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How RECs Transform US Energy Generation

Posted on 5/24/2018 by in renewable energy REC renewable energy certificates green power RECs

Author’s Note: This is the second in a two-part series on Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs). In the first post we told the history of REC , its definition and basic purpose. This time, we explore the myriad ways in which RECs are used; impact on the electric grid; role in clean air policy; growth of large scale renewable development; and the REC’s recent resurgence.

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What Are RECs and Why Should We Use Them?

Posted on 4/10/2018 by in renewable energy REC renewable energy certificates RECs

Author’s Note: This is a two-part series on Renewable Energy Certificates. In this first posting we discuss what a Renewable Energy Certificate is and the history about how they came into existence. In the next posting, we will discuss some of the additional benefits they bring and why we need to continue using them.

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Why the Solar Tariff Might Actually Lead to Cleaner Air in the Eastern United States

Posted on 1/25/2018 by in REC solar green power wind

Alden Hathaway, SVP Sterling Planet, provides insight into the consequences of the new 30% solar import tariff, and its potential effect on wind development, particularly in the eastern US. (image from Avangrid)

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Paying it Forward

Posted on 10/24/2017 by in carbon offsets REC renewable energy certificates

Sterling Planet SVP, Alden Hathaway, discusses the carbon footprint of our children and grandchildren as he uses carbon offsets and renewable energy certificates to mitigate the emissions to be created by his newborn grandson.

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Help Sterling Planet green up the grid on Earth Day 2015

Posted on 4/21/2015 by in green event renewable energy carbon offsets energy efficiency Earth Day 2015 Green Grid REC

At Sterling Planet we try to cut carbon emissions like cake by allowing businesses to purchase renewable energy credits (RECs) and carbon offsets. On this Earth Day, Sterling Planet is giving all who want to start reducing their carbon footprint a free REC

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