What is a renewable energy certificate?

One renewable energy certificate (REC) represents 1,000 kilowatt-hours of renewable energy delivered to the power grid. To put that in perspective, the average Alameda home uses 331 kilowatt-hours a month. The purchase of RECs helps support production of new renewable energy technologies. All of our RECs are certified by the Environmental Protection Agency's preferred third party, Green-e®. To watch a video about RECs, click here.

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1. How does the Alameda Green program work?
2. How much does Alameda Green cost?
3. What if I change my enrollment or un-enroll?
4. What is a renewable energy certificate?
5. How do I know my money is actually going towards renewable energy?
6. Why should my business purchase Alameda Green?
7. Does Alameda Green qualify for EPA Green Power Partnership and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) points?