Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification
CRS advances sustainable energy through policy and market solutions.
Ms. Jennifer Martin
1012 Torney Ave. 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94129 USA
Renewable Energy, Certification, Consumer Protection, Appropriate Technology, Renewable Energy Certificates, TRC, Climate Change, Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction
Energy Resources Conservation and Development (C35)
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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?
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Green-e Energy is the nation's leading voluntary certification program for renewable energy. For over a decade, Green-e Energy has been certifying renewable energy that meets environmental and consumer protection standards that it developed in conjunction with leading environmental, energy and policy organizations. Green-e Energy also requires that sellers of certifed renewable energy disclose clear and useful information to potential customers, allowing consumers to make informed choices. For more information, see www.green-e.org/energy(http://www.green-e.org/energy) .
Green-e Climate is the nation's first certification program for carbon offsets sold to consumers on the retail market. This consumer-protection program strengthens the voluntary market by providing credible oversight and transparency to retail greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction products (offsets), from beginning to end. Consumers purchasing Green-e Climate Certified offsets have clear information about the projects their GHG reductions are sourced from, and are guaranteed that no one else can claim their offset. The program verifies that a seller's supply of offsets equals their sales, that GHG reductions are independently certified, and that consumer disclosures are accurate. For more information, see www.green-e.org/climate(http://www.green-e.org/climate) .
Organizations that buy Green-e Certified renewable energy (or generate their own electricity) can apply for Green-e logo use through Green-e Marketplace. The Green-e logo is the national symbol for renewable energy excellence. For more information, seewww.green-e.org/marketplace(http://www.green-e.org/marketplace) .
CRS's policy work promotes progress on the interrelated challenges of reversing global warming and advancing clean renewable energy development. The global scope of climate change and the catastrophic impacts it will cause will be unprecedented if current energy and emission trends continue. In order to avoid these consequences, humanity must transition to a low carbon way of life in the short span of a few decades. The good news is that investing in clean energy will lay the foundation for economic recovery and long term prosperity, and investments in energy efficiency that reduce pollution will also lower energy bills and save money for families, businesses, and government alike. To meet the challenge of reversing global warming, CRS's policy work seeks to ensure that bold policies to advance clean energy development and reduce greenhouse gas emissions are carried out effectively and equitably.
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Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?
Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?
Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?
Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?
Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?