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CRS working with Apple on renewable energy efforts

The Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) is expanding its Green-e certification program to renewable energy projects based in Asia, starting with pilot projects from Apple in Singapore and Taiwan. This program and the successful pilots are designed to make it easier for other companies to certify their renewable energy use in the region.

With support from Apple, CRS developed the standard according to best practices, including input from local stakeholders, according to CRS Executive Director Jennifer Martin. This development drew from CRS’s over two decades of operation in North America, including certification of over half of all voluntary corporate renewable energy sales in the U.S. It’s  now available for large buyers and clean energy sellers in Asia with the goal of helping businesses verify the quality of their renewable energy sourcing by measuring environmental and local impacts, and providing requirements for public disclosure and tracking.

CRS worked with Apple to complete the pilot certification of Apple’s 32-megawatt 800-rooftop solar project in Singapore. This energy is now certified under the Green-e Energy program’s Direct certification option, which is designed for organizations building generation themselves or contracting renewable energy directly.

CRS is also working with Apple to verify its renewable energy project in Ping Tung County, Taiwan. Apple worked with a leading soy sauce company, Wan Ja Shan Brewery Co., Ltd., to co-develop this rooftop solar array and secured a long-term contract for Apple to own the project’s renewable energy certificates.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.