Yearly Archives: 2016

21 12, 2016

Connecting the Dots: Common Questions About Carbon Offsets

By | 2016-12-21T11:17:20+00:00 December 21st, 2016|connect the dots|

Author: Sully Lineberger guides and advises clients on carbon management and corporate renewable strategies. This is the sixth blog in our “Connect the Dots” series, intended to provide insight into how clean energy solutions connect companies to a variety of business advantages. In today’s installment, we will answer the most common questions about carbon offsets. [...]

20 12, 2016

Weighing the Co-Benefits of Renewable PPAs When Selecting a Project for Your Organization

By | 2016-12-21T12:59:55+00:00 December 20th, 2016|PPA|

Author: Amy Haddon shares her expertise in communications and corporate sustainability. Corporate, industrial, and institutional (C&I) buyers are choosing renewable energy power purchase agreements (PPAs) for three primary reasons.  First, current federal subsidies and technology improvements make both wind and solar PPAs financially attractive.  Second, PPAs can help companies manage risks associated with carbon, climate change, [...]

14 12, 2016

Case Study: How One Multinational Company is Addressing its Global Energy Load

By | 2016-12-15T09:46:05+00:00 December 14th, 2016|Case Study|

How does a multinational consumer products company, which has publicly committed to purchasing 100% renewable energy and achieving carbon neutrality by 2020, address its carbon emissions across a variety of geographies? The answer is innovative strategies and cross-functional stakeholder engagement. Achieving carbon neutrality is an ambitious goal that requires addressing both the emissions from company-controlled [...]

13 12, 2016

The Brand Value of Communicating Green Power Purchases

By | 2016-12-13T11:05:48+00:00 December 13th, 2016|Corporate Renewables|

Author: Bridget Cameron specializes in content & communications at Renewable Choice Whether your company utilizes clean energy in the form of a power purchase agreement (PPA), energy attribute certificates (EACs), or carbon offsets, you've taken a critical step towards reducing your organization's carbon emissions and promoting the growth of clean technologies. Advancing your sustainability strategy and [...]

8 12, 2016

The Outlook for Corporate Renewables in a Volatile Energy Market

By | 2016-12-08T11:30:21+00:00 December 8th, 2016|Industry Trends, PPA|

Author: Jay Pawlak has more than 9 years experience helping corporations enter the renewable energy market. Since the 2016 election, there have been concerns as to what the future holds for cleantech and the renewable energy market.  It’s becoming evident, however, that the sweeping changes proposed for the power sector under a Trump administration may [...]

5 12, 2016

BREAKING: Extensions Approved for Mexico Self-Supply Opportunity

By | 2017-02-02T10:31:41+00:00 December 5th, 2016|News|

Early in 2016, the Mexican government began deregulating its electricity market in accordance with Ley de la Industria Eléctrica.  For commercial, industrial, and institutional (C&I) organizations with electricity load in Mexico, this deregulation is outstanding news because it expands their capability to sign bilateral power purchase agreements (PPAs) directly with independent renewable power producers. As Mexico’s [...]

1 12, 2016

5 Reasons We Remain Confident in the Strength of the C&I Renewables Market

By | 2016-12-01T10:22:02+00:00 December 1st, 2016|Corporate Renewables, Industry Trends|

Author: Amy Haddon shares her expertise in the renewables market and corporate sustainability. There’s been recent speculation regarding the reason that corporate renewables uptake is slowing down; 2016 power purchase agreement (PPA) commitments are not on pace with 2015 (although announced deals have already surpassed 2014 totals).  The slowdown is almost certainly attributable to the Production [...]

29 11, 2016

Power Purchase Agreements—Not Just for Fortune 500 Giants Anymore

By | 2016-11-29T13:23:30+00:00 November 29th, 2016|Industry Trends, PPA|

Author: Jason Wykoff contracts for green power, including offsite PPAs, EACs, and carbon offsets, with some of the largest companies in the world. In 2010, Walmart and Google became the first commercial, industrial, & institutional (C&I) organizations to engage in a power purchase agreement (PPA).  Their landmark deals put corporate PPAs on the map, and [...]

21 11, 2016

Leading Global Firm Renewable Choice Energy to Sponsor Companies vs. Climate Change Conference

By | 2016-11-21T10:07:21+00:00 November 21st, 2016|Press Release|

Renewable Choice Energy announced today that it will join the inaugural Companies vs. Climate Change conference as a sponsor.  The event is the first of its kind, bringing together companies with the express purpose of talking about how to solve the climate crisis.  The event is being held in Ft. Lauderdale, Nov 30-Dec 2. Renewable [...]

18 11, 2016

Connecting the Dots: Common Questions About Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs)

By | 2016-11-18T12:14:57+00:00 November 18th, 2016|connect the dots, Corporate Renewables|

Author: Emily Beck is a vital member of Renewable Choice's Commercial Sales team, focused on domestic and global renewable energy sourcing. This is the fifth blog in our “Connect the Dots” series, intended to provide insight into how clean energy solutions connect companies to a variety of business advantages. In today’s installment, we will answer [...]

