Corporate Renewables

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

17 05, 2017

4 Reasons Your Renewable Energy Strategy Still Relies on RECs

By | 2017-05-17T15:55:57+00:00 May 17th, 2017|Corporate Renewables|

Author: Amy Haddon shares her expertise in communications and corporate sustainability. Falling prices, technology advancements, competitive pressures, and ambitious climate action goals have helped drive the rapid growth of renewable energy worldwide, dramatically boosted by the widespread adoption of renewables by organizations in the commercial, industrial, and institutional (C&I) sectors. C&I buyers have been particularly drawn [...]

27 04, 2017

Tell Your Story of 100% Renewable Energy – How to Accurately Report Claims to CDP

By | 2017-05-15T10:33:46+00:00 April 27th, 2017|Business Blog, Corporate Renewables|

Author: Amy Haddon shares her expertise in communications and corporate sustainability. We often receive the following question from clients, particularly as it relates to CDP reporting: What environmental claim(s) will we be able to make if we go 100% renewable, and what is the guidance from leading NGOs? Here is our typical response: When a company [...]

18 04, 2017

Blockchain: Digitization of New Energy Opportunities for More Efficient Transactions

By | 2017-05-15T10:33:51+00:00 April 18th, 2017|Corporate Renewables, New Energy Opportunities|

This is the first 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: Dominic Barbato, a self-proclaimed “cool nerd”, is passionate about energy, economics, and innovation. Asking “What is blockchain?” is like [...]

22 03, 2017

Top 3 Renewable Energy Drivers in the Consumer Staples Sector

By | 2017-05-15T10:34:00+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|Corporate Renewables, industry drivers|

Author: Rita Reiser is a recognized expert on corporate renewable strategy with 12+ years of technical knowledge Companies across a diverse array of industries have come under pressure to adopt greener practices. Highly visible brands, being no exception to this trend, receive the brunt of demands for transparency and sustainability improvements from investors, NGOs, and [...]