2015 Product Content Labels

Historic Product Content Label for BEF Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs)—20151

BEF Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) is a Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) product and does not contain electricity, which is billed by a separate company. A REC represents the environmental benefits of 1 megawatt hour (MWh) of renewable energy that can be paired with electricity. For more information, see more.

BEF RECs are sold in blocks of 1,000 kWh. In 2015, BEF Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) were made of the following renewable resources:

NEW2 RENEWABLE RESOURCES:

IN BEF RECS:

FROM FACILITIES LOCATED IN:

Geothermal

Up to 0%

NONE

Wind

Up to 95%

IA, ID, KS, OR, TX, WA

Solar

Up to 1%

GA, FL, WA

Biogas

Up to 3%

ID, WA

Landfill Gas

Up to 1%

ID

Low-Impact Hydropower3

Up to 0%

NONE

1 These figures reflect the resource mix of the RECs delivered to BEF Renewable Energy Certificate’s customers in 2015.

2 New Renewables come from generation facilities that first begin commercial operation within the past 15 years.

For comparison, the current average mix of energy sources supplying the U.S. includes: 38.9% Coal, 27.8% Natural Gas, 19.4% Nuclear, .7% Oil, 6.6% Hydroelectric, 5.7% Renewables, .3% Other gases, .6% Other. (Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Electric Power Annual, March 2015.)

3 Eligible hydroelectric facilities are defined in the Green-e Energy National Standard (www.green-e.org/getcert_re_stan.shtml) and include facilities certified by the Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) (www.lowimpacthydro.org) or EcoLogo (www.ecologo.org); and facilities comprised of a turbine in a pipeline or a turbine in an irrigation canal.

The average home in the United States uses 911 kWh per month. [Source: U.S. EIA, 2014]

For specific information about this product, contact the Bonneville Environmental Foundation at 855-376-3941or visit b-e-f.org.

BEF Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) are Green-e Energy certified, and meet the environmental and consumer-protection standards set forth by the nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions. Learn more at www.green-e.org.

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Historic Product Content Label for BEF Green Wind RECs —20151 (Renewable Option RECs)

BEF Green Wind RECs is a Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) product and does not contain electricity, which is billed by a separate company. A REC represents the environmental benefits of 1 megawatt hour (MWh) of renewable energy that can be paired with electricity. For more information about RECs, please visit www.green-e.org.

BEF Green Wind RECs are sold in blocks of 100 kWh. In 2015, BEF Green Wind RECs were made of the following renewable resources:

NEW2 RENEWABLE RESOURCES:

IN BEF RECS:

FROM FACILITIES LOCATED IN:

Wind

100%

ID

1 These figures reflect the resource mix of the RECs delivered to BEF Green Wind REC’s customers in 2015.

2 New Renewables come from generation facilities that first begin commercial operation within the past 15 years.

For comparison, the current average mix of energy sources supplying the U.S. includes: 38.9% Coal, 27.8% Natural Gas, 19.4% Nuclear, .7% Oil, 6.6% Hydroelectric, 5.7% Renewables, .3% Other gases, .6% Other. (Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Electric Power Annual, March 2015.)

The average home in the United States uses 911 kWh per month. [Source: U.S. EIA, 2014]

For specific information about this product, contact the Bonneville Environmental Foundation at 855-376-3941or visit store.shrinkyourfoot.org.

BEF Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) are Green-e Energy certified, and meet the environmental and consumer-protection standards set forth by the nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions. Learn more at www.green-e.org.