Monthly Archives: March 2014

31 03, 2014

LEED® v4 and Green-e® Climate Certified Carbon Offsets

By | 2014-03-31T17:23:56+00:00 March 31st, 2014|Environmental Blog|

The recent launch of LEED v4 has brought an evolution of the LEED Credit for Green Power and Carbon Offsets, and Renewable Choice Energy is leading the industry in adapting to the new standards. Renewable Choice, who has provided green power to over 5,000 LEED certified projects, recently became the first company in the Green-e Climate program [...]

28 03, 2014

Renewable Choice Energy Begins Offering Green-e Climate Certified Carbon Offsets From U.S.–based Landfill Gas Projects

By | 2014-03-28T19:41:22+00:00 March 28th, 2014|News|

  Renewable Choice Energy Begins Offering Green-e Climate Certified Carbon Offsets From U.S.–based Landfill Gas Projects March 28th, 2013 | Posted on www.3blmedia.com Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) today announced that Renewable Choice Energy, a retail carbon offset and renewable energy company based in Boulder, Colorado, has begun offering Green-e Climate certified carbon offsets. The [...]

28 03, 2014

Hour for the Earth – 2014

By | 2014-03-28T17:49:01+00:00 March 28th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

Each day, our growing global society demands more electricity for its operations, a fact that goes largely unnoticed by many of us. Though we expect this seamless service, it leaves us with the responsibility to make a conscious effort to recognize our reliance on electricity and the impacts surrounding its use. At 8:30 PM on [...]

27 03, 2014

Renewables Dominate New U.S. Capacity For First Two Months Of 2014

By | 2014-03-27T15:57:01+00:00 March 27th, 2014|News|

Renewables Dominate New U.S. Capacity For First Two Months Of 2014 March 27th, 2014 | Posted on www.nawindpower.com For the first two months of this year, renewable energy sources accounted for 91.9% of the 568 MW of new installed U.S. electrical generating capacity, according to a report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Coal, [...]

26 03, 2014

Clean Tech Closing In on Energy Storage

By | 2014-03-26T02:36:27+00:00 March 26th, 2014|News|

  Clean tech closing in on energy storage Joshua Lindenstein | March 26th, 2014 | Posted on www.bcbr.com  BOULDER – Navigant Research analyst Sam Jaffe believes the clean-tech industry is nearing a tipping point as it relates to energy storage. More affordable batteries for cars and batteries that can economically back up homeowners’ solar power [...]

21 03, 2014

2014 Climate Action Resources Announced

By | 2014-03-21T16:24:43+00:00 March 21st, 2014|Environmental Blog|

Earlier this week the Obama administration launched Climate.data.gov, an online platform created to raise public awareness of issues related to climate change including flood risk, food security, and energy infrastructure. This is one of many efforts taken this year by governmental and independent organizations to promote action on one of the most important issues of [...]

20 03, 2014

Obama Turns to Web to Illustrate the Effects of a Changing Climate

By | 2014-03-20T18:32:15+00:00 March 20th, 2014|News|

Obama Turns to Web to Illustrate the Effects of a Changing Climate   Coral Davenport | March 20th, 2014 | Posted on www.nytimes.com WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Obama wants Americans to see how climate change could deluge or destroy their own backyards — and to make it as easy as opening a web-based app. As part [...]

20 03, 2014

With virtual power purchase agreements, companies go long on renewable energy

By | 2014-03-20T17:35:57+00:00 March 20th, 2014|News|

With virtual power purchase agreements, companies go long on renewable energy Nathanael Massey |  March 20th, 2014 | Posted on www.eenews.net Absent government subsidies or a carbon tax, it may take more than a decade for renewable energy from wind and solar to become cost competitive with cheap natural gas. Despite years of steady, sometimes [...]

13 03, 2014

Shippensburg University Project Showcases Value of USGBC LEED® Certification System

By | 2014-03-13T15:15:46+00:00 March 13th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

A recent LEED project at Shippensburg University showcases the collaboration between General Contractor Fortune Johnson Inc. and Renewable Choice Energy, as well as architecture and civil engineering teams CUBE 3 Studio and Greenman Pedersen, Inc. The project replaced several on-campus student housing buildings containing multi-person units with new, LEED certified residences. LEED certification aims to enhance [...]