15 11, 2016

What is a Fixed-for-Floating Swap?

By | 2016-11-16T09:36:45+00:00 November 15th, 2016|Business Blog, Corporate Renewables|

Author: Misti Groves works directly with project developers & purchasers to execute strategic customized contracting solutions. At industry events and in conversations with prospective clients, we hear this question often: what is a fixed-for-floating swap? A fixed-for-floating swap is a generic term for an advantageous financial arrangement between two parties whereby they agree to exchange [...]

11 11, 2016

How the 2016 Election Results May Impact Renewables

By | 2016-11-11T10:21:42+00:00 November 11th, 2016|News, Policy|

Just days after Donald Trump’s election victory, speculation on what may happen to the rapidly growing renewable energy market has been fierce.  In truth, neither we nor our partners in this space can accurately predict precisely how the new administration will affect this market. The good news is that we do know five key things: [...]

7 11, 2016

We’re Not an Energy Company…So Why Would We Want to Do a PPA?

By | 2016-11-18T10:14:32+00:00 November 7th, 2016|PPA|

Author: Jason Wykoff contracts for green power, including offsite PPAs, EACs, and carbon offsets, with some of the largest companies in the World. Periodically, our prospective clients ask us this question, or a variation on: “We’re not an energy company, so why would we want to do a PPA and find ourselves so intimately tied [...]

4 11, 2016

ALERT: Paris Agreement Enters Into Force

By | 2016-11-07T08:49:47+00:00 November 4th, 2016|News, Press Release|

192 countries sign, 87 countries ratify Paris Agreement ahead of predictions to propel global climate change movement. Less than one year after the Paris Agreement was adopted by the United Nations on December 21, 2015, at COP21, the global climate deal has been fast-tracked into action. Signed by 192 countries and ratified by 87 of [...]

2 11, 2016

4 Drivers for Renewable Energy in the Automotive Industry

By | 2017-03-22T16:30:08+00:00 November 2nd, 2016|industry drivers, Industry Trends|

Author: Drew Crowder is an industry leader with expertise in domestic and global renewable energy sourcing. We are witnessing a shift in the energy buying landscape. In the beginning, the corporate renewables revolution was confined to the most environmentally progressive companies looking to meet sustainability goals. The increasingly competitive price of renewable energy is now [...]

28 10, 2016

What is the Difference between Direct and Financial PPAs for Corporate Buyers?

By | 2016-10-28T10:34:08+00:00 October 28th, 2016|PPA|

Author: Hans Royal helps the largest institutions and corporations transition to renewable energy. As the market for voluntary renewable energy buyers matures, commercial, industrial, and institutional (C&I) buyers desire a deeper understanding of how corporate renewable energy procurement differs from traditional energy sourcing strategies. Power purchase agreements (PPAs) are the most impactful route large corporations with [...]

26 10, 2016

Connecting the Dots: Common Questions About LEED v4

By | 2016-10-26T11:50:01+00:00 October 26th, 2016|connect the dots, Corporate Renewables|

Author: Boone Jones helps Renewable Choice clients procure green power for thousands of LEED projects both domestically and internationally. This is the fourth blog in our “Connect the Dots” series, intended to provide insight into how clean energy solutions connect companies to a variety of business advantages. In today’s installment, we will answer the most common [...]

21 10, 2016

We Just Committed to 100% Renewable Energy …Now What?

By | 2016-10-24T14:06:36+00:00 October 21st, 2016|Corporate Renewables, Industry Trends|

Author: Peter Swank helps Renewable Choice's corporate clients navigate the PPA processes for both offsite and onsite renewable energy strategies.  Governments, municipalities, universities, and corporations all over the world are committing to a goal of achieving 100% of their electricity from renewable power.  Their individual reasons for doing so vary.  Renewables provide a stable source of [...]

13 10, 2016

How the Role of Regulation in Competitive Electricity Markets Impacts C&I Consumer Choice

By | 2016-10-14T15:19:31+00:00 October 13th, 2016|Corporate Renewables, Electricity|

Author: Amy Haddon shares her expertise in communications and corporate sustainability. The modern electricity grid is a marvel of human ingenuity and engineering.  The grid runs virtually without fail 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  It delivers reliable, relatively low cost, and increasingly clean power to our homes, community & [...]

10 10, 2016

Renewable Choice Celebrates 15 Years as a Leading Market Pioneer

By | 2016-10-13T11:02:30+00:00 October 10th, 2016|News|

Author: Amy Haddon has been with Renewable Choice Energy since 2007, and has been instrumental in the success the company celebrates today. In 2001, the U.S. renewable energy market was still in its infancy.  It was pre-Inconvenient Truth, pre-climate marches, and pre-Paris Agreement.  The price for solar and wind were still exorbitant, out of reach for all [...]

