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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 [...]

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 [...]

23 07, 2015

US adds 2.5 GW of wind and solar capacity in H1 2015

By | 2015-12-14T15:58:06+00:00 July 23rd, 2015|News|

July 23rd, 2015 | posted on www.renewables.seenews.com The US added 1,969 MW of wind and 549 MW of solar power generation capacity in the first half (H1) of 2015, with wind and solar accounting for 65% of all new capacity put online over the period. The country now has 67,820 MW of operational wind farms, newly released figures by [...]

21 07, 2015

HP to Power Texas Data Centers With Wind Energy

By | 2015-12-14T15:59:54+00:00 July 21st, 2015|News|

    July 21st, 2015 | posted on www.nytimes.com For years, clean energy developers could look to only a small handful of corporations as project partners or customers for their power. Mostly, there was Google, and a few other high-tech companies that worked directly with wind and solar developers to help green their energy use. Now, that appears [...]

17 07, 2015

Amazon gets serious on wind power

By | 2016-03-03T10:55:54+00:00 July 17th, 2015|Corporate Renewables, News, PPA|

Amazon.com announced this week that it would purchase its electricity from a new 208 megawatt wind farm in North Carolina, the largest wind farm in the entire southeastern United States. The deal confirms two things: First, that Amazon is serious about its goal to power its Amazon Web Services division with 100% renewable energy, and [...]

16 07, 2015

Iberdrola Renewables and Washington DC Strike Groundbreaking Wind Power Purchase Agreement

By | 2016-03-03T10:56:06+00:00 July 16th, 2015|Corporate Renewables, News|

To demonstrate her commitment to lowering the District's carbon footprint and saving taxpayer money, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced today a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Iberdrola Renewables, LLC that will supply 35 percent of the District government's electricity with wind power. This PPA is the largest wind power deal of its kind ever entered [...]

15 07, 2015

Amazon Announces Largest Renewable Energy Project To Date

By | 2016-03-03T10:56:13+00:00 July 15th, 2015|Corporate Renewables, News|

Amazon Web Services has announced its largest renewable energy project to date, a 208 MW wind farm that will supply current and future Amazon cloud data centers. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is responsible for hosting many of the internet’s most popular websites, where “the cloud” most assuredly meets the ground in one of thousands, if [...]

14 07, 2015

The South to get its first big wind farm

By | 2015-07-14T17:00:50+00:00 July 14th, 2015|News|

On a vast tract of old North Carolina farmland, crews are getting ready to build something the South has never seen: a commercial-scale wind energy farm. The $600 million project by Spanish developer Iberdrola Renewables will put 102 turbines on 22,000 acres near the coastal community of Elizabeth City, with plans to add about 50 [...]

13 07, 2015

Facebook is building a big wind-powered data center in Texas

By | 2015-07-13T16:26:35+00:00 July 13th, 2015|News|

Facebook announced on Tuesday that it’s building a large $1 billion data center in Ft. Worth, Texas. The facility, which is already under construction, will be Facebook’s fifth data center, and will be built on land purchased from a real estate company run by the eldest son of former Presidential candidate Ross Perot. The data [...]

7 07, 2015

Renewable Choice Staff Honored by USGBC Volunteer Service Award

By | 2015-07-07T16:28:28+00:00 July 7th, 2015|News|

Renewable Choice Energy announced today that a technical expert from its staff has been recognized with the President’s Volunteer Service Award at the US Green Building Council’s (USGBC) 2015 Convergence Event. Renewable Choice’s Director of Green Building, Lana Carmichael, was selected in 2014 to serve as the green power & carbon offset subject-matter expert on [...]

6 07, 2015

Saudi King opens LEED Certified Madinah airport with a passenger capacity of 40 million per year

By | 2015-07-06T16:29:55+00:00 July 6th, 2015|News|

Dubai - UAE - King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques officially opened the Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Madinah, a city renowned as the second holiest place in Islam after Mecca. Phase one of the new airport which spans a total area of 4 million square meters [...]

4 07, 2015

Facebook hosts Levi's, Walmart to hack sustainability growth

By | 2015-07-04T16:41:55+00:00 July 4th, 2015|News|

Where can you find a self-proclaimed DOUG (Dumb Old Utility Guy) from Kentucky hobnobbing with executives from the world's trendiest Internet companies to a backdrop of neon green signage and daylight-friendly house music? At the famously lavish Silicon Valley headquarters of Facebook, which on Tuesday hosted its second-annual gathering on "Sustainability@Scale" — a wide-ranging conference [...]

2 07, 2015

U.S. commits to 20 percent non-hydro renewables by 2030

By | 2015-07-02T16:43:20+00:00 July 2nd, 2015|News|

The United States and Brazil announced in a joint statement today that both countries would increase the amount of electricity generated by renewable sources other than hydropower to 20 percent by 2030. “The U.S. wind energy industry applauds the administration’s latest commitment today to increase renewable energy in America,” stated AWEA CEO Tom Kiernan. “We [...]

28 05, 2015

Beaverton Toyota unveils remodeled LEED-certified sales lot with mini putting green, art gallery

By | 2015-05-28T16:45:59+00:00 May 28th, 2015|News|

Beaverton, Ore. -- Beaverton Toyota on Wednesday unveiled its roughly $10.5 million remodel featuring service and sales buildings with LEED Gold designations. With the redesigned 15-acre campus on Murray Boulevard, the car dealership doubled its building size while cutting energy costs. The new digs feature solar panels, energy efficient lighting and a 50,000-square foot service building [...]

24 05, 2015

Ten climate solutions with a big impact

By | 2015-05-24T16:47:21+00:00 May 24th, 2015|News|

Finally good news for our climate: Over the next five years, it’s actually possible to drive down greenhouse gas emissions in significant ways. What will it take? EDF staff crunched the numbers and our analysis left us optimistic. We already have the solutions we need to make it happen, and some are underway, from China’s [...]

22 05, 2015

Wyndham Vacation Ownership Sales Center Receives LEED Certification From U.S. Green Building Council

By | 2015-05-22T16:48:53+00:00 May 22nd, 2015|News|

Wyndham Vacation Ownership (PRNewsFoto/Wyndham Vacation Ownership) ORLANDO, Fla. -- Wyndham Vacation Ownership (WVO), the world's largest vacation ownership company and a member of the Wyndham Worldwide family of companies (NYSE: WYN) received LEED certification by the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program for the company's Wyndham Branson [...]

21 05, 2015

Renewable Choice Energy to Exhibit at Canada Green Building Conference 2015

By | 2015-05-21T16:50:13+00:00 May 21st, 2015|News|

Colorado-based Renewable Choice Energy will join other leading exhibitors at the Canadian Green Building Council’s annual conference, Building Lasting Change, June 2-4 in Vancouver, BC. Since 2003, the firm has supplied more than 6,000 green building projects in more than 22 countries with Green-e® Energy certified renewable energy credits (RECs) and Green-e Climate certified emission [...]

3 05, 2015

Wind power industry touts strong growth

By | 2015-05-03T16:51:19+00:00 May 3rd, 2015|News|

The wind power industry says new turbines are bringing a near-record amount of power capacity to the United States. The American Wind Energy Association released a study Thursday reporting that 100 wind power projects with a generating capacity of 13,600 megawatts are under construction in 23 states during the first quarter of the year. Three [...]

2 05, 2015

Jackson Family Wines Collaborates with Tesla Energy to Pilot Stationary Energy Storage Systems

By | 2015-05-02T16:52:34+00:00 May 2nd, 2015|News|

SANTA ROSA, Calif.-- Today Jackson Family Wines (JFW), the family-owned California luxury wine collection best known for its acclaimed Kendall-Jackson winery, announced it has installed one of the first large-scale Tesla stationary energy storage systems across a number of its wineries. Earlier this evening at a private unveiling in Los Angeles, Tesla introduced its energy storage [...]

23 04, 2015

The Weitz Company Announces LEED Certification of Broken Sound Spa and Fitness Expansion Project

By | 2015-04-23T16:55:30+00:00 April 23rd, 2015|News|

April 23rd, 2015 | posted on www.uk.finance.yahoo.com WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Weitz Company, a national full-service construction firm, is proud to announce its client, Broken Sound Club, in Boca Raton, Florida, has been awarded LEED® Certification for New Construction for the recent expansion of the club’s Spa and Fitness Center. Broken Sound Club is one [...]

18 04, 2015

New Buffalo Grove pool LEED certified

By | 2015-04-18T17:04:39+00:00 April 18th, 2015|News|

April 18th, 2015 | posted on www.dailyherald.com The newly renovated natatorium at Buffalo Grove High School received LEED Silver certification, making it the first facility in Northwest Suburban High School District 214 to achieve the environmentally friendly rating. The swimming pool project was completed in August 2014, but the LEED Silver certification was presented to District 214 [...]

15 04, 2015

Changing the Business Climate In 2015

By | 2015-04-15T17:21:02+00:00 April 15th, 2015|News|

April 15th, 2015 | posted on www.climaterealityproject.org Six years ago, when an international climate treaty in Copenhagen seemed distinctly possible, there was still a discernible gap between the concept of a low-carbon global economy and the capital market’s ability to deliver it. Nascent and costly clean energy technologies, skepticism of climate science and a still deeply-embedded reliance [...]

14 04, 2015

Recycling Energy Forum is Now Carbon Neutral Thanks to Renewable Choice Energy

By | 2015-04-14T17:23:02+00:00 April 14th, 2015|News|

April 14th, 2015 | posted on www.recyclingenergyforum.com Recycling Energy Forum is very excited to announce that our Expo & Education event on April 24th will be carbon neutral thanks to the great sponsorship of carbon offsets by Renewable Choice Energy. We are very grateful to Renewable Choice Energy and their dedication to marketing carbon offsets and renewable [...]

