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22 08, 2017

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

By | 2017-08-23T10:43:26-07:00 August 22nd, 2017|News|

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 eclipse isn’t an average occurrence. And California, which was near the center of the eclipse’s path, does not have an [...]

9 08, 2017

Renewable Retail: Target Hits the Mark

By | 2017-08-16T14:56:16-07:00 August 9th, 2017|News, PPA, Press Release|

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 generation capacity from the Solomon Forks wind farm in Kansas — enough energy to meet the average power needs of [...]

13 07, 2017

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

By | 2017-07-13T11:41:36-07:00 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 [...]

2 06, 2017

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

By | 2017-06-02T11:57:47-07:00 June 2nd, 2017|International, News|

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. Remarkably, this uncertainty has not slowed the rapid progress and advancement of global renewable energy.  If anything, we’ve observed that [...]

11 05, 2017

Alexander Quarles Joins Renewable Choice Team, Enhancing Presence in EMEA

By | 2017-05-15T10:08:38-07:00 May 11th, 2017|International, News|

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 corporate, industrial, and institutional (C&I) buyers access renewable energy across international markets from our office in the Netherlands. “For over [...]

25 04, 2017

T-Mobile Goes Green with Renewable Energy

By | 2017-05-15T10:33:47-07:00 April 25th, 2017|News, Press Release|

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 megawatts (MW) of capacity from the new Red Dirt wind project in Oklahoma. This arrangement will help T-Mobile increase efficiencies [...]

4 04, 2017

3 Key Developments in Energy – FED, FERC, and Future Goals

By | 2017-05-15T10:33:56-07:00 April 4th, 2017|News, Policy|

Here are three new developments that will change the course of energy prospects and prices: Which States Are Working Toward a Greener Grid? Despite the dismantling of the Clean Power Plan and related federal regulation, many states are ambitiously forging ahead with their carbon reduction efforts. In fact, as of February 2017, nine states had [...]

20 02, 2017

Renewable Choice and CDP Partner for Risks & Renewables Webinar

By | 2017-02-20T13:40:34-07:00 February 20th, 2017|News|

Renewable Choice Energy is partnering with CDP on Wednesday, February 22nd for a one-hour webinar on risks & renewables. Join John Powers, Hans Royal, and James Lewis for what you need to know about risks & renewables Organizations worldwide are increasingly turning to clean power to reduce their energy costs, mitigate conventional energy volatility, and [...]

23 01, 2017

Reflections From Our Founder: How Renewable Choice Energy Made a Difference

By | 2017-01-26T10:24:35-07:00 January 23rd, 2017|Industry Trends, News|

Author: Quayle Hodek is the Founder & former CEO of Renewable Choice Energy, recently acquired by Schneider Electric Renewable Choice team circa 2001 Since finalizing the acquisition of Renewable Choice Energy by Schneider Electric earlier this month, I’ve been reflecting on my experience the past 15 years. Renewable Choice was a very large [...]

18 01, 2017

Schneider Electric Acquires Renewable Choice Energy

By | 2017-01-18T11:17:09-07:00 January 18th, 2017|News, Press Release|

Author: Pete Dignan, President and CEO at Renewable Choice We have some exciting news. We’re pleased to announce that Renewable Choice Energy has been acquired by Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, and a leader in energy and sustainability services. The acquisition is advantageous for both of our companies and our [...]

11 01, 2017

UPDATE: U.S. Tax Credit Impacts on the Financial Advantages of Renewables in 2017

By | 2017-02-13T14:54:32-07:00 January 11th, 2017|News, Policy|

Author: Jason Wykoff contracts for green power with some of the largest companies in the world Starting in 2017, the U.S. Production Tax Credit (PTC) begins its step-down, reducing the financial incentive provided to new wind projects to 80% of the full credit previously available in 2015/2016. The good news for commercial, industrial, and institutional [...]

5 12, 2016

BREAKING: Extensions Approved for Mexico Self-Supply Opportunity

By | 2017-02-02T10:31:41-07:00 December 5th, 2016|News|

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

11 11, 2016

How the 2016 Election Results May Impact Renewables

By | 2016-11-11T10:21:42-07:00 November 11th, 2016|News, Policy|

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

4 11, 2016

ALERT: Paris Agreement Enters Into Force

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

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

10 10, 2016

Renewable Choice Celebrates 15 Years as a Leading Market Pioneer

By | 2016-10-13T11:02:30-07:00 October 10th, 2016|News|

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

4 10, 2016

Introducing TIGRs: Tradable Instruments for Global Renewables

By | 2016-10-04T12:57:09-07:00 October 4th, 2016|International, News|

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

22 09, 2016

Renewable Choice Team to Exhibit at 2016 Greenbuild

By | 2016-09-22T16:09:32-07:00 September 22nd, 2016|News|

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

23 08, 2016

Renewable Choice Joins Infocast as Corporate Renewables 2016 Platinum Sponsor

By | 2016-08-23T09:54:19-07:00 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 [...]

