Incorporating green energy into your procurement strategy is an easy way to reach your sustainability goals.
What is Green Energy?
Green/Renewable energy is energy that is not generated by fossil fuels (coal, natural gas, and oil). Renewable energy sources are naturally replenished overtime.
Types of Renewable Energy
Energy from the sun that is converted into electricity or heat using solar panels. Solar energy is the cleanest and most abundant renewable resource available.
Wind energy is converted into electricity using turbines. Wind farms use numerous turbines positioned in water or over a large area of land to generate electricity.
Using water to generate electricity or power machinery. The kinetic energy of flowing water powers turbines that produce electricity.
Plant material and animal waste (biomass) are used as fuel to boil water. The energy from the resulting steam is used to power turbines and generators that create electricity.
Heat from within the Earth is harnessed and brought to the surface to power turbines that generate electricity. Geothermal energy can also be used to directly heat homes and buildings.
How do you buy green energy?
You can incorporate renewable energy into your strategy by purchasing RECs or by owning an onsite or offsite renewable asset. Most of our clients choose to buy RECs because it is the easiest and most cost-effective way to “go green.”
What is a REC?
A Renewable Energy Credit (REC) is tradable, non-tangible proof that 1 megawatt-hour (MWh) of electricity has been generated from a renewable resource and fed into the grid.
When it comes to RECs, you have options.
Some suppliers allow you to specify which type of RECs you would like to purchase as part of your electricity agreement. The options vary based on region and supplier availability.
This type of REC pulls green energy from multiple national renewable energy sources.
You can request that the energy for the RECs is sourced from a specific state or region.
You can indicate which renewable source you would like your RECs to be sourced from, such as solar or wind.
Green Energy FAQs
Our Supply Partners
We’ve handpicked our supply partners to ensure that you receive the best rates and service the energy industry has to offer. The RECs provided by our supply partners are Green-e Certified, so you can rest easy knowing that your renewable energy solution meets the most rigorous environmental standards in the US.