Monthly Archives: July 2014

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 [...]