14 04, 2015

21st century energy: What you need to know about power purchasing

By | 2015-04-14T17:22:02+00:00 April 14th, 2015|News|

April 15th, 2015 | posted on www.recyclingenergyforum.com When it comes to renewable energy, one thing is abundantly clear: New generating sources aren’t coming online fast enough to suit the needs of companies that have a made a serious commitment to it. The availability of renewable energy certifications (RECs) has helped, but more organizations are looking beyond offsets [...]

13 04, 2015

Breckinridge Takes Steps to Reduce Carbon Footprint

By | 2015-04-13T17:29:47+00:00 April 13th, 2015|News|

April 13th, 2015 | posted on www.breckinridge.com BOSTON – Breckinridge Capital Advisors today announced that it has purchased 195,339 kilowatt hours (kWh) of renewable energy credits (RECs) to offset 100 percent of its estimated electricity use. In addition it has purchased 307.96 metric tons of carbon offsets. The offsets were purchased through Renewable Choice Energy, a leading [...]

13 04, 2015

Wind power helping water-constrained areas of Minnesota

By | 2015-04-13T17:28:32+00:00 April 13th, 2015|News|

April 13th, 2015 | posted on www.aweablog.com Last Sunday was World Water Day. What does that have to do with wind power? A lot. Every year, wind energy saves America billions of gallons of water by displacing other forms of generation that rely on water. While droughts in the West have gotten the most press coverage, Minnesota [...]

10 04, 2015

AWEA: Corporate Wind Trend Continues

By | 2015-04-10T17:30:54+00:00 April 10th, 2015|News|

April 10th, 2015 | posted on www.nawindpower.com As the cost of wind energy has dropped by more than half in just five years, there has been a steady increase in U.S. businesses, governmental agencies and universities making direct investments in wind power to lock in low prices and reduce their carbon footprints, according to data from the [...]

8 04, 2015

York Hospital Green Team Conserving Environment

By | 2015-04-08T17:44:55+00:00 April 8th, 2015|News|

April 8th, 2015 | posted on www.seacoastonline.com YORK - From single-sort recycling to renewable energy credits, York Hospital has been busy working toward turning “sustainability” into savings. With a volunteer “Green Team” whose mission considers conserving the environment by ensuring that sustainability becomes an integral component of daily operations, while also ensuring excellent ‘far above par’ patient [...]

1 04, 2015

Renewable Choice Energy Partners with Rocky Mountain Green Conference

By | 2015-04-01T17:45:56+00:00 April 1st, 2015|News|

April 1st, 2015 | posted on www.prweb.com Renewable Choice Energy announced today that it will partner with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Colorado chapter to provide clean energy and emission reductions for the Rocky Mountain Green conference held this week in Denver. The event is the premier green building conference in Colorado, bringing together professionals and [...]

26 03, 2015

Why GM Wants To Buy Wind Energy

By | 2015-03-26T17:47:41+00:00 March 26th, 2015|News|

March 26th, 2015 | posted on www.forbes.com For those who love downplaying or discounting renewable energy as something on the fringe of mainstream economic interests, General Motors’ recent decision to back construction of a Mexican wind farm should come as a wake-up call. About 75% of the energy generated by the project, which gets under way next [...]

20 03, 2015

Texas city to go 100% solar, wind – because it’s cheaper, more reliable

By | 2015-03-20T17:49:06+00:00 March 20th, 2015|News|

March 20th, 2015 | posted on www.reneweconomy.com.au A city in Texas – home to the “Gusher Age” of American oil – is aiming to become 100 per cent renewable within two years, after finalising a deal with SunEdison to supply it with solar power for 25 years. Georgetown – population 56,000 – will take the output from [...]

18 03, 2015

EPA Region 7 Achieves LEED Platinum Certification for Regional Office Facility in Lenexa, Kan.

By | 2015-03-18T17:51:44+00:00 March 18th, 2015|News|

March 18th, 2015 | posted on www.yosemite.epa.gov EPA Region 7 has achieved Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certification at the Platinum level under the Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance standard for its Regional Office facility in Lenexa, Kan. The Platinum level is the highest LEED designation awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council. In October [...]

16 03, 2015

Renewable Choice Energy Hires Technology Industry Veteran CEO as New President

By | 2015-03-16T17:52:54+00:00 March 16th, 2015|News|

March 6th, 2015 | posted on www.prweb.com Boulder-based Renewable Choice Energy announced today that it has hired Pete Dignan to occupy the newly created position of President & COO. Dignan is the former founder and CEO of ProtoTest, a Denver-based software consulting business. During a sabbatical from the company in 2010-2011, Dignan served as the Executive Director [...]

6 03, 2015

California's drought is a multinational business problem

By | 2015-03-06T17:55:00+00:00 March 6th, 2015|News|

March 6th, 2015 | posted on www.greenbiz.com California’s drought is more than a California problem. That point was underscored Thursday when General Mills, the Coca-Cola Company, Driscoll's and others dependent on California supply chains joined forces with Ceres to press state lawmakers — and inhabitants — towards more urgent and innovative responses to water scarcity. “We rely [...]

2 03, 2015

P&G, Constellation to build $200M biomass plant in Georgia

By | 2015-03-02T17:56:15+00:00 March 2nd, 2015|News|

March 2nd, 2015 | posted on www.einnews.com The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) and Constellation Energy announced the development of a 50 megawatts (MW) biomass plant in Albany, Georgia. Under a 20-year steam supply agreement with Constellation, P&G will purchase the steam to meet all of its steam needs for the company's paper manufacturing facility also in [...]

27 02, 2015

Renewable Choice Energy Joins RMI Business Renewables Center

By | 2015-02-27T17:57:38+00:00 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+00:00 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+00:00 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 [...]

19 02, 2015

Kaiser Permanente joins Apple, Walmart in clean energy buying spree

By | 2015-02-19T18:01:50+00:00 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+00:00 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 [...]

12 02, 2015

Google Will Soon Use Wind Power to Run Its HQ

By | 2015-02-12T18:07:02+00:00 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+00:00 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+00:00 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+00:00 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+00:00 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. [...]

26 01, 2015

Renewable Choice Energy Announces Partnership with Montage Deer Valley

By | 2015-01-26T18:15:53+00:00 January 26th, 2015|News|

Boulder, CO (PRWEB) January 26th, 2015 -- Renewable Choice Energy today announced that Montage Deer Valley, an elite hotel-residence property under the management of Montage Hotel & Resorts, has purchased green power from the Boulder firm to offset 100% of the company’s electricity use in 2015. In total, the company has purchased more than 11 [...]

23 01, 2015

Artis Real Estate Investment Trust Receives LEED® Certification at Eight Office Properties

By | 2015-01-23T18:18:02+00:00 January 23rd, 2015|News|

January 23rd, 2015 | posted on www.marketwired.com WINNIPEG, MANITOBA-- Artis Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX:AX.UN) ("Artis" or the "REIT") announced today that, as part of its commitment to promoting the use of energy efficient landlord and tenant practices and reduce potential adverse effects on the environment, it received Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certification [...]

12 01, 2015

Renewable Choice Energy Founder and CEO Quayle Hodek to Speak at GreenBiz Forum

By | 2015-01-12T18:23:34+00:00 January 12th, 2015|News|

Boulder, CO (PRWEB) January 12, 2015 Colorado-based Renewable Choice Energy announced today that founder and CEO Quayle Hodek will be a speaker at the upcoming GreenBiz Forum event held February 17-19, 2015 in Phoenix. Hodek will join representatives from Salesforce.com, Facebook, and Johnson & Johnson on a panel entitled “A CSO’s Guide to Renewable Energy.”Hodek [...]

12 01, 2015

Mosaic Sustainability Clients Neal Mast & Son Greenhouses Inc. and Mast Young Plants Receive Top CDP Score

By | 2015-01-12T18:19:19+00:00 January 12th, 2015|News|

Boulder, CO (PRWEB) January 12, 2015 Mosaic Sustainability announced today that its clients, Neal Mast and Son Greenhouses, Inc. and Mast Young Plants, have collectively received a disclosure score of 99 out of 100 on the 2014 CDP supply chain program questionnaire. The companies also received a climate change mitigation performance score of “A-,” the [...]

8 01, 2015

EPA recognizes RVCC among leading green power users

By | 2015-01-08T18:24:57+00:00 January 8th, 2015|News|

www.mycentraljersey.com / January 08, 2015-- Raritan Valley Community College has been commended by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership for using wind power to meet all of the Branchburg campus’ electricity needs. The college is now using nine million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of wind power — enough to meet 100 percent of the electricity needs for [...]

5 01, 2015

Velocity Print Solutions Renews Commitment to 100% Wind Energy

By | 2015-01-05T18:26:05+00:00 January 5th, 2015|News|

 www.myprintsource.com / January 05, 2015--  Velocity Print Solutions has partnered with Renewable Choice Energy to support the growth of renewable energy projects in the US and reduce the environmental impact of the electricity we use. By purchasing renewable energy credits (RECs) from Renewable Choice, Velocity is taking responsibility for the emissions generated from its electricity [...]

16 12, 2014

Adelphi University Earns A National Leadership Award As A Green Power User By The EPA

By | 2014-12-16T18:31:37+00:00 December 16th, 2014|News|

      December 16th, 2014 | Posted on www.longislandexchange.com Long Island, NY- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Adelphi University as No. 29 on its Top 30 College & University list of the largest green power users among higher education institutions in EPA’s Green Power Partnership for the second year in a row. Adelphi is [...]

