Yearly Archives: 2014

16 12, 2014

Adelphi University Earns A National Leadership Award As A Green Power User By The EPA

By | 2014-12-16T18:31:37+00:00 December 16th, 2014|News|

      December 16th, 2014 | Posted on www.longislandexchange.com Long Island, NY- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Adelphi University as No. 29 on its Top 30 College & University list of the largest green power users among higher education institutions in EPA’s Green Power Partnership for the second year in a row. Adelphi is [...]

16 12, 2014

Hands On Children’s Museum First In Western United States to Earn Gold Building Certification for Sustainability

By | 2014-12-16T18:30:13+00:00 December 16th, 2014|News|

December 16th, 2014 | Posted on www.thurstontalk.com The Hands On Children’s Museum is now the first children’s museum in the Western United States awarded a GOLD rating by the U.S. Green Building Council for its sustainable building located on Olympia’s East Bay waterfront. The museum joins four other children’s museums worldwide with the GOLD rating. Hands [...]

11 12, 2014

Government unveils plans for UK's first renewable energy college

By | 2014-12-11T18:32:43+00:00 December 11th, 2014|News|

ClickGreen Staff | December 11th, 2014 | Posted on www.clickgreen.org.uk The Government has announced plans to develop a National College for Wind Energy, the UK’s first further education centre dedicated to renewable energy. Business Secretary Vince Cable said the national college will be based in the Humber area and will provide a ‘hub’ for skills, [...]

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 [...]

2 12, 2014

Solar and Wind Energy Start to Win on Price vs. Conventional Fuels

By | 2014-12-02T18:33:55+00:00 December 2nd, 2014|News|

Diane Cardwell | December 2nd, 2014 | Posted on nytimes.com For the solar and wind industries in the United States, it has been a long-held dream: to produce energy at a cost equal to conventional sources like coal and natural gas. That day appears to be dawning. The cost of providing electricity from wind and [...]

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 [...]

20 11, 2014

Renewable Choice Energy Receives EPA Green Power Leadership Award

By | 2014-11-20T18:36:05+00:00 November 20th, 2014|News|

Boulder, CO (PRWEB) November 20th, 2014 - Renewable Choice Energy announced today that it has received a 2014 Green Power Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The annual awards recognize the country’s leading green power suppliers for their commitment and contribution to helping advance the development of the nation’s voluntary green power [...]

18 11, 2014

Major Wind Acquisition Makes SunEdison World's Largest Renewable Energy Developer

By | 2014-11-18T18:37:46+00:00 November 18th, 2014|News|

William Pentland | November 18th, 2014 | Posted on forbes.com SunEdison, the St. Louis, MO-based solar power juggernaut, said today that it would acquire First Wind, one of the largest wind power developers in the United States, for $2.4 billion. The acquisition of First Wind, which is based in Boston, MA, will make SunEdison the [...]

14 11, 2014

Wind energy fellowships

By | 2014-11-14T18:38:53+00:00 November 14th, 2014|News|

  Diane Kukich, University of Delaware | November 14th, 2014 | Posted on www.udel.edu The wind turbine on the University of Delaware’s Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes has yielded many benefits in its first four years of operation, including generating clean energy for the campus and community, helping train students in turbine maintenance, testing [...]

12 11, 2014

U.S. and China Reach Climate Accord After Months of Talks

By | 2014-11-12T18:40:18+00:00 November 12th, 2014|News|

  Mark Landler | November 12, 2014 | Posted on www.nytimes.com BEIJING — China and the United States made common cause on Wednesday against the threat of climate change, staking out an ambitious joint plan to curb carbon emissions as a way to spur nations around the world to make their own cuts in greenhouse [...]

6 11, 2014

Mosaic Labs Changes Name to Mosaic Sustainability

By | 2014-11-06T18:49:10+00:00 November 6th, 2014|News|

Boulder, CO (PRWEB) November 6, 2014 -- Sustainability consulting leader Mosaic Labs announced today that it has changed its name to Mosaic Sustainability, citing a clarified market focus and refreshed identity as the reasons behind the change. Over the past year, the company has significantly expanded its market reach, providing products and services to some [...]

5 11, 2014

EPA Green Power Partnership Announces Top Lists

By | 2014-11-05T21:05:50+00:00 November 5th, 2014|Business Blog|

Last week the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its list for the top 100 green power purchasers within the Green Power Partnership. The Green Power Partnership (GPP) is a voluntary program run by the EPA that recognizes companies across industries and institutions that invest in green power in order to reduce their environmental impact. Participation [...]

5 11, 2014

The Role of Community Wind

By | 2014-11-05T21:04:32+00:00 November 5th, 2014|Business Blog|

A recent initiative in the UK will soon provide local residents the opportunity to purchase shares in new renewable energy projects. With a mandate for renewable energy companies to offer at least 5% of the business to locals with a possible annual return rate of 6-9%, the initiative aims to garner further local support for [...]

4 11, 2014

New Hydroelectric Plant to Be Built for New York

By | 2014-11-04T18:51:54+00:00 November 4th, 2014|News|

  Sam Roberts | November 4th, 2014 | Posted on www.nytimes.com It seems as natural as, well, water: Harness the energy potential of a 95-billion-gallon reservoir to run four turbines and generate electrical power cleanly and at a profit. Having overcome potential hurdles ranging from drought-stricken rafters on the Delaware River to the endangered dwarf [...]

4 11, 2014

SunEdison’s Terraform Buys $250 Million of Solar Farms

By | 2014-11-04T18:50:39+00:00 November 4th, 2014|News|

Ehnren Goosens | Published: November 4th, 2014 | Posted on www.bloomberg.com TerraForm Power Inc. (TERP), the company that owns and operates solar farms mainly built by parent SunEdison Inc. (SUNE), will pay $250 million to Capital Dynamics U.S. Solar Energy Fund, L.P. for solar projects in five U.S. states. TerraForm will buy the 39 projects [...]

31 10, 2014

Maybe you can change people’s minds about climate change after all

By | 2014-10-31T18:52:52+00:00 October 31st, 2014|News|

  Chris Mooney | October 31st, 2014 | Posted on www.washingtonpost.com It's no secret that certain political worldviews prevent people from accepting the science of global warming. And it's not just that conservative and pro-free market beliefs are strongly correlated with dismissal of climate science. Get this: Conservatives who are more scientifically literate, or better at [...]

30 10, 2014

The Spooky Reality of Climate Change

By | 2014-10-30T21:06:57+00:00 October 30th, 2014|Business Blog|

Today is Halloween.  Historically, this holiday marked the end of summer and the death of vegetation and often livestock, leading to its association with the scary denizens of the underworld: ghosts, goblins, and ghouls.  While the holiday itself has become far more commercialized in recent years, the shortening days and chillier temperatures remind us that [...]

29 10, 2014

HGA Minneapolis Office Receives LEED 2009 CI Platinum Certification

By | 2014-10-29T18:54:06+00:00 October 29th, 2014|News|

Iona Neamt | October 29th, 2014 | Posted on cpexecutive.com HGA Architects and Engineers’ office interior at 420 N. Fifth St. has received 85 out of 110 points under the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED 2009 for Commercial Interiors. HGA moved in December 2011 into the historic Ford Center, a former Ford assembly plant that [...]

27 10, 2014

Acer Commits to 100 Percent Renewable Energy for its U.S.-Based Operations

By | 2014-10-27T18:55:53+00:00 October 27th, 2014|News|

October 27, 2014 | Posted on www.PRWeb.com Acer today announced an initiative to provide clean energy for its U.S.-based operations. The company purchased enough green power to offset 100 percent of its carbon emissions from electricity at all U.S. facilities. The purchase of more than 27 million kilowatt-hours of green power in the form of [...]

23 10, 2014

Renewable Choice Subsidiary, Mosaic Labs to Provide Carbon Accounting Support to S&P 500 for CDP Climate Change 2015

By | 2014-10-23T18:56:52+00:00 October 23rd, 2014|News|

Boulder, CO (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 -- Mosaic Labs announced today that it is preparing for the 2015 CDP response season following the release of the CDP S&P 500 Annual Report last month. The company has provided CDP support for six years to S&P 500 respondents, helping companies to achieve an average of a 20-25% [...]

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 [...]

20 10, 2014

How Minnesota’s highways are poised to become renewable energy generators

By | 2014-10-20T18:57:51+00:00 October 20th, 2014|News|

Conrad deFiebre | October 20th, 2014 | Posted on www.minnpost.com Minnesota’s highways are poised to become green energy generators with up to five 1-megawatt solar panel arrays built on public right-of-way around the state. If the pilot project proceeds as planned it would exceed the total capacity of a solar installation at Minneapolis-St. Paul International [...]

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, [...]

16 10, 2014

One Sansome Street Earns First LEED v4 Platinum Certification

By | 2014-10-16T18:59:34+00:00 October 16th, 2014|News|

    San Francisco, CA | Published on www.buildingwise.net How we solved the challenge One Sansome Street sits atop a base that includes portions of a historic building that once housed the Anglo & London Paris National Bank. When it was acquired by Barker Pacific Group and Prudential Real Estate Investors, the occupancy had fallen [...]

14 10, 2014

Renewable Choice Energy to Exhibit at Greenbuild 2014 in New Orleans

By | 2014-10-14T19:00:49+00:00 October 14th, 2014|News|

Boulder, CO (PRWEB) October 14th, 2014 Colorado-based Renewable Choice Energy will join other leading exhibitors at this year’s annual Greenbuild conference later this month in New Orleans. Since 2003, the firm has supplied more than 5,000 green building projects in more than 22 countries with Green-e® Energy certified renewable energy credits (RECs) and Green-e Climate [...]

10 10, 2014

SF event to be 100% powered by renewable microgrid

By | 2014-10-10T19:01:49+00:00 October 10th, 2014|News|

Becky Dempsey | October 10th, 2014 | Posted on www.greenbiz.com VERGE San Francisco, a four-day conference focusing on the intersection of technology and sustainability, will be powered by a fully functional, replicable, renewably powered microgrid, demonstrating the power of distributed energy solutions on the market today. VERGE SF, Oct. 27-30, is the flagship of a global [...]

9 10, 2014

Mayor de Blasio Commits to 80 Percent Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2050

By | 2014-10-09T19:02:41+00:00 October 9th, 2014|News|

  NEW YORK—Mayor de Blasio announced today that New York City is committing to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent over 2005 levels by 2050, starting with One City, Built to Last: Transforming New York City’s Buildings for a Low-Carbon Future – a sweeping plan to retrofit public and private buildings to dramatically [...]

