Industry Trends

8 03, 2017

#BeBoldForChange: Women in Energy and Sustainability

By | March 8th, 2017|Industry Trends, International|

Author: Lucie Frideling, International Marketing Manager, Schneider Electric March 8 is International Women’s Day, an occasion to “celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.” And the theme for this year’s celebration is #BeBoldForChange, urging women and men to become leaders within their spheres of influence by taking bold pragmatic action to accelerate gender parity. Why the [...]

7 03, 2017

Global Clean Tech Q&A: Our Experts Answer Your Questions

By | March 7th, 2017|Industry Trends|

On February 22nd, 2017, John Powers and James Lewis of Renewable Choice, presented on a webinar alongside CDP on the topic of risks and renewables, with a particular focus on policies that might affect corporate energy buyers in the U.S. as well as how exploring global clean tech markets may help alleviate risks in the U.S. [...]

16 02, 2017

One Month After Inauguration: What’s in Store for Renewable Energy in the New Administration?

By | February 16th, 2017|Industry Trends, Policy|

Author: Jenna Bieller assists Renewable Choice in providing market-based insights, analysis, and sustainability communications. Down just 18% from its all-time high in 2015, renewable energy investment in 2016 turned out with impressive pace. Continued vigorous demand from non-utility entities, paired with the emergence of strong global solutions, indicate that clean tech progress in 2017 may be [...]

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. [...]

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 Founder & former CEO of Renewable Choice Energy, recently acquired by Schneider Electric Renewable Choice team circa 2001 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 [...]

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 drivers, Industry Trends|

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 [...]