Energy Attribute Certificates (EACs) describe global instruments which certify that a specific unit (usually 1 MWh) of electricity was produced from a renewable source. EACs comply with Greenhouse Gas Protocol Scope 2 Guidance. Energy Attribute Certificates (including RECs, I-RECs, REGOs, GoOs etc.) are the only widely recognized instruments guaranteeing the renewable credentials of the supplied electricity. These certificates are a tradeable commodity.
Several manners to reach renewable energy targets exist, and as global CO2 emissions are to be reduced by at least 45% by 2030, documenting your energy by using EACs is an effective way to improve sustainability.
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*Globally there are several different EAC systems to claim the use of renewable energy. The map below shows you the participating countries and market boundaries of the most common schemes:
Buying Guarantees of Origin with the ecolabels below guarantees that the renewable energy adheres to the ecolabel’s requirements.
German ecolabel promoting energy from new power plants