3 10, 2014

Chile becomes the first South American country to tax carbon

By | 2014-10-03T17:38:46+00:00 October 3rd, 2014|News|

Chile becomes the first South American country to tax carbon Sao Paolo | October 3rd, 2014 | Posted on uk.reuters.com President Michelle Bachelet of Chile enacted new environmental tax legislation on Friday making the country the first in South America to tax carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Part of a broad tax reform, Chile's carbon tax [...]

3 10, 2014

Big-Name Companies Commit To 100% Renewables Campaign

By | 2014-10-03T17:29:39+00:00 October 3rd, 2014|News|

Big-Name Companies Commit To 100% Renewables Campaign   October 3rd, 2014 | Posted on www.nawindpower.com Large companies, including IKEA, H&M, Mars and Nestle, recently joined a group of non-governmental organizations and clean energy stakeholders to launch a multiyear initiative to encourage major businesses to commit to using 100% renewable power. Led by The Climate Group [...]

3 10, 2014

Wind And Solar Are Catching Up With Nuclear Power, Says Report

By | 2014-10-03T17:14:08+00:00 October 3rd, 2014|News|

Wind And Solar Are Catching Up With Nuclear Power, Says Report    October 3rd, 2014 | Posted on www.nawindpower.com Advocates of nuclear energy have long been predicting its renaissance, yet this mode of producing electricity has been stalled for years. Renewable energy, by contrast, continues to expand rapidly, even if it still has a long [...]

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 [...]

2 10, 2014

European Directive Mandates Non-financial Reporting

By | 2014-10-02T21:08:01+00:00 October 2nd, 2014|Business Blog|

?????????????????????????????????????????? The culture of sustainability and responsible business practice in Europe has long provided a leading example for the rest of the world, and it is no surprise that the first law requiring non-financial disclosure from the private sector has come from Europe as well. On April 15th of this year, the European [...]

26 09, 2014

UN Climate Summit: A 'game-changer' for global warming?

By | 2014-09-26T15:52:39+00:00 September 26th, 2014|News|

UN Climate Summit: A 'game-changer' for global warming? But the key move will be to get a binding agreement at the 2015 Paris conference Trinh Theresa Do| September 26th, 2014 | Posted on www.cbc.ca A few years back at a United Nations climate talks in Bali, business executives hunkered down at a nearby hotel and [...]

25 09, 2014

EPA Recognizes CH2M HILL Among Nation's Leading Green Power Users

By | 2014-09-25T20:32:00+00:00 September 25th, 2014|News|

    EPA Recognizes CH2M HILL Among Nation's Leading Green Power Users   September 25th, 2014 | Posted on pennenergy.com CH2M HILL has joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Partnership, committing to purchase renewable energy to supply its operations. This commitment supports CH2M HILL's belief that renewable power has an important role in [...]

25 09, 2014

For Release: Renewable Choice Energy Announces Partnership with Syracuse University

By | 2014-09-25T19:17:51+00:00 September 25th, 2014|News|

  Renewable Choice Energy Announces Partnership with Syracuse University Campus increases its commitment to clean energy with wind power purchase Boulder, CO (PRWEB) September 25th, 2014 -- Renewable Choice Energy announced today that it has partnered with Syracuse University to provide green power to the school in order to further reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) [...]

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

White House Announces Executive Actions and Commitments from Across the Country to Advance Solar Deployment and Energy Efficiency

By | 2014-09-18T17:36:24+00:00 September 18th, 2014|News|

  White House Announces Executive Actions and Commitments from Across the Country to Advance Solar Deployment and Energy Efficiency Commitments and Executive Actions Illustrate Federal, State, and Local Leadership to  Create Jobs and Cut Carbon Pollution Office of the Press Secretary | September 18th | Posted on nationaljournal.com The Obama Administration is committed to taking [...]

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 [...]

16 09, 2014

Lobbied by Google, Apple, Duke Pumps $500M Into Renewable Energy in N. Carolina

By | 2014-09-16T17:04:14+00:00 September 16th, 2014|News|

Lobbied by Google, Apple, Duke Pumps $500M Into Renewable Energy in N. Carolina Jason Verge | September 16th, 2014 | Posted on datacenterknowledge.com Duke Energy, the largest power utility in the U.S., announced it will acquire and construct three solar facilities in North Carolina and has signed five power purchase agreements with solar energy generation [...]

15 09, 2014

UMass to create new renewable energy chair position

By | 2014-09-15T14:40:15+00:00 September 15th, 2014|News|

    UMass to create new renewable energy chair position September 15th, 2014 | Benjamin Zifkin | Posted on dailycollegian.com The University of Massachusetts will receive $2.5 million from the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) to create a new endowed chair at the University’s College of Engineering. The funding will be matched by the [...]

10 09, 2014

Municipal Franchise Agreements Offer Local Energy Options

By | 2014-09-10T17:42:30+00:00 September 10th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

We often discuss the need for a comprehensive approach in order to achieve a functional clean energy economy. In the case of cities with private utilities, one important tool is the Municipal Franchise Agreement (MFA), an often underutilized means to diversifying energy resources on a local level. Originally created to spur municipal economic development, Municipal Franchise [...]

9 09, 2014

California Successfully Emphasizes Renewable Energy Commitment

By | 2014-09-09T20:31:25+00:00 September 9th, 2014|News|

  California Successfully Emphasizes Renewable Energy Commitment Morris Beschloss | September 9th, 2014 | Posted on www.desertsun.com Over the years, California has justifiably claimed the exalted position of originator of new ideas in fashion, entertainment, social media, and even electric cars. The state’s Silicon Valley is the shining symbol of the world’s breakthrough communications technology. [...]

9 09, 2014

Boulder looks to the sun as it considers municipal utility's energy mix

By | 2014-09-09T15:38:08+00:00 September 9th, 2014|News|

Boulder looks to the sun as it considers municipal utility's energy mix City studying solar capacity, seeking ways to encourage rooftop panels Erica Meltzer | September 9th, 2014 | Posted on www.dailycamera.com Many of the activists who campaigned for municipalization in Boulder envisioned not just a city-run utility that used mostly renewable energy, but one that [...]

8 09, 2014

Clean Energy Jobs 2nd Quarter Potential And Growth Depicted On Website

By | 2014-09-08T14:51:01+00:00 September 8th, 2014|News|

Clean Energy Jobs 2nd Quarter Potential And Growth Depicted On Website Roy L Hales | September 8th, 2014 | Posted on www.cleantechnica.com The US added another 12,500 jobs during the second quarter. That’s twice as many as in the preceding quarter. Close to half of these were in the solar sector (5,895), but there were [...]

4 09, 2014

First commercial-scale biofuel plant opens in US

By | 2014-09-04T16:32:02+00:00 September 4th, 2014|News|

First commercial-scale biofuel plant opens in US Luke Nicholls | September 4th, 2014 | Posted on www.edie.net The USA's first commercial-scale biofuel plant is now open and will eventually produce more than 110 million litres of fuel a year from corn waste. The £167m plant, named 'Project Liberty', is situated in Emmetsburg, Iowa and converts baled [...]

3 09, 2014

The Story of a New Sector

By | 2014-09-03T15:09:38+00:00 September 3rd, 2014|Environmental Blog|

Homeowners take note: unprecedented access to the benefits of wind energy is just around the corner. Just as we’ve seen with the incredible success of the residential solar market, the distributed wind community is making a consolidated effort to provide an accessible financing structure that utilizes third party financing to eliminate up front costs and [...]

3 09, 2014

Duplicate of EPA's '100 percent Green Power Users' include Maine firms

By | 2014-09-03T14:37:26+00:00 September 3rd, 2014|News|

EPA's '100 percent Green Power Users' include Maine firms April 30th, 2014 |  Posted on portlanddailysun.me The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its "100 percent Green Power Users" lists this month, with results showing that Maine logged 11 businesses or organizations that generated 100 percent or more of their energy needs from renewable sources. In [...]

2 09, 2014

Buffett’s Renewables Bet Emboldens Vaisala in China Plan

By | 2014-09-02T18:16:11+00:00 September 2nd, 2014|News|

Buffett’s Renewables Bet Emboldens Vaisala in China Plan Kasper Viita | September 2nd, 2014 | Posted on www.bloomberg.com Vaisala Oyj (VAIAS), the Finnish maker of meteorological equipment, is harnessing its expertise in weather forecasting to boost growth by helping renewable energy producers prepare for calm and storm alike. “Energy is a natural fit for us, [...]

29 08, 2014

For Release: Town of Ithaca Announces Partnership with Renewable Choice Energy

By | 2014-08-29T15:54:13+00:00 August 29th, 2014|News|

Town of Ithaca Announces Partnership with Renewable Choice Energy Local government leader in sustainability works to offset environmental impact. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) June 17th, 2014  -- The Town of Ithaca, New York announced today that it has purchased green power from the Boulder-based firm Renewable Choice Energy to help reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. [...]

27 08, 2014

UBS Report Suggests Renewable Focus for U.S.

By | 2014-08-27T16:14:49+00:00 August 27th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

A recent report released by leading investment bank UBS suggests that the convergence of three unsubsidized factors will soon bring renewables to the forefront of energy demand. These three resources are electric vehicles, solar energy, and energy storage battery technologies, and though the study focused on the forecast of this convergence in Europe, it also [...]

26 08, 2014

Duplicate of Coal Plant Regulations to Affect Renewable Energy Sector

By | 2014-08-26T18:28:45+00:00 August 26th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

Yesterday the Environmental Protection Agency published its proposal for a regulation to limit carbon dioxide emissions from existing coal plants by 30% from 2005 levels by the year 2030. The existing 523 coal plants across the U.S. currently account for 38% of the nation’s carbon dioxide emissions, making it the largest emitter of carbon dioxide [...]

26 08, 2014

Renewables Generate 100 Percent of New U.S. Energy Capacity in July

By | 2014-08-26T15:35:52+00:00 August 26th, 2014|News|

Renewables Generate 100 Percent of New U.S. Energy Capacity in July   Leon Kaye | August 26th, 2014 | Posted on www.triplepundit.com We hear a lot from the optimists about how renewable energy is experiencing skyrocketing growth and should displace fossil fuels in no time. Then there are the naysayers who insist solar, wind and other [...]

14 08, 2014

The Master Limited Partnership Parity Act

By | 2014-08-14T00:41:10+00:00 August 14th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

Last week we discussed various clean energy economies around the world, placing a specific focus on recent governmental initiatives and their effects on the clean energy landscape. This week, we’d like to discuss a key tool for the American clean energy landscape. A serious debate within the U.S. government surrounds the fate of the production [...]

13 08, 2014

International Landscape Series Part III: India

By | 2014-08-13T17:44:19+00:00 August 13th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

India is a country at the tipping point of a renewable energy transformation, thanks in large part to the recently elected government. The recent reinstatement of pro-renewable initiatives within the Indian government signals serious things for the industry, and could very well represent the groundwork for development of a “National Wind Mission. “ In the [...]

