Tuesday, November 4, 2008

What are energy savings certificates (ESCs)?

I found this great article at the World Resources Institute, that does a great job of explaining what energy saving certificates are.
From the article:
What are energy savings certificates (ESCs)?
Energy savings certificates (ESCs) are tradable certificates, similar to renewable energy certificates (RECs), that typically represent one megawatt-hour (MWh) of energy savings from efficiency projects. ESCs are also known by various other names, including:
Energy efficiency certificates or credits (EECs)
White certificates or tradable white certificates (TWCs)
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Differing terminology is also used to describe ESCs in individual markets, based on specific state policy language such as:
Connecticut – Class III Renewable Energy Credits
Nevada – Portfolio Energy Credits
Pennsylvania – Tier II Alternative Energy Credits...

If you always wanted to know, but were afraid to ask check it out
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Nathan Shetterley (nathan.shetterley@gmail.com)
EVO New Media Director
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