28 07, 2016

Renewable Choice Energy Expands International Portfolio of Products & Services

By | 2016-08-18T12:18:58-07:00 July 28th, 2016|International, News|

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

17 05, 2016

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

By | 2016-07-21T10:05:48-07:00 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 [...]

28 01, 2016

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

By | 2016-03-03T10:46:19-07:00 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 [...]

20 11, 2015

Corporate Renewables Just Passed a Historic Threshold

By | 2017-07-17T09:24:16-07:00 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 [...]

23 07, 2015

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

By | 2015-12-14T15:58:06-07:00 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 | 2015-12-14T15:59:54-07:00 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 | 2016-03-03T10:55:54-07:00 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 | 2016-03-03T10:56:06-07:00 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 | 2016-03-03T10:56:13-07:00 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 | 2015-07-14T17:00:50-07:00 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 | 2015-07-13T16:26:35-07:00 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 | 2015-07-07T16:28:28-07:00 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 | 2015-07-06T16:29:55-07:00 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 | 2015-07-04T16:41:55-07:00 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 | 2015-07-02T16:43:20-07:00 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 | 2015-05-28T16:45:59-07:00 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 | 2015-05-24T16:47:21-07:00 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 | 2015-05-22T16:48:53-07:00 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 | 2015-05-21T16:50:13-07:00 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 | 2015-05-03T16:51:19-07:00 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 | 2015-05-02T16:52:34-07:00 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 [...]

28 04, 2015

Green House Data Joins EPA Top 30 Tech & Telecom List of Green Power Users

By | 2015-04-28T16:53:50-07:00 April 28th, 2015|News|

Cheyenne, WY.-- Green House Data, a national provider of cloud hosting, colocation, and managed data center services, as well as an EPA Green Power Partner and a certified B-Corporation, today announced that for the first time it appeared as No. 29 on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Top 30 Tech & Telecom list of the [...]

23 04, 2015

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

By | 2015-04-23T16:55:30-07:00 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 | 2015-04-18T17:04:39-07:00 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 | 2015-04-15T17:21:02-07:00 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 | 2015-04-14T17:23:02-07:00 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 | 2015-04-14T17:22:02-07:00 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 | 2015-04-13T17:29:47-07:00 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 | 2015-04-13T17:28:32-07:00 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 | 2015-04-10T17:30:54-07:00 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 | 2015-04-08T17:44:55-07:00 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 | 2015-04-01T17:45:56-07:00 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 | 2015-03-26T17:47:41-07:00 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 | 2015-03-20T17:49:06-07:00 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 | 2015-03-18T17:51:44-07:00 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 | 2015-03-16T17:52:54-07:00 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 | 2015-03-06T17:55:00-07:00 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 | 2015-03-02T17:56:15-07:00 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 | 2015-02-27T17:57:38-07:00 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 | 2015-02-26T17:58:55-07:00 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 | 2015-02-25T18:00:07-07:00 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 | 2015-02-19T18:01:50-07:00 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 | 2015-02-17T18:13:50-07:00 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 | 2015-02-12T18:07:02-07:00 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 | 2015-02-12T18:04:23-07:00 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 | 2015-02-10T18:08:33-07:00 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 | 2015-02-09T18:09:41-07:00 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 | 2015-02-03T18:12:37-07:00 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 | 2015-01-26T18:15:53-07:00 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 | 2015-01-23T18:18:02-07:00 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 | 2015-01-12T18:23:34-07:00 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 | 2015-01-12T18:19:19-07:00 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 | 2015-01-08T18:24:57-07:00 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 | 2015-01-05T18:26:05-07:00 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 | 2014-12-16T18:31:37-07:00 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 | 2014-12-16T18:30:13-07:00 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 | 2014-12-11T18:32:43-07:00 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 | 2014-12-02T18:33:55-07:00 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 | 2014-11-20T18:36:05-07:00 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 | 2014-11-18T18:37:46-07:00 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 | 2014-11-14T18:38:53-07:00 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 | 2014-11-12T18:40:18-07:00 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 [...]

