Green Power Partnership
Understanding How to Purchase Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs)
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August 6, 2009
1-2:15 pm (Eastern Time)
The free webinar was co-hosted by EPA's Green Power Partnership and by EPA's Climate Leaders, an industry-government partnership that works with companies to develop comprehensive climate change strategies.
The webinar discussed how partners should approach using renewable energy certificates (RECs) as part of their greenhouse gas reduction strategies.
First, Blaine Collison, Director, EPA's Green Power Partnership, presented on the definition of RECs, RECs' features and benefits when buying green power, and the Green Power Partnership's purchasing requirements.
Then, Marty Sedler, Director of Global Utilities & Infrastructure for Intel Corporation, presented on Intel's approach to, and experience with, using RECs.
Click on the links below to access the audio recording and the presentation slides of the Webinar.
- Blaine Collison, U.S. EPA, Renewable Energy Certificates: An Overview and Key Issues
Podcast (MP3) (32:14, 9MB) | Presentation (PDF) (11 pp, 228K, About PDF)
- Marty Sedler, Intel Corporation, Corporate Social Responsibility at Intel
Podcast (MP3) (30:03, 8.6MB) | Presentation (PDF) (14 pp, 521K)
- Questions and Answers
Podcast (MP3) (10:27, 3MB)