Spring Power and Gas, a retail energy provider of electricity and gas supply services for Maryland and New Jersey, today announced the launch of their Green-e Certification for Zero Gas and Wind REC products. The Zero Gas program is Green-e Climate certified and the Wind REC product is Green-e Energy certified. Both programs are available to new Spring Power and Gas customers starting February 14, 2017.
Green-e is a trusted global leader in renewable energy certificate (REC) and carbon offset certification. Green-e certification helps consumers and businesses make educated choices to reduce their environmental impact from electricity and natural gas consumption. In addition to third-party verification, Green-e provides marketing oversight and consumer protection assurances.
Spring Power & Gas’s Zero Gas product is the first Green-e Climate certified carbon offset natural gas program for residential customers in Maryland and New Jersey. Zero Gas matches 100% of a customer’s natural gas usage with Green-e Climate certified carbon offsets to offset the carbon emissions caused by a customer’s gas usage.
Spring Power & Gas’s Wind REC product allows customers to use renewable energy by purchasing Green-e Energy certified renewable energy certificates. Through the Spring Green program, customers receive wind RECs matched 100% with their electricity from Spring Power & Gas. Since its inception, Spring Power & Gas has offered the matched product; however, Green-e certification will provide greater transparency and validation for customers.
“With these new Green-e certified programs, Spring Power and Gas is providing its customers options to reduce the environmental impact of their home energy use, from home heating to electricity,” said Jennifer Martin, executive director of Center for Resource Solutions, which administers Green-e. “We are excited to welcome them into the Green-e program and look forward to helping them provide high-quality, low-impact energy options for their customers.”
Green-e certification is more than just high-quality RECs and verified offsets, it ensures that all communication is clear and precise, mandates annual product communication to all customers on the source of RECs and carbon offsets, and audits to ensure that purchased RECs and carbon offsets are retired properly. Green-e Energy is the only certification of its kind in the U.S. and certifies renewable energy certificates that meet the highest standards in North America.
“Spring Power & Gas has always offered gas and electricity matched to a customer’s energy usage and we are excited to be working with Green-e on verifying these products. The new products are reviewed and approved using the highest possible standards because we want our customers to feel confident in their energy choices,” said Richard Booth, President of Retail Operations, Spring Power & Gas.
Spring Power and Gas understands investing in a sustainable future is one of the most important decisions a customer can make and has carefully designed both plans for the environmentally conscious person interested in a sustainable energy solution.
Green-e is the nation’s leading independent consumer protection program for the sale of renewable energy, renewable energy certificates, and greenhouse gas reductions in the retail market.