Yearly Archives: 2015

14 12, 2015

7 Reasons Businesses Should Accelerate Their Renewable Energy Strategy Now

By | December 14th, 2015|Corporate Renewables|

Yet again, Congress has been working furiously to pass a year-end version of the "Tax Extenders" bill, something that has become an annual ritual to forestall the executioner on a variety of wide-ranging temporary tax incentives. Meanwhile, those with a vested interest in the U.S. renewable energy market wait with bated breath. The bill includes [...]

24 11, 2015

The What, Why, and How of Corporate Involvement in COP21

By | November 24th, 2015|Corporate Renewables, Policy|

In a Nutshell: Corporate sustainability leaders are making smart business decisions in alignment with COP21 to mitigate climate impact in a way that bolsters reputation, improves operations, and manages regulatory risk. What?  In less than a week, delegates from over 190 countries will convene in Paris to commence COP21: a series of climate talks with [...]

20 11, 2015

Corporate Renewables Just Passed a Historic Threshold

By | November 20th, 2015|Corporate Renewables, News|

Renewable Choice partner Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) announced earlier this week that corporate acquisition of long-term renewables via power purchase agreements (PPAs) has surpassed the 2 gigawatt (GW) mark for 2015, with six weeks yet to go before the end of the year.  The announcement was made at RMI’s semi-annual gathering of the Business Renewables [...]

13 11, 2015

Strong 2015 Performance Has Wind Energy Developers Looking to the Future

By | November 13th, 2015|Industry Trends|

With 2015 turning out to be a record-breaking year for renewable energy generation--utility-scale renewables making up 60% of new energy capacity--we can’t help but speculate how past variability in federal support for wind energy will fare for future wind development projects. Since the finalization of the Clean Power Plan, industry analysts have juggled the possible [...]

28 10, 2015

Top Three Benefits of Long-Term Power Purchase Agreement for Your Business

By | October 28th, 2015|Corporate Renewables, PPA|

A power purchase agreement (PPA) is the energy source of the 21st century. But what is so alluring about these agreements for large commercial, industrial, and institutional (C&I) buyers? Why are businesses like Google, Amazon, and Walmart placing PPAs at the center of their energy strategy? PPAs create an energy delivery agreement between C&I buyers [...]

7 10, 2015

Corporate Renewables; An Unlikely Partnership

By | October 7th, 2015|Corporate Renewables, Industry Trends|

Think of the longest standing superhero-villain rivalry you can. You most likely come up with something like Batman and the Joker, or Superman versus Lex Luther. What if those arch nemeses changed their minds and decided to work together towards a common goal? Seems unlikely, but this tale is all too real when it comes [...]

28 09, 2015

Should Solar Energy Subsidies Continue?

By | September 28th, 2015|Policy|

Should Subsidies for Solar Energy Production Continue? Debate over whether tax credits for solar and wind energy (ITC and PTC) should be extended is intensifying with potential sunset of these credits on the horizon. Opponents of federal support for renewables argue that market forces should determine our energy mix, not the government. The flip side [...]

25 09, 2015

Sustainability Champion Erin Decker Joins Market Leader Renewable Choice

By | September 25th, 2015|Press Release|

We're pleased to announce that sustainability champion Erin Decker, most recently of Salesforce, has joined our growing power purchase agreement (PPA) division as a senior director of business development.  Decker's hire is the result of a rapidly expanding market opportunity for commercial & industrial (C&I) buyers to acquire renewable energy through a long-term PPA transaction. [...]

16 09, 2015

Hans Royal speaking at a Conference You Don’t Want to Miss

By | September 16th, 2015|Corporate Renewables|

  After a summer of outstanding performance of renewable energy sources, with consumer prices for wind and solar power hitting all time lows, the business case for purchasing renewable energy is stronger than ever before. Rather than accepting the volatility of traditional energy markets, businesses like Google have realized the benefits that sourcing their electricity [...]

14 09, 2015

The Fate of Renewable Energy Tax Credits

By | September 14th, 2015|Policy|

How will the renewable energy market develop now that Obama has finalized the Clean Power Plan (CPP)? While much of this is still to be determined as legislative processes unfold, understanding the policies that support the growth of renewable sources will give you a better idea of what is to come. Wading through the alphabet [...]