6 11, 2014

Mosaic Labs Changes Name to Mosaic Sustainability

By | 2014-11-06T18:49:10-07:00 November 6th, 2014|News|

Boulder, CO (PRWEB) November 6, 2014 -- Sustainability consulting leader Mosaic Labs announced today that it has changed its name to Mosaic Sustainability, citing a clarified market focus and refreshed identity as the reasons behind the change. Over the past year, the company has significantly expanded its market reach, providing products and services to some [...]

4 11, 2014

New Hydroelectric Plant to Be Built for New York

By | 2014-11-04T18:51:54-07:00 November 4th, 2014|News|

  Sam Roberts | November 4th, 2014 | Posted on www.nytimes.com It seems as natural as, well, water: Harness the energy potential of a 95-billion-gallon reservoir to run four turbines and generate electrical power cleanly and at a profit. Having overcome potential hurdles ranging from drought-stricken rafters on the Delaware River to the endangered dwarf [...]

4 11, 2014

SunEdison’s Terraform Buys $250 Million of Solar Farms

By | 2014-11-04T18:50:39-07:00 November 4th, 2014|News|

Ehnren Goosens | Published: November 4th, 2014 | Posted on www.bloomberg.com TerraForm Power Inc. (TERP), the company that owns and operates solar farms mainly built by parent SunEdison Inc. (SUNE), will pay $250 million to Capital Dynamics U.S. Solar Energy Fund, L.P. for solar projects in five U.S. states. TerraForm will buy the 39 projects [...]

31 10, 2014

Maybe you can change people’s minds about climate change after all

By | 2014-10-31T18:52:52-07:00 October 31st, 2014|News|

  Chris Mooney | October 31st, 2014 | Posted on www.washingtonpost.com It's no secret that certain political worldviews prevent people from accepting the science of global warming. And it's not just that conservative and pro-free market beliefs are strongly correlated with dismissal of climate science. Get this: Conservatives who are more scientifically literate, or better at [...]

29 10, 2014

HGA Minneapolis Office Receives LEED 2009 CI Platinum Certification

By | 2014-10-29T18:54:06-07:00 October 29th, 2014|News|

Iona Neamt | October 29th, 2014 | Posted on cpexecutive.com HGA Architects and Engineers’ office interior at 420 N. Fifth St. has received 85 out of 110 points under the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED 2009 for Commercial Interiors. HGA moved in December 2011 into the historic Ford Center, a former Ford assembly plant that [...]

27 10, 2014

Acer Commits to 100 Percent Renewable Energy for its U.S.-Based Operations

By | 2014-10-27T18:55:53-07:00 October 27th, 2014|News|

October 27, 2014 | Posted on www.PRWeb.com Acer today announced an initiative to provide clean energy for its U.S.-based operations. The company purchased enough green power to offset 100 percent of its carbon emissions from electricity at all U.S. facilities. The purchase of more than 27 million kilowatt-hours of green power in the form of [...]

23 10, 2014

Renewable Choice Subsidiary, Mosaic Labs to Provide Carbon Accounting Support to S&P 500 for CDP Climate Change 2015

By | 2014-10-23T18:56:52-07:00 October 23rd, 2014|News|

Boulder, CO (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 -- Mosaic Labs announced today that it is preparing for the 2015 CDP response season following the release of the CDP S&P 500 Annual Report last month. The company has provided CDP support for six years to S&P 500 respondents, helping companies to achieve an average of a 20-25% [...]

20 10, 2014

How Minnesota’s highways are poised to become renewable energy generators

By | 2014-10-20T18:57:51-07:00 October 20th, 2014|News|

Conrad deFiebre | October 20th, 2014 | Posted on www.minnpost.com Minnesota’s highways are poised to become green energy generators with up to five 1-megawatt solar panel arrays built on public right-of-way around the state. If the pilot project proceeds as planned it would exceed the total capacity of a solar installation at Minneapolis-St. Paul International [...]

16 10, 2014

One Sansome Street Earns First LEED v4 Platinum Certification

By | 2014-10-16T18:59:34-07:00 October 16th, 2014|News|

    San Francisco, CA | Published on www.buildingwise.net How we solved the challenge One Sansome Street sits atop a base that includes portions of a historic building that once housed the Anglo & London Paris National Bank. When it was acquired by Barker Pacific Group and Prudential Real Estate Investors, the occupancy had fallen [...]

14 10, 2014

Renewable Choice Energy to Exhibit at Greenbuild 2014 in New Orleans

By | 2014-10-14T19:00:49-07:00 October 14th, 2014|News|

Boulder, CO (PRWEB) October 14th, 2014 Colorado-based Renewable Choice Energy will join other leading exhibitors at this year’s annual Greenbuild conference later this month in New Orleans. Since 2003, the firm has supplied more than 5,000 green building projects in more than 22 countries with Green-e® Energy certified renewable energy credits (RECs) and Green-e Climate [...]

