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Monthly Archives: February 2015

27 02, 2015

Renewable Choice Energy Joins RMI Business Renewables Center

By | 2015-02-27T17:57:38-07:00 February 27th, 2015|News|

February 27th, 2015 | posted on www.prweb.com Boulder-based Renewable Choice Energy announced today that it has joined the Rocky Mountain Institute’s Business Renewables Center as a founding transaction service provider with an emphasis in power purchase agreement (PPA) brokering. The Center, which is comprised of renewable energy buyers, project developers, and service providers like Renewable Choice, will [...]

26 02, 2015

Solar PV Will Be Cheapest Form Of Power Within A Decade

By | 2015-02-26T17:58:55-07:00 February 26th, 2015|News|

February 26th, 2015 | posted on www.cleantechnica.com A major new study from a leading German think tank and renewable energy specialist says the cost reduction potential of large scale solar is still misunderstood, and predicts that solar PV will be the cheapest form of power within a decade, and cost less than $US0.02/kWh by 2050. The study [...]

25 02, 2015

Citi to Finance $100bn Climate Change Projects

By | 2015-02-25T18:00:07-07:00 February 25th, 2015|News|

February 25th, 2015 | posted on www.environmentalleader.com Citi says it will lend, invest and facilitate a total of $100 billion in the next 10 years to finance activities that reduce the impacts of climate change and benefit the environment. The banking giant’s previous $50 billion goal, announced in 2007, was met three years early in 2013. Citi [...]

23 02, 2015

Falling Prices and Tax Incentives Driving Explosive Renewable Growth

By | 2015-02-23T20:53:01-07:00 February 23rd, 2015|Business Blog|

Within the past two weeks we’ve seen power purchase agreement (PPA) announcements from Google, Apple, Kaiser Permanente, and GM, that, when combined with an earlier announcement from Amazon Web Services, amount to nearly 600 megawatts (MW), or just shy of half of 2014’s total corporate PPA commitment. If you’ve been paying attention, you know that [...]

19 02, 2015

Kaiser Permanente joins Apple, Walmart in clean energy buying spree

By | 2015-02-19T18:01:50-07:00 February 19th, 2015|News|

February 19th, 2015 | posted on www.greenbiz.com Healthcare provider Kaiser Permanente plans to buy enough solar and wind energy to cover half of its electricity consumption across all of its California facilities, the company plans to announce on Wednesday. That commitment comes in the form of several massive power purchase agreements (PPAs), making it the latest high-profile [...]

17 02, 2015

Corporate Demand for Renewables Could Double U.S. Wind and Solar Capacity by 2025, says Rocky Mountain Institute’s Business Renewables Center

By | 2015-02-17T18:13:50-07:00 February 17th, 2015|News|

www.pressreleaserocket.net / February 02, 2015-- Today, Rocky Mountain Institute announced the launch of the Business Renewables Center(BRC), a collaborative platform aimed at accelerating corporate renewable energy procurement. The BRC’s goal is to add another 60 GW of wind and solar by 2025, which will nearly double installed U.S. capacity. Nearly two-thirds of Fortune 100 and nearly half of Fortune [...]

13 02, 2015

The Unstoppable Force of Renewables

By | 2015-02-13T20:54:13-07:00 February 13th, 2015|Business Blog, Environmental Blog|

At the 11th hour in 2014, a lame duck Congress pulled a lame duck move, extending the Production Tax Credit (PTC) by a mere two weeks.  The PTC grants tax relief to wind projects and can often be the difference between a project getting off the ground and not.  Without it, there is real fear [...]

12 02, 2015

Google Will Soon Use Wind Power to Run Its HQ

By | 2015-02-12T18:07:02-07:00 February 12th, 2015|News|

February 12th, 2015 | posted on www.wired.com Google is going greener. Today, the internet giant announced that it’s buying power from California’s Altamont Pass, an iconic 7-square-mile wind farm between the San Francisco Bay Area and the state’s Central Valley. The company has signed a 20-year power purchase agreement with Florida-based NextEra Energy, which owns the wind farm, according to [...]

12 02, 2015

What Apple's PPA With First Solar Could Mean For The Utility-Scale Solar Industry

By | 2015-02-12T18:04:23-07:00 February 12th, 2015|News|

February 12th, 2015 | posted on www.forbes.com On Tuesday, First Solar announced that Apple had committed $848 million towards clean energy from the company’s California Flats Solar Project. Apple will receive electricity from 130 megawatts AC of the solar project under a 25-year power purchase agreement, in what will be the largest agreement to provide clean energy to a commercial end-user. [...]

10 02, 2015

Winnipeg Richardson International Airport Achieves LEED Silver Certification

By | 2015-02-10T18:08:33-07:00 February 10th, 2015|News|

February 10th, 2015 | posted on www.azocleantech.com Winnipeg Airports Authority and Stantec Architecture proudly announce that the Winnipeg Richardson International Airport is the first airport terminal in Canada to become LEED certified. The airport achieved LEED Silver certification, which is beyond the category initially targeted. Looking beyond Canada, Winnipeg Richardson International Airport is one of only 17 [...]

9 02, 2015

Collaborative corporate project launched to support 'watershed decade' for renewables

By | 2015-02-09T18:09:41-07:00 February 9th, 2015|News|

February 9th, 2015 | posted on www.edie.net Wind and Solar capacity in the United States could double by 2025 as demand increases from corporations seeking to fulfil commitments to shift to renewables. That's the outlook of the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), which has this month launched the Business Renewables Center (BRC) in response to this growing demand. The BRC [...]

3 02, 2015

Wind Energy To Power Portion Of Whirlpool's Ohio Facility

By | 2015-02-03T18:12:37-07:00 February 3rd, 2015|News|

February 3rd, 2015 | posted on www.nawindpower.com Add Whirlpool to the list of corporate purchases of wind power that have come to the realization that on-site wind generation can significantly reduce electricity usage. According to Whirlpool, the $18 million Finday Wind Farm, powered by five Goldwind GW 87/1500 wind turbines, is expected to begin in the spring. [...]