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Purchasing green energy? Find out which options make a difference

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Join The Climatographers' Mark Trexler in this session at Natural Products Expo West 2017 as he discusses effective renewable energy options for companies that can help mitigate global climate change.

"As things change, how we adapt to that ... becomes progressively more challenging if we haven't worked hard to keep the climate as stable as possible."

—Mark Trexler, The Climatographers

Part 1: Why renewable energy matters 


  • The relevance of a stable climate to society as a whole and to the agricultural sector.
  • The importance of energy as it contributes to two-thirds of global greenhouse emissions.


Part 2: Fighting moral hazard 


  • What we can do about climate change: new public policy, innovation and voluntary action. 
  • Defining energy initiatives that are making a positive impact versus "business as usual" initiatives.


Part 3: Green energy options


  • The kinds of questions businesses need to ask before purchasing renewable energy. 
  • The impact continuum of RECs, PPAs, Green Energy Tarifs and "build your own" options.  


Part 4: Questions and answers


  • How do you evaluate whether or not RECs are generating compliance? 
  • The cons of companies committing to science-based targets.


This session—Climate Workshop: RECs, PPAs & the Alphabet Soup of Purchasing Renewable Energy—was recorded at Natural Products Expo West 2017. Click "download" below to access the presentation slides. 

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