12 08, 2014

International Landscape Series Part II: Australia

By | 2014-08-12T16:30:05+00:00 August 12th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

In the case of Australia, a recent change in government has been destructive for the renewable energy industry. The 2013 repeal of the carbon tax – a regulation mandating the top 500 polluters in Australia to cut emissions by 5% from 2000 levels – was the beginning of a trend to withdraw support for environmental initiatives. Australia [...]

12 08, 2014

Wyoming board gives key OK for Carbon County wind farm

By | 2014-08-12T15:13:42+00:00 August 12th, 2014|News|

Wyoming board gives key OK for Carbon County wind farm If built, it would be the largest onshore wind farm in the U.S. Benjamin Storrow | August 12th, 2014 | Posted on www.trib.com The largest proposed onshore wind farm in the United States cleared a key regulatory hurdle after state regulators voted unanimously to approve [...]

11 08, 2014

Zilkha Biomass Energy Announces New Monitcello Facility

By | 2014-08-11T14:49:22+00:00 August 11th, 2014|News|

Zilkha Biomass Energy Announces New Monitcello Facility August 11th, 2014 | Monticelllo, Arkansas | Posted on thv11.com MONTICELLO, Ark. -- Zilkha Biomass Energy, a producer of biomass solutions to electric utility customers, today announced it is building a facility in Monticello, Arkansas, to manufacture their Zilkha Black® Pellet, the first commercially available advanced pellet in [...]

7 08, 2014

Pattern Acquires 200 MW Wind Project In Texas; Walmart To Buy Power

By | 2014-08-07T16:22:39+00:00 August 7th, 2014|News|

Pattern Acquires 200 MW Wind Project In Texas; Walmart To Buy Power August 7th, 2014 | Posted on www.nawindpower.com Pattern Development has acquired the 200 MW Logan's Gap wind project, located in Comanche County, Texas, from Pioneer Green Energy. As the developer of the project, Pioneer began work of a significant nature in 2013 and [...]

6 08, 2014

Hotels Find Valuable Option in Carbon Offsets

By | 2014-08-06T16:58:36+00:00 August 6th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

We all stay in hotels. We use them for business, we use them for pleasure, and sometimes we use them for entirely different reasons. And when we travel to hotels, most of us are aware of the significant environmental impact of these establishments and our use of them. The emissions associated with hotels stretch far [...]

6 08, 2014

Renewable Choice CEO Quayle Hodek, as featured on CoCreate

By | 2014-08-06T15:15:01+00:00 August 6th, 2014|News|

SHOULD CREATIVE TEAMS SEEK CONSENSUS AT ALL COSTS? Joshua Wolf Shenk | August 6th, 2014 | Posted on fastcocreate.com From August 4 to 8, Fast Company is hosting the Creative Counselor, who offers advice on how to forge and maintain great creative relationships. The Counselor, aka Joshua Wolf Shenk, is the author of the new [...]

5 08, 2014

Renewable Choice Client, Rambler Park Becomes First Dallas Building To Achieve LEED Platinum EBOM Certification

By | 2014-08-05T19:46:42+00:00 August 5th, 2014|News|

    Rambler Park Becomes First Dallas Building To Achieve LEED Platinum EBOM Certification August 5th, 2014 | Posted on www.finance.yahoo.com Parmenter Realty Partners announced today that Rambler Park has been awarded the first LEED Platinum for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance certification in Dallas and North Texas. The prestigious certification of LEED Platinum highlights [...]

4 08, 2014

As Renewable Energy Grows, Wind and Solar Pull Ahead of Hydropower

By | 2014-08-04T15:09:34+00:00 August 4th, 2014|News|

    As Renewable Energy Grows, Wind and Solar Pull Ahead of Hydropower August 4th, 2014 | Dylan Baddour | Posted on stateimpact.npr.org Wind and solar energy now routinely surpasses hydroelectric generation as an energy source in the United States, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Hydroelectricity generated by Austin's Tom Miller Dam, in [...]

1 08, 2014

Renewables Account for 14.3% of Electrical Generation in US

By | 2014-08-01T18:05:36+00:00 August 1st, 2014|News|

Renewables Account for 14.3% of Electrical Generation in US Linda Hardesty | September 3rd, 2014 | Posted on www.energymanagertoday.com According to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA)’s latest “Electric Power Monthly” report, with data through June 30, 2014, renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind) provided 14.3 percent of net US electrical generation. [...]

31 07, 2014

Verizon to Invest $40 Million to Triple Its Solar Power Capacity

By | 2014-07-31T18:04:19+00:00 July 31st, 2014|News|

  Verizon to Invest $40 Million to Triple Its Solar Power Capacity Ehren Goossens | August 26th, 2014 | Renewable Energy World NEW YORK -- Verizon Communications Inc., the largest U.S. wireless carrier, is investing almost $40 million to triple its use of solar energy this year. SunPower Corp. will install 10.2 megawatts of solar [...]

31 07, 2014

Webinar to Explore the North American Clean Energy Landscape

By | 2014-07-31T15:33:21+00:00 July 31st, 2014|News|

Webinar to Explore the North American Clean Energy Landscape International Society of Sustainability Professionals will host August 5 Webinar to help participants understand the matrix of renewables, offsets, and onsite generation. Hartford, CT | July 31st, 2014 | Posted on www.prweb.com Learn about the clean energy landscape in North America, including renewables, offsets, onsite generation, [...]

30 07, 2014

EPA Green Power Partnership Updates Top Rankings

By | 2014-07-30T17:19:26+00:00 July 30th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

Each quarter, the EPA updates its Top Partner Rankings within its Green Power Partnership. The Green Power Partnership (GPP) is a voluntary program run by the EPA that recognizes companies across industries and institutions that invest in green power in order to reduce environmental impact. Participation in the GPP program is an important marker for [...]

30 07, 2014

Renewable Choice Energy Recognizes New Leading Green Power Partners

By | 2014-07-30T16:48:47+00:00 July 30th, 2014|News|

Renewable Choice Energy Recognizes New Leading Green Power Partners Firm Provides Green Power to Growing Number of Top-Ranked EPA Program Participants Boulder, CO (PRWEB) July 30th, 2014 -- Renewable Choice Energy today announced that it provides electricity to two new top-ranked Green Power Partners, as well as 20 members of the 'Top 100' partner list. [...]

30 07, 2014

Renewable Choice Client, TD Ameritrade's Headquarters Building Earns LEED Platinum Certification

By | 2014-07-30T16:45:49+00:00 July 30th, 2014|News|

Renewable Choice Client, TD Ameritrade's Headquarters Building Earns LEED Platinum Certification July 31st, 2014 | Omaha, Nebraska | Posted on www.businesswire.com In July 2013, TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (NYSE: AMTD) solidified its growing commitment to community and sustainability by officially opening the doors of its new green corporate headquarters, constructed with the latest in energy [...]

30 07, 2014

For Release: Renewable Choice Energy Recognizes New Leading Green Power Partners

By | 2014-07-30T16:35:01+00:00 July 30th, 2014|News|

Renewable Choice Energy Recognizes New Leading Green Power Partners Firm Provides Green Power to Growing Number of Top-Ranked EPA Program Participants   Boulder, CO (PRWEB) July 30th, 2014 -- Renewable Choice Energy today announced that it provides electricity to two new top-ranked Green Power Partners, as well as 20 members of the 'Top 100' partner [...]

29 07, 2014

Denver one of four cities to host heated EPA climate hearings

By | 2014-07-29T15:12:18+00:00 July 29th, 2014|News|

Denver one of four cities to host heated EPA climate hearings Lesley McClurg | July 19th, 2014 | Posted on www.cpr.org Climate change is front and center during two days of Environmental Protection Agency hearings this week in Denver. The EPA will hear testimony on July 28 and 29  -- and it's likely to be [...]

28 07, 2014

Report shows 1 in 3 Texans chooses renewable energy options

By | 2014-07-28T17:16:29+00:00 July 28th, 2014|News|

Report shows 1 in 3 Texans chooses renewable energy options July 28th, 2014 |  Posted on www.tylerpaper.com A Texas Empowerment report released by Choose Energy shows that about one in three Texans choose renewably sourced energy options. That’s 100 percent more than any other state, Levente McCrary, spokeswoman for Choose Energy, said in an email. [...]

24 07, 2014

International Landscape Series Part I: Germany

By | 2014-07-24T17:16:51+00:00 July 24th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

As Renewable Choice continues to expand its reach beyond the U.S. through its involvement in carbon offset and LEED green power projects, we’d like to share some information on what is happening in renewable energy markets around the world. Innovation drives growth, and we feel that it is essential to understand the recent changes in different [...]

23 07, 2014

Google Teams Up With EDF to Track Natural Gas Leaks

By | 2014-07-23T17:52:31+00:00 July 23rd, 2014|Environmental Blog|

After two years of collaborative research, Google Maps and non-profit organization Environmental Defense Fund have released the pilot version of a technology that maps natural gas leaks within U.S. cities. The interactive mapping tool, made available to the public last Wednesday, intends to create transparency by showing the prevalence of methane emissions, the central pollutant [...]

23 07, 2014

EU Regulators Propose 30% Energy-Savings Target for 2030

By | 2014-07-23T15:11:06+00:00 July 23rd, 2014|News|

EU Regulators Propose 30% Energy-Savings Target for 2030 Ewa Krukowska and Jonathan Stearns | July 23rd, 2014 | Posted on www.bloomberg.com European Union regulators proposed a deeper energy-efficiency target as they pair a fight against climate change with a push to reduce reliance on Russian supplies amid the Ukraine crisis. EU nations should increase energy [...]

22 07, 2014

Duplicate of Climate Change Is Already Here, Says Massive Government Report

By | 2014-07-22T17:32:37+00:00 July 22nd, 2014|News|

Climate Change Is Already Here, Says Massive Government Report   Kate Sheppard | May 8th, 2014 | Posted on www.huffingtonpost.com WASHINGTON -– Climate change is no longer a distant threat, but a real and present danger in the United States, according to a government report issued Tuesday. The report is the latest update from the U.S. [...]

21 07, 2014

Offshore Wind Blows Toward New Jersey

By | 2014-07-21T15:27:56+00:00 July 21st, 2014|News|

    Offshore Wind Blows Toward New Jersey The Interior Department is leasing nearly 346,000 off the coast of Atlantic City. Alan Heuhauser | July 21st, 2014 | Posted on www.usnews.com Gym. Tan. Casinos. Turbines? Nearly 346,000 acres of the Jersey Shore will be leased for commercial wind-energy development, the Interior Department and Bureau of [...]

