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Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs)

The Border-Kei Chamber of Business has set up a Green Desk, where companies are able to purchase certified green energy through the Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) system which reduces your carbon footprint and gives you access to renewable energy, therefore supplementing and replacing the existing fossil fuel based electricity supply.

You still buy your electricity as normal and the REC is purchased separately, but by way of your certificate you have exercised the choice of choosing environmentally friendly and sustainable power and contributed financially to the registered renewable energy generator of your choice.

The Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) system has been supported by the National Department of Energy, enables you to purchase green energy and legitimately claim you are using certified renewable energy or electricity.

This possibility also allows companies to not only derive marketing/advertising options, but it allows them to meet certain green and environmental targets. You will now be able to produce goods and services with a lower carbon footprint, utilising a blend of different energy suppliers.

The beauty of the system will also allow you to lock your energy costs for the RECs for a fixed period which can give you certainty with energy prices going forward.

For more information e-mail greendesk@bkcob.co.za or contact 043 743 8438

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