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3008, 2017

Energy Storage: Empowering Organizations to Decarbonize at Scale

By | August 30th, 2017|Categories: New Energy Opportunities|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Energy Storage: Empowering Organizations to Decarbonize at Scale

Of the technology trends contributing to the current state of the commercial, industrial, and institutional (C&I) energy market, energy storage is one that has especially interesting implications for corporate energy strategies. Batteries and other types [...]

2208, 2017

The 2017 Great American Eclipse: A Total Eclipse of the Grid?

By | August 22nd, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on The 2017 Great American Eclipse: A Total Eclipse of the Grid?

In most cases, claiming that an event which starts and finishes within a span of only three hours can rattle global energy markets would be a bit of a stretch. Of course, a total solar [...]

1608, 2017

Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP): New Reporting Framework Announced

By | August 16th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP): New Reporting Framework Announced

Last month, CDP launched the Reimagining Disclosure Consultation, proposing a new reporting framework based on recommendations provided by the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure(TCFD). It also includes sector-specific disclosures and further harmonizes questionnaires across CDP programs. This consultation will [...]

908, 2017

Renewable Retail: Target Hits the Mark

By | August 9th, 2017|Categories: News, PPA, Press Release|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Renewable Retail: Target Hits the Mark

Target, one of the leading and largest retailers in the U.S., is expanding its investment in renewable energy and sustainable operations. The company recently signed a long-term contract for 100 megawatts (MW) of new electricity [...]

108, 2017

6 Common Pitfalls to Large-Scale Renewable Energy Procurement Success—and How to Avoid Them

By | August 1st, 2017|Categories: Corporate Renewables, PPA|Tags: , , |Comments Off on 6 Common Pitfalls to Large-Scale Renewable Energy Procurement Success—and How to Avoid Them

Adopting renewable energy at scale via power purchase agreement can be both challenging and rewarding. Renewables can add tangible brand and PR value, increase an organization’s resiliency to climate change, mitigate current and future risks [...]

2507, 2017

Can Utility Green Power Close the Gap for C&Is When it Comes to Renewable Energy?

By | July 25th, 2017|Categories: Corporate Renewables|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Can Utility Green Power Close the Gap for C&Is When it Comes to Renewable Energy?

Author: Josh Heeman, Cleantech Services Specialist at Schneider Electric Energy & Sustainability Services Commercial, industrial, and institutional (C&I) energy buyers typically have three goals in mind when they go to market for a renewable electricity solution: [...]

1707, 2017

Mid-Year Market Report: Renewables Show No Signs of Slowdown

By | July 17th, 2017|Categories: Corporate Renewables, Industry Trends|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Mid-Year Market Report: Renewables Show No Signs of Slowdown

Heading into 2017, there was tremendous speculation about how the incoming U.S. administration would impact energy policy and development, and particularly the ramifications on worldwide renewables investment and deployment. Mid-year, as we predicted, renewables are [...]

1307, 2017

A Corporate Renewable Energy Q&A with 2017 FMI/GMA Global Sustainability Summit Session Leader

By | July 13th, 2017|Categories: Corporate Renewables, News|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on A Corporate Renewable Energy Q&A with 2017 FMI/GMA Global Sustainability Summit Session Leader

At the Global Sustainability Summit, on August 9 - 11, stakeholders in the food and consumer products industry will take a deep dive into sustainability challenges and solutions. John Martin and John Hoekstra of Summit [...]

2906, 2017

Regulatory Update: Suniva 201 Petition, Implications for Solar Buyers

By | June 29th, 2017|Categories: Policy|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Regulatory Update: Suniva 201 Petition, Implications for Solar Buyers

Dubbed a doomsday scenario for U.S. solar by reporters at GTM Research, Suniva’s recent filing of a Section 201 petition could have broad, rippling effects on the utility-scale solar industry in the United States. If [...]

2306, 2017

4 Tips For Improving Your Company’s CDP Climate Change Score

By | June 23rd, 2017|Categories: Corporate Renewables|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on 4 Tips For Improving Your Company’s CDP Climate Change Score

With 2017 CDP climate change reporting season coming to a close, you may be wondering: What else can I do to improve my company's score in 2018? To give you a head start, we've teased [...]

1406, 2017

3 Ways C&I Energy Buyers Use Renewable Electricity 

By | June 14th, 2017|Categories: Corporate Renewables|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on 3 Ways C&I Energy Buyers Use Renewable Electricity 

Most C&I purchasers will use at least some volume of Energy Attribute Certificates (EACs) at some point in their renewable energy journey. They are easy to obtain and highly credible when purchased from the right [...]

1306, 2017

Microgrids: Decentralization of New Energy Opportunities, Take Back Control of Your Energy Strategy

By | June 13th, 2017|Categories: New Energy Opportunities|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Microgrids: Decentralization of New Energy Opportunities, Take Back Control of Your Energy Strategy

This is the second blog in our New Energy Opportunities series that explores leading edge clean technologies that could revolutionize the way we buy and sell energy. To read other blogs in this series, click [...]

206, 2017

In the Wake of the US Withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, Organizational Commitments to Climate Action are More Important than Ever

By | June 2nd, 2017|Categories: International, News|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on In the Wake of the US Withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, Organizational Commitments to Climate Action are More Important than Ever

Months of uncertainty surrounding the US administration’s position on the Paris Agreement have passed since the November 2016 election, culminating in yesterday’s announcement by Donald Trump that the US would prepare to exit the accord. [...]

