In the last newsletter of 2022, RECS announced two working groups in addition to the working group on the Greenhouse Gas Protocol revision. The Secretariat thanks those members who have ...
The RECS Secretariat, in conjunction with the working group on the GHG Protocol review, is developing a general position on the measuring and reporting of corporate scope 2 emissions.
The 11th edition of the REC Market Meeting will be taking place on 25 and 26 April in Amsterdam. Every year we have welcomed more delegates than in previous years, and in 2022 the conference was completely sold out as we welcomed nearly 500 delegates.
RECS is pleased to welcome a new member: Centrica.
RECS is pleased to welcome a new member: the Hungarian Power Exchange (HUPX Ltd.)
RECS is pleased to welcome a new member: Green Power Commodities.
As of 1 January 2023, CertiQ and Vertogas have merged under the name VertiCer B.V.. CertiQ and Vertogas are subsidiaries of TenneT and Gasunie. CertiQ issues Guarantees and Certificates of ...
RECS’ new work programme, launched at the AGM in Brussels in December, includes three new working groups. These groups are a chance for RECS Members to engage with and shape key aspects of the organisation’s work. Use the links below to learn more and sign up!
RECS is pleased to welcome a new member: EPEX Spot.
The RECS Standard trade agreement for EECS GOs has been updated to V2.3.
The 11th edition of the REC Market Meeting is taking place on 25 & 26 April 2023.
On 2 December RECS Members gathered in Brussels for the 2022 AGM – the first to happen in person for 3 years.
On 1 December RECS and Association of Issuing Bodies (AIB) stakeholders gathered in Brussels to discuss the current state of guarantee of origin (GO) systems and markets at the Open Markets Committee (OMC).
The GHG Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard sets out how companies and other organizations should measure and report on their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The Standard was last updated ...
As part of RECS’ strategic review, the board and Secretariat agreed to encourage and support the development of national GO groups.
As part of RECS’ strategic review, the board and Secretariat agreed to update RECS’ offer to its members.
RECS is very pleased to welcome a new member: EKOenergy.
The RECS Annual Report 2021 is now available.
RECS is excited to be organizing the 11th edition of the REC Market Meeting on 25 and 26 April 2023. Registration for the conference is now open.
RECS is working with the I-REC Standard Foundation and DLA Piper to draft a standard contract for trading I-REC certificates, based on the RECS standard contract for EECS-GOs. RECS Members are now the first stakeholders we are inviting to provide feedback for the draft version.
On 8 September the second edition of the Dutch GO Day took place in Amsterdam. The one-day event was organized by RECS, in collaboration with CertiQ – the Dutch issuing ...
In addition to the legal and regulatory frameworks for energy attributes certificates (EACs) in different jurisdictions, voluntary standards and norms are crucial to maintaining efficient and effective renewable energy markets. ...
RECS is pleased to welcome a new member: the Clean Energy Buyers Institute.
The three EU institutions of the Commission, Council, and Parliament have now adopted their positions on the review of the Renewable Energy Directive. The EU institutions adopted the current directive (RED-2) in 2018, and is being reviewed to ensure all elements are in line with new, higher EU targets for cutting emissions by 2030 and 2050.
In July 2022, the UK Government announced its decisions relating to its review of the Feed in Tariff (FIT) and Contracts for Difference (CfD) schemes’ cost exemptions for green imported electricity and timings on the removal of UK recognition of EU Guarantees of Origin (GOs).
on 7 October 2022 RECS will be speaking at the RE-Source conference at the Okura hotel in Amsterdam.
The I-REC Standard Conference (ISC) is organized under the auspices of the International REC Standard Foundation, an internationally recognized body which facilitates standardized REC schemes around the world. The ISC ...
On 8 September RECS and CertiQ (the Dutch Issuing Body of GOs) are organizing the second edition of the Dutch GO Day.
RECS is pleased to welcome a new member: Carbon Rooster from the Netherlands.
RECS is excited to welcome a new member: Climate Impact Partners.
On 20 June the RECS Secretariat held a webinar on the supply and demand of certified European renewable electricity and selling EACs into Europe.
On 20 May 2022 the European Commission published the draft Delegated Act on RFNBOs. RECS has reviewed the DA and provided a response.
On 14 June RECS held a webinar on full consumption disclosure and advocacy on the revision of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED-3).
The secretariat of RECS will be on a lower capacity over the summer, as we will be taking our holiday breaks. It may therefore take a little longer than usual ...
RECS recently updated the RECS Brochure, which contains information about RECS, our mission & vision, working areas and details of our membership. The Brochure can be downloaded here.
For over 20 years RECS (previously as RECS International) has had the great honour of being supported by a solid member base. While the tasks for the organization have changed over the years, adjusting to the continuously evolving European and global socio-political landscape, our mission has remained throughout to develop or maintain robust, transparent and reliable systems for energy attribute certificates.
On 18 May 2022, the European Commission adopted a staff working document of guidance (scroll down the ‘commission adoption’ section) to Member States on good practices to speed up permit-granting ...
Although centrally regulated by the EU Renewable Energy Directive, GO markets in European countries can differ in terms of prices, volumes and regulations. The Dutch GO Day will highlight the most important developments within this national GO market and will discuss topics like the certification of gas, full consumption disclosure, the European standard on GOs, and time stamping.
The European Parliament and European Council are developing their positions on the revision of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED-3). In the European Parliament, the Industry, Research and Energy Committee (ITRE) ...
The Open Markets Committee (OMC) grants members of the Association of Issuing Bodies (AIB) and RECS the opportunity to meet and discuss developments in, and interactions between, European Guarantee of Origin (GO) systems and markets.