Renewable Energy Certificates
We make buying green electricity from renewable sources easy by guiding you through the various international markets. We have a particularly strong focus on emerging economies. We can match RECs to your company's electricity consumption so you buy renewable energy close to your operations if you prefer. Our due diligence ensures that you access the most suitable renewable energy projects. On top of that, our experts can advise you on the reporting of renewable energy under global frameworks and initiatives such as GHG Protocol, CDP, RE100, and Climate Savers so that you get the most out of your purchase.
What is a REC?
A Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) represents one megawatt-hour (MWh) of renewable electricity generation. They give buyers the right to claim and report that they have purchased renewable energy. RECs underpin most consumer Green Power or Green Electricity schemes and products.
Are all RECs the same?
The straight forward answer is no. While all RECs represent one Megawatt hour of electricity, there are many differences between different products and geographical markets. Climate Friendly's applies stringent due diligence and can advise you on the quality of different REC options.
National / International RECs
Green power RECs for voluntary use are available from a growing number of national, regional and international schemes around the world.
The following map provides and overview of global solutions. The markets are changing rapidly and we can find/develop new solutions tailored to your specific requirements.
If you would like to find out the most suitable solution for your requirements, please get in touch with our team today. We can advise you on the most appropriate products based on your location, reporting requirements and other purchasing criteria.