17 07, 2014

U.S. House of Representatives Releases 2015 Energy and Water Bill

By | 2014-07-17T17:29:23+00:00 July 17th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

Last Thursday the House of Representatives passed the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, a spending bill that carries significant effects on environmental programs, fossil fuel development, and nuclear weapons for national defense. The bill, which will now move on to the Senate for approval, focuses its cuts on “low priority programs,” [...]

16 07, 2014

Microsoft to buy power from a new Illinois wind farm

By | 2014-07-16T17:35:03+00:00 July 16th, 2014|News|

Microsoft to buy power from a new Illinois wind farm Julie Wernau | July 16th, 2014 | Posted on www.chicagotribune.com Microsoft Corp. will buy wind power from a new Illinois wind farm for the next 20 years to offset its power needs, part of a plan by the technology company to become offset its carbon output.  [...]

14 07, 2014

Renewable Choice Client, Portland’s Block 300 Receives LEED Gold Certification as Leasing Continues at Newly Renovated Asset

By | 2014-07-14T16:43:25+00:00 July 14th, 2014|News|

    Portland’s Block 300 Receives LEED Gold Certification as Leasing Continues at Newly Renovated Asset Alex Girda | July 14th, 2014 | Posted on www.cpexecutive.com Block 300 in Portland, one of the most high-profile office properties in the Pacific Northwest city, recently completed a major milestone. The property was awarded a LEED Gold certification [...]

14 07, 2014

HP, Intel, GM and Walmart demand changes to renewable energy industry

By | 2014-07-14T15:13:14+00:00 July 14th, 2014|News|

HP, Intel, GM and Walmart demand changes to renewable energy industry They and other big companies say longer-term contracts for energy from utilities can drive down prices Lucas Mearian | July 11th, 2014 | Posted on www.computerworld.com Frustrated by a lack of renewable energy and a purchasing system that's too complicated, a dozen major US [...]

11 07, 2014

The Feasibility of Fossil Fuels

By | 2014-07-11T15:57:58+00:00 July 11th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

We often discuss the importance and viability of the renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors. Indeed, these are integral aspects of the ongoing evolution of the energy industry and the constantly changing dynamics of the energy grid. But we rarely discuss the logistics of the current system. So, how is the fossil fuel industry doing, [...]

9 07, 2014

Duplicate of Industry Awakens to Threat of Climate Change

By | 2014-07-09T17:42:46+00:00 July 9th, 2014|News|

Industry Awakens to Threat of Climate Change Coral Davenport | www.nytimes.com | January 23rd, 2014 Coca-Cola has always been more focused on its economic bottom line than on global warming, but when the company lost a lucrative operating license in India because of a serious water shortage there in 2004, things began to change. Today, [...]

8 07, 2014

Loan Guarantee Solicitation Marks Reemergence of LPO

By | 2014-07-08T18:33:43+00:00 July 8th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

The question of how the Obama administration will influence energy policy has been asked since 2008. Last week the Department of Energy (DOE) continued to provide its answer. On Thursday, the DOE released a solicitation for requests to a $4 billion Loan Guarantee Program facilitated by the Loan Programs Office (LPO). The Renewable Energy and Efficient [...]

7 07, 2014

IBM to Help China Manage Air Quality, Renewable-Energy Supplies

By | 2014-07-07T14:52:19+00:00 July 7th, 2014|News|

IBM to Help China Manage Air Quality, Renewable-Energy Supplies July 7th, 2014 | Posted on www.businessweek.com International Business Machines Corp. (IBM:US) started a project to support China in managing air quality and energy consumption as well as forecasting renewable-energy supplies. Under the project, the Armonk, New York-based company is cooperating with the Beijing municipal government on [...]

3 07, 2014

Texas hits new peak wind output

By | 2014-07-03T17:48:32+00:00 July 3rd, 2014|News|

Texas hits new peak wind output July 3rd, 2014 | Posted on www.eia.gov At 8:48 p.m. on March 26, wind generation on the electric grid covering most of the state of Texas reached a new instantaneous peak output of 10,296 megawatts (MW). At that moment, wind supplied almost 29% of total electricity load, according to [...]

2 07, 2014

BNEF Market Outlook Points to Importance of Renewable Resources

By | 2014-07-02T17:40:46+00:00 July 2nd, 2014|Environmental Blog|

A report released yesterday by Bloomberg New Energy Finance provides a strong message to energy producers and developers around the world. The report found that between now and 2030, renewable energy could make up 65% of the $7.7 trillion in new power plant investments and 60% of all new capacity additions, transforming the world’s fossil-fuel [...]

1 07, 2014

Renewable Energy Saves Fortune 500 Companies Over $1 Billion

By | 2014-07-01T15:51:14+00:00 July 1st, 2014|News|

Renewable Energy Saves Fortune 500 Companies Over $1 Billion Jake Richardson | July 1st, 2014 | Posted on www.cleantechnica.com Renewable energy is dismissed  by some as being only for ‘greenies’ or as some kind of fringe technology, but a recent report has shown mainstream Fortune 500 companies are using it to save hundreds of millions [...]

1 07, 2014

Renewable Choice Energy Client Naropa University Named One of Eight “Greenest Schools in America”

By | 2014-07-01T15:17:46+00:00 July 1st, 2014|News|

Renewable Choice Energy Client Naropa University Named One of Eight “Greenest Schools in America” Colorado-based private college receives top nod from US News and World Report Boulder, CO (PRWEB) July 1st, 2014 -- Renewable Choice Energy announced today that local client Naropa University has been named one of eight “Greenest Schools in America” by US [...]

1 07, 2014

New Energy Storage Demo Rides On Pacific Northwest Winds

By | 2014-07-01T15:13:18+00:00 July 1st, 2014|News|

New Energy Storage Demo Rides On Pacific Northwest Winds Tina Casy | July 9th, 2014 | Posted on www.cleantechnica.com Three Washington State utilities with big investments in wind power have just signed on to a new $14.3 million energy storage and smart grid demonstration project. The end payoff will be further proof that wind power [...]

27 06, 2014

American, George Washington, GWU Hospital form pact to buy solar power for next 20 years

By | 2014-06-27T16:32:26+00:00 June 27th, 2014|News|

American, George Washington, GWU Hospital form pact to buy solar power for next 20 years Steven Overly | June 27th, 2014 | Posted on www.washingtonpost.com American University, George Washington University and George Washington University Hospital plan to power a significant portion of their campuses using solar energy in the next 20 years, after signing a [...]

26 06, 2014

Germany’s Solar Record Calls for Leadership from U.S.

By | 2014-06-26T20:11:53+00:00 June 26th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

On Monday, June 9th, Germany broke a solar record by meeting over 50% of its electricity demand with solar capacity. This accompanied another world record set by Germany the previous week, as 24.24 GW was generated by solar during a one hour period. These are impressive feats, considering that over 90% of the world’s population [...]

19 06, 2014

Renewable Choice Launches Planet Bluegrass Webpage

By | 2014-06-19T16:44:31+00:00 June 19th, 2014|News|

  Renewable Choice Launches Planet Bluegrass Webpage June 19th, 2014 | http://www.renewablechoice.com/planet-bluegrass.html Since 2003, Renewable Choice Energy has been providing green power in the form of renewable energy credits (RECs) to Planet Bluegrass to offset the environmental impact of its annual Colorado-based music festivals. To date, Planet Bluegrass has purchased more than five million kilowatt hours [...]

17 06, 2014

Renewable Choice Energy Offsets FIFA World Cup Stadiums

By | 2014-06-17T17:23:21+00:00 June 17th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

We’ve been involved in some pretty cool projects, and somehow, they just seem to get cooler. Today, we announced our partnership with two stadiums playing host to the World Cup in Brazil to aid in achieving LEED building certification. The stadiums - Arena Pernambuco and Estiod Beire Rio - will purchase a total of 10,145,850 [...]

17 06, 2014

For Release: Renewable Choice Energy to Offset FIFA World Cup Stadiums

By | 2014-06-17T15:38:44+00:00 June 17th, 2014|News|

Renewable Choice Energy to Offset FIFA World Cup Stadiums Renewable energy provider helps stadiums to achieve LEED® certification. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) June 17th, 2014  -- Renewable Choice Energy today announced its partnership with two of the stadiums playing host to the World Cup in Brazil this month in their attempt to achieve LEED® (Leadership in [...]

11 06, 2014

Buffett to double down on solar and wind investment

By | 2014-06-11T17:56:56+00:00 June 11th, 2014|News|

Buffett to double down on solar and wind investment The U.S. tycoon revealed he is ready to pour another $15 billion into his Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s renewable energy interests, taking expenditure to $30 billion. June 11th, 2014 |Posted on www.pv-magazine.com American tycoon Warren Buffett has spoken this week of his desire to double the level [...]

11 06, 2014

For Release: Renewable Choice Energy Partners with Telluride Bluegrass Festival for 12th Consecutive Year

By | 2014-06-11T15:37:23+00:00 June 11th, 2014|News|

Renewable Choice Energy Partners with Telluride Bluegrass Festival for 12th Consecutive Year Colorado-based companies continue long-standing partnership in sustainable “festivation.” Boulder, CO (PRWEB) June 11th, 2014  -- For the 12th consecutive year, Colorado-based Renewable Choice Energy will provide emission reductions and green power in the form of wind power and carbon offsets to the Telluride [...]

10 06, 2014

The United States Midwest: A Leader in Clean Energy

By | 2014-06-10T15:32:09+00:00 June 10th, 2014|News|

The United States Midwest: A Leader in Clean Energy Ben Paulos, Eric Heitz, Gregg Ander | June 10th | Posted on www.renewableenergyworld.com  A long-term commitment to energy policy in the Midwest is transforming the region’s energy system, economy, and environment. By tapping into its enormous renewable energy potential and manufacturing know-how, the Midwest is poised [...]

9 06, 2014

First Annual Sustainable Energy for All Forum

By | 2014-06-09T17:58:12+00:00 June 9th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

Last week New York City played host to the first annual Sustainable Energy for All Forum, an event held to discuss the previously established SE4ALL initiative for a global energy revolution and the measures necessary for its success. The event brought together leaders from around the world to discuss the energy issues facing both developed [...]

5 06, 2014

Renewable Choice client, Hub Group Receives LEED Gold Certification For New Headquarters

By | 2017-08-29T13:29:26+00:00 June 5th, 2014|News|

June 5th, 2014 | Oak Brook, Illinois | Posted on www.prnewswire.com Hub Group (NASDAQ: HUBG), a leading provider of intermodal, truck brokerage and logistics services, announced today that it has received LEED® Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for its new headquarters in Oak Brook, Ill. The LEED rating system is the [...]