16 12, 2014

Hands On Children’s Museum First In Western United States to Earn Gold Building Certification for Sustainability

By | 2014-12-16T18:30:13+00:00 December 16th, 2014|News|

December 16th, 2014 | Posted on www.thurstontalk.com The Hands On Children’s Museum is now the first children’s museum in the Western United States awarded a GOLD rating by the U.S. Green Building Council for its sustainable building located on Olympia’s East Bay waterfront. The museum joins four other children’s museums worldwide with the GOLD rating. Hands [...]

11 12, 2014

Government unveils plans for UK's first renewable energy college

By | 2014-12-11T18:32:43+00:00 December 11th, 2014|News|

ClickGreen Staff | December 11th, 2014 | Posted on www.clickgreen.org.uk The Government has announced plans to develop a National College for Wind Energy, the UK’s first further education centre dedicated to renewable energy. Business Secretary Vince Cable said the national college will be based in the Humber area and will provide a ‘hub’ for skills, [...]

2 12, 2014

Solar and Wind Energy Start to Win on Price vs. Conventional Fuels

By | 2014-12-02T18:33:55+00:00 December 2nd, 2014|News|

Diane Cardwell | December 2nd, 2014 | Posted on nytimes.com For the solar and wind industries in the United States, it has been a long-held dream: to produce energy at a cost equal to conventional sources like coal and natural gas. That day appears to be dawning. The cost of providing electricity from wind and [...]

20 11, 2014

Renewable Choice Energy Receives EPA Green Power Leadership Award

By | 2014-11-20T18:36:05+00:00 November 20th, 2014|News|

Boulder, CO (PRWEB) November 20th, 2014 - Renewable Choice Energy announced today that it has received a 2014 Green Power Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The annual awards recognize the country’s leading green power suppliers for their commitment and contribution to helping advance the development of the nation’s voluntary green power [...]

18 11, 2014

Major Wind Acquisition Makes SunEdison World's Largest Renewable Energy Developer

By | 2014-11-18T18:37:46+00:00 November 18th, 2014|News|

William Pentland | November 18th, 2014 | Posted on forbes.com SunEdison, the St. Louis, MO-based solar power juggernaut, said today that it would acquire First Wind, one of the largest wind power developers in the United States, for $2.4 billion. The acquisition of First Wind, which is based in Boston, MA, will make SunEdison the [...]

14 11, 2014

Wind energy fellowships

By | 2014-11-14T18:38:53+00:00 November 14th, 2014|News|

  Diane Kukich, University of Delaware | November 14th, 2014 | Posted on www.udel.edu The wind turbine on the University of Delaware’s Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes has yielded many benefits in its first four years of operation, including generating clean energy for the campus and community, helping train students in turbine maintenance, testing [...]

12 11, 2014

U.S. and China Reach Climate Accord After Months of Talks

By | 2014-11-12T18:40:18+00:00 November 12th, 2014|News|

  Mark Landler | November 12, 2014 | Posted on www.nytimes.com BEIJING — China and the United States made common cause on Wednesday against the threat of climate change, staking out an ambitious joint plan to curb carbon emissions as a way to spur nations around the world to make their own cuts in greenhouse [...]

5 11, 2014

EPA Green Power Partnership Announces Top Lists

By | 2014-11-05T21:05:50+00:00 November 5th, 2014|Business Blog|

Last week the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its list for the top 100 green power purchasers within the 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 their environmental impact. Participation [...]

5 11, 2014

The Role of Community Wind

By | 2014-11-05T21:04:32+00:00 November 5th, 2014|Business Blog|

A recent initiative in the UK will soon provide local residents the opportunity to purchase shares in new renewable energy projects. With a mandate for renewable energy companies to offer at least 5% of the business to locals with a possible annual return rate of 6-9%, the initiative aims to garner further local support for [...]

21 10, 2014

Greenbuild 2014: Leadership Jazz

By | 2014-10-21T20:30:22+00:00 October 21st, 2014|Environmental Blog|

Renewable Choice is excited to be exhibiting again this year at Greenbuild 2014, the country’s largest conference and expo on sustainable building and design. Greenbuild is being hosted this year in New Orleans at the Ernst N. Morial Convention Center, which runs from October 22–24. The theme for this year is “Leadership Jazz”, and it [...]

3 10, 2014

Hydrogen Innovations in the Clean Energy Industry

By | 2014-10-03T16:31:03+00:00 October 3rd, 2014|Environmental Blog|

As reported by BBC News, innovation in hydrogen production and storage made big news recently. Hydrogen has many advantages in clean energy production, as when burned it creates heat and water vapor, and thus no carbon emissions are created. However, the majority of current hydrogen production creates hydrogen from methane, using a device called a [...]

2 10, 2014

European Directive Mandates Non-financial Reporting

By | 2014-10-02T21:08:01+00:00 October 2nd, 2014|Business Blog|

?????????????????????????????????????????? The culture of sustainability and responsible business practice in Europe has long provided a leading example for the rest of the world, and it is no surprise that the first law requiring non-financial disclosure from the private sector has come from Europe as well. On April 15th of this year, the European [...]

18 09, 2014

The Job Creation Potential of Alternative Energy

By | 2014-09-18T16:49:47+00:00 September 18th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

Job creation is a central topic of political dialogue that affects the success of various emerging economic sectors. And given the various forms of uncertainty surrounding the alternative energy industry, the realities surrounding job creation potential are especially important within the renewable energy sector. A recent report highlighted the incredible number of green jobs created [...]

10 09, 2014

Municipal Franchise Agreements Offer Local Energy Options

By | 2014-09-10T17:42:30+00:00 September 10th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

We often discuss the need for a comprehensive approach in order to achieve a functional clean energy economy. In the case of cities with private utilities, one important tool is the Municipal Franchise Agreement (MFA), an often underutilized means to diversifying energy resources on a local level. Originally created to spur municipal economic development, Municipal Franchise [...]

3 09, 2014

The Story of a New Sector

By | 2014-09-03T15:09:38+00:00 September 3rd, 2014|Environmental Blog|

Homeowners take note: unprecedented access to the benefits of wind energy is just around the corner. Just as we’ve seen with the incredible success of the residential solar market, the distributed wind community is making a consolidated effort to provide an accessible financing structure that utilizes third party financing to eliminate up front costs and [...]

27 08, 2014

UBS Report Suggests Renewable Focus for U.S.

By | 2014-08-27T16:14:49+00:00 August 27th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

A recent report released by leading investment bank UBS suggests that the convergence of three unsubsidized factors will soon bring renewables to the forefront of energy demand. These three resources are electric vehicles, solar energy, and energy storage battery technologies, and though the study focused on the forecast of this convergence in Europe, it also [...]

14 08, 2014

The Master Limited Partnership Parity Act

By | 2014-08-14T00:41:10+00:00 August 14th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

Last week we discussed various clean energy economies around the world, placing a specific focus on recent governmental initiatives and their effects on the clean energy landscape. This week, we’d like to discuss a key tool for the American clean energy landscape. A serious debate within the U.S. government surrounds the fate of the production [...]

13 08, 2014

International Landscape Series Part III: India

By | 2014-08-13T17:44:19+00:00 August 13th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

India is a country at the tipping point of a renewable energy transformation, thanks in large part to the recently elected government. The recent reinstatement of pro-renewable initiatives within the Indian government signals serious things for the industry, and could very well represent the groundwork for development of a “National Wind Mission. “ In the [...]

12 08, 2014

International Landscape Series Part II: Australia

By | 2014-08-12T16:30:05+00:00 August 12th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

In the case of Australia, a recent change in government has been destructive for the renewable energy industry. The 2013 repeal of the carbon tax – a regulation mandating the top 500 polluters in Australia to cut emissions by 5% from 2000 levels – was the beginning of a trend to withdraw support for environmental initiatives. Australia [...]

6 08, 2014

Hotels Find Valuable Option in Carbon Offsets

By | 2014-08-06T16:58:36+00:00 August 6th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

We all stay in hotels. We use them for business, we use them for pleasure, and sometimes we use them for entirely different reasons. And when we travel to hotels, most of us are aware of the significant environmental impact of these establishments and our use of them. The emissions associated with hotels stretch far [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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,” [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

26 06, 2014

Germany’s Solar Record Calls for Leadership from U.S.

By | 2014-06-26T20:11:53+00:00 June 26th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

On Monday, June 9th, Germany broke a solar record by meeting over 50% of its electricity demand with solar capacity. This accompanied another world record set by Germany the previous week, as 24.24 GW was generated by solar during a one hour period. These are impressive feats, considering that over 90% of the world’s population [...]

17 06, 2014

Renewable Choice Energy Offsets FIFA World Cup Stadiums

By | 2014-06-17T17:23:21+00:00 June 17th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

We’ve been involved in some pretty cool projects, and somehow, they just seem to get cooler. Today, we announced our partnership with two stadiums playing host to the World Cup in Brazil to aid in achieving LEED building certification. The stadiums - Arena Pernambuco and Estiod Beire Rio - will purchase a total of 10,145,850 [...]

9 06, 2014

First Annual Sustainable Energy for All Forum

By | 2014-06-09T17:58:12+00:00 June 9th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

Last week New York City played host to the first annual Sustainable Energy for All Forum, an event held to discuss the previously established SE4ALL initiative for a global energy revolution and the measures necessary for its success. The event brought together leaders from around the world to discuss the energy issues facing both developed [...]

5 06, 2014

The Water-Energy Nexus

By | 2014-06-05T16:28:32+00:00 June 5th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

When assessing energy use in both business and personal life, it is essential to consider all of the different processes that require energy. The use of water for various processes is especially energy-intensive, and is therefore a significant consideration for both domestic practices and for supply chain operations in many industries. This “water-energy nexus” is [...]

