Industry Trends

23 01, 2017

Reflections From Our Founder: How Renewable Choice Energy Made a Difference

By | January 23rd, 2017|Industry Trends, News|

Author: Quayle Hodek is the former Founder & CEO of Renewable Choice Energy, recently acquired by Schneider Electric Since finalizing the acquisition of Renewable Choice Energy by Schneider Electric earlier this month, I’ve been reflecting on my experience the past 15 years.  Renewable Choice was a very large part of my life.  My friend Kris [...]

4 01, 2017

Full Steam Ahead: The Outlook for Renewables in 2017

By | January 4th, 2017|Industry Trends|

Author:  Pete Dignan, President and CEO at Renewable Choice While it will be a few weeks until final 2016 wind and solar numbers are announced, the corporate, industrial, & institutional (C&I) news coming out of the year is purely positive.  Although overall power purchase agreement (PPA) contracts by U.S. C&I buyers in 2016 declined over [...]

8 12, 2016

The Outlook for Corporate Renewables in a Volatile Energy Market

By | December 8th, 2016|Industry Trends, PPA|

Author: Jay Pawlak has more than 9 years experience helping corporations enter the renewable energy market. Since the 2016 election, there have been concerns as to what the future holds for cleantech and the renewable energy market.  It’s becoming evident, however, that the sweeping changes proposed for the power sector under a Trump administration may [...]

1 12, 2016

5 Reasons We Remain Confident in the Strength of the C&I Renewables Market

By | December 1st, 2016|Corporate Renewables, Industry Trends|

Author: Amy Haddon shares her expertise in the renewables market and corporate sustainability. There’s been recent speculation regarding the reason that corporate renewables uptake is slowing down; 2016 power purchase agreement (PPA) commitments are not on pace with 2015 (although announced deals have already surpassed 2014 totals).  The slowdown is almost certainly attributable to the Production [...]

29 11, 2016

Power Purchase Agreements—Not Just for Fortune 500 Giants Anymore

By | November 29th, 2016|Industry Trends, PPA|

Author: Jason Wykoff contracts for green power, including offsite PPAs, EACs, and carbon offsets, with some of the largest companies in the world. In 2010, Walmart and Google became the first commercial, industrial, & institutional (C&I) organizations to engage in a power purchase agreement (PPA).  Their landmark deals put corporate PPAs on the map, and [...]

2 11, 2016

4 Drivers for Renewable Energy in the Automotive Industry

By | November 2nd, 2016|Industry Trends, PPA|

Author: Drew Crowder is an industry leader with expertise in domestic and global renewable energy sourcing. We are witnessing a shift in the energy buying landscape. In the beginning, the corporate renewables revolution was confined to the most environmentally progressive companies looking to meet sustainability goals. The increasingly competitive price of renewable energy is now [...]

21 10, 2016

We Just Committed to 100% Renewable Energy …Now What?

By | October 21st, 2016|Corporate Renewables, Industry Trends|

Author: Peter Swank helps Renewable Choice's corporate clients navigate the PPA processes for both offsite and onsite renewable energy strategies.  Governments, municipalities, universities, and corporations all over the world are committing to a goal of achieving 100% of their electricity from renewable power.  Their individual reasons for doing so vary.  Renewables provide a stable source of [...]

29 09, 2016

Why Wind? – Energy Goes Green in the Private Sector

By | September 29th, 2016|Corporate Renewables, Industry Trends|

Author: Hans Royal helps the largest institutions and corporations transition to renewable wind energy. As of May 2016, 28 corporations had publicly announced that they have entered into long-term offsite renewable power purchase agreements (PPAs).  As an increasing number of diversified corporations are entering into these contracts in order to realize both the financial and environmental [...]

19 07, 2016

The State of Corporate Renewable Energy Purchasing: 2016 Mid-Year Update from Renewable Choice

By | July 19th, 2016|Corporate Renewables, Industry Trends|

Author: Bridget Cameron specializes in content & communications at Renewable Choice. The corporate renewable energy market is far from being saturated.   C&I buyers currently have 5GW of contracted capacity, and there is room to increase that number to 60GW by 2030.  Domestic opportunities exist for offsite PPAs as small as 25MW and onsite distributed generation of [...]

13 04, 2016

Wind Outpaces Natural Gas Even In Falling Price Environment

By | April 13th, 2016|Industry Trends|

Author: Jenna Bieller received a dual degree from CU Boulder in Environmental Studies and Business Administration, and assists Renewable Choice in providing market-based insights and analysis, as well as sustainability communications. Momentum behind the 2015 clean energy movement in the U.S. led to a dramatic reversal in installed energy capacity. Historically, new fossil fuels have dominated [...]