in International Markets: I-RECs
In more than 30 countries around the world, international renewable energy certificates
(I-RECs) provide corporate buyers with a credible mechanism to support renewable energy. Whether you’re looking to address the emissions footprint of a manufacturing plant in China, or an office building in Brazil, 3Degrees will help you develop an I-REC strategy that best matches your goals.
◉ I-REC (I-REC standard certificate)
I-REC features include:
- Location: 30+ countries in Asia, Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East
- Governance: The I-REC Standard
- Technical Restriction: Issuance limitations vary by country
- Transparency: Verification processes ensure integrity and prevent double counting
- Supporters: CDP, RE100
I-REC Technology Options
|Small hydro||Onshore wind||Offshore wind|
Regulatory Environment & Voluntary Standards
Although the same I-REC standard is applied in each country, the existence of diverse regulatory environments means that impacts and claims vary regionally. For example, although they meet essential Scope 2 quality criteria, not all I-RECs qualify for regulatory surplus. Additionally, CDP and RE100 reporting requirements impose strict geographic market boundaries for I-RECs.
3Degrees helps companies evaluate options for increasing their impact, such as adding ecolabel certification to their purchase. We are proud to be a licensed supplier of EKOenergy certified I-RECs.