers to easily identify high quality, certified renewable energy options, as well as everyday consumer products that are produced by companies that use renewable energy in their operations.