3 06, 2014

Coal Plant Regulations to Affect Renewable Energy Sector

By | 2014-06-03T18:35:30+00:00 June 3rd, 2014|Environmental Blog|

Yesterday the Environmental Protection Agency published its proposal for a regulation to limit carbon dioxide emissions from existing coal plants by 30% from 2005 levels by the year 2030. The existing 523 coal plants across the U.S. currently account for 38% of the nation’s carbon dioxide emissions, making it the largest emitter of carbon dioxide [...]

19 05, 2014

The Ins and Outs of REC Purchasing

By | 2014-05-19T18:24:24+00:00 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+00:00 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+00:00 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+00:00 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+00:00 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+00:00 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+00:00 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+00:00 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+00:00 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. [...]

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+00:00 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+00:00 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+00:00 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+00:00 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 [...]

30 04, 2014

EPA's '100 percent Green Power Users' include Maine firms

By | 2014-04-30T15:24:09+00:00 April 30th, 2014|News|

EPA's '100 percent Green Power Users' include Maine firms April 30th, 2014 |  Posted on portlanddailysun.me The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its "100 percent Green Power Users" lists this month, with results showing that Maine logged 11 businesses or organizations that generated 100 percent or more of their energy needs from renewable sources. In [...]

29 04, 2014

In Victory for Obama, Court Backs Rules for Coal Pollution

By | 2014-04-29T17:53:46+00:00 April 29th, 2014|News|

In Victory for Obama, Court Backs Rules for Coal Pollution   Coral Davenport | April 29th, 2014 | Posted on www.nytimes.com WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to regulate coal-plant pollution that wafts across state lines from 27 Midwestern and Appalachian states to eastern states. The 6-to-2 ruling is [...]

28 04, 2014

For Release: Renewable Choice Energy Announces Renewed Partnership with Glens Falls Hospital

By | 2014-04-28T15:41:12+00:00 April 28th, 2014|News|

Renewable Choice Energy Announces Renewed Partnership with Glens Falls Hospital Firm Provides Green Power to Progressive New York Health Care Organization Boulder, CO (PRWEB) April 28th, 2014  -- Renewable Choice Energy today announced that New York-based Glens Falls Hospital (GFH) has purchased green power from the Boulder firm to offset 50% of the company’s electricity [...]

25 04, 2014

For Release: Renewable Choice Energy Recognizes Leading Green Power Partners

By | 2014-04-25T15:21:17+00:00 April 25th, 2014|News|

Renewable Choice Energy Recognizes Leading Green Power Partners Firm Provides Green Power to More EPA Program Participants Than Any Other Supplier Boulder, CO (PRWEB) August 30, 2013  -- Renewable Choice Energy today announced that it provides green power to 279 EPA Green Power Partners, more than any other supplier. The company supplies upwards of 3.8 [...]

24 04, 2014

Green Power Partnership Announces Top 100 List

By | 2014-04-24T17:31:20+00:00 April 24th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

Yesterday the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its list for the top 100 green power purchasers within the 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 their environmental impact. Participation in [...]

24 04, 2014

Renewable Choice client, Quinnipiac University, Recognized By EPA As Top Green Power User In The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference

By | 2014-04-24T16:44:31+00:00 April 24th, 2014|News|

    Quinnipiac University Recognized By EPA As Top Green Power User In The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference April 24th, 2014  | Posted on www.quinnipiacbobcats.com Just in time for Earth Day, Quinnipiac University was recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a 2013-2014 Individual Conference Champion of the College & University Green Power Challenge [...]

23 04, 2014

Google Signs Up to Buy 407 Megawatts of Buffett’s Wind Power

By | 2014-04-23T16:22:29+00:00 April 23rd, 2014|News|

Google Signs Up to Buy 407 Megawatts of Buffett’s Wind Power Ehren Goosens | April 23rd, 2014 | Posted on www.businessweek.com Google Inc. (GOOG:US) agreed to buy 407 megawatts of wind power from Warren Buffett’s MidAmerican Energy Holdings Co., the technology company’s largest deal to date for renewable energy. The capacity will power Google’s Council [...]

23 04, 2014

How we reached the equivalent of 44,034 seedlings of love for Mother Earth

By | 2014-04-23T15:32:30+00:00 April 23rd, 2014|News|

    How we reached the equivalent of 44,034 seedlings of love for Mother Earth April 23rd, 2014 | Posted on www.lifeway.net For the past eight years, Lifeway Foods has purchased renewable energy from our team at Renewable Choice Energy.  This partnership has enabled Lifeway to continue its longstanding commitment to environmental stewardship and corporate [...]

22 04, 2014

Celebrating Earth Day 2014

By | 2014-04-22T15:33:08+00:00 April 22nd, 2014|Environmental Blog|

Since 1970, Earth Day has offered us a powerful reminder: a heightened awareness and sense of collective responsibility that is shared by more than 1 billion people in over 190 countries around the world. Earth Day began largely as a grassroots event, but has become so widely celebrated that its focus has expanded into a [...]

21 04, 2014

For Release: Renewable Choice Energy to Offer Green-e® Climate Certified Offsets for LEED v4

By | 2014-04-21T15:49:12+00:00 April 21st, 2014|News|

Renewable Choice Energy to Offer Green-e® Climate Certified Offsets for LEED v4 Market leader expands offerings to meet latest green building specifications.  Boulder, CO (PRWEB) April 21st, 2014 -- Renewable Choice Energy today announced that it has joined Green-e Climate, and can now provide certified carbon offsets to green building projects under the new U.S. [...]

21 04, 2014

EPA Publishes 19th Annual U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory

By | 2014-04-21T15:23:17+00:00 April 21st, 2014|News|

    EPA Publishes 19th Annual U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory Mollie Lemon | April 21st, 2014 | posted on yosemite.epa.gov The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its 19th annual report of overall U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions today, showing a 3.4 percent decrease in 2012 from 2011. The Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions [...]

17 04, 2014

Renewable Energy Storage Provides New Market Possibilities

By | 2014-04-17T17:56:48+00:00 April 17th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

Improving reliability in distribution is critical to the success of the renewable energy sector. Both utilities and customers depend on grid stability, and the intermittent nature of wind and solar energy deems them unreliable as primary sources of power. Proper energy storage could help resolve this variability in demand by allowing wind and solar sources [...]

16 04, 2014

Up To 1,000 Times More Methane Released At Gas Wells Than EPA Estimates, Study Finds

By | 2014-04-16T16:47:24+00:00 April 16th, 2014|News|

Up To 1,000 Times More Methane Released At Gas Wells Than EPA Estimates, Study Finds  Ari Phillips | April 16th, 2014 |Posted on www.thinkprogress.org An analysis of a number of hydraulic fracturing sites in southwestern Pennsylvania has found that methane was being released into the atmosphere at 100 to 1,000 times the rate that the [...]

14 04, 2014

Report Supports US Wind Energy Production Tax Credit

By | 2014-04-14T18:20:01+00:00 April 14th, 2014|News|

  Report Supports US Wind Energy Production Tax Credit  Mike Godfrey | April 14th, 2014 | Posted on www.tax-news.com The United States Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory has warned of the impact that failing to renew the production tax credit (PTC) could have on domestic wind energy producers. The PTC was first established by [...]

14 04, 2014

World Solar Power Capacity Increased 35% In 2013

By | 2014-04-14T16:05:12+00:00 April 14th, 2014|News|

World Solar Power Capacity Increased 35% In 2013   April 14th, 2014 | Posted on www.cleantechnica.com With about 37,007 megawatts (MW) of solar PV power installed in 2013, world solar PV power capacity increased about 35% to 136,697 MW. Whereas Europe had dominated annual growth for years up until 2013 (10 years, to be precise), [...]

11 04, 2014

Ikea Buys Illinois Wind Farm in Global Renewables Push

By | 2014-04-11T16:18:09+00:00 April 11th, 2014|News|

Ikea Buys Illinois Wind Farm in Global Renewables Push Ehren Goossens | April 11th, 2014 | Posted on www.bloomberg.com Ikea, the world’s largest furniture retailer, bought a wind farm under construction in Illinois, it’s first in the U.S. and its largest renewable-energy investment to date. The 98-megawatt wind project in Hoopeston, about 110 miles (176 kilometers) [...]

10 04, 2014

DOE Mapping Tool Illustrates Wind Farm Growth

By | 2014-04-10T16:39:13+00:00 April 10th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

The U.S. Department of Energy recently released an interactive mapping tool highlighting the progression in U.S wind farm development since 1975, further demonstrating the adoption of web-based tools by organizations seeking to inform the public of environmental issues. The tool, which shows the number and location of wind farms developed each year from 1975-2012, uses [...]

10 04, 2014

UN Climate Change Panel to Discuss Global Transition to Renewable Energy

By | 2014-04-10T15:31:39+00:00 April 10th, 2014|News|

UN Climate Change Panel to Discuss Global Transition to Renewable Energy Frank Jordans | April 10th, 2014 | Posted on www.renewableenergyworld.com BERLIN -- After concluding that global warming almost certainly is man-made and poses a grave threat to humanity, the U.N.-sponsored expert panel on climate change is moving on to the next phase: what to [...]

8 04, 2014

Arizona Utility's Long-Term Plan Calls For More Renewable Energy, Less Coal

By | 2014-04-08T17:14:18+00:00 April 8th, 2014|News|

  Arizona Utility's Long-Term Plan Calls For More Renewable Energy, Less Coal April 8th, 2014 | Posted on www.nawindpower.com Arizona-based utility Tucson Electric Power (TEP) says it plans to meet customers' growing energy needs over the next 15 years by relying less on coal generation and more on renewables, energy efficiency and natural gas. TEP [...]

