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Green-e Made with Renewable Energy Labels

The Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) is developing a Green-e label to distinguish products made with a significant percentage of green power (from solar electric, wind, geothermal, biomass, and small or certified-low-impact hydropower facilities).

In order to use the label, companies that consume more than 100,000,000 kWh of power annually must purchase a minimum of 2% renewable power. At the other end of the scale, companies that consume less than 100,000 kWh must purchase at least 15% renewable power. For all companies, at least 50% of the minimum purchase must go to new renewables—generation facilities that have come online since 1997, and in New England since 1998. Over 10,000 businesses and 110,000 households currently use Green-e certified renewable energy, and several companies, including the Interface Fabrics Group, have already applied for authorized use of the “Made With Renewable Energy” label. For more information on CRS and Green-e, visit or see EBN Vol. 11, No. 5.



Published January 1, 2004

(2004, January 1). Green-e Made with Renewable Energy Labels. Retrieved from

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