At the international level, the GCSs have demonstrated to
be a robust policy instrument used by countries to increase the share of
renewable energy sources in their electricity mix. Among its different
characteristics, Green Certificates:

Serve transparently to obligated entities as a means to fulfil their
renewable energy targets.

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Open a new universe of opportunities for a voluntary demand driven by
customers seeking to minimize the environmental externalities linked to their
electricity consumption.

Allow electricity consumers to have access to renewable electricity
even in those locations where there is a limited number of generation
technology options.

Enables end-consumers to claim the use of renewable electricity at a
different time from the moment of generation.

Are accessible in numerous jurisdictions given the current ample diversity
of tracking systems. (Environmental Protection
Agency, 2010)