7 04, 2014

Renewable Choice Client, City of Worcester, signs pact with new energy supplier

By | 2014-04-07T15:17:28+00:00 April 7th, 2014|News|

  Hoping to lower costs, Worcester signs pact with new energy supplier Nick Kotsopoulos | April 7th, 2014 | Posted on www.telegram.com WORCESTER — The city is expected to save nearly $600,000 on its electricity bills with a three-year contract signed with a New Jersey-based energy supplier.  The deal with South Jersey Energy Co. will save [...]

4 04, 2014

CDP Supply Chain Reporting Period Opens

By | 2014-04-04T15:16:20+00:00 April 4th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

April 1st marked the opening of the reporting period for the CDP Supply Chain Program. This gives responding suppliers four months to assess their operations and complete the Questionnaire before this year’s submission deadline of July 31st. By gathering information regarding supplier sustainability and transparency practices, the Supply Chain Program helps purchasing organizations–including Wal-Mart, Nestlé, Dell, [...]

28 03, 2014

Renewable Choice Energy Begins Offering Green-e Climate Certified Carbon Offsets From U.S.–based Landfill Gas Projects

By | 2014-03-28T19:41:22+00:00 March 28th, 2014|News|

  Renewable Choice Energy Begins Offering Green-e Climate Certified Carbon Offsets From U.S.–based Landfill Gas Projects March 28th, 2013 | Posted on www.3blmedia.com Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) today announced that Renewable Choice Energy, a retail carbon offset and renewable energy company based in Boulder, Colorado, has begun offering Green-e Climate certified carbon offsets. The [...]

28 03, 2014

Hour for the Earth – 2014

By | 2014-03-28T17:49:01+00:00 March 28th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

Each day, our growing global society demands more electricity for its operations, a fact that goes largely unnoticed by many of us. Though we expect this seamless service, it leaves us with the responsibility to make a conscious effort to recognize our reliance on electricity and the impacts surrounding its use. At 8:30 PM on [...]

27 03, 2014

Renewables Dominate New U.S. Capacity For First Two Months Of 2014

By | 2014-03-27T15:57:01+00:00 March 27th, 2014|News|

Renewables Dominate New U.S. Capacity For First Two Months Of 2014 March 27th, 2014 | Posted on www.nawindpower.com For the first two months of this year, renewable energy sources accounted for 91.9% of the 568 MW of new installed U.S. electrical generating capacity, according to a report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Coal, [...]

26 03, 2014

Clean Tech Closing In on Energy Storage

By | 2014-03-26T02:36:27+00:00 March 26th, 2014|News|

  Clean tech closing in on energy storage Joshua Lindenstein | March 26th, 2014 | Posted on www.bcbr.com  BOULDER – Navigant Research analyst Sam Jaffe believes the clean-tech industry is nearing a tipping point as it relates to energy storage. More affordable batteries for cars and batteries that can economically back up homeowners’ solar power [...]

21 03, 2014

2014 Climate Action Resources Announced

By | 2014-03-21T16:24:43+00:00 March 21st, 2014|Environmental Blog|

Earlier this week the Obama administration launched Climate.data.gov, an online platform created to raise public awareness of issues related to climate change including flood risk, food security, and energy infrastructure. This is one of many efforts taken this year by governmental and independent organizations to promote action on one of the most important issues of [...]

20 03, 2014

Obama Turns to Web to Illustrate the Effects of a Changing Climate

By | 2014-03-20T18:32:15+00:00 March 20th, 2014|News|

Obama Turns to Web to Illustrate the Effects of a Changing Climate   Coral Davenport | March 20th, 2014 | Posted on www.nytimes.com WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Obama wants Americans to see how climate change could deluge or destroy their own backyards — and to make it as easy as opening a web-based app. As part [...]

20 03, 2014

With virtual power purchase agreements, companies go long on renewable energy

By | 2014-03-20T17:35:57+00:00 March 20th, 2014|News|

With virtual power purchase agreements, companies go long on renewable energy Nathanael Massey |  March 20th, 2014 | Posted on www.eenews.net Absent government subsidies or a carbon tax, it may take more than a decade for renewable energy from wind and solar to become cost competitive with cheap natural gas. Despite years of steady, sometimes [...]

13 03, 2014

Shippensburg University Project Showcases Value of USGBC LEED® Certification System

By | 2014-03-13T15:15:46+00:00 March 13th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

A recent LEED project at Shippensburg University showcases the collaboration between General Contractor Fortune Johnson Inc. and Renewable Choice Energy, as well as architecture and civil engineering teams CUBE 3 Studio and Greenman Pedersen, Inc. The project replaced several on-campus student housing buildings containing multi-person units with new, LEED certified residences. LEED certification aims to enhance [...]

11 03, 2014

Stanford scientist unveils 50-state plan to transform U.S. to renewable energy

By | 2014-03-11T16:14:14+00:00 March 11th, 2014|News|

Stanford scientist unveils 50-state plan to transform U.S. to renewable energy Mark Shwartz | March 14th, 2014 |  Posted on news.standford.edu Stanford University scientist Mark Jacobson has developed a 50-state roadmap for transforming the United States from dependence on fossil fuels to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050. He unveiled the plan at the annual [...]

11 03, 2014

For Release: Renewable Choice Energy Announces Partnership with Hypertherm

By | 2014-03-11T15:02:03+00:00 March 11th, 2014|News|

Renewable Choice Energy Announces Partnership with Hypertherm Firm to provide green power to market leading plasma cutting manufacturer  Boulder, CO (PRWEB) March 11th, 2014 -- Renewable Choice Energy today announced that Hypertherm Inc., a New Hampshire manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, has purchased green power from the Boulder firm to offset 100% [...]

10 03, 2014

Renewable Choice CEO Quayle Hodek Featured Presenter for EPA Webinar

By | 2014-03-10T16:59:21+00:00 March 10th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

Renewable Choice’s CEO Quayle Hodek, considered to be a pioneer in the green power market, will be a featured presenter at this week’s EPA webinar on long-term green power procurement from wind projects. While current green power mechanisms such as renewable energy credits (RECs) and carbon offsets (VERs) remain valuable and effective solutions for most [...]

7 03, 2014

U.S. Senate Democrats pulling all-nighter on climate change

By | 2014-03-07T20:23:45+00:00 March 7th, 2014|News|

U.S. Senate Democrats pulling all-nighter on climate change March 12th, 2014 |Thomas Ferraro and Valerie Volcovici | Posted on www.reuters.com More than two dozen U.S. Senate Democrats joined forces to speak through the night on Monday, hoping to "wake up" Congress to what is seen as the threat of climate change. "Despite overwhelming scientific evidence [...]

6 03, 2014

Mosaic Labs Announces E-Book for Wal-Mart Sustainability Index

By | 2014-03-06T19:15:10+00:00 March 6th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

As companies increasingly recognize sustainability as an opportunity for cost reduction, risk mitigation, and industry leadership, the demand for measurable data with which to make informed decisions grows. By creating tools to index data across industries and products, companies like Walmart have emerged as leaders in determining standards and innovative ideas to improve supply chain [...]

5 03, 2014

US Solar Celebrates Records in 2013, Big Trends Coming in 2014

By | 2014-03-05T15:58:58+00:00 March 5th, 2014|News|

US Solar Celebrates Records in 2013, Big Trends Coming in 2014 U.S. solar takes its first steps down the path toward mainstream status. James Montgomery | March 5th, 2014 | Posted on www.renewableenergyworld.com  Solar photovoltaic (PV) installations in the U.S. topped 4.78 GW in 2013, an increase of 41 percent over 2012, according to the [...]

5 03, 2014

For Release: Renewable Choice Energy Founder and CEO Quayle Hodek to Join EPA Webinar

By | 2014-03-05T15:12:10+00:00 March 5th, 2014|News|

  Renewable Choice Energy Founder and CEO Quayle Hodek to Join EPA Webinar Innovative leader in renewable energy will share expertise in long-term green power procurement  Boulder, CO (PRWEB) March 5, 2014 -- Colorado-based Renewable Choice Energy announced today that founder and CEO Quayle Hodek will be a featured speaker during an upcoming U.S. Environmental Protection [...]

4 03, 2014

3,000 Dairy Cows Chip In To Offset Super Bowl XLVII Greenhouse Gas Emissions

By | 2014-03-04T19:35:23+00:00 March 4th, 2014|News|

3,000 Dairy Cows Chip In To Offset Super Bowl XLVII Greenhouse Gas Emissions March 5th, 2014 | Posted on www.cleantechnica.com Three thousand dairy cows from Green Meadows Farm in central Michigan will do their part to offset greenhouse gas emissions related to Super Bowl XLVII, with the ambitious goal of making this year’s game the "greenest [...]

28 02, 2014

Small Town Solar Systems Demonstrate Renewable Leadership

By | 2014-02-28T17:02:38+00:00 February 28th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

Small towns across America are starting to show leadership in reducing dependence on fossil fuels. One example is the small New England town of Peterborough, New Hampshire. In early January, the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission approved a grant for Peterborough to support the construction of the state’s largest solar array, providing $1.22 million to [...]

27 02, 2014

Renewables Account For 99% Of New U.S. Generation In January

By | 2014-02-27T20:44:42+00:00 February 27th, 2014|News|

  Renewables Account For 99% Of New U.S. Generation In January February 27th, 2014 | Posted on www.nawindpower.com  Non-hydro renewable energy sources accounted for more than 99% of all new U.S. electrical generating capacity installed during January for a total of 324 MW, according to the latest Energy Infrastructure Update report from the Federal Energy [...]

27 02, 2014

Renewable Choice client, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), receives USGBC “double-platinum” LEED® certification status for Energy Innovation Center.