6 10, 2016

Engaging Your Supply Chain on Renewable Energy

By | 2016-10-06T11:01:36+00:00 October 6th, 2016|Corporate Renewables, PPA|

Author: James Lewis is an expert in international renewable energy markets, with an emphasis on emerging markets in India Since Climate Week 2016 in New York City, the total number of RE100-pledged companies increased to 81.  Apple is one of the most recent – and interesting - additions.  Apple’s approach to achieving 100% renewable energy [...]

4 10, 2016

Introducing TIGRs: Tradable Instruments for Global Renewables

By | 2016-10-04T12:57:09+00:00 October 4th, 2016|International, News|

Author: Kevin Maddaford sources environmental commodities across the globe, including RECs, GOs, I-RECs, and now TIGRs. Renewables are taking off worldwide. Findings from the International Energy Agency indicate that last year wind and solar attracted over 2 ½ times greater investment than fossil fuel-based sources of energy, with a large portion stemming from non-utility energy [...]

29 09, 2016

Why Wind? – Energy Goes Green in the Private Sector

By | 2016-09-29T11:45:06+00:00 September 29th, 2016|Corporate Renewables, Industry Trends|

Author: Hans Royal helps the largest institutions and corporations transition to renewable wind energy. As of May 2016, 28 corporations had publicly announced that they have entered into long-term offsite renewable power purchase agreements (PPAs).  As an increasing number of diversified corporations are entering into these contracts in order to realize both the financial and environmental [...]

27 09, 2016

Connecting the Dots: Common Questions about International Renewable Energy Markets

By | 2016-09-27T11:01:44+00:00 September 27th, 2016|connect the dots, Corporate Renewables, International|

Author: James Lewis is an expert in international renewable energy markets, with an emphasis on emerging markets in India. This is the third blog in our “Connect the Dots” series, intended to provide insight into how clean energy solutions connect companies to a variety of business advantages. In today’s installment, we will answer the most [...]

22 09, 2016

Renewable Choice Team to Exhibit at 2016 Greenbuild

By | 2016-09-22T16:09:32+00:00 September 22nd, 2016|News|

The Green Building team at Renewable Choice is looking forward to joining the international Greenbuild Conference + Expo coming up the first week of October in Los Angeles.  This will be the 12th consecutive year that Renewable Choice has attended the event. Since 2002, Renewable Choice has been supporting the green building industry by providing [...]

14 09, 2016

The Economic Argument for Climate Action

By | 2016-09-26T11:18:04+00:00 September 14th, 2016|Climate Science, Environmental Blog|

Author: Jenna Bieller assists Renewable Choice in providing market-based insights, analysis, and sustainability communications. The largest companies in the world, including Walmart, Apple, and Google, are bringing sustainable business strategies to the forefront of corporate agendas. These strategies unfold in a variety of ways, including rooftop solar installations, energy efficiency upgrades, and green power procurement. Financial [...]

9 09, 2016

Why a Renewable Energy PPA is one of the Most Powerful Tools in Your Sustainability Toolbox

By | 2016-11-18T10:15:17+00:00 September 9th, 2016|Corporate Renewables, PPA|

Author: Amy Haddon shares her expertise in communications and corporate sustainability. If you’ve been paying attention, you know that seismic shifts have been underway in how we’re generating energy worldwide, and how those actions play into international goals around carbon emission reductions.  What you may not know is the important role businesses have played in [...]

1 09, 2016

City of Boston: A Sustainability Success Story

By | 2017-03-28T09:41:47+00:00 September 1st, 2016|Case Study|

The City of Boston is one of America’s oldest cities, first founded in 1630, and is widely recognized as the economic and cultural hub of New England.  Since adopting its Executive Order on Climate Action in 2007, Boston has also risen as a national sustainability leader by improving energy efficiency, utilizing green power, and addressing [...]

30 08, 2016

Connecting the Dots: Common Questions about Energy Attribute Certificates

By | 2016-09-27T11:01:59+00:00 August 30th, 2016|connect the dots, Corporate Renewables|

Author: Drew Crowder connects some of the largest organizations to energy attribute certificates and carbon offsets. This is the second blog in our “Connect the Dots” series, intended to provide insight into how clean energy solutions connect companies to a variety of business advantages.  In today’s installment, we will answer the most common questions about [...]

25 08, 2016

The Risk of Oversupply: Contracting for a Smart Renewable PPA

By | 2016-08-25T11:57:37+00:00 August 25th, 2016|PPA|

Author: Misti Groves works directly with project developers & purchasers to execute strategic customized contracting solutions. Why might the rapid penetration of renewables pose risks to corporate renewable energy power purchase agreement (PPA) buyers? We hear this question frequently within the commercial, industrial, and institutional (C&I) energy buying space. As the market for clean energy [...]

23 08, 2016

Renewable Choice Joins Infocast as Corporate Renewables 2016 Platinum Sponsor

By | 2016-08-23T09:54:19+00:00 August 23rd, 2016|Corporate Renewables, News|

Renewable Choice Energy announced today that it has joined leading event producer Infocast as a Platinum Sponsor for the upcoming Corporate Renewables 2016 conference. Billed as an event “by corporates, for corporates,” Corporate Renewables 2016 will be held September 26-28 in Washington, D.C. Renewable Choice was invited to join the Infocast event team to share [...]

