Environmental Blog

14 02, 2017

Why We Love Wind: A Tribute for AWEA’s #iHeartWind Month

By | February 14th, 2017|Environmental Blog|

Author: Bridget Cameron specializes in content & communications at Renewable Choice Love is in the air - literally! This Valentine’s Day, the team at Renewable Choice would like to show our appreciation for our long-time love affair with wind energy. In honor of #iheartwind month, presented by AWEA, we dedicate today’s blog to our favorite benefits [...]

14 09, 2016

The Economic Argument for Climate Action

By | September 14th, 2016|Climate Science, Environmental Blog|

Author: Jenna Bieller assists Renewable Choice in providing market-based insights, analysis, and sustainability communications. The largest companies in the world, including Walmart, Apple, and Google, are bringing sustainable business strategies to the forefront of corporate agendas. These strategies unfold in a variety of ways, including rooftop solar installations, energy efficiency upgrades, and green power procurement. Financial [...]

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 [...]

22 04, 2016

Earth Day in Every Moment

By | April 22nd, 2016|Environmental Blog|

It’s become an annual tradition at Renewable Choice to celebrate Earth Day by cleaning up the wild areas near our office.  We’re fortunate to be alongside Boulder Creek, and many small mammals, birds, and insects call the area home. Every year, it always astonishes just how much trash we pick up.  This year, about 75% [...]

27 08, 2015

World Water Week: The Interconnection of Climate, Energy, and Water

By | August 27th, 2015|Climate Science, Environmental Blog|

The reasons for commercial and institutional organizations to move toward greater adoption of renewable energy through power purchase agreements and other carbon reducing technologies have never been more abundant. Likewise, the consequences of ignoring this opportunity continue to deepen. A recent article from Huff Post Green calls out the inherent connection between water, energy, and [...]

29 06, 2015

The Energy-Water Nexus: Renewables May be the Answer to Widespread Drought

By | June 29th, 2015|Climate Science, Environmental Blog|

{This is the first blog in a series on the intersection and interdependence of energy and water} As global warming heats up, water scarcity is the latest hot topic in climate and energy conversations (no puns intended).  The first five months of the year saw record high temperatures and widespread drought affecting large swathes of [...]

21 04, 2015

Earth Day 2015: Celebrating Renewables

By | April 21st, 2015|Environmental Blog|

This Earth Day, we invite you to join us in celebrating the explosive growth in renewable energy. When we started Renewable Choice back in 2001, our aspiration was three-fold: an energy landscape where renewables and energy derived from fossil fuels would compete on cost; an increased amount of clean power added to our overall national [...]

30 03, 2015

President Obama Ups the Sustainability Ante with a New Executive Order

By | March 30th, 2015|Environmental Blog|

On March 19, 2015, President Obama revoked Executive Order 13514 in favor of a broader, more stringent federal requirement, an Executive Order titled “Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade.”  The new order, which calls for an aggressive 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions among federal agencies and improved environmental performance in the supply [...]

16 03, 2015

Climate Leadership Conference Highlights Successes

By | March 16th, 2015|Environmental Blog|

At the end of February, I was able to attend the Climate Leadership Conference, a collaborative effort of The Climate Registry, Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO), Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES), and the EPA.  The conference provides an opportunity for annual exchange for addressing global climate change through policy, innovation, collaboration, and [...]

13 02, 2015

The Unstoppable Force of Renewables

By | February 13th, 2015|Business Blog, Environmental Blog|

At the 11th hour in 2014, a lame duck Congress pulled a lame duck move, extending the Production Tax Credit (PTC) by a mere two weeks.  The PTC grants tax relief to wind projects and can often be the difference between a project getting off the ground and not.  Without it, there is real fear [...]