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Guide to Purchasing Green Power

Renewable Electricity, Tradable Renewable Certificates and On-Site Renewable Generation

Provides an overview of green power markets and describes the necessary steps to buying green power.

This is a joint publication of the U.S. DOE, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Federal Energy Management Program; U.S. EPA Green Power Partnership; World Resources Institute; Center for Resource Solutions Green-e Renewable Energy Certification Program.

Executive Summary

A collaboration between the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, World Resources Institute, and Center for Resource Solutions, The Guide to Purchasing Green Power provides an overview of green power markets and describes the necessary steps to buying green power.

The Guide is intended for organizations that are considering the merits of buying green power as well as those that have decided to buy it and want help doing so. The Guide was written for a broad audience, including businesses, government agencies, universities and all organizations wanting to diversify their energy supply and to reduce the environmental impact of their electricity use.

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