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Monthly Archives: May 2014

30 05, 2014

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

By | 2014-05-30T14:46:43-07:00 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 | 2014-05-29T17:17:21-07:00 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 | 2016-01-12T15:28:49-07:00 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 | 2014-05-27T16:39:33-07:00 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 | 2014-05-19T18:24:24-07:00 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 | 2014-05-19T15:44:39-07:00 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 | 2014-05-16T16:41:52-07:00 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 | 2014-05-15T17:55:45-07:00 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 | 2014-05-15T16:58:47-07:00 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 | 2014-05-14T17:41:37-07:00 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 | 2014-05-13T18:06:15-07:00 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 | 2014-05-12T16:43:20-07:00 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 | 2014-05-08T16:40:48-07:00 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 | 2014-05-08T16:25:17-07:00 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 | 2014-05-07T15:31:49-07:00 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 | 2014-05-06T18:33:39-07:00 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 | 2014-05-05T16:30:16-07:00 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 | 2014-05-01T20:42:09-07:00 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 [...]