Monthly Archives: April 2014

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, [...]