5 06, 2014

The Water-Energy Nexus

By | 2014-06-05T16:28:32+00:00 June 5th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

When assessing energy use in both business and personal life, it is essential to consider all of the different processes that require energy. The use of water for various processes is especially energy-intensive, and is therefore a significant consideration for both domestic practices and for supply chain operations in many industries. This “water-energy nexus” is [...]

4 06, 2014

Developing nations’ policies push renewable energy capacity to record high, says UN-backed report

By | 2014-06-04T16:18:46+00:00 June 4th, 2014|News|

  Developing nations’ policies push renewable energy capacity to record high, says UN-backed report June 4th, 2014 | posted on www.un.org The number of developing countries with policies in place to support renewable energy has increased six-fold in just eight years, resulting in one-fifth of the world’s power production now coming from renewable sources, according [...]

3 06, 2014

Coal Plant Regulations to Affect Renewable Energy Sector

By | 2014-06-03T18:35:30+00:00 June 3rd, 2014|Environmental Blog|

Yesterday the Environmental Protection Agency published its proposal for a regulation to limit carbon dioxide emissions from existing coal plants by 30% from 2005 levels by the year 2030. The existing 523 coal plants across the U.S. currently account for 38% of the nation’s carbon dioxide emissions, making it the largest emitter of carbon dioxide [...]

2 06, 2014

EPA to Seek 30% Cut in Emissions at Power Plants

By | 2014-06-02T17:04:44+00:00 June 2nd, 2014|News|

EPA to Seek 30% Cut in Emissions at Power Plants Amy Harder, Reid J. Epstein, and Kristina Peterson | June 2nd, 2014 | Posted on online.wsj.com WASHINGTON—The Environmental Protection Agency will propose mandating power plants cut U.S. carbon-dioxide emissions 30% by 2030 from levels of 25 years earlier, according to people briefed on the rule, [...]

30 05, 2014

President Said to Be Planning to Use Executive Authority on Carbon Rule

By | 2014-05-30T14:46:43+00:00 May 30th, 2014|News|

President Said to Be Planning to Use Executive Authority on Carbon Rule Coral Davenport | May 30th, 2014 |Posted on www.nytimes.com WASHINGTON — President Obama will use his executive authority to cut carbon emissions from the nation’s coal-fired power plants by up to 20 percent, according to people familiar with his plans, which will spur [...]

29 05, 2014

Ohio Poised to Break From U.S. Push for Renewable Energy

By | 2014-05-29T17:17:21+00:00 May 29th, 2014|News|

Ohio Poised to Break From U.S. Push for Renewable Energy Mark Niquette | May 28th, 2014 | Posted on www.bloomberg.com Ohio is debating the sharpest break from a three-decade campaign by 29 U.S. states to reduce reliance on fossil fuels by promoting power from renewable sources. The state House of Representatives is weighing a bill that [...]

28 05, 2014

Three Myths About REC Purchasing

By | 2016-01-12T15:28:49+00:00 May 28th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

For the past 12 years, Renewable Choice Energy has been committed to providing alternatives to fossil fuel-based energy consumption. We understand that once consumers decide they would rather purchase renewable energy support fossil fuels, they have limited options to do so. These options include installing renewable resources onsite, entering into a power purchase agreement, buying [...]

27 05, 2014

Renewable Energy Provides 56% of Electrical Generation

By | 2014-05-27T16:39:33+00:00 May 27th, 2014|News|

Renewable Energy Provides 56% of Electrical Generation   Joanna Schroeder | Jul 22nd, 2014 | Posted on www.domesticfuel.com According to the latest “Energy Infrastructure Update” report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Office of Energy Projects, solar, wind, biomass, geothermal, and hydropower provided 55.7% (1,965 MW of the 3,529 MW total installed) of new installed U.S. [...]

19 05, 2014

The Ins and Outs of REC Purchasing

By | 2014-05-19T18:24:24+00:00 May 19th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

Renewable energy generation isn’t easy. It requires a tremendous investment to build capacity, whether in wind farms, solar arrays, or elsewhere. As a result, few companies choose to generate renewable energy on-site, and a great alternative is to purchase RECs. A renewable energy credit (REC) represents the environmental attributes of one megawatt hour of electricity [...]

19 05, 2014

Vermont Tech to Offer Renewable Energy Degree

By | 2014-05-19T15:44:39+00:00 May 19th, 2014|News|

Vermont Tech to Offer Renewable Energy Degree   May 19th, 2014 | Posted on www.vnews.com Randolph — Vermont Technical College will launch a bachelor’s degree program in renewable energy this fall. David Blittersdorf, renewable energy entrepreneur and president and CEO of Williston-based AllEarth Renewables, has committed $120,000 to support the new program, which is designed [...]

16 05, 2014

B Lab Announces 1,000th B Corp Certification

By | 2014-05-16T16:41:52+00:00 May 16th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

This week, B Lab announced its 1,000th B Corp certification, a milestone that reflects the widespread adoption of a new style of business that aligns social and environmental responsibility with the historical business priority of economic return. The B Corp vision is simple yet ambitious: to create a new sector of the economy that uses [...]

15 05, 2014

For Release: Renewable Choice Energy CEO Quayle Hodek Named to Recharge4040

By | 2014-05-15T17:55:45+00:00 May 15th, 2014|News|

Renewable Choice Energy CEO Quayle Hodek Named to Recharge4040 Young executive recognized for his contributions to US clean energy market. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) May 15th, 2014-- Renewable Choice Energy today announced that CEO Quayle Hodek has been recognized by UK-based Recharge News as a young new-energy pioneer. The program selected 40 energy leaders from around [...]

15 05, 2014

Carbon Offsets and the Impacts of Air Travel

By | 2014-05-15T16:58:47+00:00 May 15th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

Air travel has evolved tremendously over the past 50 years. The ease with which we fly has led to countless human and business developments, and all indicators point to the continued growth in air travel and the industry that supports it. But along with this tremendous evolution has come a reduced awareness of its effects; [...]

14 05, 2014

Renewable Choice Client, Majid Al Futtaim Properties, achieves LEED EBOM Gold standard

By | 2014-05-14T17:41:37+00:00 May 14th, 2014|News|

    MAF Tower 2 achieves LEED EBOM Gold standard Gavin Gibbon | May 14, 2014 | Posted on www.constructionweekonline.com Majid Al Futtaim Properties has announced that its head office in Dubai, Majid Al Futtaim Tower 2, has achieved the Gold standard according to the requirements of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for the [...]

13 05, 2014

New York Continues to Change the Clean Energy Game

By | 2014-05-13T18:06:15+00:00 May 13th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

New York is at it again. On April 24th, Governor Cuomo unveiled plans for a new energy initiative aimed at further decentralizing the electricity sector, including the creation of a utility platform that further integrates clean energy resources and energy efficiency measures into the state’s energy system. The Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) initiative will [...]

12 05, 2014

Renewable Choice CEO Quayle Hodek, as featured on mynewsdesk.com

By | 2014-05-12T16:43:20+00:00 May 12th, 2014|News|

Recharge announces 4040 new energy leaders May 12, 2014 | Posted on www.mynewsdesk.com Recharge has today announced the final selection for its 4040 initiative, which will bring together young new-energy pioneers in a unique forum. The 40 are made up of a diverse group of individuals from across the globe, from the worlds of renewables [...]

8 05, 2014

Climate Change Is Already Here, Says Massive Government Report

By | 2014-05-08T16:40:48+00:00 May 8th, 2014|News|

Climate Change Is Already Here, Says Massive Government Report   Kate Sheppard | May 8th, 2014 | Posted on www.huffingtonpost.com WASHINGTON -– Climate change is no longer a distant threat, but a real and present danger in the United States, according to a government report issued Tuesday. The report is the latest update from the U.S. [...]

8 05, 2014

Climate Change is Not a Political Issue

By | 2014-05-08T16:25:17+00:00 May 8th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

I recently completed a really amazing class on storytelling for sustainability. The class concept was that presenting facts & figures can turn off an audience that might otherwise be engaged via a more creative medium. Our final project was to create a digital story about our “passionate fact.” (If you’re so inclined, you can view [...]

7 05, 2014

Press Release: Colorado Biz Magazine Names Renewable Choice Energy One of Colorado’s “Perk”-iest Companies

By | 2014-05-07T15:31:49+00:00 May 7th, 2014|News|

Colorado Biz Magazine Names Renewable Choice Energy One of Colorado’s “Perk”-iest Companies Leading climate change solutions provider makes list of Top 20. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) May 7th, 2014 -- Renewable Choice Energy today announced that it has been recognized by Colorado Biz Magazine as one of Colorado’s 20 “perk”-iest companies. The company received the recognition [...]

6 05, 2014

Colorado’s 20 “perk”-iest companies

By | 2014-05-06T18:33:39+00:00 May 6th, 2014|News|

  Colorado’s 20 “perk”-iest companies Firms that offer more than a paycheck to entice and keep talent Maria Martin | May 6th, 2014 | Posted on www.cobizmag.com FREE HAIRCUTS, NAP PODS, ON-SITE KINDERGARTENS, pools, laundry services. Known to some as “hidden paychecks,” creatively crafted employee benefits have the potential for major payback. As the archetypal [...]

5 05, 2014

Sunny outlook for green energy in Massachusetts

By | 2014-05-05T16:30:16+00:00 May 5th, 2014|News|

Sunny outlook for green energy in Massachusetts Alli Knothe | May 5th, 2014 | Posted on www.telegram.com WORCESTER — The American wind energy industry is losing altitude, after a federal incentive program expired with the new year. Yet in Massachusetts, solar energy is surging with new projects, both small and large, which are sprouting up [...]

1 05, 2014

Fiscal Policy Measures Prove Essential to Energy Reform

By | 2014-05-01T20:42:09+00:00 May 1st, 2014|Environmental Blog|

A meeting hosted by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) earlier this week sought to explore the negative economic and environmental effects of global fossil fuel subsidies. The two-day workshop, entitled “Reforming Fossil Fuel Subsidies for an Inclusive Green Economy,” focused primarily on the ways fiscal policy reform can [...]

30 04, 2014

EPA's '100 percent Green Power Users' include Maine firms

By | 2014-04-30T15:24:09+00:00 April 30th, 2014|News|

EPA's '100 percent Green Power Users' include Maine firms April 30th, 2014 |  Posted on portlanddailysun.me The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its "100 percent Green Power Users" lists this month, with results showing that Maine logged 11 businesses or organizations that generated 100 percent or more of their energy needs from renewable sources. In [...]

