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Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) – Defined

Tradable units that represent the commodity formed by unbundling the environmental attributes of a unit of renewable energy from its underlying electricity. Practical info: The REC market is driven mostly by Renewable Portfolio Standards (“compliance” market).

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Photo of Laura LanghamLaura LanghamEnergy Conservation Program Manager (919) 515-8474 laura_langham@ncsu.eduAgricultural and Human Sciences - NC State University
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