10 10, 2014

SF event to be 100% powered by renewable microgrid

By | 2014-10-10T19:01:49-07:00 October 10th, 2014|News|

Becky Dempsey | October 10th, 2014 | Posted on www.greenbiz.com VERGE San Francisco, a four-day conference focusing on the intersection of technology and sustainability, will be powered by a fully functional, replicable, renewably powered microgrid, demonstrating the power of distributed energy solutions on the market today. VERGE SF, Oct. 27-30, is the flagship of a global [...]

9 10, 2014

Mayor de Blasio Commits to 80 Percent Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2050

By | 2014-10-09T19:02:41-07:00 October 9th, 2014|News|

  NEW YORK—Mayor de Blasio announced today that New York City is committing to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent over 2005 levels by 2050, starting with One City, Built to Last: Transforming New York City’s Buildings for a Low-Carbon Future – a sweeping plan to retrofit public and private buildings to dramatically [...]

3 10, 2014

Chile becomes the first South American country to tax carbon

By | 2014-10-03T17:38:46-07:00 October 3rd, 2014|News|

Chile becomes the first South American country to tax carbon Sao Paolo | October 3rd, 2014 | Posted on uk.reuters.com President Michelle Bachelet of Chile enacted new environmental tax legislation on Friday making the country the first in South America to tax carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Part of a broad tax reform, Chile's carbon tax [...]

3 10, 2014

Big-Name Companies Commit To 100% Renewables Campaign

By | 2014-10-03T17:29:39-07:00 October 3rd, 2014|News|

Big-Name Companies Commit To 100% Renewables Campaign   October 3rd, 2014 | Posted on www.nawindpower.com Large companies, including IKEA, H&M, Mars and Nestle, recently joined a group of non-governmental organizations and clean energy stakeholders to launch a multiyear initiative to encourage major businesses to commit to using 100% renewable power. Led by The Climate Group [...]

3 10, 2014

Wind And Solar Are Catching Up With Nuclear Power, Says Report

By | 2014-10-03T17:14:08-07:00 October 3rd, 2014|News|

Wind And Solar Are Catching Up With Nuclear Power, Says Report    October 3rd, 2014 | Posted on www.nawindpower.com Advocates of nuclear energy have long been predicting its renaissance, yet this mode of producing electricity has been stalled for years. Renewable energy, by contrast, continues to expand rapidly, even if it still has a long [...]

26 09, 2014

UN Climate Summit: A 'game-changer' for global warming?

By | 2014-09-26T15:52:39-07:00 September 26th, 2014|News|

UN Climate Summit: A 'game-changer' for global warming? But the key move will be to get a binding agreement at the 2015 Paris conference Trinh Theresa Do| September 26th, 2014 | Posted on www.cbc.ca A few years back at a United Nations climate talks in Bali, business executives hunkered down at a nearby hotel and [...]

25 09, 2014

EPA Recognizes CH2M HILL Among Nation's Leading Green Power Users

By | 2014-09-25T20:32:00-07:00 September 25th, 2014|News|

    EPA Recognizes CH2M HILL Among Nation's Leading Green Power Users   September 25th, 2014 | Posted on pennenergy.com CH2M HILL has joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Partnership, committing to purchase renewable energy to supply its operations. This commitment supports CH2M HILL's belief that renewable power has an important role in [...]

25 09, 2014

For Release: Renewable Choice Energy Announces Partnership with Syracuse University

By | 2014-09-25T19:17:51-07:00 September 25th, 2014|News|

  Renewable Choice Energy Announces Partnership with Syracuse University Campus increases its commitment to clean energy with wind power purchase Boulder, CO (PRWEB) September 25th, 2014 -- Renewable Choice Energy announced today that it has partnered with Syracuse University to provide green power to the school in order to further reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) [...]

18 09, 2014

White House Announces Executive Actions and Commitments from Across the Country to Advance Solar Deployment and Energy Efficiency

By | 2014-09-18T17:36:24-07:00 September 18th, 2014|News|

  White House Announces Executive Actions and Commitments from Across the Country to Advance Solar Deployment and Energy Efficiency Commitments and Executive Actions Illustrate Federal, State, and Local Leadership to  Create Jobs and Cut Carbon Pollution Office of the Press Secretary | September 18th | Posted on nationaljournal.com The Obama Administration is committed to taking [...]