By | 2014-02-27T19:23:52+00:00 February 27th, 2014|News|

  USGBC Awards Double-Platinum LEED Status to SDG&E’s Energy Innovation Center February 27th, 2014  | Posted on www.azobuild.com The U.S. Green Building Council reports that the Energy Innovation Center is the first facility in the region to have achieved double-platinum status for certification of both new construction and EBOM. “The LEED Platinum certification for the [...]

20 02, 2014

Sustainability Measures in the 2014 Farm Bill

By | 2014-02-20T19:41:51+00:00 February 20th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

On February 7th, 2014, President Barack Obama approved a new agricultural policy through the passage of the Agricultural Act of 2014, a multiyear plan that addresses issues such as food stamps, crop assistance and insurance, and environmental protection. Also known as the “farm bill”, the resolution is an important piece of legislation that comes after [...]

19 02, 2014

Sustainability Measures in the 2014 Farm Bill

By | 2014-02-19T14:44:48+00:00 February 19th, 2014|Uncategorized|

On February 7th, 2014, President Barack Obama approved a new agricultural policy through the passage of the Agricultural Act of 2014, a multiyear plan that addresses issues such as food stamps, crop assistance and insurance, and environmental protection. Also known as the “farm bill”, the resolution is an important piece of legislation that comes after [...]

17 02, 2014

World’s Largest Solar Thermal Power Project at Ivanpah Achieves Commercial Operation

By | 2014-02-17T19:30:02+00:00 February 17th, 2014|News|

World’s Largest Solar Thermal Power Project at Ivanpah Achieves Commercial Operation February 17th, 2014 | Posted on www.brightsourceenergy.com NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG), through its wholly owned subsidiary NRG Solar, LLC, today announced that the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System is now operational and delivering solar electricity to California customers. At full capacity, the facility’s [...]

12 02, 2014

For Release: Mosaic Labs Client Neal Mast & Son Greenhouses Inc. Receives Top CDP Score

By | 2014-02-12T23:22:03+00:00 February 12th, 2014|News|

Mosaic Sustainability Client Neal Mast & Son Greenhouses Inc. Receives Top CDP Score  Boulder, CO (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 -- Mosaic Sustainability (www.mosaicsustainability.com) announced today that its client, Neal Mast & Son Greenhouses, Inc., has received a disclosure score of 99 out of 100 on the 2013 CDP supply chain program questionnaire. The company also [...]

11 02, 2014

How Did Energy Fare in the State of the Union?

By | 2014-02-11T19:00:12+00:00 February 11th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

This year’s State of the Union address featured many familiar themes, including stories of opportunity advancement and reforms in education, immigration, and healthcare. With the limited time given, President Obama touched briefly on these many topics, leaving only a few moments for discussion of environmental issues and energy policy. In the few minutes that Obama [...]

11 02, 2014

Renewable Choice Client, SwedishAmerican Regional Cancer Center Nation's First to Receive LEED-HC Certification

By | 2014-02-11T17:14:12+00:00 February 11th, 2014|News|

  SwedishAmerican Regional Cancer Center Nation's First to Receive LEED-HC Certification February 10th, 2014 | Posted on www.swedishamerican.org SwedishAmerican Health System is pleased to announce that its Regional Cancer Center is the nation's first cancer center to receive LEED for Healthcare (LEED-HC) certification. The new free-standing outpatient center, which opened in October of 2013, was [...]

6 02, 2014

Funding for Farm Bill energy title will help Rural America

By | 2014-02-06T19:04:01+00:00 February 6th, 2014|News|

Funding for Farm Bill energy title will help Rural America February 6th, 2014 |Posted on www.quincyjournal.com The Agriculture Energy Coalition (AgEC) thanked and congratulated Sens. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) on final Senate passage of the new five-year Farm Bill. The legislation's $881 million in mandatory funding for Energy Title programs will enable [...]

5 02, 2014

California Energy Storage Verdict

By | 2014-02-05T17:57:03+00:00 February 5th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

2013 was an important year for the renewable energy industry, as leading companies announced their commitment to large-scale power purchase agreements and solar electricity finally reached grid parity with coal. Another significant 2013 milestone to note was the decision reached by the California Public Utilities Commission regarding the development of energy storage technologies. The decision [...]

30 01, 2014

European Commission Announces Climate Change Package

By | 2014-01-30T18:41:53+00:00 January 30th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

Last week the European Commission announced its proposal for a climate change package that includes new targets for renewable energy, GHG emissions, and energy efficiency. Along with policy focusing on efficiency in both building and transport, targets aim for a 40% reduction of GHG emissions from their 1990 levels, and a 27% share of renewable [...]

30 01, 2014

New U.S. Renewable Energy Capacity More Than Triples Coal, Oil And Nuclear Combined

By | 2014-01-30T17:44:42+00:00 January 30th, 2014|News|

New U.S. Renewable Energy Capacity More Than Triples Coal, Oil And Nuclear Combined January 30th, 2014 |Posted on www.nawindpower.com Renewable energy sources, such as wind, solar, biomass, geothermal and hydropower, accounted for 37.16% of all new domestic electrical generating capacity installed during calendar-year 2013 for a total of 5,279 MW, according to the latest Energy [...]

30 01, 2014

For Release: Mosaic Labs Provides Sustainability Consulting Services for CDP Respondents

By | 2014-01-30T15:43:52+00:00 January 30th, 2014|News|

Mosaic Sustainability Provides Sustainability Consulting Services for CDP Respondents Firm works with brands, suppliers to improve CDP scores  Boulder, CO (PRWEB) January 31st, 2014 -- Colorado-based Mosaic Sustainability, a subsidiary of market leader Renewable Choice Energy, today announced that it provides sustainability consulting services for CDP Climate Change program respondents. The firm assists companies in [...]

28 01, 2014

Bill Clinton calls for global fund to reform ‘unequal’ energy finance

By | 2014-01-28T16:55:07+00:00 January 28th, 2014|News|

Bill Clinton calls for global fund to reform ‘unequal’ energy finance Lucy Woods | January 28th, 2014 |Posted on www.pv-tech.org Former US president Bill Clinton has called for global investment in renewable energy and changes to the “inequality” of current financing mechanisms in the energy sector. At the ThomasLloyd Clean Tech Congress Europe in Frankfurt [...]

24 01, 2014

Industry Awakens to Threat of Climate Change

By | 2014-01-24T17:33:13+00:00 January 24th, 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, [...]

22 01, 2014

The Role of Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards in Green Power Development

By | 2014-01-22T21:20:35+00:00 January 22nd, 2014|Environmental Blog|

In 2013, Xcel Energy broke a U.S. record for the hourly penetration of wind resources in the electrical grid for an investor-owned utility. During the recording period, 1,874 megawatts (MW) of Xcel’s electricity in Colorado was generated by wind resources, accounting for a record 60.5% of the total 3,100 MW capacity. This represents a milestone [...]

20 01, 2014

The Flood Next Time

By | 2014-01-20T18:29:06+00:00 January 20th, 2014|News|

The Flood Next Time   January 13, 2014 The New York Times -- The little white shack at the water’s edge in Lower Manhattan is unobtrusive — so much so that the tourists strolling the promenade at Battery Park the other day did not give it a second glance. Up close, though, the roof of the [...]

17 01, 2014

U.N. Says Lag in Confronting Climate Woes Will Be Costly

By | 2014-01-17T17:49:07+00:00 January 17th, 2014|News|

U.N. Says Lag in Confronting Climate Woes Will Be Costly Justin Gillis | www.nytimes.com | January 16th, 2014 Nations have so dragged their feet in battling climate change that the situation has grown critical and the risk of severe economic disruption is rising, according to a draft United Nations report. Another 15 years of failure [...]

17 01, 2014

The Clean Tech Crash that “60 Minutes” Made Up

By | 2014-01-17T17:16:33+00:00 January 17th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

On January 5th, the TV show “60 Minutes” aired a report on the supposed “crash” of the clean tech industry. Highlighting the failure of certain companies within the cellulosic biofuels sector, the CBS program sought to prove that excess governmental expenditure on venture capitalist-supported clean tech companies has garnered no worthwhile return, levying a huge [...]

16 01, 2014

Renewable Choice client, Compass Datacenters', First Data Center Facility in Franklin, Tennessee Gets LEED Gold Certification

By | 2014-01-16T18:32:55+00:00 January 16th, 2014|News|

  Compass Datacenters' First Data Center Facility in Franklin, Tennessee Gets LEED Gold Certification Compass Datacenters has been awarded LEED Gold certification for its first data center facility in Franklin, Tennessee in suburban Nashville. Posted by www.azobuild.com | January 16th, 2014 The 21,000 square foot facility was completed in early 2013 and is the second [...]

15 01, 2014

Renewable Choice Energy Recertifies as a Benefit Corporation

By | 2014-01-15T15:43:07+00:00 January 15th, 2014|News|

Renewable Choice Energy Recertifies as a Benefit Corporation Leading climate change solutions provider to continue partnership with global movement Boulder, CO (PRWEB) January 17th, 2014 -- Renewable Choice Energy today announced its recertification as a Benefit, or B Corporation, a new kind of company using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.  [...]

14 01, 2014

Did You Make a Carbon Resolution This Year?

By | 2014-01-14T17:01:27+00:00 January 14th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

It’s hard to believe that we’re already two weeks into the new year. It’s traditional, of course, for people to make resolutions as we turn the calendar page. When you set your resolutions for 2014, did you remember the planet? Here are our recommendations for the top five ways you can resolve to reduce your [...]

