What does an EV driver do with a REC?
With RECs, EV drivers can avoid greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and create more demand for zero-emission, renewable energy, ultimately accelerating the transition to 100% clean energy. Most EV drivers can feel good about facilitating (or participating in) a cleaner solution needed for transportation. JuiceEco is one tangible option to avoid GHG emissions and charge cleaner at home.
How is a REC different from the electricity EV drivers use at home and pay for via their electric utility?
From the elegant description of Vox Writer, David Roberts: “The REC represents the social and environmental benefits of a megawatt-hour of clean energy. You can think of it as the mirror image of a carbon tax: Rather than putting a negative value on carbon emissions, it puts a positive value on clean generation. The creation of RECs splits "green electricity" into two separate revenue streams: greenness and electricity. The electricity is sold as KWh. The greenness is sold as RECs. A Renewable Energy Credit is effectively a certificate of property rights over one unit of greenness.”
What is Green-e® Certification?
The Green-e® Energy certification program, administered by the non-profit Center for Resource Solutions (CRS), is the trusted global leader in clean energy certification. Through the Green-e® Energy program, CRS certifies renewable energy that meets the highest standards in North America: it must be generated from new facilities, marketed with complete transparency and accuracy, and delivered to the purchaser, who has sole title. Green-e® staff verifies the entire chain of custody of certified renewable energy from generation to retirement to ensure individuals and businesses are getting exactly what they paid for.