16 09, 2014

Lobbied by Google, Apple, Duke Pumps $500M Into Renewable Energy in N. Carolina

By | 2014-09-16T17:04:14-07:00 September 16th, 2014|News|

Lobbied by Google, Apple, Duke Pumps $500M Into Renewable Energy in N. Carolina Jason Verge | September 16th, 2014 | Posted on datacenterknowledge.com Duke Energy, the largest power utility in the U.S., announced it will acquire and construct three solar facilities in North Carolina and has signed five power purchase agreements with solar energy generation [...]

15 09, 2014

UMass to create new renewable energy chair position

By | 2014-09-15T14:40:15-07:00 September 15th, 2014|News|

    UMass to create new renewable energy chair position September 15th, 2014 | Benjamin Zifkin | Posted on dailycollegian.com The University of Massachusetts will receive $2.5 million from the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) to create a new endowed chair at the University’s College of Engineering. The funding will be matched by the [...]

9 09, 2014

California Successfully Emphasizes Renewable Energy Commitment

By | 2014-09-09T20:31:25-07:00 September 9th, 2014|News|

  California Successfully Emphasizes Renewable Energy Commitment Morris Beschloss | September 9th, 2014 | Posted on www.desertsun.com Over the years, California has justifiably claimed the exalted position of originator of new ideas in fashion, entertainment, social media, and even electric cars. The state’s Silicon Valley is the shining symbol of the world’s breakthrough communications technology. [...]

9 09, 2014

Boulder looks to the sun as it considers municipal utility's energy mix

By | 2014-09-09T15:38:08-07:00 September 9th, 2014|News|

Boulder looks to the sun as it considers municipal utility's energy mix City studying solar capacity, seeking ways to encourage rooftop panels Erica Meltzer | September 9th, 2014 | Posted on www.dailycamera.com Many of the activists who campaigned for municipalization in Boulder envisioned not just a city-run utility that used mostly renewable energy, but one that [...]

8 09, 2014

Clean Energy Jobs 2nd Quarter Potential And Growth Depicted On Website

By | 2014-09-08T14:51:01-07:00 September 8th, 2014|News|

Clean Energy Jobs 2nd Quarter Potential And Growth Depicted On Website Roy L Hales | September 8th, 2014 | Posted on www.cleantechnica.com The US added another 12,500 jobs during the second quarter. That’s twice as many as in the preceding quarter. Close to half of these were in the solar sector (5,895), but there were [...]

4 09, 2014

First commercial-scale biofuel plant opens in US

By | 2014-09-04T16:32:02-07:00 September 4th, 2014|News|

First commercial-scale biofuel plant opens in US Luke Nicholls | September 4th, 2014 | Posted on www.edie.net The USA's first commercial-scale biofuel plant is now open and will eventually produce more than 110 million litres of fuel a year from corn waste. The £167m plant, named 'Project Liberty', is situated in Emmetsburg, Iowa and converts baled [...]

3 09, 2014

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

By | 2014-09-03T14:37:26-07:00 September 3rd, 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 [...]

2 09, 2014

Buffett’s Renewables Bet Emboldens Vaisala in China Plan

By | 2014-09-02T18:16:11-07:00 September 2nd, 2014|News|

Buffett’s Renewables Bet Emboldens Vaisala in China Plan Kasper Viita | September 2nd, 2014 | Posted on www.bloomberg.com Vaisala Oyj (VAIAS), the Finnish maker of meteorological equipment, is harnessing its expertise in weather forecasting to boost growth by helping renewable energy producers prepare for calm and storm alike. “Energy is a natural fit for us, [...]

29 08, 2014

For Release: Town of Ithaca Announces Partnership with Renewable Choice Energy

By | 2014-08-29T15:54:13-07:00 August 29th, 2014|News|

Town of Ithaca Announces Partnership with Renewable Choice Energy Local government leader in sustainability works to offset environmental impact. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) June 17th, 2014  -- The Town of Ithaca, New York announced today that it has purchased green power from the Boulder-based firm Renewable Choice Energy to help reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. [...]

26 08, 2014

Renewables Generate 100 Percent of New U.S. Energy Capacity in July

By | 2014-08-26T15:35:52-07:00 August 26th, 2014|News|

Renewables Generate 100 Percent of New U.S. Energy Capacity in July   Leon Kaye | August 26th, 2014 | Posted on www.triplepundit.com We hear a lot from the optimists about how renewable energy is experiencing skyrocketing growth and should displace fossil fuels in no time. Then there are the naysayers who insist solar, wind and other [...]

12 08, 2014

Wyoming board gives key OK for Carbon County wind farm

By | 2014-08-12T15:13:42-07:00 August 12th, 2014|News|

Wyoming board gives key OK for Carbon County wind farm If built, it would be the largest onshore wind farm in the U.S. Benjamin Storrow | August 12th, 2014 | Posted on www.trib.com The largest proposed onshore wind farm in the United States cleared a key regulatory hurdle after state regulators voted unanimously to approve [...]

