Corporate Renewables

1 08, 2017

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

By | 2017-07-28T14:53:50+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Corporate Renewables, PPA|

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 such as energy price volatility and climate regulations including carbon taxes, achieve publicly committed renewable energy and carbon reduction goals, [...]

25 07, 2017

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

By | 2017-07-26T09:15:14+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Corporate Renewables|

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: To meet corporate renewable energy targets To find a project that features a tangible business connection To maximize profit Several [...]

17 07, 2017

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

By | 2017-07-17T09:44:50+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Corporate Renewables, Industry Trends|

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 still full steam ahead, even in the U.S., and despite the Trump administration’s highly publicized withdrawal from the Paris Agreement [...]

13 07, 2017

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

By | 2017-07-13T11:41:36+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Corporate Renewables, News|

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 sponsor, Schneider Electric, will be leading a session called Clean Tech Across The Portfolio: How Companies are Creatively Deploying Renewables [...]

23 06, 2017

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

By | 2017-06-23T13:07:33+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|Corporate Renewables|

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 out important considerations for four key responses in the CDP Climate Change Questionnaire. Using this guidance, and thinking critically about [...]

14 06, 2017

3 Ways C&I Energy Buyers Use Renewable Electricity 

By | 2017-06-15T10:26:57+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Corporate Renewables|

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 source. All buyers of renewable electricity — utilities, homeowners, and C&I purchasers — currently have three means to obtain this [...]

26 05, 2017

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

By | 2017-06-09T10:18:31+00:00 May 26th, 2017|Corporate Renewables, Industry Trends|

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 (C&I) buyers have been more hesitant to commit to long-term renewable energy contracts in the form of power purchase agreements [...]

17 05, 2017

4 Reasons Your Renewable Energy Strategy Still Relies on RECs

By | 2017-05-17T15:55:57+00:00 May 17th, 2017|Corporate Renewables|

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 widespread adoption of renewables by organizations in the commercial, industrial, and institutional (C&I) sectors. C&I buyers have been particularly drawn [...]

27 04, 2017

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

By | 2017-05-15T10:33:46+00:00 April 27th, 2017|Business Blog, Corporate Renewables|

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 we go 100% renewable, and what is the guidance from leading NGOs? Here is our typical response: When a company [...]

18 04, 2017

Blockchain: Digitization of New Energy Opportunities for More Efficient Transactions

By | 2017-05-15T10:33:51+00:00 April 18th, 2017|Corporate Renewables, New Energy Opportunities|

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. Author: Dominic Barbato, a self-proclaimed “cool nerd”, is passionate about energy, economics, and innovation. Asking “What is blockchain?” is like [...]

22 03, 2017

Top 3 Renewable Energy Drivers in the Consumer Staples Sector

By | 2017-05-15T10:34:00+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|Corporate Renewables, industry drivers|

Author: Rita Reiser is a recognized expert on corporate renewable strategy with 12+ years of technical knowledge Companies across a diverse array of industries have come under pressure to adopt greener practices. Highly visible brands, being no exception to this trend, receive the brunt of demands for transparency and sustainability improvements from investors, NGOs, and [...]

17 03, 2017

How to Accelerate Your Decision-Making Process and Capitalize on New Energy Opportunities

By | 2017-05-15T10:31:59+00:00 March 17th, 2017|Corporate Renewables, New Energy Opportunities|

 Author: David Hughes  As the fossil fuel economy fades from its glory days, with coal-fired plants retiring across the globe, the opportunity to transition to a low-carbon economy is more tangible now than ever. The largest countries in the world are stepping up their investments in clean energy, and economics - not regulations - are [...]

14 03, 2017

Intersections: Clean Energy Jobs are Putting America to Work

By | 2017-05-15T10:32:01+00:00 March 14th, 2017|Corporate Renewables, Intersections|

This is the second blog in our Clean Energy Intersections Series, where we explore how renewable energy has the power to address and alleviate many social and environmental concerns, in addition to its power as a worldwide economic force. In this installment, Bridget Cameron examines the intersection of renewable energy and job creation: Author: Bridget [...]

2 03, 2017

The Unique Political Advantages of Using Onsite Renewables

By | 2017-03-01T10:23:51+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|Corporate Renewables|

Author: Craig Konz focuses on helping corporations procure offsite and onsite renewables Of the multitude of renewable energy procurement options available, onsite renewables may be the most resistant to policy changes that could potentially impact expected economics. Solar, the most popular source for onsite renewable energy, has a unique value proposition because it reduces electrical load [...]

23 02, 2017

Top Drivers for Renewable Energy in the Tech and Telecom Sectors

By | 2017-03-22T16:30:56+00:00 February 23rd, 2017|Corporate Renewables, industry drivers|

Author: Drew Crowder is an expert in global renewable energy sourcing for Tech and Telecom companies. Leaders in the Tech and Telecom sector, including Facebook, Google, and Amazon, have firmly established themselves as first-movers in the corporate renewable energy world. Since 2010, when Google signed its first power purchase agreement (PPA) for a wind farm [...]

9 02, 2017

Intersections: 5 Ways Renewables Can Address Environmental Racism

By | 2017-03-14T10:15:50+00:00 February 9th, 2017|Corporate Renewables, Intersections|

In our new Clean Energy Intersections blog series, we’ll explore how renewable energy has the power to address and alleviate many social and environmental concerns, in addition to its power as a worldwide economic force. In this installment, Amy Haddon examines the intersection of renewable energy and environmental racism: Recent world events have called attention [...]

