Business Blog

30 01, 2017

The Value of an Independent Advisor

By | January 30th, 2017|Business Blog, Industry Trends|

Author: Hans Royal helps the largest institutions and corporations transition to renewable energy In the wake of our announcement that Renewable Choice has been acquired by Schneider Electric, we’ve received questions from the community about implications for service offerings for corporates, and in particular, whether we will maintain our independence as a renewable energy advisor. [...]

15 11, 2016

What is a Fixed-for-Floating Swap?

By | November 15th, 2016|Business Blog, Corporate Renewables|

Author: Misti Groves works directly with project developers & purchasers to execute strategic customized contracting solutions. At industry events and in conversations with prospective clients, we hear this question often: what is a fixed-for-floating swap? A fixed-for-floating swap is a generic term for an advantageous financial arrangement between two parties whereby they agree to exchange [...]

11 08, 2016

Accounting Considerations for PPAs: Q&A with John Powers

By | August 11th, 2016|Business Blog, PPA|

In this Q&A, John Powers, VP of Strategic Renewables at Renewable Choice Energy,  addresses the primary accounting considerations that commercial, industrial, and institutional (C&I) energy buyers face regarding power purchase agreements (PPAs). While we strive to provide the best and most up-to-date information, we’re advisors, not accountants or lawyers.  None of the following is intended [...]

25 05, 2016

Improving Diversity, Inclusiveness, and Equal Pay at Renewable Choice

By | May 25th, 2016|Business Blog|

Author:  Pete Dignan, President and CEO at Renewable Choice. At Renewable Choice, we take pride in our progressive business values. We have been a Certified B Corp for more than 4 years, which means that we measure and manage our social and environmental impacts. We are a purpose-driven business, committed to do our part in [...]

2 05, 2016

B Corp Leadership Development: A Day of Inspiration

By | May 2nd, 2016|Business Blog|

Making change isn’t that hard. That’s what I took away from the Colorado B Corp Leadership Development event (BLD) in Boulder last week (in addition to an outrageously hooked-up gift bag filled with B Corp products). While surrounded by other proud B Corporation employees, sharing their inspiring stories of using business as a force for [...]

7 03, 2016

5 Case Studies of How Corporations Use Carbon Offsets

By | March 7th, 2016|Business Blog, Case Study|

Author: Amy Haddon Corporate clean energy purchasing has been dominating Q1 energy news.  The recent uptick of organizational (i.e. non-utility) renewable energy buying via power purchase agreement (PPA) has garnered a lot of national attention.  Electricity isn’t all that corporations are interested in getting cleanly; these organizations have also made public commitments to reducing their [...]

18 02, 2016

Green House Data: Renewable Choice Energy Client Leads the Way in Sustainability

By | February 18th, 2016|Business Blog, Case Study|

Data centers across the United States collectively consumed 91 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity in 2013. That number is poised to jump to 140 billion kilowatt-hours by 2020, according to the NRDC. And, while media attention focuses on high profile data center efficiency projects owned by innovative tech giants like Google and Facebook, small to mid-sized [...]

11 02, 2016

What’s the Difference Between a Traditional and Renewable PPA?

By | February 11th, 2016|Business Blog, PPA|

A Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) is a broad term which covers many types of contracts involving the purchase of energy between two parties. When we talk about renewable PPA deals, we're specifically talking about long-term, on- or off-site purchases of energy and RECs from a renewable energy project which is not yet built. Conversely, traditional power purchasing [...]

23 06, 2015

How Tesla is Partnering with Jackson Family Wines to Disrupt the Energy Market

By | June 23rd, 2015|Business Blog|

The world was rocked earlier this spring with Tesla’s announcement that it would begin marketing a stationary energy storage solution to both residential and corporate energy buyers. As we have identified in a previous post, the growth of renewables has been inhibited by issues with the storage and recycling of renewable energy.  Tesla’s solution, however, [...]