Renewable Energy Certificates – What Are They?

March 15, 2013

We are asked all the time – What are renewable energy certificates? Renewable energy certificates (RECs) have not been around that long (relatively speaking). Renewable energy certificates may also be referred to as renewable energy credits, green tags or tradable renewable certificates (TRCs). No more acronyms, I promise. Whatever their name and based on their relative short existence, there seems to be some sense of mystery surrounding just what RECs are. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, a REC...
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