11 08, 2014

Zilkha Biomass Energy Announces New Monitcello Facility

By | 2014-08-11T14:49:22-07:00 August 11th, 2014|News|

Zilkha Biomass Energy Announces New Monitcello Facility August 11th, 2014 | Monticelllo, Arkansas | Posted on thv11.com MONTICELLO, Ark. -- Zilkha Biomass Energy, a producer of biomass solutions to electric utility customers, today announced it is building a facility in Monticello, Arkansas, to manufacture their Zilkha Black® Pellet, the first commercially available advanced pellet in [...]

7 08, 2014

Pattern Acquires 200 MW Wind Project In Texas; Walmart To Buy Power

By | 2014-08-07T16:22:39-07:00 August 7th, 2014|News|

Pattern Acquires 200 MW Wind Project In Texas; Walmart To Buy Power August 7th, 2014 | Posted on www.nawindpower.com Pattern Development has acquired the 200 MW Logan's Gap wind project, located in Comanche County, Texas, from Pioneer Green Energy. As the developer of the project, Pioneer began work of a significant nature in 2013 and [...]

6 08, 2014

Renewable Choice CEO Quayle Hodek, as featured on CoCreate

By | 2014-08-06T15:15:01-07:00 August 6th, 2014|News|

SHOULD CREATIVE TEAMS SEEK CONSENSUS AT ALL COSTS? Joshua Wolf Shenk | August 6th, 2014 | Posted on fastcocreate.com From August 4 to 8, Fast Company is hosting the Creative Counselor, who offers advice on how to forge and maintain great creative relationships. The Counselor, aka Joshua Wolf Shenk, is the author of the new [...]

5 08, 2014

Renewable Choice Client, Rambler Park Becomes First Dallas Building To Achieve LEED Platinum EBOM Certification

By | 2014-08-05T19:46:42-07:00 August 5th, 2014|News|

    Rambler Park Becomes First Dallas Building To Achieve LEED Platinum EBOM Certification August 5th, 2014 | Posted on www.finance.yahoo.com Parmenter Realty Partners announced today that Rambler Park has been awarded the first LEED Platinum for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance certification in Dallas and North Texas. The prestigious certification of LEED Platinum highlights [...]

4 08, 2014

As Renewable Energy Grows, Wind and Solar Pull Ahead of Hydropower

By | 2014-08-04T15:09:34-07:00 August 4th, 2014|News|

    As Renewable Energy Grows, Wind and Solar Pull Ahead of Hydropower August 4th, 2014 | Dylan Baddour | Posted on stateimpact.npr.org Wind and solar energy now routinely surpasses hydroelectric generation as an energy source in the United States, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Hydroelectricity generated by Austin's Tom Miller Dam, in [...]

1 08, 2014

Renewables Account for 14.3% of Electrical Generation in US

By | 2014-08-01T18:05:36-07:00 August 1st, 2014|News|

Renewables Account for 14.3% of Electrical Generation in US Linda Hardesty | September 3rd, 2014 | Posted on www.energymanagertoday.com According to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA)’s latest “Electric Power Monthly” report, with data through June 30, 2014, renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind) provided 14.3 percent of net US electrical generation. [...]

31 07, 2014

Verizon to Invest $40 Million to Triple Its Solar Power Capacity

By | 2014-07-31T18:04:19-07:00 July 31st, 2014|News|

  Verizon to Invest $40 Million to Triple Its Solar Power Capacity Ehren Goossens | August 26th, 2014 | Renewable Energy World NEW YORK -- Verizon Communications Inc., the largest U.S. wireless carrier, is investing almost $40 million to triple its use of solar energy this year. SunPower Corp. will install 10.2 megawatts of solar [...]

31 07, 2014

Webinar to Explore the North American Clean Energy Landscape

By | 2014-07-31T15:33:21-07:00 July 31st, 2014|News|

Webinar to Explore the North American Clean Energy Landscape International Society of Sustainability Professionals will host August 5 Webinar to help participants understand the matrix of renewables, offsets, and onsite generation. Hartford, CT | July 31st, 2014 | Posted on www.prweb.com Learn about the clean energy landscape in North America, including renewables, offsets, onsite generation, [...]

30 07, 2014

Renewable Choice Energy Recognizes New Leading Green Power Partners

By | 2014-07-30T16:48:47-07:00 July 30th, 2014|News|

Renewable Choice Energy Recognizes New Leading Green Power Partners Firm Provides Green Power to Growing Number of Top-Ranked EPA Program Participants Boulder, CO (PRWEB) July 30th, 2014 -- Renewable Choice Energy today announced that it provides electricity to two new top-ranked Green Power Partners, as well as 20 members of the 'Top 100' partner list. [...]