29 04, 2014

In Victory for Obama, Court Backs Rules for Coal Pollution

By | 2014-04-29T17:53:46+00:00 April 29th, 2014|News|

In Victory for Obama, Court Backs Rules for Coal Pollution   Coral Davenport | April 29th, 2014 | Posted on www.nytimes.com WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to regulate coal-plant pollution that wafts across state lines from 27 Midwestern and Appalachian states to eastern states. The 6-to-2 ruling is [...]

28 04, 2014

For Release: Renewable Choice Energy Announces Renewed Partnership with Glens Falls Hospital

By | 2014-04-28T15:41:12+00:00 April 28th, 2014|News|

Renewable Choice Energy Announces Renewed Partnership with Glens Falls Hospital Firm Provides Green Power to Progressive New York Health Care Organization Boulder, CO (PRWEB) April 28th, 2014  -- Renewable Choice Energy today announced that New York-based Glens Falls Hospital (GFH) has purchased green power from the Boulder firm to offset 50% of the company’s electricity [...]

25 04, 2014

Renewable Choice Receives Nod from U.S. EPA

By | 2014-04-25T16:41:36+00:00 April 25th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

This week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released their list of the Top 100 Green Power Partners. Renewable Choice is proud to be a green power supplier, providing renewable energy credits (RECs) to more than 10 of the top 50 companies in the country using voluntary green power. In addition, Renewable Choice is currently [...]

25 04, 2014

For Release: Renewable Choice Energy Recognizes Leading Green Power Partners

By | 2014-04-25T15:21:17+00:00 April 25th, 2014|News|

Renewable Choice Energy Recognizes Leading Green Power Partners Firm Provides Green Power to More EPA Program Participants Than Any Other Supplier Boulder, CO (PRWEB) August 30, 2013  -- Renewable Choice Energy today announced that it provides green power to 279 EPA Green Power Partners, more than any other supplier. The company supplies upwards of 3.8 [...]

24 04, 2014

Green Power Partnership Announces Top 100 List

By | 2014-04-24T17:31:20+00:00 April 24th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

Yesterday the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its list for the top 100 green power purchasers within the Green Power Partnership. The Green Power Partnership (GPP) is a voluntary program run by the EPA that recognizes companies across industries and institutions that invest in green power in order to reduce their environmental impact. Participation in [...]

24 04, 2014

Renewable Choice client, Quinnipiac University, Recognized By EPA As Top Green Power User In The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference

By | 2014-04-24T16:44:31+00:00 April 24th, 2014|News|

    Quinnipiac University Recognized By EPA As Top Green Power User In The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference April 24th, 2014  | Posted on www.quinnipiacbobcats.com Just in time for Earth Day, Quinnipiac University was recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a 2013-2014 Individual Conference Champion of the College & University Green Power Challenge [...]

23 04, 2014

Google Signs Up to Buy 407 Megawatts of Buffett’s Wind Power

By | 2014-04-23T16:22:29+00:00 April 23rd, 2014|News|

Google Signs Up to Buy 407 Megawatts of Buffett’s Wind Power Ehren Goosens | April 23rd, 2014 | Posted on www.businessweek.com Google Inc. (GOOG:US) agreed to buy 407 megawatts of wind power from Warren Buffett’s MidAmerican Energy Holdings Co., the technology company’s largest deal to date for renewable energy. The capacity will power Google’s Council [...]

23 04, 2014

How we reached the equivalent of 44,034 seedlings of love for Mother Earth

By | 2014-04-23T15:32:30+00:00 April 23rd, 2014|News|

    How we reached the equivalent of 44,034 seedlings of love for Mother Earth April 23rd, 2014 | Posted on www.lifeway.net For the past eight years, Lifeway Foods has purchased renewable energy from our team at Renewable Choice Energy.  This partnership has enabled Lifeway to continue its longstanding commitment to environmental stewardship and corporate [...]

22 04, 2014

Celebrating Earth Day 2014

By | 2014-04-22T15:33:08+00:00 April 22nd, 2014|Environmental Blog|

Since 1970, Earth Day has offered us a powerful reminder: a heightened awareness and sense of collective responsibility that is shared by more than 1 billion people in over 190 countries around the world. Earth Day began largely as a grassroots event, but has become so widely celebrated that its focus has expanded into a [...]

21 04, 2014

For Release: Renewable Choice Energy to Offer Green-e® Climate Certified Offsets for LEED v4

By | 2014-04-21T15:49:12+00:00 April 21st, 2014|News|

Renewable Choice Energy to Offer Green-e® Climate Certified Offsets for LEED v4 Market leader expands offerings to meet latest green building specifications.  Boulder, CO (PRWEB) April 21st, 2014 -- Renewable Choice Energy today announced that it has joined Green-e Climate, and can now provide certified carbon offsets to green building projects under the new U.S. [...]

21 04, 2014

EPA Publishes 19th Annual U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory

By | 2014-04-21T15:23:17+00:00 April 21st, 2014|News|

    EPA Publishes 19th Annual U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory Mollie Lemon | April 21st, 2014 | posted on yosemite.epa.gov The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its 19th annual report of overall U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions today, showing a 3.4 percent decrease in 2012 from 2011. The Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions [...]

17 04, 2014

Renewable Energy Storage Provides New Market Possibilities

By | 2014-04-17T17:56:48+00:00 April 17th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

Improving reliability in distribution is critical to the success of the renewable energy sector. Both utilities and customers depend on grid stability, and the intermittent nature of wind and solar energy deems them unreliable as primary sources of power. Proper energy storage could help resolve this variability in demand by allowing wind and solar sources [...]

16 04, 2014

Up To 1,000 Times More Methane Released At Gas Wells Than EPA Estimates, Study Finds

By | 2014-04-16T16:47:24+00:00 April 16th, 2014|News|

Up To 1,000 Times More Methane Released At Gas Wells Than EPA Estimates, Study Finds  Ari Phillips | April 16th, 2014 |Posted on www.thinkprogress.org An analysis of a number of hydraulic fracturing sites in southwestern Pennsylvania has found that methane was being released into the atmosphere at 100 to 1,000 times the rate that the [...]

14 04, 2014

Report Supports US Wind Energy Production Tax Credit

By | 2014-04-14T18:20:01+00:00 April 14th, 2014|News|

  Report Supports US Wind Energy Production Tax Credit  Mike Godfrey | April 14th, 2014 | Posted on www.tax-news.com The United States Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory has warned of the impact that failing to renew the production tax credit (PTC) could have on domestic wind energy producers. The PTC was first established by [...]

14 04, 2014

World Solar Power Capacity Increased 35% In 2013

By | 2014-04-14T16:05:12+00:00 April 14th, 2014|News|

World Solar Power Capacity Increased 35% In 2013   April 14th, 2014 | Posted on www.cleantechnica.com With about 37,007 megawatts (MW) of solar PV power installed in 2013, world solar PV power capacity increased about 35% to 136,697 MW. Whereas Europe had dominated annual growth for years up until 2013 (10 years, to be precise), [...]

11 04, 2014

Ikea Buys Illinois Wind Farm in Global Renewables Push

By | 2014-04-11T16:18:09+00:00 April 11th, 2014|News|

Ikea Buys Illinois Wind Farm in Global Renewables Push Ehren Goossens | April 11th, 2014 | Posted on www.bloomberg.com Ikea, the world’s largest furniture retailer, bought a wind farm under construction in Illinois, it’s first in the U.S. and its largest renewable-energy investment to date. The 98-megawatt wind project in Hoopeston, about 110 miles (176 kilometers) [...]

10 04, 2014

DOE Mapping Tool Illustrates Wind Farm Growth

By | 2014-04-10T16:39:13+00:00 April 10th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

The U.S. Department of Energy recently released an interactive mapping tool highlighting the progression in U.S wind farm development since 1975, further demonstrating the adoption of web-based tools by organizations seeking to inform the public of environmental issues. The tool, which shows the number and location of wind farms developed each year from 1975-2012, uses [...]

10 04, 2014

UN Climate Change Panel to Discuss Global Transition to Renewable Energy

By | 2014-04-10T15:31:39+00:00 April 10th, 2014|News|

UN Climate Change Panel to Discuss Global Transition to Renewable Energy Frank Jordans | April 10th, 2014 | Posted on www.renewableenergyworld.com BERLIN -- After concluding that global warming almost certainly is man-made and poses a grave threat to humanity, the U.N.-sponsored expert panel on climate change is moving on to the next phase: what to [...]

8 04, 2014

Arizona Utility's Long-Term Plan Calls For More Renewable Energy, Less Coal

By | 2014-04-08T17:14:18+00:00 April 8th, 2014|News|

  Arizona Utility's Long-Term Plan Calls For More Renewable Energy, Less Coal April 8th, 2014 | Posted on www.nawindpower.com Arizona-based utility Tucson Electric Power (TEP) says it plans to meet customers' growing energy needs over the next 15 years by relying less on coal generation and more on renewables, energy efficiency and natural gas. TEP [...]

7 04, 2014

Renewable Choice Client, City of Worcester, signs pact with new energy supplier

By | 2014-04-07T15:17:28+00:00 April 7th, 2014|News|

  Hoping to lower costs, Worcester signs pact with new energy supplier Nick Kotsopoulos | April 7th, 2014 | Posted on www.telegram.com WORCESTER — The city is expected to save nearly $600,000 on its electricity bills with a three-year contract signed with a New Jersey-based energy supplier.  The deal with South Jersey Energy Co. will save [...]

4 04, 2014

CDP Supply Chain Reporting Period Opens

By | 2014-04-04T15:16:20+00:00 April 4th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

April 1st marked the opening of the reporting period for the CDP Supply Chain Program. This gives responding suppliers four months to assess their operations and complete the Questionnaire before this year’s submission deadline of July 31st. By gathering information regarding supplier sustainability and transparency practices, the Supply Chain Program helps purchasing organizations–including Wal-Mart, Nestlé, Dell, [...]

31 03, 2014

LEED® v4 and Green-e® Climate Certified Carbon Offsets

By | 2014-03-31T17:23:56+00:00 March 31st, 2014|Environmental Blog|

The recent launch of LEED v4 has brought an evolution of the LEED Credit for Green Power and Carbon Offsets, and Renewable Choice Energy is leading the industry in adapting to the new standards. Renewable Choice, who has provided green power to over 5,000 LEED certified projects, recently became the first company in the Green-e Climate program [...]

28 03, 2014

Renewable Choice Energy Begins Offering Green-e Climate Certified Carbon Offsets From U.S.–based Landfill Gas Projects

By | 2014-03-28T19:41:22+00:00 March 28th, 2014|News|

  Renewable Choice Energy Begins Offering Green-e Climate Certified Carbon Offsets From U.S.–based Landfill Gas Projects March 28th, 2013 | Posted on www.3blmedia.com Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) today announced that Renewable Choice Energy, a retail carbon offset and renewable energy company based in Boulder, Colorado, has begun offering Green-e Climate certified carbon offsets. The [...]

