BMW and Green Mountain Energy Offer RECs for Electric Vehicles

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BMW now offers purchasers of its ActiveE electric vehicle renewable energy certificates from Green Mountain Energy in order to provide owners of the new car with RECs to cover the car’s necessary electricity over the course of the car’s two-year lease term.

Fifth Third Bank Buys 60 Million kWh from Missouri Wind Farm

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Fifth Third Bank has purchased 60 million kilowatt-hours of wind power from a Missouri wind farm in order to cover 30% of the bank’s 2012 electricity demand with renewable power.

3Degrees Launches Three REC Products

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3Degrees has launched three new renewable energy certificate (REC) products offering customers a choice in the type and location of the renewable generation that their purchase will support. The offerings allows customers to target renewable projects in specific US regions, newly developed wind projects, or solar developments on US schools.

Gunderson Lutheran and Organic Valley Support 5 MW Wind Farm

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Organic Valley and Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center have partnered to support a 5 megawatt community wind farm. The project is constructed and operated on land adjacent to Organic Valley’s distribution center, and will sell the generated power to the villages of Cashton and La Farge.

Walmart Unveils 100th Solar Installation in California

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Walmart has installed its 100th US solar array on top of a retail location in San Diego. The retail chain has now installed over 150 solar arrays on its locations across the US.

BMW and Green Mountain Energy Offer RECs for Electric Vehicle Use

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BMW now offers purchasers of its ActiveE electric vehicle renewable energy certificates from Green Mountain Energy in order to provide owners of the new car with RECs to cover the car’s necessary electricity over the course of the car’s two-year lease term.

Fifth Third Bank Buys 60 Million kWh of Green Power from Missouri Wind Farm

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Fifth Third Bank has purchased 60 million kilowatt-hours of wind power from a Missouri wind farm in order to cover 30% of the bank’s 2012 electricity demand with renewable power.

CFTC Rules Environmental Commodities Exempt from Dodd-Frank

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The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has ruled that environmental commodities (e.g. renewable energy certificates, offsets, allowances) are nonfinancial commodities exempt from regulation under Dodd-Frank, and are thus not subject to the clearing requirements for certain types of financial instruments.

CFTC Rules Environmental Commodities Exempt from Dodd-Frank Regulation

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The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has ruled that environmental commodities (e.g. renewable energy certificates, offsets, allowances) are nonfinancial commodities exempt from regulation under Dodd-Frank, and are thus not subject to the clearing requirements for certain types of financial instruments.

Sage Products to Purchase 50% Wind

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Sage Products, a producer of disposable healthcare products and a top electricity user in its Illinois county, has agreed to purchase 2,963 megawatt-hours of wind-generated, Green-e Energy Certified renewable energy certificates to cover 50% of the company’s expected annual electricity consumption.

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