30 07, 2014

Renewable Choice Client, TD Ameritrade's Headquarters Building Earns LEED Platinum Certification

By | 2014-07-30T16:45:49-07:00 July 30th, 2014|News|

Renewable Choice Client, TD Ameritrade's Headquarters Building Earns LEED Platinum Certification July 31st, 2014 | Omaha, Nebraska | Posted on www.businesswire.com In July 2013, TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (NYSE: AMTD) solidified its growing commitment to community and sustainability by officially opening the doors of its new green corporate headquarters, constructed with the latest in energy [...]

30 07, 2014

For Release: Renewable Choice Energy Recognizes New Leading Green Power Partners

By | 2014-07-30T16:35:01-07:00 July 30th, 2014|News|

Renewable Choice Energy Recognizes New Leading Green Power Partners Firm Provides Green Power to Growing Number of Top-Ranked EPA Program Participants   Boulder, CO (PRWEB) July 30th, 2014 -- Renewable Choice Energy today announced that it provides electricity to two new top-ranked Green Power Partners, as well as 20 members of the 'Top 100' partner [...]

29 07, 2014

Denver one of four cities to host heated EPA climate hearings

By | 2014-07-29T15:12:18-07:00 July 29th, 2014|News|

Denver one of four cities to host heated EPA climate hearings Lesley McClurg | July 19th, 2014 | Posted on www.cpr.org Climate change is front and center during two days of Environmental Protection Agency hearings this week in Denver. The EPA will hear testimony on July 28 and 29  -- and it's likely to be [...]

28 07, 2014

Report shows 1 in 3 Texans chooses renewable energy options

By | 2014-07-28T17:16:29-07:00 July 28th, 2014|News|

Report shows 1 in 3 Texans chooses renewable energy options July 28th, 2014 |  Posted on www.tylerpaper.com A Texas Empowerment report released by Choose Energy shows that about one in three Texans choose renewably sourced energy options. That’s 100 percent more than any other state, Levente McCrary, spokeswoman for Choose Energy, said in an email. [...]

23 07, 2014

EU Regulators Propose 30% Energy-Savings Target for 2030

By | 2014-07-23T15:11:06-07:00 July 23rd, 2014|News|

EU Regulators Propose 30% Energy-Savings Target for 2030 Ewa Krukowska and Jonathan Stearns | July 23rd, 2014 | Posted on www.bloomberg.com European Union regulators proposed a deeper energy-efficiency target as they pair a fight against climate change with a push to reduce reliance on Russian supplies amid the Ukraine crisis. EU nations should increase energy [...]

22 07, 2014

Duplicate of Climate Change Is Already Here, Says Massive Government Report

By | 2014-07-22T17:32:37-07:00 July 22nd, 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. [...]

21 07, 2014

Offshore Wind Blows Toward New Jersey

By | 2014-07-21T15:27:56-07:00 July 21st, 2014|News|

    Offshore Wind Blows Toward New Jersey The Interior Department is leasing nearly 346,000 off the coast of Atlantic City. Alan Heuhauser | July 21st, 2014 | Posted on www.usnews.com Gym. Tan. Casinos. Turbines? Nearly 346,000 acres of the Jersey Shore will be leased for commercial wind-energy development, the Interior Department and Bureau of [...]

16 07, 2014

Microsoft to buy power from a new Illinois wind farm

By | 2014-07-16T17:35:03-07:00 July 16th, 2014|News|

Microsoft to buy power from a new Illinois wind farm Julie Wernau | July 16th, 2014 | Posted on www.chicagotribune.com Microsoft Corp. will buy wind power from a new Illinois wind farm for the next 20 years to offset its power needs, part of a plan by the technology company to become offset its carbon output.  [...]

14 07, 2014

Renewable Choice Client, Portland’s Block 300 Receives LEED Gold Certification as Leasing Continues at Newly Renovated Asset

By | 2014-07-14T16:43:25-07:00 July 14th, 2014|News|

    Portland’s Block 300 Receives LEED Gold Certification as Leasing Continues at Newly Renovated Asset Alex Girda | July 14th, 2014 | Posted on www.cpexecutive.com Block 300 in Portland, one of the most high-profile office properties in the Pacific Northwest city, recently completed a major milestone. The property was awarded a LEED Gold certification [...]

