California Tradable RECs – Will They Ever Materialize?

On August 4, 2010, in Blog, by David Niebauer

by David Niebauer California has led the nation in solar development on many fronts for a number of years, but there is one area where California has lagged significantly – the implementation of tradable renewable energy certificates (or TRECs). As of this writing, there are five regional renewable energy tracking systems operating in North America, […]

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Carbon Offsetting Trends Survey 2008

On September 25, 2008, in Blog, by Frank Ling

EcoSecurities and ClimateBiz have just released their survey on carbon offsetting. For those who are members on our sister site CleanTech.Org, we are proud to have supported this project. Thank you to those of you who participated in this survey. The Executive Summary is as follows: The voluntary carbon markets continue to welcome new participants […]

Carbon Offsets Work – Will the Mainstream Media Ever Get It?

On May 19, 2008, in Blog, by Neal Dikeman

The carbon markets are an area of keen interest for me personally and professionally, so it is always frustrating that the mainstream media largely refuses to learn the details. In general, layman and media who don’t understand the details of the carbon markets attack carbon offsets in two areas, first, questioning whether the credits are […]

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Pepsi Generation

On April 30, 2007, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

by Richard T. Stuebi Today, PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP) announced that it was buying from Sterling Planet about 1.1 billion kwh worth of renewable energy credits (RECs) per year for the next three years to offset 100% of its corporate electricity requirements in the U.S., thereby making Pepsi the largest buyer of green power in the […]