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The Center for Resource Solutions has recently formed the Green-e Greenhouse Gas Advisory Group, which supports the development of a certification program that sets standards for renewable electricity-based products in three markets for renewable energy: restructured, regulated and tradable renewable certificates.

The standard will provide consumer protection and market support to the retail carbon reduction market and the growing number of consumers who recognize carbon as a main ingredient in greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming. The new standard will provide environmental and marketing criteria to carbon reduction products, resulting in increased consumer protection for the marketplace.

"The voluntary retail market for carbon reductions provides an important pathway for individuals, businesses and institutions to reduce their greenhouse gas footprint and do something to combat climate change," says Jan Hamrin, Center for Resource Solutions' president. "This standard will provide a framework for the market to ensure consumers receive the high quality reductions they pay for."

The group - which represents environmental organizations such as Interface Fabrics, Natural Resources Defense Council, TerraChoice, Vote Solar and World Resources Institute - plans to release this standard for broader stakeholder review in the fall.


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