17 08, 2016

The Price of the PPA Learning Curve: Why Use a Renewable Energy Advisor

By | 2017-06-27T09:30:27+00:00 August 17th, 2016|PPA|

Author: Erin Decker is an industry-leading sustainability expert with extensive renewable energy and PPA experience. Executing a successful renewable power purchase agreement (PPA) is a nuanced process that involves education, internal approvals, project selection and evaluation. With corporate energy buying on the rise, companies are increasingly interested in exploring how to secure a long-term contract for [...]

11 08, 2016

Accounting Considerations for PPAs: Q&A with John Powers

By | 2016-11-18T10:17:18+00:00 August 11th, 2016|Business Blog, PPA|

In this Q&A, John Powers, VP of Strategic Renewables at Renewable Choice Energy,  addresses the primary accounting considerations that commercial, industrial, and institutional (C&I) energy buyers face regarding power purchase agreements (PPAs). While we strive to provide the best and most up-to-date information, we’re advisors, not accountants or lawyers.  None of the following is intended [...]

9 08, 2016

The Truth on Global Energy Markets: Corporates Shift Mindset Toward PPAs in New Regions

By | 2016-08-10T13:58:12+00:00 August 9th, 2016|International, PPA|

Author: James Lewis is an expert in international markets for renewables, with an emphasis on emerging markets in India. Comparing corporate power purchase agreements (PPAs) in emerging global energy markets to opportunities in the United States is like comparing apples and oranges. Global energy markets have significant differentiators from U.S. markets that can benefit corporate energy [...]

4 08, 2016

International EACs: A Fact Check from Trusted Experts

By | 2016-08-09T14:33:57+00:00 August 4th, 2016|Corporate Renewables, International|

Author: Lana Carmichael leads resource acquisition at Renewable Choice, securing high-quality EACs & offsets across the globe. The emergence of new renewable energy products, such as energy attribute certificates (EACs), in countries across the globe is an opportunity corporates are both excited, and cautious about. This sentiment is for good reason. International markets are complex and [...]

2 08, 2016

A Corporate Renewables Q&A with John Powers of Renewable Choice Energy

By | 2016-08-02T11:54:21+00:00 August 2nd, 2016|Corporate Renewables|

In this Q&A session with John Powers, VP of Strategic Renewables at Renewable Choice Energy,  we will address some of the most vital questions that commercial, industrial, and institutional (C&I) energy buyers should know about power purchase agreements and the state of corporate renewables purchasing. John, what’s happening today in the corporate renewables landscape? Globally, [...]

28 07, 2016

Renewable Choice Energy Expands International Portfolio of Products & Services

By | 2016-08-18T12:18:58+00:00 July 28th, 2016|International, News|

Award-winning firm advances global presence BREAKING: Renewable Choice Energy announced today that it has expanded its global portfolio of renewable energy products and services to include international power purchase agreements (PPAs).  The company already supplies global energy attribute certificates (EACs) and carbon offsets (emissions reductions) to its commercial, industrial, and institutional (C&I) customers.  The firm [...]

26 07, 2016

Connecting The Dots: Common Questions About Corporate Power Purchase Agreements

By | 2016-09-27T11:05:13+00:00 July 26th, 2016|connect the dots, Corporate Renewables, PPA|

Author: Hans Royal helps the largest institutions and corporations transition to renewable wind energy. This blog is the first in our “Connect the Dots” series, intended to provide insight into how clean energy solutions connect companies to a variety of business advantages. In today’s installment, we will answer the most common questions about how corporate power [...]

21 07, 2016

Across the Pond & Beyond: Corporations Move PPA Efforts Overseas

By | 2016-11-07T10:27:43+00:00 July 21st, 2016|International, PPA|

Author: Jenna Bieller assists Renewable Choice in providing market-based insights and analysis, as well as sustainability communications. 2015 was a hallmark year for renewables in North America. U.S. corporate buyers surpassed all previous records of green power purchasing, and renewable energy goals became more ambitious than ever. Corporations are looking to extend this momentum across U.S. [...]

19 07, 2016

The State of Corporate Renewable Energy Purchasing: 2016 Mid-Year Update from Renewable Choice

By | 2016-07-20T10:17:58+00:00 July 19th, 2016|Corporate Renewables, Industry Trends|

Author: Bridget Cameron specializes in content & communications at Renewable Choice. The corporate renewable energy market is far from being saturated.   C&I buyers currently have 5GW of contracted capacity, and there is room to increase that number to 60GW by 2030.  Domestic opportunities exist for offsite PPAs as small as 25MW and onsite distributed generation of [...]