13 01, 2014

Renewable Choice client, Velocity Print Solutions, Offsets 100 percent Of Its Electricity With Renewable Energy

By | 2014-01-13T19:26:43+00:00 January 13th, 2014|News|

  Velocity Print Solutions Offsets 100 percent Of Its Electricity With Renewable Energy Elaine Ness | The Courant | January 13th, 2014 Velocity Print Solutions has partnered with Renewable Choice Energy to support the growth of renewable energy projects in the U.S. and reduce the environmental impact of the electricity we use. By purchasing renewable [...]

10 01, 2014

Trends in Carbon Accounting Point to Carbon Offsets as a Natural Next Step

By | 2014-01-10T20:22:55+00:00 January 10th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

Recent research performed by CDP reveals that at least 29 well-known companies now include a price for carbon in their financial planning and risk management criteria. Placing a price on carbon assigns a fee to pollution, raising costs to consumers for goods and services, and, ideally, reducing demand for fossil fuel-based energy sources. This progressive [...]

8 01, 2014

For Release: Renewable Choice Energy to Provide Carbon Offsets to Smart Growth Conference

By | 2014-01-08T15:31:26+00:00 January 8th, 2014|News|

  Renewable Choice Energy to Provide Carbon Offsets to Smart Growth Conference Leading national firm to help reduce event’s carbon footprint Boulder, CO (PRWEB) January 2, 2013 -- Renewable Choice Energy announced today that the firm will provide carbon offsets to the New Partners Smart Growth (NPSG) Conference in Denver, February 13-15, 2014 in an [...]

3 01, 2014

5 Best Renewable Achievements of 2013

By | 2014-01-03T19:26:25+00:00 January 3rd, 2014|Environmental Blog|

Guest Blog by Keith Patterson As a new year begins, it's a perfect time to look back at the most significant renewable energy accomplishments of 2013. From an overall increase in renewable energy to some pretty cool clean technology apps, green energy had a big year in the United States. Here are some of the most [...]

20 12, 2013

Renewable Choice Client, Advantest America, Receives Top Nod for Green Power Commitment

By | 2013-12-20T18:25:13+00:00 December 20th, 2013|News|

  Renewable Choice Energy Client Advantest America Receives Top Nod for Green Power Commitment Tech company recognized in Bloomberg’s Top 10 green power list Boulder, CO (PRWEB) December 20th, 2013  -- Renewable Choice Energy announced today that its client, Advantest America, Inc., has been recognized by Bloomberg as #2 on its list of publicly traded [...]

18 12, 2013

Wind Power Rivals Coal With $1 Billion Order From Buffett

By | 2013-12-18T16:37:31+00:00 December 18th, 2013|News|

Wind Power Rivals Coal With $1 Billion Order From Buffett Ehren Groosens | December 17th, 2013 | www.bloomberg.com The decision by Warren Buffett’s utility company to order about $1 billion of wind turbines for projects in Iowa shows how a drop in equipment costs is making renewable energy more competitive with power from fossil fuels. [...]

16 12, 2013

Colorado's First Biomass Plant Begins Delivering Electricity

By | 2013-12-16T16:34:53+00:00 December 16th, 2013|News|

    Colorado's first biomass plant begins delivering electricity  December 16th, 2013 | Pat Mack | Colorado Public Radio Colorado's first biomass plant will make energy from beetle-killed trees. The $56 million facility in Gysum, Colo., begins delivering electricity for the first time today.   While some residents in the small Eagle County town worry [...]

12 12, 2013

The Great Christmas Tree Showdown

By | 2013-12-12T20:47:34+00:00 December 12th, 2013|News|

The Great Christmas Tree Showdown Heather Bailey | December 4th, 2013 | www.saveonenergy.com It's the time of year when everyone starts thinking about putting up a Christmas tree. Do you generally go with an artificial tree you pull out of the attic or do you drive down to the corner lot and pick a fragrant, [...]

9 12, 2013

Renewable Choice client, U. of Illinois' newly renovated Lincoln Hall receives highest 'green building' designation.

By | 2013-12-09T16:20:43+00:00 December 9th, 2013|News|

    U. of Illinois' newly renovated Lincoln Hall receives highest 'green building' designation December 28th, 2013 | Urbana, Illinois | Posted on www.therepublic.com A newly renovated, century-old landmark on the University of Illinois campus has earned the nation's highest "green building" designation for environmenatlly friendly design and cosntruction, thanks to efforts such as resusing wood trip [...]

4 12, 2013

Renewable Energy Finance Tactic Changes the Game

By | 2013-12-04T21:00:11+00:00 December 4th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

A recent article by The Atlantic has brought attention to a finance strategy for solar power leases that could quite possibly change the game as we know it. Well-known solar company Solar City has announced plans to sell $54 million of its asset-backed securities, a significant move considering that they will have $54 million in [...]

4 12, 2013

Renewable Choice client, NOLS WYSS Wilderness Medicine Campus earns LEED Platinum Certification

By | 2013-12-04T20:03:57+00:00 December 4th, 2013|News|

    NOLS’s Wyss Wilderness Medicine Campus earns LEED Platinum Certification December 3rd, 2013 Posted on www.county10.com (Lander, Wyo.) — High Plains Architects of Billings, Mont., announced today that the Wyss Wilderness Medicine Campus has achieved LEED Platinum certification under the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for New Construction and Major Renovation v2009 rating system. The building, [...]

4 12, 2013

Renewable Choice client, Grainger, opens Illinois-based USGBC LEED Platinum distribution center.

By | 2013-12-04T19:47:30+00:00 December 4th, 2013|News|

      Grainger opens Illinois-based USGBC LEED Platinum distribution center 03 December 2013– Posted on www.contractormag.com MINOOKA, ILL. — Grainger is making great strides in becoming a more sustainable company with construction of its own facilities. This is a reflection of the company’s business model in that Grainger’s commitment to sustainability extends to its offerings, [...]

26 11, 2013

Supply Chains

By | 2013-11-26T20:17:24+00:00 November 26th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Supply chain sustainability requirements are quickly growing to become a key market-driven response to consumer demands for social and environmental responsibility and transparency. We leveraged our in-depth experience with supply chain sustainability compliance and carbon risk management to form our subsidary, Mosaic Sustainability. Mosaic Sustainability offers customized programs including strategic planning, scorecard development, and supplier [...]

26 11, 2013

Renewable Choice Client, Red Lodge Boys and Girls Club earns LEED Platinum rating

By | 2013-11-26T16:43:00+00:00 November 26th, 2013|News|

  Red Lodge Boys and Girls Club earns LEED Platinum rating November, 25th, 2013 (billingsgazette.com) The renovated and expanded building occupied by the Boys and Girls Club of Carbon County recently became the first LEED Platinum-certified building in Red Lodge. Notification of the platinum certification — the highest rating granted by the U.S. Green Building [...]

22 11, 2013

For Release: Renewable Choice Energy Salutes Release of LEED v4 at Greenbuild Philadelphia

By | 2013-11-22T18:15:55+00:00 November 22nd, 2013|News|

Renewable Choice Energy Salutes Release of LEED v4 at Greenbuild Philadelphia Latest green building specifications will continue to drive growing industry Boulder, CO (PRWEB) November 26th, 2013  -- Renewable Choice Energy (http://www.renewablechoice.com/) was among the many exhibitors at Greenbuild Philadelphia last week where LEED v4 was officially launched. The revised green building guidelines provide universal criteria [...]

22 11, 2013

For Release: Renewable Choice Energy Recognizes Leading Green Power Companies

By | 2013-11-22T18:06:25+00:00 November 22nd, 2013|News|

Renewable Choice Energy Recognizes Leading Green Power Companies Colorado-based firm provides green power to top U.S. purchasers Boulder, CO (PRWEB) December 3rd, 2013  -- Renewable Choice Energy (http://www.renewablechoice.com/) today announced that it provides green power to some of the top U.S. purchasers, per the recent Top 50 Green Power Partnership (GPP) listing released by the U.S. [...]

18 11, 2013

We Are Thankful 2013

By | 2013-11-18T17:39:19+00:00 November 18th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

As a company dedicated to the progression of the clean energy sector and the environmental sustainability that it promotes, we have much to be thankful for this year. Since last Thanksgiving, we’ve witnessed various milestones in corporate sustainability, renewable energy development, and green building practices that we feel signify the progress and commitment being made [...]

15 11, 2013

Green Power Partnership Publishes its Top Partners Lists

By | 2013-11-15T18:12:30+00:00 November 15th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

Earlier this month, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its lists for the top green power purchasers across the country. 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 [...]

12 11, 2013

Renewable Choice client, John Hancock, Buys 58,000 MWh of Renewable Energy

By | 2013-11-12T17:47:44+00:00 November 12th, 2013|News|

    John Hancock Buys 58,000 MWh of Renewable Energy November 12th, 2013 – Posted on www.energy.gov Renewable Choice Energy of Boulder, Colorado is partnering with the financial services company John Hancock to provide the company with renewable energy certificates (RECs). John Hancock is purchasing 58,000 megawatt-hours (MWh) of renewables, which is enough to account [...]

6 11, 2013

Carbon-Neutral Energy Attainable Through Gasification System

By | 2013-11-06T20:03:18+00:00 November 6th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

By Keith Patterson You've probably heard a lot about solar or wind energy, but the newest invention on the green scene is a gasification system that turns food waste into carbon-neutral energy. A company named All Power Labs (APL) has invented a system that uses biomass to generate clean electricity for less than 10 cents per [...]

