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Monthly Archives: June 2013

28 06, 2013

Renewable energy entrepreneur Quayle Hodek talks about the disruptive power of small at TEDxMaui

By | 2013-06-28T16:52:50-07:00 June 28th, 2013|News|

Renewable energy entrepreneur Quayle Hodek talks about the disruptive power of small at TEDxMaui Fri, Jun 28 2013By Shea Gunther In 2001, when I was 23 years old, I moved to Boulder, Colorado and started up Renewable Choice, a company selling wind power, with two of my best friends, Kris Lotlikar and Quayle Hodek. I [...]

27 06, 2013

Green-e Renewable Energy Credit Trading Remains Strong in 2013

By | 2013-06-27T02:51:16-07:00 June 27th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

A recent report from renewable energy markets firm Karbone indicates that Green-e certified renewable energy credits (RECs) have performed well through the first two quarters of 2013 and are expected to retain their strong market position through at least the end of July.  This is despite the fact that some states with renewable energy portfolio [...]

26 06, 2013

Obama takes on power plants as part of new climate plan

By | 2013-06-26T22:28:25-07:00 June 26th, 2013|News|

Obama takes on power plants as part of new climate plan By Jeff Mason and Roberta Rampton as featured on reuters.com. WASHINGTON | Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:14pm EDT Obama also signaled he would block construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada if it contributed to climate change. That does not mean the [...]

26 06, 2013

19 take part in Tube to Work Day on Boulder Creek

By | 2013-06-26T21:58:05-07:00 June 26th, 2013|News|

19 take part in Tube to Work Day on Boulder Creek Tuesday, June 25, 2013By Doug Ohlemeier BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A day before Colorado marks Bike to Work Day, some commuters in Boulder got their feet wet heading to work by inner tube. The Daily Camera reports (http://bit.ly/15CFpS3) 19 people went tubing down Boulder [...]

25 06, 2013

Boulder's Tube to Work Day hits all-time high with 19

By | 2013-06-25T19:33:14-07:00 June 25th, 2013|News|

    Boulder's Tube to Work Day hits all-time high with 19 June 25, 2013 | Staff Boulder Daily Camera It started off in 2008 as two guys tubing down Boulder Creek in suits.  Six years later, nearly 20 people were willing to get a little wet on their way to work this morning for [...]

25 06, 2013

Press Release: Renewable Choice Energy Client Keilhauer Receives Canada’s Greenest Employer Honor

By | 2013-06-25T17:44:53-07:00 June 25th, 2013|News|

Renewable Choice Energy Client Keilhauer Receives Canada's Greenest Employer Boulder, CO (PRWEB) June 6, 2013 -- Renewable Choice Energy (www.renewablechoice.com) today announced that its client Keilhauer has achieved status as one of Canada’s greenest employers.  The honor was bestowed upon Keilhauer by the editors of the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project and recognizes Canadian companies [...]

24 06, 2013

The Carbon You’re Not Counting

By | 2013-06-24T21:41:25-07:00 June 24th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

The private sector is leading the way in the voluntary purchase of green power via renewable energy credits (RECs).  The EPA lists more than 1,400 organizations—including major corporate players Intel, Microsoft, Kohl’s Department Stores, Whole Foods Market, and Walmart—among their Green Power Partners.  Collectively, these green power adopters use more than 27 billion kWh of [...]

24 06, 2013

What’s a CO2 Calculator – buy CO2 offsets | Renewable Choice

By | 2013-06-24T20:47:14-07:00 June 24th, 2013|Uncategorized|

A carbon dioxide (CO2) calculator is an important tool for helping to convert abstract greenhouse gas (GHG) emission measurements into everyday equivalencies.  At Renewable Choice, we use a CO2 calculator to help organizations measure their climate impact and to determine the number of carbon offsets clients will need to buy.  Carbon offsets help to mitigate [...]

24 06, 2013

What are RECs – RECs | Renewable Choice

By | 2013-06-24T20:35:15-07:00 June 24th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Renewable energy credits, or RECs, are how clean, green power is tracked and traded in North America.  Each REC guarantees that one megawatt hour (MWh) of green power was generated by a renewable energy source.  When a green power facility, such as a wind farm, produces one MWH of electricity and adds it to the [...]

18 06, 2013

RECs and carbon offsets – green e recs | Renewable Choice

By | 2013-06-18T22:13:44-07:00 June 18th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Organizations can become leaders in their industry, create competitive advantage, and reduce climate change-related risk by understanding and reducing environmental impact.   When consumed, fossil fuels such as coal and natural gas produce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the largest contributors to global warming.  By decreasing reliance on energy generated from fossil fuel sources, organizations can [...]

18 06, 2013

Renewable Choice client, West Des Moines’ Historic City Hall earns LEED Platinum certification.

By | 2013-06-18T21:00:14-07:00 June 18th, 2013|News|

    Historic City Hall Receives Top LEED Rating for Sustainability Posted by Beth Dalbey (Editor), June 4, 2013 | http://westdesmoines.patch.com The historic building has the added distinction of being the first building in Iowa to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places and earn LEED platinum certification. West Des Moines’ Historic City Hall [...]

18 06, 2013

The new GroupHealth facility in Puyallup, Wash., is the first in the nation to receive the LEED-HC designation.

By | 2013-06-18T20:43:50-07:00 June 18th, 2013|News|

Washington State Facility Earns First-Ever LEED-HC Designation By Randy Woods  | Posted June 11, 2013 | www.earthtechling.com In the green building business, perhaps no other type of institutional facility is harder to design than medical centers and hospitals. Because of the strict guidelines for sterilization and the management of infectious wastes, these structures tend to [...]

14 06, 2013

For Release: Renewable Choice Energy Provides Clean Energy to 40th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival

By | 2013-06-14T17:31:58-07:00 June 14th, 2013|News|

Renewable Choice Energy Provides Clean Energy to 40th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival  Boulder, CO (PRWEB) June 14th, 2013  -- For the 11th consecutive year, Colorado-based Renewable Choice Energy (http://www.renewablechoice.com) will provide clean energy in the form of wind power and carbon offsets to the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. The Festival, celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, [...]

14 06, 2013

Celebrating Telluride Bluegrass Festival’s 40th Anniversary

By | 2013-06-14T16:51:22-07:00 June 14th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

Next week, the Telluride Bluegrass Festival celebrates an historic occasion, its 40th anniversary of playing bluegrass in the heart of the Colorado mountains under a bright summer sun.  For the 11th consecutive year, Renewable Choice will partner with festival owners Planet Bluegrass to provide renewable energy credits (RECs) and carbon offsets to help minimize the [...]

8 06, 2013

Colorado “Head of Class” for Electric Vehicle Policies

By | 2013-06-08T04:01:20-07:00 June 8th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

By Suzanne Pletcher, Southwest Energy Efficiency Project The Colorado legislature passed six different bills supporting electric vehicles in the 2013 session, boosting Colorado to an A- ranking in a report card comparison of six southwestern states’ government policies designed to push the cars from showrooms to roads. The report card was released on May 15, [...]

3 06, 2013

AWEA 2013: Production Tax Credit, State RPS, and Direct Corporate PPA Interest Hot Topics

By | 2013-06-03T21:27:32-07:00 June 3rd, 2013|Environmental Blog|

At the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) 2013 Wind Power conference last month, three trends dominated the conversation: the federal Production Tax Credit (PTC), state Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) requirements, and direct corporate interest in power purchase agreements (PPAs).  The PTC discussion is an ever-present yo-yo.  U.S. wind power saw a record year for installations [...]