14 07, 2016

In the Age of PPAs, Renewable Energy Certificates Remain Critical

By | 2016-07-20T10:24:04+00:00 July 14th, 2016|Corporate Renewables|

Author: Amy Haddon shares her expertise in communications and corporate sustainability. Corporate and industrial (C&I) power purchasing agreements (PPAs) are on fire.  Although only a handful of companies, universities, and government agencies have executed on PPAs, interest in this contracting mechanism has exploded.  Just last week, Bloomberg shared its list of the top 20 institutional renewable [...]

12 07, 2016

PPAs in India: Renewable Energy Opportunities on the Sub-Continent

By | 2017-07-11T11:54:54+00:00 July 12th, 2016|International, PPA|

Update, July 2017: the window is closing for corporations to secure this rewarding energy opportunity in India.   Author: James Lewis's expertise is in international renewables, with an emphasis on emerging markets in India. India is the largest democracy on the planet, and home to many multinational companies’ Asian operations. With a population of approximately [...]

7 07, 2016

3 Benefits from Making Credible Clean Energy Claims

By | 2016-07-07T10:51:17+00:00 July 7th, 2016|Corporate Renewables|

Author: Bridget Cameron specializes in content & communications at Renewable Choice, including clean energy claims. Commercial, industrial, and institutional (C&I) buyers are rapidly emerging as powerful players in a growing renewables market, due to falling renewable energy prices and favorable public policy shifts.  In the last 1-2 years alone, 72% of companies surveyed by Pricewaterhouse Coopers claimed [...]

5 07, 2016

Mexico’s Energy Reform: 3 Reasons to Act Now on Renewable PPAs

By | 2016-11-16T17:14:10+00:00 July 5th, 2016|International, PPA|

Author: Ian Law is Renewable Choice's in-house expert on emerging markets for renewable energy in Mexico.  In January of 2016, the Mexican government began the process of deregulating its electricity market, previously mandated by a law (Ley de la Industria Electrica) passed in August, 2014. Until this year, the state-owned utility CFE owned the rights [...]

28 06, 2016

Clean Energy Reporting Considerations in Emerging International Markets

By | 2016-07-12T13:56:28+00:00 June 28th, 2016|Corporate Renewables, International|

Author: Aran Rice has a wealth of experience in corporate sustainability, renewable energy, and carbon markets. Renewable energy markets are swiftly evolving worldwide.  Dramatically falling prices – thanks to advances in technology and economies of scale – and shifting policy resulting from the Paris Agreement are leading to the rapid expansion of renewable generation across [...]

23 06, 2016

The Call for Climate Action: Environmental Impact of PPAs

By | 2016-06-30T11:21:34+00:00 June 23rd, 2016|PPA|

Author: Hans Royal helps the largest institutions and corporations transition to renewable energy.  Responding to CDP in 2016? If so, you’ve probably seen that CDP has increased its emphasis on the value of climate action and how that translates into disclosure leadership.  CDP respondents are now being asked to set science-based goals and utilize renewable energy [...]

20 06, 2016

CDP and the Scope 2 Guidance: What Companies Need to Know for 2016

By | 2016-06-30T11:22:33+00:00 June 20th, 2016|Corporate Renewables|

Author: Amy Haddon shares her expertise in communications and sustainability With the CDP Climate Change reporting deadline less than two weeks away (June 30), reporting organizations are deep into the 2016 questionnaire.  This year, CDP has made some material changes to its questions in order to line up with the GHG Protocol’s Scope 2 guidance [...]

16 06, 2016

What Does it Mean to be Carbon Neutral?

By | 2016-06-30T11:23:10+00:00 June 16th, 2016|Corporate Renewables, Environmental Blog|

Author: Amy Haddon shares her expertise in communications and sustainability 2015 was a watershed year for renewable energy.  For the first time, the growth of renewables in the US outpaced the growth of all other energy sources—including natural gas.  This growth, combined with the steady retirement of coal plants across the country, has kept US carbon [...]

14 06, 2016

TD Bank: A Sustainability Success Story

By | 2017-03-28T10:26:44+00:00 June 14th, 2016|Case Study|

It’s an understatement to say that TD Bank Group’s pursuit of sustainability has been excellent. Since it joined the EPA Green Power Partnership in 2010, the company has set increasingly rigorous year-over-year sustainability standards for itself. It’s commitment to continuous improvement and sustainable innovation has set TD apart from other financial services organizations, and has [...]

9 06, 2016

The Economic Case for Offsite PPAs

By | 2016-07-15T11:17:31+00:00 June 9th, 2016|Corporate Renewables, PPA|

Author: Jason Wykoff has extensive experience contracting for green power, including offsite PPAs, EACs and carbon offsets, with some of the largest companies in the United States. Power purchase agreements (PPAs) are the best way for a company to support the development of new clean energy while meeting its corporate sustainability targets. But organizations are [...]

2 06, 2016

The Role of RECs in a Utility-Scale PPA

By | 2016-07-15T11:17:46+00:00 June 2nd, 2016|Corporate Renewables, PPA|

Author: Author: John Powers has sold more renewable energy to companies than anyone working today. This is the second blog in our 3-part series on the articulation of the role of RECs and additionality in green power purchasing. To start with the first blog in the series on additionality claims, click here. While corporate, industrial, [...]