5 11, 2013

For Release: Renewable Choice Energy To Exhibit at Greenbuild 2013 Philadelphia

By | 2013-11-05T18:21:18+00:00 November 5th, 2013|News|

Renewable Choice Energy to Exhibit at Greenbuild 2013 Philadelphia   Boulder, CO (PRWEB) November 5, 2013  -- Colorado-based Renewable Choice Energy (http://www.renewablechoice.com) will join other leading exhibitors at this year’s annual Greenbuild conference later this month in Philadelphia. Since 2003, the firm has supplied more than 6,000 green building projects with Green-e Energy certified renewable energy [...]

4 11, 2013

Microsoft enters 20-year deal for Texas wind power

By | 2013-11-04T20:01:30+00:00 November 4th, 2013|News|

Microsoft enters 20-year deal for Texas wind power Ramit Plushnick-Masti  |  November 04, 2013 |www.nbcnews.com HOUSTON -- It takes a lot of energy to store all the data 1 billion people and 20 million businesses plug into their computers, phones, tablets and gadgets. So as part of an effort to become carbon neutral, Microsoft Corp. [...]

31 10, 2013

New York State to Open Green Bank

By | 2013-10-31T20:28:16+00:00 October 31st, 2013|Environmental Blog|

In a move to initialize a financial market dedicated to increasing private investment in the development of clean energy, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently asked the New York Public Service commission to release $165.5 million in order to start the New York Green Bank. This will act as initial funding towards the $1 billion [...]

31 10, 2013

Renewable Choice client, Powdr Corp., receives EPA award for using green energy

By | 2013-10-31T17:13:57+00:00 October 31st, 2013|News|

  Powdr Corp. receives EPA award for using green energy Tom Wharton | Salt Lake Tribune | October 24, 2013 Park City-based Powdr Corp., which operates and owns nine mountain resorts across the United States including Utah’s Park City Mountain Resort and Gorgoza Park, recently received a 2013 Green Power Leadership Award from the U.S. [...]

28 10, 2013

Renewable Choice client, Haworth, receives world's first LEED® v4 certification

By | 2013-10-28T17:56:45+00:00 October 28th, 2013|News|

      World’s First LEED® v4 Certified Project: Haworth Showroom in Beijing 24 October 2013– Posted on www.environmentalleader.com Haworth’s showroom in Beijing’s Parkview Green building has been recognized as the world’s first certified LEED® project under the United States Green Building Council’s (USGBC) new LEED version 4 beta program, the furniture and office space [...]

24 10, 2013

Renewable Choice client, CSX, awarded LEED® certification for corporate headquarters

By | 2013-10-24T16:14:54+00:00 October 24th, 2013|News|

CSX Corporate Headquarters Achieves LEED® Certification JACKSONVILLE, Fla. | October 22, 2013  As part of its ongoing commitment to sustainable operations, CSX Corporation (NYSE:CSX) has obtained Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED®) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for its corporate headquarters.  “This accomplishment further validates CSX’s long-term sustainability strategy, which promotes energy efficiency and [...]

21 10, 2013

Renewable Choice client, Watt Plaza, is raising the bar for sustainable building operations

By | 2013-10-21T20:00:31+00:00 October 21st, 2013|News|

Watt Plaza Becomes First Building in Century City to Receive Platinum LEED Certification CENTURY CITY, Calif. | Posted October 21, 2013 | www.fortmilltimes.com Watt Plaza is raising the bar for sustainable building operations in Century City. Watt Plaza announced today that the twin 23-story office tower earned LEED Platinum for Existing Buildings Operating and Maintenance from [...]

21 10, 2013

Renewable Choice CEO, Quayle Hodek, as featured on GlobalEnergyInitiative.org

By | 2013-10-21T16:57:35+00:00 October 21st, 2013|News|

Quayle Hodek: from 23-year-old CEO to Respected Leader in Renewable Energy The rise to prominence of Renewable Choice Energy follows an unexpected tale of success. Its founder, Quayle Hodek was only 20-years-old when he shocked his parents by deciding to drop out of college at the University of Wisconsin, where he had been attending on [...]

21 10, 2013

For Release: Financial services leader expands sustainability portfolio.

By | 2013-10-21T16:45:07+00:00 October 21st, 2013|News|

Renewable Choice Energy to Provide Green Power for John Hancock Boston Buildings Boulder, CO (PRWEB) October 21, 2013  -- Renewable Choice Energy (http://www.renewablechoice.com) today announced that financial services leader John Hancock has purchased green power from the Boulder-based firm to offset 100% of the company’s electricity use in four of its Boston buildings over a [...]

17 10, 2013

Renewable Choice Client, The Group Health Puyallup Medical Center Becomes First to Achieve LEED-HC

By | 2013-10-17T20:25:09+00:00 October 17th, 2013|News|

Puyallup Medical Center Blazes A Trail To LEED® For Healthcare October 15, 2013 by Natasha Epstein (http://www.healthcaredesignmagazine.com)  -- The Group Health Puyallup Medical Center, a new 53,000-square-foot, two-story facility in Puyallup, Wash., is the first project in the country to achieve certification under the new LEED for Healthcare rating system (LEED-HC). Recognizing that healthcare facilities tend to [...]

15 10, 2013

3 Apps to Help You Use Less Energy in Your Home

By | 2013-10-15T18:14:06+00:00 October 15th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

By Jean Linder Energy efficiency and green living are all the rage these days – and for good reason. They both accomplish a lot with very little. They are both environmentally friendly practices that can help save you money at the same time, especially when applied to your own home.  But nearly everybody knows that sustainable [...]

10 10, 2013

Renewable Choice launches subsidiary Mosaic Labs, as featured in Boulder County Business Report

By | 2013-10-10T16:14:18+00:00 October 10th, 2013|News|

    Renewable Choice launches subsidiary By Beth Potter October 9th, 2013 | www.bcbr.com  BOULDER - Renewable Choice Energy Inc. has launched a subsidiary, Mosaic Sustainability, to handle the consulting portion of the business. Boulder-based Renewable Choice has been brokering "green" power since 2001. It helps customers obtain renewable energy credits, carbon offsets and "green" [...]

8 10, 2013

Recognized environmental leader introduces new sustainability consulting firm

By | 2013-10-08T15:59:38+00:00 October 8th, 2013|News|

Renewable Choice Energy Launches Mosaic Sustainability Recognized environmental leader introduces new sustainability consulting firm Boulder, CO (PRWEB) October 8, 2013  -- Colorado-based Renewable Choice Energy today announced the launch of subsidiary Mosaic Sustainability.  The new sustainability consulting firm, which has been informally in operation within Renewable Choice since 2008, provides services including sustainability reporting & [...]

30 09, 2013

What is biomass, really?

By | 2013-09-30T16:59:43+00:00 September 30th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

Within the renewable energy field, some energy sources are better understood than others. Compared with the more popular wind and solar, biomass is generally lesser known. However, the logistics of biomass conversion are vital, as this resource can be derived from a number of sources and embodies the quality of re-use that we strive to [...]

30 09, 2013

IPCC climate report: human impact is 'unequivocal'

By | 2013-09-30T15:53:52+00:00 September 30th, 2013|News|

IPCC climate report: human impact is 'unequivocal' IPCC climate report | http://www.theguardian.com - September 27, 2013   World leaders must now respond to an "unequivocal" message from climate scientists and act with policies to cut greenhouse gas emissions, the United Nations secretary-general urged on Friday... Read posted article here.

24 09, 2013

Renewable Choice Writes Report: How Renewables are Winning

By | 2013-09-24T19:38:28+00:00 September 24th, 2013|News|

Report Highlights The Rise Of Renewable Energy By NAW Staff. Friday, September 20, 2013 The quantity of renewable energy in the U.S. has been steadily on the rise for the past 15 years, experiencing exponential growth in 2012, according to a new report from Colorado-based Renewable Choice Energy. For example, the report says total U.S. [...]

24 09, 2013

Park City-based ski resort operator Powdr Corp. has received a 2013 Green Power Leadership Award from the U.S. EPA

By | 2013-09-24T19:17:45+00:00 September 24th, 2013|News|

  Powdr Receives EPA Green Power Leadership Award Park City, Utah, 24 September, 2013 – Posted on www.utahskiandsnowboard.com Powdr Corp. announced on Monday that the Park City-based ski resort operator has received a 2013 Green Power Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The award recognizes EPA Green Power Partners who distinguish themselves [...]

19 09, 2013

Colorado-Based Firm Shares the Story of the Growth of U.S. Clean Energy in Its New Special Report

By | 2013-09-19T20:32:16+00:00 September 19th, 2013|News|

Renewable Choice Energy Publishes New Paper on Success of Renewables Boulder, CO (PRWEB) September 19, 2013  -- Renewable Choice Energy (http://www.renewablechoice.com) announced today that it has published a new special report on the successful growth of U.S. renewable energy. The firm’s How Renewables are Winning paper reviews the most current information on the recent, considerable market gains [...]

19 09, 2013

Renewable Choice Client, Advantest, Earns Its First Ranking on List of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Top Tech and Telecom Partners

By | 2013-09-19T18:49:45+00:00 September 19th, 2013|News|

Advantest Earns Its First Ranking on List of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Top Tech and Telecom Partners World's Largest Semiconductor Test Equipment Supplier Recognized for Its Use of Green Power San Jose, CA (Marketwired) November 11, 2013  -- Leading semiconductor test equipment supplier Advantest Corporation's ATE +2.13%  U.S. subsidiary Advantest America, Inc. has earned a [...]

17 09, 2013

Walmart Announces Sustainability Index Progress

By | 2013-09-17T16:53:05+00:00 September 17th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

Last week, Walmart held a Global Sustainability Milestone Meeting at its headquarters in Bentonville, AR where it announced the progress made with the Sustainability Index in the year since its launch.   The company also identified so-called “hot spots” where it plans to leverage its size and scale to more greatly impact supply chain sustainability. [...]