Carbon offsets and RECs

We make it a breeze to do your part for a cleaner, greener future. If your organization is looking for cost-effective ways to calculate and reduce its impact on the environment, we can provide you with renewable energy certificates (RECs) and carbon offsets.

What is a REC?

A REC is an intangible asset representing the environmental attributes of 1 megawatt-hour (MWh) of renewable energy. It can be sold separately from the actual electricity produced by a wind farm, solar field or other renewable energy facility, enabling you to use renewable energy regardless of where you’re located. When you purchase a REC, you ensure that 1 MWh of renewable energy is put onto the grid on your behalf. It can also be used to offset the greenhouse gas emissions of an equivalent amount of fossil fuel electricity generation.

What is a carbon offset?

A carbon offset represents 1 metric ton (about 2,200 pounds) of greenhouse gas emissions reduced or prevented as a result of methane capture at landfills, reforestation and other carbon-reduction efforts. Offsets can be used to help neutralize your organization’s carbon footprint, allowing you to have a smaller net impact on climate change.

Customized sustainability solutions

We can help you achieve your sustainability goals. Our products, experience and customer commitment help us tailor the perfect solutions for your business. They include:

  • REC and carbon offset procurement from high-quality projects with industry-leading certifications and third-party audits
  • Marketing and promotional opportunities with Green Mountain’s customer base
  • The ability to earn points toward LEED certification

Our expertise, your solutions

We offer businesses a diversified portfolio of high-quality, third-party certified RECs and carbon offsets. We also support projects with industry-leading certification standards to ensure environmental integrity and transparency. These – combined with our decades of experiences in clean energy – mean that you can be confident in reducing your environmental impact when you team up with Green Mountain.


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