25 05, 2016

Improving Diversity, Inclusiveness, and Equal Pay at Renewable Choice

By | 2016-08-04T16:49:54+00:00 May 25th, 2016|Business Blog|

Author:  Pete Dignan, President and CEO at Renewable Choice. At Renewable Choice, we take pride in our progressive business values. We have been a Certified B Corp for more than 4 years, which means that we measure and manage our social and environmental impacts. We are a purpose-driven business, committed to do our part in [...]

19 05, 2016

Renewable Choice Energy to Receive Outstanding Case Study Award from SPLC

By | 2016-05-19T13:23:25+00:00 May 19th, 2016|Press Release|

Firm to be recognized with award on May 25th at national conference in Washington, D.C. BOULDER, CO (5/19/16)—Renewable Choice Energy announced today that the company has received an Outstanding Case Study award from the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC) in conjunction with the SPLC’s upcoming national conference to be held in Washington D.C. May 24-26. [...]

17 05, 2016

Using the Power of Solar to Make a Difference in Our Community

By | 2016-07-21T10:05:48+00:00 May 17th, 2016|Corporate Renewables, News|

Author: Jenna Bieller assists Renewable Choice in providing market-based insights and analysis, as well as sustainability communications. Solar power is one thing. The power of solar however, encompasses so much more than simply providing clean electricity to the grid. Last Tuesday, a group of Renewable Choice staff joined non-profit, GRID Alternatives, to install solar panels for [...]

12 05, 2016

Can I Make Claims of Additionality, Environmental Benefit, or Both with my Green Power Purchase?

By | 2016-06-02T10:14:47+00:00 May 12th, 2016|Corporate Renewables|

Author: Amy Haddon has extensive experience in renewable energy communications, marketing claims, and providing business insights based on market trends.  Credible claims in green power purchasing are a hot topic.  Last week, the RE100 released technical guidance on claims at the same time we published a new white paper clarifying the relationship between renewable energy credits [...]

9 05, 2016

Five key considerations when working with non-traditional energy buyers

By | 2016-12-08T10:52:39+00:00 May 9th, 2016|Corporate Renewables, PPA|

Author: John Powers leads the Strategic Renewables Division at Renewable Choice Energy and has helped corporate, industrial, and institutional (C&I) clients achieve their renewable energy goals for over 12 years. This is the second in a 4-part series of blogs on the explosive renewable growth currently underway in the commercial & industrial market sector. Everyone [...]

5 05, 2016

International Renewable Energy Markets: Driven by Corporate Demand

By | 2016-07-12T13:56:57+00:00 May 5th, 2016|Corporate Renewables, International|

Author: Aran Rice has over 10 years of experience in corporate sustainability strategy, renewable energy, and carbon markets, and is directly involved in helping RCE’s clients to achieve complex renewable energy and sustainability goals.  The last two years have seen an unprecedented increase in commercial, industrial, and institutional (C&I) demand for renewable energy both in the United [...]

2 05, 2016

B Corp Leadership Development: A Day of Inspiration

By | 2016-05-02T14:46:57+00:00 May 2nd, 2016|Business Blog|

Making change isn’t that hard. That’s what I took away from the Colorado B Corp Leadership Development event (BLD) in Boulder last week (in addition to an outrageously hooked-up gift bag filled with B Corp products). While surrounded by other proud B Corporation employees, sharing their inspiring stories of using business as a force for [...]

29 04, 2016

Jackson Family Wines: A Sustainability Success Story

By | 2017-03-28T09:43:13+00:00 April 29th, 2016|Case Study|

Since its award-winning debut wine release in 1982, Jackson Family Wines (JFW) has held true to the belief that it is only world-class vineyards that can produce world-class wines. In the pursuit to craft superior wines, JFW has set the bar for value-driven success not only for winemakers, but for all responsible business. As a [...]

26 04, 2016

Renewable Choice Energy Joins CDP as North American Renewable Energy Partner

By | 2016-04-26T10:42:08+00:00 April 26th, 2016|Corporate Renewables, Press Release|

Award-winning firm will offer consulting and brokerage services to reporting corporations BOULDER, Colo., Apr. 26 /CSRwire/ - Renewable Choice Energy announced today that it has joined global NGO CDP as its exclusive North American Partner for renewable energy consulting and broker services for offsite clean power, including renewable energy credits (RECs), carbon offsets, and long-term [...]

22 04, 2016

Earth Day in Every Moment

By | 2017-04-21T10:22:17+00:00 April 22nd, 2016|Environmental Blog|

It’s become an annual tradition at Renewable Choice to celebrate Earth Day by cleaning up the wild areas near our office.  We’re fortunate to be alongside Boulder Creek, and many small mammals, birds, and insects call the area home. Every year, it always astonishes just how much trash we pick up.  This year, about 75% [...]