3005, 2017

Global Spotlight: Renewable Energy Opportunities in Australia

By | May 30th, 2017|Categories: International|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Global Spotlight: Renewable Energy Opportunities in Australia

This is the third blog in our Global Spotlight Series, which provides high-level overviews of emerging clean tech opportunities in various markets across the globe. Today we will explore renewable energy opportunities in Australia. Change [...]

2605, 2017

4 Reasons Corporate Renewable PPAs Still Make Sense with Low Natural Gas Prices

By | May 26th, 2017|Categories: Corporate Renewables, Industry Trends|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on 4 Reasons Corporate Renewable PPAs Still Make Sense with Low Natural Gas Prices

Author: John Powers actively supports Global 500 companies in reaching renewable energy and sustainability goals In the past few years, natural gas prices have hovered at historic lows.  As a result, some commercial, industrial, and institutional [...]

2305, 2017

The Energy Manager’s Dilemma, Part One: Too Many Provider Voicemails

By | May 23rd, 2017|Categories: New Energy Opportunities|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on The Energy Manager’s Dilemma, Part One: Too Many Provider Voicemails

This blog is the first in a series where we introduce solutions to common pain points for corporate sustainability and energy managers. Schneider Electric's New Energy Opportunities Network™ was designed specifically to address each of [...]

1705, 2017

4 Reasons Your Renewable Energy Strategy Still Relies on RECs

By | May 17th, 2017|Categories: Corporate Renewables|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on 4 Reasons Your Renewable Energy Strategy Still Relies on RECs

Author: Amy Haddon shares her expertise in communications and corporate sustainability. Falling prices, technology advancements, competitive pressures, and ambitious climate action goals have helped drive the rapid growth of renewable energy worldwide, dramatically boosted by the [...]

1105, 2017

Alexander Quarles Joins Renewable Choice Team, Enhancing Presence in EMEA

By | May 11th, 2017|Categories: International, News|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Alexander Quarles Joins Renewable Choice Team, Enhancing Presence in EMEA

We’re pleased to announce that corporate sustainability champion Alexander Quarles, most recently of Climate Friendly, has joined our growing Commercial Sales division as a director of business development for global strategic renewables. Alexander helps large [...]

905, 2017

Sustainability Success Story: VMware’s Journey to Becoming a Sustainability Leader

By | May 9th, 2017|Categories: Case Study|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Sustainability Success Story: VMware’s Journey to Becoming a Sustainability Leader

VMware is a pinnacle example of radical scaling of sustainability within a corporation. Their rapid rise to the top of the corporate sustainability ladder sends a message to other companies that it’s never too late [...]

205, 2017

Renewable Choice Energy Announces First-of-Its-Kind Offsite Renewable Energy RFI

By | May 2nd, 2017|Categories: Press Release|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Renewable Choice Energy Announces First-of-Its-Kind Offsite Renewable Energy RFI

ALERT—Renewable Choice Energy, acquired earlier this year by Schneider Electric, has announced the release of a first-of-its-kind, comprehensive, offsite renewable energy request for information (RFI) for commercial and industrial (C&I) customers in North America. The [...]

2704, 2017

Tell Your Story of 100% Renewable Energy – How to Accurately Report Claims to CDP

By | April 27th, 2017|Categories: Business Blog, Corporate Renewables|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Tell Your Story of 100% Renewable Energy – How to Accurately Report Claims to CDP

Author: Amy Haddon shares her expertise in communications and corporate sustainability. We often receive the following question from clients, particularly as it relates to CDP reporting: What environmental claim(s) will we be able to make if [...]

2504, 2017

T-Mobile Goes Green with Renewable Energy

By | April 25th, 2017|Categories: News, Press Release|Tags: , |Comments Off on T-Mobile Goes Green with Renewable Energy

T-Mobile, a leading wireless services provider, recently announced that the magenta-hued company is going green with the largest wind power deal ever by a US wireless enterprise. The Un-carrier signed a long-term agreement for up to 160 [...]

2104, 2017

Making a Difference on Earth Week: Small Actions With Big Impact

By | April 21st, 2017|Categories: Environmental Blog|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Making a Difference on Earth Week: Small Actions With Big Impact

Author: Amy Haddon shares her expertise in communications and corporate sustainability. Earth Week is a special time of year for the Renewable Choice-Schneider Electric team. The values that embody Earth Day—conservation and climate action—are the same [...]

1804, 2017

Blockchain: Digitization of New Energy Opportunities for More Efficient Transactions

By | April 18th, 2017|Categories: Corporate Renewables, New Energy Opportunities|Comments Off on Blockchain: Digitization of New Energy Opportunities for More Efficient Transactions

This is the first blog in our New Energy Opportunities series that explores leading edge clean technologies that could revolutionize the way we buy and sell energy. To read other blogs in this series, click here. [...]

1204, 2017

7 for 2017: Global Energy Market Trends

By | April 12th, 2017|Categories: Industry Trends, International|Tags: , , |Comments Off on 7 for 2017: Global Energy Market Trends

The global energy landscape continues to evolve. Sometimes by the nanosecond, sometimes by the day. But there is no such thing as a glacial pace. So to keep up-to-date on the developments that will influence [...]

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