Green-e is the nation's leading independent certification and verification program for renewable energy and greenhouse gas emission reductions in the retail market. It has two certifications and one verification program: Green-e Climate is a voluntary certification program launched in 2008 that sets consumer-protection and environmental integrity standards for greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions sold in the voluntary market. Organizations that buy Green-e® Energy Certified renewable energy (or generate their own electricity) or buy Green-e Climate Certified carbon offsets can apply for Green-e logo use through Green-e Marketplace. The Green-e logo is the national symbol for renewable energy excellence.
More than 80% of man-made U.S. greenhouse gas emissions arise from burning fossil fuels such as coal, oil, and natural gas. Businesses account for 50% of U.S. energy consumption. Switching to renewable energy significantly reduces greenhouse gas emissions and is an effective strategy for combating climate change. Buying certified offsets can help reduce your contribution to climate change for emissions you can't reduce further, like those from onsite heating and vehicles.