18 04, 2016

Renewable Choice Announces 2015 Sustainability Report

By | 2016-04-27T14:14:40+00:00 April 18th, 2016|Press Release|

To kick off Earth Week, we wanted to recognize the progress we have made in sustainability, as well as set the stage for our next steps to becoming a greener organization. Announcing: Renewable Choice Energy's first-ever sustainability report.  To top off an unforgettable year for renewable energy, Renewable Choice decided to take our pursuit for [...]

13 04, 2016

Wind Outpaces Natural Gas Even In Falling Price Environment

By | 2016-05-18T14:00:55+00:00 April 13th, 2016|Industry Trends|

Author: Jenna Bieller received a dual degree from CU Boulder in Environmental Studies and Business Administration, and assists Renewable Choice in providing market-based insights and analysis, as well as sustainability communications. Momentum behind the 2015 clean energy movement in the U.S. led to a dramatic reversal in installed energy capacity. Historically, new fossil fuels have dominated [...]

30 03, 2016

For Health and Environment, Renewables Still Beat Natural Gas

By | 2016-03-30T15:55:45+00:00 March 30th, 2016|Climate Science, Corporate Renewables|

Author: Amy Haddon has extensive experience in renewable energy communications and providing business insights based on market trends.  Corporate purchasing of renewable energy is on the upswing, thanks in no small part to historic low prices in both wind and solar.  However, the price of renewable energy is only one variable impacting an organization’s choice to [...]

25 03, 2016

Renewable Choice Energy Recertifies as a B Corporation [Press Release]

By | 2016-05-18T14:01:48+00:00 March 25th, 2016|Press Release|

Leading renewable energy consulting firm to continue partnership with global movement.  March 25, 2016 (Boulder, CO)– Renewable Choice Energy today announced its recertification as a B Corporation, a new kind of company using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. The company originally certified in 2011 and has renewed its certification for [...]

21 03, 2016

Growing your Brand Reputation from Renewable Roots

By | 2016-09-29T09:32:40+00:00 March 21st, 2016|PPA|

This blog is the final installment in a four-part series on mitigating power purchase agreement (PPA) risk. Each blog in the series focuses on a different risk: market risk, regulatory risk, execution and operational risk, and reputational risk (this blog). Author: Erin Decker is an industry-leading sustainability expert with extensive experience with renewable energy In a [...]

14 03, 2016

Favorable Electricity Markets are Good News for Corporate PPA Buyers

By | 2016-03-17T13:47:28+00:00 March 14th, 2016|Corporate Renewables, PPA|

Author: Misti Groves is a Senior Director of Strategic Renewables at Renewable Choice where she works directly with project developers and purchasers to execute strategic, customized contracting solutions. Renewables are surging in the US and abroad as traditional fossil fuel markets begin to lose ground.  Corporate buyers, in particular, are playing an increasingly powerful role [...]

10 03, 2016

3 Ways Business Buyers Can Mitigate PPA Operational Risk

By | 2016-09-29T09:33:37+00:00 March 10th, 2016|PPA|

This blog is the third in a four-part series on mitigating power purchase agreement (PPA) risk. Each blog in the series focuses on a different risk: market risk, regulatory risk, execution and operational risk (this blog), and reputational risk. Author: John Powers is an industry-leading authority on commercial renewables purchasing When approaching any long-term contract, [...]

7 03, 2016

5 Case Studies of How Corporations Use Carbon Offsets

By | 2016-03-07T11:22:48+00:00 March 7th, 2016|Business Blog, Case Study|

Author: Amy Haddon Corporate clean energy purchasing has been dominating Q1 energy news.  The recent uptick of organizational (i.e. non-utility) renewable energy buying via power purchase agreement (PPA) has garnered a lot of national attention.  Electricity isn’t all that corporations are interested in getting cleanly; these organizations have also made public commitments to reducing their [...]

3 03, 2016

Navigating Energy Market Regulation for the Savvy PPA Buyer

By | 2016-09-29T09:33:59+00:00 March 3rd, 2016|PPA|

This blog is the second in a four-part series on mitigating risk through your power purchase agreement (PPA) procurement process. Each blog in the series focuses on a different risk: market risk, regulatory risk (this blog), operational and execution risk, and reputational risk. Author: Misti Groves works directly with project developers & purchasers to execute strategic [...]

25 02, 2016

The Uncertain Cost of Energy: PPA Risk and Opportunity

By | 2017-09-20T15:04:16+00:00 February 25th, 2016|PPA|

This blog is the first in a four-part series on mitigating risk through your power purchase agreement (PPA) procurement process. Each blog in the series focuses on a different risk: market risk (this blog), regulatory risk, execution and operational risk, and reputational risk.  Author: Hans Royal helps the largest institutions and corporations transition to renewable wind [...]

23 02, 2016

Growing Sophistication of the Renewable Energy Buyer

By | 2016-03-03T10:50:19+00:00 February 23rd, 2016|Corporate Renewables, Industry Trends|

When I began my career at Renewable Choice Energy almost a decade ago, the idea of companies buying renewable energy was in its infancy. Renewable Choice had only just completed the brokerage of the Whole Foods 100% wind power deal, which at the time was the first of its kind (we went on to receive [...]

