Monthly Archives: March 2014

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 [...]