Monthly Archives: January 2014

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 [...]