Yearly Archives: 2017

25 07, 2017

Can Utility Green Power Close the Gap for C&Is When it Comes to Renewable Energy?

By | 2017-07-25T16:15:49+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Corporate Renewables|

Author: Josh Heeman, Cleantech Services Specialist at Schneider Electric Energy & Sustainability Services Commercial, industrial, and institutional (C&I) energy buyers typically have three goals in mind when they go to market for a renewable electricity solution: To meet corporate renewable energy targets To find a project that features a tangible business connection To maximize profit Several [...]

17 07, 2017

Mid-Year Market Report: Renewables Show No Signs of Slowdown

By | 2017-07-17T09:44:50+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Corporate Renewables, Industry Trends|

Heading into 2017, there was tremendous speculation about how the incoming U.S. administration would impact energy policy and development, and particularly the ramifications on worldwide renewables investment and deployment. Mid-year, as we predicted, renewables are still full steam ahead, even in the U.S., and despite the Trump administration’s highly publicized withdrawal from the Paris Agreement [...]

13 07, 2017

A Corporate Renewable Energy Q&A with 2017 FMI/GMA Global Sustainability Summit Session Leader

By | 2017-07-13T11:41:36+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Corporate Renewables, News|

At the Global Sustainability Summit, on August 9 - 11, stakeholders in the food and consumer products industry will take a deep dive into sustainability challenges and solutions. John Martin and John Hoekstra of Summit sponsor, Schneider Electric, will be leading a session called Clean Tech Across The Portfolio: How Companies are Creatively Deploying Renewables [...]

29 06, 2017

Regulatory Update: Suniva 201 Petition, Implications for Solar Buyers

By | 2017-06-29T15:52:01+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Policy|

Dubbed a doomsday scenario for U.S. solar by reporters at GTM Research, Suniva’s recent filing of a Section 201 petition could have broad, rippling effects on the utility-scale solar industry in the United States. If you haven’t heard of this yet, it’s time to listen up. To provide some background before we dive into the [...]

23 06, 2017

4 Tips For Improving Your Company’s CDP Climate Change Score

By | 2017-06-23T13:07:33+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|Corporate Renewables|

With 2017 CDP climate change reporting season coming to a close, you may be wondering: What else can I do to improve my company's score in 2018? To give you a head start, we've teased out important considerations for four key responses in the CDP Climate Change Questionnaire. Using this guidance, and thinking critically about [...]

14 06, 2017

3 Ways C&I Energy Buyers Use Renewable Electricity 

By | 2017-06-15T10:26:57+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Corporate Renewables|

Most C&I purchasers will use at least some volume of Energy Attribute Certificates (EACs) at some point in their renewable energy journey. They are easy to obtain and highly credible when purchased from the right source. All buyers of renewable electricity — utilities, homeowners, and C&I purchasers — currently have three means to obtain this [...]

13 06, 2017

Microgrids: Decentralization of New Energy Opportunities, Take Back Control of Your Energy Strategy

By | 2017-06-13T15:12:55+00:00 June 13th, 2017|New Energy Opportunities|

This is the second blog in our New Energy Opportunities series that explores leading edge clean technologies that could revolutionize the way we buy and sell energy. To read other blogs in this series, click here. Author: Tom Muddell is a clean tech subject matter expert with experience in smartgrids, demand response, and power markets [...]

2 06, 2017

In the Wake of the US Withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, Organizational Commitments to Climate Action are More Important than Ever

By | 2017-06-02T11:57:47+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|International, News|

Months of uncertainty surrounding the US administration’s position on the Paris Agreement have passed since the November 2016 election, culminating in yesterday’s announcement by Donald Trump that the US would prepare to exit the accord. Remarkably, this uncertainty has not slowed the rapid progress and advancement of global renewable energy.  If anything, we’ve observed that [...]

30 05, 2017

Global Spotlight: Renewable Energy Opportunities in Australia

By | 2017-06-01T08:32:55+00:00 May 30th, 2017|International|

This is the third blog in our Global Spotlight Series, which provides high-level overviews of emerging clean tech opportunities in various markets across the globe. Today we will explore renewable energy opportunities in Australia. Change is afoot in the Australian energy market. Like much of the world, energy generation is rapidly moving towards more decentralized capacity. [...]

26 05, 2017

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

By | 2017-06-09T10:18:31+00:00 May 26th, 2017|Corporate Renewables, Industry Trends|

Author: John Powers actively supports Global 500 companies in reaching renewable energy and sustainability goals In the past few years, natural gas prices have hovered at historic lows.  As a result, some commercial, industrial, and institutional (C&I) buyers have been more hesitant to commit to long-term renewable energy contracts in the form of power purchase agreements [...]