Minneapolis-based M-RETS Renewable Energy Certificates Program Includes RNG

North America’s first pilot project allowing companies to claim environmental credits for renewable natural gas may be a boon for utilities providing home heating.

The Minneapolis-based Midwest Renewable Energy Tracking System (M-RETS) will begin in July creating “renewable energy certificates” (RECs) produced from the manufacture of renewable natural gas — methane captured from landfills, sewage plants, farms, and other sources. In the past, the credits have been mainly awarded for solar, wind and hydropower in the electric sector.

By Frank Jossi, Energy News Network

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