Environmental Blog

13 02, 2015

The Unstoppable Force of Renewables

By | 2015-02-13T20:54:13+00:00 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 [...]

27 01, 2015

Sustainability is in the DNA at Jackson Family Wines

By | 2015-01-27T20:57:34+00:00 January 27th, 2015|Business Blog, Environmental Blog|

We’re delighted to share a new case study with you featuring our client Jackson Family Wines (JFW). The private, family-owned company operates under three core values that have formed the basis for its operations since it was initially founded by Jess Jackson 32 years ago:sustaining our lands, crafting our wines, and advancing the field.  As [...]

8 01, 2015

Could 2015 Be the Tipping Point for U.S. Renewables?

By | 2016-01-07T10:45:24+00:00 January 8th, 2015|Environmental Blog|

  2014 was an extraordinary year for renewable growth and global climate change awareness. As the impacts of climate change—including record temperatures that have resulted in flooding, drought, superstorms, and loss of life and property—continue to grow internationally, sensitivity to controlling greenhouse gas emissions is on the rise. Climate change deniers are increasingly viewed in [...]

5 12, 2014

Top 10 Tips for a More Sustainable Holiday Season

By | 2014-12-05T21:01:04+00:00 December 5th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

More waste is generated between Thanksgiving and New Year’s than any other time of year, and studies repeatedly show that most of us would welcome less gift-giving and stress at the holidays. Here’s Renewable Choice Energy’s essential list of Top 10 Tips for a More Sustainable Holiday Season. Tip #1: Minimize gift giving, and when [...]

25 11, 2014

A Reflection on Gratitude

By | 2014-11-25T21:02:46+00:00 November 25th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

As Thanksgiving rolls around this week, it’s an excellent time for all of us at Renewable Choice to reflect on what we’re grateful for. This week, we’re thankful that the Keystone XL pipeline project has been postponed, at least temporarily. This is a win for the climate, and we’re hopeful that the momentum developed by [...]

21 10, 2014

Greenbuild 2014: Leadership Jazz

By | 2014-10-21T20:30:22+00:00 October 21st, 2014|Environmental Blog|

Renewable Choice is excited to be exhibiting again this year at Greenbuild 2014, the country’s largest conference and expo on sustainable building and design. Greenbuild is being hosted this year in New Orleans at the Ernst N. Morial Convention Center, which runs from October 22–24. The theme for this year is “Leadership Jazz”, and it [...]

17 10, 2014

The Importance of Renewing the Production Tax Credit

By | 2014-10-17T20:26:00+00:00 October 17th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

On the heels of the UN Climate Summit, there has been a great deal of speculation about where and when world leaders will take actual action on climate change—without a lot of concrete answers. However, one crucial element to wind development in the U.S. that Congress can act on now is the Production Tax Credit, [...]

3 10, 2014

Hydrogen Innovations in the Clean Energy Industry

By | 2014-10-03T16:31:03+00:00 October 3rd, 2014|Environmental Blog|

As reported by BBC News, innovation in hydrogen production and storage made big news recently. Hydrogen has many advantages in clean energy production, as when burned it creates heat and water vapor, and thus no carbon emissions are created. However, the majority of current hydrogen production creates hydrogen from methane, using a device called a [...]

23 09, 2014

500,000+ Voices Strong for Climate Action

By | 2014-09-23T18:11:36+00:00 September 23rd, 2014|Environmental Blog|

This past weekend, I had the privilege to participate—along with my friend and colleague, Director of our Green Building division, Lana Carmichael —in the extraordinary, historic People’s Climate March. Timed to coincide with the start of the United Nation’s Climate Summit held in New York City this week, the march was - in every sense [...]

18 09, 2014

The Job Creation Potential of Alternative Energy

By | 2014-09-18T16:49:47+00:00 September 18th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

Job creation is a central topic of political dialogue that affects the success of various emerging economic sectors. And given the various forms of uncertainty surrounding the alternative energy industry, the realities surrounding job creation potential are especially important within the renewable energy sector. A recent report highlighted the incredible number of green jobs created [...]