Monthly Archives: June 2016

30 06, 2016

4 Reasons Corporate PPAs Still Make Sense with Low Natural Gas Prices

By | June 30th, 2016|Corporate Renewables, PPA|

Author: John Powers has sold more renewable energy to companies than anyone working today. In recent months, natural gas prices have hovered at historic lows.  As a result, some commercial and industrial (C&I) buyers have been more hesitant to commit to long-term renewable energy contracts in the form of power purchase agreements (PPAs).  PPA contracts [...]

28 06, 2016

Clean Energy Reporting Considerations in Emerging International Markets

By | June 28th, 2016|Corporate Renewables, International|

Author: Aran Rice has a wealth of experience in corporate sustainability, renewable energy, and carbon markets. Renewable energy markets are swiftly evolving worldwide.  Dramatically falling prices – thanks to advances in technology and economies of scale – and shifting policy resulting from the Paris Agreement are leading to the rapid expansion of renewable generation across [...]

23 06, 2016

The Call for Climate Action: Environmental Impact of PPAs

By | June 23rd, 2016|PPA|

Author: Hans Royal helps the largest institutions and corporations transition to renewable energy.  Responding to CDP in 2016? If so, you’ve probably seen that CDP has increased its emphasis on the value of climate action and how that translates into disclosure leadership.  CDP respondents are now being asked to set science-based goals and utilize renewable energy [...]

20 06, 2016

CDP and the Scope 2 Guidance: What Companies Need to Know for 2016

By | June 20th, 2016|Corporate Renewables|

Author: Amy Haddon shares her expertise in communications and sustainability With the CDP Climate Change reporting deadline less than two weeks away (June 30), reporting organizations are deep into the 2016 questionnaire.  This year, CDP has made some material changes to its questions in order to line up with the GHG Protocol’s Scope 2 guidance [...]

16 06, 2016

What Does it Mean to be Carbon Neutral?

By | June 16th, 2016|Corporate Renewables, Environmental Blog|

Author: Amy Haddon shares her expertise in communications and sustainability 2015 was a watershed year for renewable energy.  For the first time, the growth of renewables in the US outpaced the growth of all other energy sources—including natural gas.  This growth, combined with the steady retirement of coal plants across the country, has kept US carbon [...]

14 06, 2016

TD Bank: A Sustainability Success Story

By | June 14th, 2016|Case Study|

It’s an understatement to say that TD Bank Group’s pursuit of sustainability has been excellent. Since it joined the EPA Green Power Partnership in 2010, the company has set increasingly rigorous year-over-year sustainability standards for itself. It’s commitment to continuous improvement and sustainable innovation has set TD apart from other financial services organizations, and has [...]

9 06, 2016

The Economic Case for Offsite PPAs

By | June 9th, 2016|Corporate Renewables, PPA|

Author: Jason Wykoff has extensive experience contracting for green power, including offsite PPAs, EACs and carbon offsets, with some of the largest companies in the United States. Power purchase agreements (PPAs) are the best way for a company to support the development of new clean energy while meeting its corporate sustainability targets. But organizations are [...]

2 06, 2016

The Role of RECs in a Utility-Scale PPA

By | June 2nd, 2016|Corporate Renewables, PPA|

Author: Author: John Powers has sold more renewable energy to companies than anyone working today. This is the second blog in our 3-part series on the articulation of the role of RECs and additionality in green power purchasing. To start with the first blog in the series on additionality claims, click here. While corporate, industrial, [...]