1 02, 2017

Connecting the Dots: How to Design a Dynamic Clean Energy Strategy

By | 2017-02-03T16:12:35+00:00 February 1st, 2017|connect the dots|

This is the final blog in our “Connect the Dots” series, intended to provide insight into how clean energy solutions connect companies to a variety of business advantages. In today’s installment, we will describe how a multifaceted clean energy strategy sets your organization apart in a competitive industry.  Click here to view all seven “Connect the Dots” blogs, [...]

21 12, 2016

Connecting the Dots: Common Questions About Carbon Offsets

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

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

13 12, 2016

The Brand Value of Communicating Green Power Purchases

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

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

1 12, 2016

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

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

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

18 11, 2016

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

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

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

15 11, 2016

What is a Fixed-for-Floating Swap?

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

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

2 11, 2016

4 Drivers for Renewable Energy in the Automotive Industry

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

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

26 10, 2016

Connecting the Dots: Common Questions About LEED v4

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

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

21 10, 2016

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

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

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

13 10, 2016

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

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

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

6 10, 2016

Engaging Your Supply Chain on Renewable Energy

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

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

29 09, 2016

Why Wind? – Energy Goes Green in the Private Sector

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

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

27 09, 2016

Connecting the Dots: Common Questions about International Renewable Energy Markets

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

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

9 09, 2016

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

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

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

30 08, 2016

Connecting the Dots: Common Questions about Energy Attribute Certificates

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

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

23 08, 2016

Renewable Choice Joins Infocast as Corporate Renewables 2016 Platinum Sponsor

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

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

4 08, 2016

International EACs: A Fact Check from Trusted Experts

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

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

2 08, 2016

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

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

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

26 07, 2016

Connecting The Dots: Common Questions About Corporate Power Purchase Agreements

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

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

19 07, 2016

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

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

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

14 07, 2016

In the Age of PPAs, Renewable Energy Certificates Remain Critical

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

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

7 07, 2016

3 Benefits from Making Credible Clean Energy Claims

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

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

28 06, 2016

Clean Energy Reporting Considerations in Emerging International Markets

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

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

20 06, 2016

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

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

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

16 06, 2016

What Does it Mean to be Carbon Neutral?

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

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

9 06, 2016

The Economic Case for Offsite PPAs

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

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

2 06, 2016

The Role of RECs in a Utility-Scale PPA

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

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

17 05, 2016

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

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

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

12 05, 2016

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

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

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

9 05, 2016

Five key considerations when working with non-traditional energy buyers

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

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

5 05, 2016

International Renewable Energy Markets: Driven by Corporate Demand

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

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

26 04, 2016

Renewable Choice Energy Joins CDP as North American Renewable Energy Partner

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

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

30 03, 2016

For Health and Environment, Renewables Still Beat Natural Gas

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

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

14 03, 2016

Favorable Electricity Markets are Good News for Corporate PPA Buyers

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

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

23 02, 2016

Growing Sophistication of the Renewable Energy Buyer

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

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

21 01, 2016

The Rise of the Corporate Energy Buyer

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

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

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 [...]

14 12, 2015

7 Reasons Businesses Should Accelerate Their Renewable Energy Strategy Now

By | 2016-03-03T10:51:26+00:00 December 14th, 2015|Corporate Renewables|

Yet again, Congress has been working furiously to pass a year-end version of the "Tax Extenders" bill, something that has become an annual ritual to forestall the executioner on a variety of wide-ranging temporary tax incentives. Meanwhile, those with a vested interest in the U.S. renewable energy market wait with bated breath. The bill includes [...]

24 11, 2015

The What, Why, and How of Corporate Involvement in COP21

By | 2016-03-03T10:51:42+00:00 November 24th, 2015|Corporate Renewables, Policy|

In a Nutshell: Corporate sustainability leaders are making smart business decisions in alignment with COP21 to mitigate climate impact in a way that bolsters reputation, improves operations, and manages regulatory risk. What?  In less than a week, delegates from over 190 countries will convene in Paris to commence COP21: a series of climate talks with [...]

20 11, 2015

Corporate Renewables Just Passed a Historic Threshold

By | 2017-07-17T09:24:16+00:00 November 20th, 2015|Corporate Renewables, News|

Renewable Choice partner Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) announced earlier this week that corporate acquisition of long-term renewables via power purchase agreements (PPAs) has surpassed the 2 gigawatt (GW) mark for 2015, with six weeks yet to go before the end of the year.  The announcement was made at RMI’s semi-annual gathering of the Business Renewables [...]

28 10, 2015

Top Three Benefits of Long-Term Power Purchase Agreement for Your Business

By | 2017-04-04T13:33:57+00:00 October 28th, 2015|Corporate Renewables, PPA|

A power purchase agreement (PPA) is the energy source of the 21st century. But what is so alluring about these agreements for large commercial, industrial, and institutional (C&I) buyers? Why are businesses like Google, Amazon, and Walmart placing PPAs at the center of their energy strategy? PPAs create an energy delivery agreement between C&I buyers [...]

7 10, 2015

Corporate Renewables; An Unlikely Partnership

By | 2016-03-03T10:52:46+00:00 October 7th, 2015|Corporate Renewables, Industry Trends|

Think of the longest standing superhero-villain rivalry you can. You most likely come up with something like Batman and the Joker, or Superman versus Lex Luther. What if those arch nemeses changed their minds and decided to work together towards a common goal? Seems unlikely, but this tale is all too real when it comes [...]

16 09, 2015

Hans Royal speaking at a Conference You Don’t Want to Miss

By | 2016-03-03T10:53:42+00:00 September 16th, 2015|Corporate Renewables|

  After a summer of outstanding performance of renewable energy sources, with consumer prices for wind and solar power hitting all time lows, the business case for purchasing renewable energy is stronger than ever before. Rather than accepting the volatility of traditional energy markets, businesses like Google have realized the benefits that sourcing their electricity [...]

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 [...]