19 02, 2016

Renewable Choice Energy to Host Interactive Tutorial at GreenBiz 2016

By | 2016-03-03T10:43:39+00:00 February 19th, 2016|Press Release|

Award-winning firm will share insights at GreenBiz 2016 on renewable energy procurement with sustainability officers.   BOULDER, CO (2/19/16)—Renewable Choice Energy announced today it will host an interactive, pre-conference tutorial on renewable energy procurement at the upcoming GreenBiz 2016 event. The session, entitled A CSO’s Guide to Renewable Energy will be led by John Powers, [...]

18 02, 2016

Green House Data: Renewable Choice Energy Client Leads the Way in Sustainability

By | 2016-04-25T15:45:47+00:00 February 18th, 2016|Business Blog, Case Study|

Data centers across the United States collectively consumed 91 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity in 2013. That number is poised to jump to 140 billion kilowatt-hours by 2020, according to the NRDC. And, while media attention focuses on high profile data center efficiency projects owned by innovative tech giants like Google and Facebook, small to mid-sized [...]

11 02, 2016

What’s the Difference Between a Traditional and Renewable PPA?

By | 2016-03-03T10:44:40+00:00 February 11th, 2016|Business Blog, PPA|

A Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) is a broad term which covers many types of contracts involving the purchase of energy between two parties. When we talk about renewable PPA deals, we're specifically talking about long-term, on- or off-site purchases of energy and RECs from a renewable energy project which is not yet built. Conversely, traditional power purchasing [...]

4 02, 2016

Renewable Choice Energy Announces Divestiture of Mosaic Sustainability

By | 2016-03-03T10:51:10+00:00 February 4th, 2016|Press Release|

Award-winning firm forges new partnership with Anthesis Group   BOULDER, CO (2/4/16)—Renewable Choice Energy announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Mosaic Sustainability, has been acquired by the Anthesis Group, an award-winning global sustainability consultancy that provides financially-driven sustainability strategy services. Mosaic Sustainability was the result of organic growth within Renewable Choice, driven initially by consumer [...]

1 02, 2016

Market Predictions Come True for Renewable Energy

By | 2016-04-11T11:20:05+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Industry Trends, PPA|

Early predictions of what is to come for the renewable energy industry resonate clearly today, as wind energy rides the tailwinds of success from 2015 into the new year. Almost 6 months ago to a T, Renewable Choice Energy CEO Quayle Hodek spoke on a panel with Chadbourne about the prospects for corporate PPAs. In [...]

28 01, 2016

American wind power posts second strongest quarter ever, readies to help states meet Clean Power Plan affordably

By | 2016-03-03T10:46:19+00:00 January 28th, 2016|News, Press Release|

January 27, 2016 The American wind industry installed 5,001 megawatts (MW) during the fourth quarter of 2015, more installations than in all of 2014, according to data released by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today. Overall in 2015 the American wind industry installed 8,598 MW, the third largest amount ever installed in a year [...]

21 01, 2016

The Rise of the Corporate Energy Buyer

By | 2017-04-26T11:35:14+00:00 January 21st, 2016|Corporate Renewables, Industry Trends|

A sea change in the energy industry has happened as the momentum of renewable energy reached and surpassed a tipping point that many of us in the industry had envisioned but never fully realized would happen. Yet here we are. Rapid technological advancements, price parity, broad-based consumer and NGO support, and coal’s fall from supremacy finds [...]

18 01, 2016

Renewable Choice Energy Surpasses 1,000 MW Threshold

By | 2016-04-11T11:23:41+00:00 January 18th, 2016|Press Release|

Award-winning firm has provided advisory services on more than a gigawatt of new wind and solar   Renewable Choice Energy announced today that it has provided advisory services to its corporate and institutional clients on more than a gigawatt of new wind and solar power since the launch of its long-term renewables division.  From its [...]

15 01, 2016

2015 was a Record-Setting Year for Renewables. 2016 Promises to Maintain the Momentum.

By | 2016-03-03T10:48:18+00:00 January 15th, 2016|Industry Trends, Policy|

2015 in a Nutshell: Combined, utility-scale wind and solar made up more than 98,000 MW of new power capacity in 2015. Of this new renewable energy capacity, corporate buyers alone locked in over 3 GW of wind and solar through Power Purchase Agreements. A trifecta of regulations (The Clean Power Plan, Paris Agreements, and extensions [...]

5 01, 2016

Cloud Computing Company Salesforce Signs First Major Renewable Energy Transaction

By | 2016-07-12T13:58:19+00:00 January 5th, 2016|Corporate Renewables, PPA|

2014 was a record-breaking year for corporate renewable energy procurement and 2015 has already nearly tripled last year's total. Now, to cap what is already a banner year, a company recently signed another major PPA deal for 125,000 megawatt-hours of electricity annually. This “virtual” PPA contracts for energy from a wind farm being developed in [...]