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About Aran Rice

For the past decade, Aran has led explosive clean tech sales growth at Renewable Choice. He brings deep experience in renewable energy and carbon markets.
28 06, 2016

Clean Energy Reporting Considerations in Emerging International Markets

By | 2016-07-12T13:56:28-06:00 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 [...]

5 05, 2016

International Renewable Energy Markets: Driven by Corporate Demand

By | 2016-07-12T13:56:57-06:00 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 [...]

14 10, 2013

EPA Expands Green Power Partnership Program

By | 2013-10-14T18:04:58-06:00 October 14th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Green Power Partnership—which includes more than 1,500 organizations collectively using more than 28 billion kWh of green power annually—is expanding the number of companies that it will be publicly recognizing for their commitment to renewable energy.   The seven different categories that the EPA uses to highlight the environmental performance [...]

7 03, 2013

2013 GreenBiz.com Forum New York

By | 2013-03-07T20:24:06-06:00 March 7th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

In a decision which is emblematic of the current, remarkable demand for information on issues related to corporate sustainability, the website GreenBiz.com recently put on back-to-back conferences, first in New York City and then a week later in San Francisco.  Both events were extremely well attended, with the New York session boasting over 400 attendees.  [...]

14 02, 2013

Energy Boost: How RECs Support LEED® Certification and Renewable Energy Development

By | 2013-02-14T20:43:34-06:00 February 14th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

Utilizing onsite and grid-sourced renewables, the explosion of green building projects around the world has given a big boost to an industry that needs it.  In the U.S. in particular, energy market volatility and legislative uncertainty have been a significant hindrance to the kind of growth in renewable project development that most of us want [...]

2 11, 2012

Walmart’s Sustainability Commitment Grows

By | 2012-11-02T17:40:25-06:00 November 2nd, 2012|Environmental Blog|

Retailer commits to buy 70 percent of the goods sold in U.S. stores and in U.S. Sam’s Clubs from suppliers who use the Sustainability Index As someone who has now spent years watching the Walmart supply chain sustainability initiative evolve in fits and starts, I can understand those who have begun to doubt that it’s [...]

28 09, 2012

Walmart Turns Up the Heat

By | 2012-09-28T21:42:36-06:00 September 28th, 2012|Environmental Blog|

On September 13th, the Walmart Sustainability Team, as well as senior executives including CEO Mike Duke, met to discuss the state of the company’s widely publicized environmental initiative at the Global Milestone Meeting. Additionally, the President and CEO of the World Wildlife Fund, Carter Roberts, was present at the meeting, discussing the NGO’s relationship with [...]

27 08, 2012

Seeking Carbon Offset Solutions?

By | 2012-08-27T16:08:10-06:00 August 27th, 2012|Environmental Blog|

A survey conducted by Ernst and Young found that 66% of executives had seen an increase in inquiries from shareholders about sustainability-related issues in the past 12 months.  What was the top concern of these shareholders? 70% of executives responded that they were being asked about company greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions and the adoption [...]

30 05, 2012

How Walmart is Changing Supplier Sustainability – Again

By | 2012-05-30T17:38:10-06:00 May 30th, 2012|Environmental Blog|

In 2009, Walmart single-handedly changed the face of corporate sustainability with the introduction of its Supplier Sustainability Assessment (SSA), aka the 15 Questions.  As goes Walmart, so goes the marketplace, and since the SSA’s appearance, more and more companies have implemented supply chain sustainability and scorecard programs.  As announced at their Global Sustainability Milestone Meeting [...]

21 03, 2012

Demystifying Carbon Offsets

By | 2012-03-21T17:51:12-06:00 March 21st, 2012|Environmental Blog|

More and more companies are familiar with the concepts of renewable energy credits (RECs), greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventories, and energy management systems.  The term “carbon offset” is becoming a common part of today’s environmental vernacular, but many remain unclear on what exactly a carbon offset -aka a verified emissions reductions- is and how organizations [...]

25 10, 2011

Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) Conference Takeaways

By | 2011-10-25T16:29:07-06:00 October 25th, 2011|Environmental Blog|

One of North America’s largest corporate sustainability events, the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) Conference took place in Orlando, Florida this October 12-14. The event was kicked off with a presentation by Kenneth Bonning, Senior Executive Vice President of Kohl's that focused on building consensus and enthusiasm within your organization for sustainability initiatives and wrapped [...]

31 08, 2011

Notes on Corporate Sustainability Conference

By | 2011-08-31T20:10:06-06:00 August 31st, 2011|Environmental Blog|

Representatives of several Fortune 1000 companies and a number of sustainability consulting organizations gathered in Palo Alto, CA last week to discuss the fast-emerging demand for solutions that allow corporations to track their environmental impact.  Titled “Corporate Sustainability: Tracking Tools for Measuring and Management,”  and hosted by Agrion, the conference gave attendees the opportunity to [...]