28 03, 2014

Hour for the Earth – 2014

By | 2014-03-28T17:49:01+00:00 March 28th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

Each day, our growing global society demands more electricity for its operations, a fact that goes largely unnoticed by many of us. Though we expect this seamless service, it leaves us with the responsibility to make a conscious effort to recognize our reliance on electricity and the impacts surrounding its use. At 8:30 PM on [...]

27 03, 2014

Renewables Dominate New U.S. Capacity For First Two Months Of 2014

By | 2014-03-27T15:57:01+00:00 March 27th, 2014|News|

Renewables Dominate New U.S. Capacity For First Two Months Of 2014 March 27th, 2014 | Posted on www.nawindpower.com For the first two months of this year, renewable energy sources accounted for 91.9% of the 568 MW of new installed U.S. electrical generating capacity, according to a report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Coal, [...]

26 03, 2014

Clean Tech Closing In on Energy Storage

By | 2014-03-26T02:36:27+00:00 March 26th, 2014|News|

  Clean tech closing in on energy storage Joshua Lindenstein | March 26th, 2014 | Posted on www.bcbr.com  BOULDER – Navigant Research analyst Sam Jaffe believes the clean-tech industry is nearing a tipping point as it relates to energy storage. More affordable batteries for cars and batteries that can economically back up homeowners’ solar power [...]

21 03, 2014

2014 Climate Action Resources Announced

By | 2014-03-21T16:24:43+00:00 March 21st, 2014|Environmental Blog|

Earlier this week the Obama administration launched Climate.data.gov, an online platform created to raise public awareness of issues related to climate change including flood risk, food security, and energy infrastructure. This is one of many efforts taken this year by governmental and independent organizations to promote action on one of the most important issues of [...]

20 03, 2014

Obama Turns to Web to Illustrate the Effects of a Changing Climate

By | 2014-03-20T18:32:15+00:00 March 20th, 2014|News|

Obama Turns to Web to Illustrate the Effects of a Changing Climate   Coral Davenport | March 20th, 2014 | Posted on www.nytimes.com WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Obama wants Americans to see how climate change could deluge or destroy their own backyards — and to make it as easy as opening a web-based app. As part [...]

20 03, 2014

With virtual power purchase agreements, companies go long on renewable energy

By | 2014-03-20T17:35:57+00:00 March 20th, 2014|News|

With virtual power purchase agreements, companies go long on renewable energy Nathanael Massey |  March 20th, 2014 | Posted on www.eenews.net Absent government subsidies or a carbon tax, it may take more than a decade for renewable energy from wind and solar to become cost competitive with cheap natural gas. Despite years of steady, sometimes [...]

13 03, 2014

Shippensburg University Project Showcases Value of USGBC LEED® Certification System

By | 2014-03-13T15:15:46+00:00 March 13th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

A recent LEED project at Shippensburg University showcases the collaboration between General Contractor Fortune Johnson Inc. and Renewable Choice Energy, as well as architecture and civil engineering teams CUBE 3 Studio and Greenman Pedersen, Inc. The project replaced several on-campus student housing buildings containing multi-person units with new, LEED certified residences. LEED certification aims to enhance [...]

11 03, 2014

Stanford scientist unveils 50-state plan to transform U.S. to renewable energy

By | 2014-03-11T16:14:14+00:00 March 11th, 2014|News|

Stanford scientist unveils 50-state plan to transform U.S. to renewable energy Mark Shwartz | March 14th, 2014 |  Posted on news.standford.edu Stanford University scientist Mark Jacobson has developed a 50-state roadmap for transforming the United States from dependence on fossil fuels to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050. He unveiled the plan at the annual [...]

11 03, 2014

For Release: Renewable Choice Energy Announces Partnership with Hypertherm

By | 2014-03-11T15:02:03+00:00 March 11th, 2014|News|

Renewable Choice Energy Announces Partnership with Hypertherm Firm to provide green power to market leading plasma cutting manufacturer  Boulder, CO (PRWEB) March 11th, 2014 -- Renewable Choice Energy today announced that Hypertherm Inc., a New Hampshire manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, has purchased green power from the Boulder firm to offset 100% [...]

10 03, 2014

Renewable Choice CEO Quayle Hodek Featured Presenter for EPA Webinar

By | 2014-03-10T16:59:21+00:00 March 10th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

Renewable Choice’s CEO Quayle Hodek, considered to be a pioneer in the green power market, will be a featured presenter at this week’s EPA webinar on long-term green power procurement from wind projects. While current green power mechanisms such as renewable energy credits (RECs) and carbon offsets (VERs) remain valuable and effective solutions for most [...]

7 03, 2014

U.S. Senate Democrats pulling all-nighter on climate change

By | 2014-03-07T20:23:45+00:00 March 7th, 2014|News|

U.S. Senate Democrats pulling all-nighter on climate change March 12th, 2014 |Thomas Ferraro and Valerie Volcovici | Posted on www.reuters.com More than two dozen U.S. Senate Democrats joined forces to speak through the night on Monday, hoping to "wake up" Congress to what is seen as the threat of climate change. "Despite overwhelming scientific evidence [...]

6 03, 2014

Mosaic Labs Announces E-Book for Wal-Mart Sustainability Index

By | 2014-03-06T19:15:10+00:00 March 6th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

As companies increasingly recognize sustainability as an opportunity for cost reduction, risk mitigation, and industry leadership, the demand for measurable data with which to make informed decisions grows. By creating tools to index data across industries and products, companies like Walmart have emerged as leaders in determining standards and innovative ideas to improve supply chain [...]

5 03, 2014

US Solar Celebrates Records in 2013, Big Trends Coming in 2014

By | 2014-03-05T15:58:58+00:00 March 5th, 2014|News|

US Solar Celebrates Records in 2013, Big Trends Coming in 2014 U.S. solar takes its first steps down the path toward mainstream status. James Montgomery | March 5th, 2014 | Posted on www.renewableenergyworld.com  Solar photovoltaic (PV) installations in the U.S. topped 4.78 GW in 2013, an increase of 41 percent over 2012, according to the [...]

5 03, 2014

For Release: Renewable Choice Energy Founder and CEO Quayle Hodek to Join EPA Webinar

By | 2014-03-05T15:12:10+00:00 March 5th, 2014|News|

  Renewable Choice Energy Founder and CEO Quayle Hodek to Join EPA Webinar Innovative leader in renewable energy will share expertise in long-term green power procurement  Boulder, CO (PRWEB) March 5, 2014 -- Colorado-based Renewable Choice Energy announced today that founder and CEO Quayle Hodek will be a featured speaker during an upcoming U.S. Environmental Protection [...]

4 03, 2014

3,000 Dairy Cows Chip In To Offset Super Bowl XLVII Greenhouse Gas Emissions

By | 2014-03-04T19:35:23+00:00 March 4th, 2014|News|

3,000 Dairy Cows Chip In To Offset Super Bowl XLVII Greenhouse Gas Emissions March 5th, 2014 | Posted on www.cleantechnica.com Three thousand dairy cows from Green Meadows Farm in central Michigan will do their part to offset greenhouse gas emissions related to Super Bowl XLVII, with the ambitious goal of making this year’s game the "greenest [...]

3 03, 2014

LEED® v4 Certification Prepares to Roll Out in Canada

By | 2014-03-03T18:22:38+00:00 March 3rd, 2014|Environmental Blog|

The next generation of LEED® certification has arrived, which includes a number of new market sectors, to green building projects in Canada. The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) has announced the availability of the newest generation of the LEED rating system, LEEDv4, for projects in Canada. In partnership with its longstanding partner, the U.S. Green [...]

28 02, 2014

Small Town Solar Systems Demonstrate Renewable Leadership

By | 2014-02-28T17:02:38+00:00 February 28th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

Small towns across America are starting to show leadership in reducing dependence on fossil fuels. One example is the small New England town of Peterborough, New Hampshire. In early January, the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission approved a grant for Peterborough to support the construction of the state’s largest solar array, providing $1.22 million to [...]

27 02, 2014

Renewables Account For 99% Of New U.S. Generation In January

By | 2014-02-27T20:44:42+00:00 February 27th, 2014|News|

  Renewables Account For 99% Of New U.S. Generation In January February 27th, 2014 | Posted on www.nawindpower.com  Non-hydro renewable energy sources accounted for more than 99% of all new U.S. electrical generating capacity installed during January for a total of 324 MW, according to the latest Energy Infrastructure Update report from the Federal Energy [...]

27 02, 2014

Renewable Choice client, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), receives USGBC “double-platinum” LEED® certification status for Energy Innovation Center.

By | 2014-02-27T19:23:52+00:00 February 27th, 2014|News|

  USGBC Awards Double-Platinum LEED Status to SDG&E’s Energy Innovation Center February 27th, 2014  | Posted on www.azobuild.com The U.S. Green Building Council reports that the Energy Innovation Center is the first facility in the region to have achieved double-platinum status for certification of both new construction and EBOM. “The LEED Platinum certification for the [...]

20 02, 2014

Sustainability Measures in the 2014 Farm Bill

By | 2014-02-20T19:41:51+00:00 February 20th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

On February 7th, 2014, President Barack Obama approved a new agricultural policy through the passage of the Agricultural Act of 2014, a multiyear plan that addresses issues such as food stamps, crop assistance and insurance, and environmental protection. Also known as the “farm bill”, the resolution is an important piece of legislation that comes after [...]

19 02, 2014

Sustainability Measures in the 2014 Farm Bill

By | 2014-02-19T14:44:48+00:00 February 19th, 2014|Uncategorized|

On February 7th, 2014, President Barack Obama approved a new agricultural policy through the passage of the Agricultural Act of 2014, a multiyear plan that addresses issues such as food stamps, crop assistance and insurance, and environmental protection. Also known as the “farm bill”, the resolution is an important piece of legislation that comes after [...]

17 02, 2014

World’s Largest Solar Thermal Power Project at Ivanpah Achieves Commercial Operation

By | 2014-02-17T19:30:02+00:00 February 17th, 2014|News|

World’s Largest Solar Thermal Power Project at Ivanpah Achieves Commercial Operation February 17th, 2014 | Posted on www.brightsourceenergy.com NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG), through its wholly owned subsidiary NRG Solar, LLC, today announced that the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System is now operational and delivering solar electricity to California customers. At full capacity, the facility’s [...]

12 02, 2014

For Release: Mosaic Labs Client Neal Mast & Son Greenhouses Inc. Receives Top CDP Score

By | 2014-02-12T23:22:03+00:00 February 12th, 2014|News|

Mosaic Sustainability Client Neal Mast & Son Greenhouses Inc. Receives Top CDP Score  Boulder, CO (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 -- Mosaic Sustainability (www.mosaicsustainability.com) announced today that its client, Neal Mast & Son Greenhouses, Inc., has received a disclosure score of 99 out of 100 on the 2013 CDP supply chain program questionnaire. The company also [...]

11 02, 2014

How Did Energy Fare in the State of the Union?

By | 2014-02-11T19:00:12+00:00 February 11th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

This year’s State of the Union address featured many familiar themes, including stories of opportunity advancement and reforms in education, immigration, and healthcare. With the limited time given, President Obama touched briefly on these many topics, leaving only a few moments for discussion of environmental issues and energy policy. In the few minutes that Obama [...]

11 02, 2014

Renewable Choice Client, SwedishAmerican Regional Cancer Center Nation's First to Receive LEED-HC Certification

By | 2014-02-11T17:14:12+00:00 February 11th, 2014|News|

  SwedishAmerican Regional Cancer Center Nation's First to Receive LEED-HC Certification February 10th, 2014 | Posted on www.swedishamerican.org SwedishAmerican Health System is pleased to announce that its Regional Cancer Center is the nation's first cancer center to receive LEED for Healthcare (LEED-HC) certification. The new free-standing outpatient center, which opened in October of 2013, was [...]

6 02, 2014

Funding for Farm Bill energy title will help Rural America

By | 2014-02-06T19:04:01+00:00 February 6th, 2014|News|

Funding for Farm Bill energy title will help Rural America February 6th, 2014 |Posted on www.quincyjournal.com The Agriculture Energy Coalition (AgEC) thanked and congratulated Sens. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) on final Senate passage of the new five-year Farm Bill. The legislation's $881 million in mandatory funding for Energy Title programs will enable [...]

5 02, 2014

California Energy Storage Verdict

By | 2014-02-05T17:57:03+00:00 February 5th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

2013 was an important year for the renewable energy industry, as leading companies announced their commitment to large-scale power purchase agreements and solar electricity finally reached grid parity with coal. Another significant 2013 milestone to note was the decision reached by the California Public Utilities Commission regarding the development of energy storage technologies. The decision [...]

30 01, 2014

European Commission Announces Climate Change Package

By | 2014-01-30T18:41:53+00:00 January 30th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

Last week the European Commission announced its proposal for a climate change package that includes new targets for renewable energy, GHG emissions, and energy efficiency. Along with policy focusing on efficiency in both building and transport, targets aim for a 40% reduction of GHG emissions from their 1990 levels, and a 27% share of renewable [...]

30 01, 2014

New U.S. Renewable Energy Capacity More Than Triples Coal, Oil And Nuclear Combined

By | 2014-01-30T17:44:42+00:00 January 30th, 2014|News|

New U.S. Renewable Energy Capacity More Than Triples Coal, Oil And Nuclear Combined January 30th, 2014 |Posted on www.nawindpower.com Renewable energy sources, such as wind, solar, biomass, geothermal and hydropower, accounted for 37.16% of all new domestic electrical generating capacity installed during calendar-year 2013 for a total of 5,279 MW, according to the latest Energy [...]

30 01, 2014

For Release: Mosaic Labs Provides Sustainability Consulting Services for CDP Respondents

By | 2014-01-30T15:43:52+00:00 January 30th, 2014|News|

Mosaic Sustainability Provides Sustainability Consulting Services for CDP Respondents Firm works with brands, suppliers to improve CDP scores  Boulder, CO (PRWEB) January 31st, 2014 -- Colorado-based Mosaic Sustainability, a subsidiary of market leader Renewable Choice Energy, today announced that it provides sustainability consulting services for CDP Climate Change program respondents. The firm assists companies in [...]

28 01, 2014

Bill Clinton calls for global fund to reform ‘unequal’ energy finance

By | 2014-01-28T16:55:07+00:00 January 28th, 2014|News|

Bill Clinton calls for global fund to reform ‘unequal’ energy finance Lucy Woods | January 28th, 2014 |Posted on www.pv-tech.org Former US president Bill Clinton has called for global investment in renewable energy and changes to the “inequality” of current financing mechanisms in the energy sector. At the ThomasLloyd Clean Tech Congress Europe in Frankfurt [...]

27 01, 2014

2014 Sustainability Trends

By | 2014-01-27T17:22:01+00:00 January 27th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

Last week, GreenBiz.com released their annual State of Green Business report. The annual report details the top 10 trends in sustainability for 2014, along with a new metric, the Natural Capital Leaders Index. This Index, developed by Trucost, examines how some 500 U.S. businesses are performing on a variety of sustainability indicators.The report, which calls out [...]

24 01, 2014

Industry Awakens to Threat of Climate Change

By | 2014-01-24T17:33:13+00:00 January 24th, 2014|News|

Industry Awakens to Threat of Climate Change Coral Davenport | www.nytimes.com | January 23rd, 2014 Coca-Cola has always been more focused on its economic bottom line than on global warming, but when the company lost a lucrative operating license in India because of a serious water shortage there in 2004, things began to change. Today, [...]

22 01, 2014

The Role of Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards in Green Power Development

By | 2014-01-22T21:20:35+00:00 January 22nd, 2014|Environmental Blog|

In 2013, Xcel Energy broke a U.S. record for the hourly penetration of wind resources in the electrical grid for an investor-owned utility. During the recording period, 1,874 megawatts (MW) of Xcel’s electricity in Colorado was generated by wind resources, accounting for a record 60.5% of the total 3,100 MW capacity. This represents a milestone [...]

20 01, 2014

The Flood Next Time

By | 2014-01-20T18:29:06+00:00 January 20th, 2014|News|

The Flood Next Time   January 13, 2014 The New York Times -- The little white shack at the water’s edge in Lower Manhattan is unobtrusive — so much so that the tourists strolling the promenade at Battery Park the other day did not give it a second glance. Up close, though, the roof of the [...]

17 01, 2014

U.N. Says Lag in Confronting Climate Woes Will Be Costly

By | 2014-01-17T17:49:07+00:00 January 17th, 2014|News|

U.N. Says Lag in Confronting Climate Woes Will Be Costly Justin Gillis | www.nytimes.com | January 16th, 2014 Nations have so dragged their feet in battling climate change that the situation has grown critical and the risk of severe economic disruption is rising, according to a draft United Nations report. Another 15 years of failure [...]

17 01, 2014

The Clean Tech Crash that “60 Minutes” Made Up

By | 2014-01-17T17:16:33+00:00 January 17th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

On January 5th, the TV show “60 Minutes” aired a report on the supposed “crash” of the clean tech industry. Highlighting the failure of certain companies within the cellulosic biofuels sector, the CBS program sought to prove that excess governmental expenditure on venture capitalist-supported clean tech companies has garnered no worthwhile return, levying a huge [...]

16 01, 2014

Renewable Choice client, Compass Datacenters', First Data Center Facility in Franklin, Tennessee Gets LEED Gold Certification

By | 2014-01-16T18:32:55+00:00 January 16th, 2014|News|

  Compass Datacenters' First Data Center Facility in Franklin, Tennessee Gets LEED Gold Certification Compass Datacenters has been awarded LEED Gold certification for its first data center facility in Franklin, Tennessee in suburban Nashville. Posted by www.azobuild.com | January 16th, 2014 The 21,000 square foot facility was completed in early 2013 and is the second [...]

15 01, 2014

What the PTC’s Expiration Means for Leading Companies

By | 2014-01-15T19:26:53+00:00 January 15th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

Since 1992, the U.S. government has sought to incentivize clean energy development through the tax code, specifically through a Production Tax Credit (PTC). In its most recent iteration, the PTC allowed qualifying clean energy facilities (mostly wind farms) to write off 2.3 cents in taxes for every kilowatt hour (kWh) of electricity they produced. With [...]

15 01, 2014

Renewable Choice Energy Recertifies as a Benefit Corporation

By | 2014-01-15T15:43:07+00:00 January 15th, 2014|News|

Renewable Choice Energy Recertifies as a Benefit Corporation Leading climate change solutions provider to continue partnership with global movement Boulder, CO (PRWEB) January 17th, 2014 -- Renewable Choice Energy today announced its recertification as a Benefit, or B Corporation, a new kind of company using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.  [...]

14 01, 2014

Did You Make a Carbon Resolution This Year?

By | 2014-01-14T17:01:27+00:00 January 14th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

It’s hard to believe that we’re already two weeks into the new year. It’s traditional, of course, for people to make resolutions as we turn the calendar page. When you set your resolutions for 2014, did you remember the planet? Here are our recommendations for the top five ways you can resolve to reduce your [...]

13 01, 2014

Renewable Choice client, Velocity Print Solutions, Offsets 100 percent Of Its Electricity With Renewable Energy

By | 2014-01-13T19:26:43+00:00 January 13th, 2014|News|

  Velocity Print Solutions Offsets 100 percent Of Its Electricity With Renewable Energy Elaine Ness | The Courant | January 13th, 2014 Velocity Print Solutions has partnered with Renewable Choice Energy to support the growth of renewable energy projects in the U.S. and reduce the environmental impact of the electricity we use. By purchasing renewable [...]

10 01, 2014

Trends in Carbon Accounting Point to Carbon Offsets as a Natural Next Step

By | 2014-01-10T20:22:55+00:00 January 10th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

Recent research performed by CDP reveals that at least 29 well-known companies now include a price for carbon in their financial planning and risk management criteria. Placing a price on carbon assigns a fee to pollution, raising costs to consumers for goods and services, and, ideally, reducing demand for fossil fuel-based energy sources. This progressive [...]

8 01, 2014

For Release: Renewable Choice Energy to Provide Carbon Offsets to Smart Growth Conference

By | 2014-01-08T15:31:26+00:00 January 8th, 2014|News|

  Renewable Choice Energy to Provide Carbon Offsets to Smart Growth Conference Leading national firm to help reduce event’s carbon footprint Boulder, CO (PRWEB) January 2, 2013 -- Renewable Choice Energy announced today that the firm will provide carbon offsets to the New Partners Smart Growth (NPSG) Conference in Denver, February 13-15, 2014 in an [...]

3 01, 2014

5 Best Renewable Achievements of 2013

By | 2014-01-03T19:26:25+00:00 January 3rd, 2014|Environmental Blog|

Guest Blog by Keith Patterson As a new year begins, it's a perfect time to look back at the most significant renewable energy accomplishments of 2013. From an overall increase in renewable energy to some pretty cool clean technology apps, green energy had a big year in the United States. Here are some of the most [...]