14 07, 2014

HP, Intel, GM and Walmart demand changes to renewable energy industry

By | 2014-07-14T15:13:14-07:00 July 14th, 2014|News|

HP, Intel, GM and Walmart demand changes to renewable energy industry They and other big companies say longer-term contracts for energy from utilities can drive down prices Lucas Mearian | July 11th, 2014 | Posted on www.computerworld.com Frustrated by a lack of renewable energy and a purchasing system that's too complicated, a dozen major US [...]

9 07, 2014

Duplicate of Industry Awakens to Threat of Climate Change

By | 2014-07-09T17:42:46-07:00 July 9th, 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, [...]

7 07, 2014

IBM to Help China Manage Air Quality, Renewable-Energy Supplies

By | 2014-07-07T14:52:19-07:00 July 7th, 2014|News|

IBM to Help China Manage Air Quality, Renewable-Energy Supplies July 7th, 2014 | Posted on www.businessweek.com International Business Machines Corp. (IBM:US) started a project to support China in managing air quality and energy consumption as well as forecasting renewable-energy supplies. Under the project, the Armonk, New York-based company is cooperating with the Beijing municipal government on [...]

3 07, 2014

Texas hits new peak wind output

By | 2014-07-03T17:48:32-07:00 July 3rd, 2014|News|

Texas hits new peak wind output July 3rd, 2014 | Posted on www.eia.gov At 8:48 p.m. on March 26, wind generation on the electric grid covering most of the state of Texas reached a new instantaneous peak output of 10,296 megawatts (MW). At that moment, wind supplied almost 29% of total electricity load, according to [...]

1 07, 2014

Renewable Energy Saves Fortune 500 Companies Over $1 Billion

By | 2014-07-01T15:51:14-07:00 July 1st, 2014|News|

Renewable Energy Saves Fortune 500 Companies Over $1 Billion Jake Richardson | July 1st, 2014 | Posted on www.cleantechnica.com Renewable energy is dismissed  by some as being only for ‘greenies’ or as some kind of fringe technology, but a recent report has shown mainstream Fortune 500 companies are using it to save hundreds of millions [...]

1 07, 2014

Renewable Choice Energy Client Naropa University Named One of Eight “Greenest Schools in America”

By | 2014-07-01T15:17:46-07:00 July 1st, 2014|News|

Renewable Choice Energy Client Naropa University Named One of Eight “Greenest Schools in America” Colorado-based private college receives top nod from US News and World Report Boulder, CO (PRWEB) July 1st, 2014 -- Renewable Choice Energy announced today that local client Naropa University has been named one of eight “Greenest Schools in America” by US [...]

1 07, 2014

New Energy Storage Demo Rides On Pacific Northwest Winds

By | 2014-07-01T15:13:18-07:00 July 1st, 2014|News|

New Energy Storage Demo Rides On Pacific Northwest Winds Tina Casy | July 9th, 2014 | Posted on www.cleantechnica.com Three Washington State utilities with big investments in wind power have just signed on to a new $14.3 million energy storage and smart grid demonstration project. The end payoff will be further proof that wind power [...]

27 06, 2014

American, George Washington, GWU Hospital form pact to buy solar power for next 20 years

By | 2014-06-27T16:32:26-07:00 June 27th, 2014|News|

American, George Washington, GWU Hospital form pact to buy solar power for next 20 years Steven Overly | June 27th, 2014 | Posted on www.washingtonpost.com American University, George Washington University and George Washington University Hospital plan to power a significant portion of their campuses using solar energy in the next 20 years, after signing a [...]

19 06, 2014

Renewable Choice Launches Planet Bluegrass Webpage

By | 2014-06-19T16:44:31-07:00 June 19th, 2014|News|

  Renewable Choice Launches Planet Bluegrass Webpage June 19th, 2014 | http://www.renewablechoice.com/planet-bluegrass.html Since 2003, Renewable Choice Energy has been providing green power in the form of renewable energy credits (RECs) to Planet Bluegrass to offset the environmental impact of its annual Colorado-based music festivals. To date, Planet Bluegrass has purchased more than five million kilowatt hours [...]

17 06, 2014

For Release: Renewable Choice Energy to Offset FIFA World Cup Stadiums

By | 2014-06-17T15:38:44-07:00 June 17th, 2014|News|

Renewable Choice Energy to Offset FIFA World Cup Stadiums Renewable energy provider helps stadiums to achieve LEED® certification. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) June 17th, 2014  -- Renewable Choice Energy today announced its partnership with two of the stadiums playing host to the World Cup in Brazil this month in their attempt to achieve LEED® (Leadership in [...]

11 06, 2014

Buffett to double down on solar and wind investment

By | 2014-06-11T17:56:56-07:00 June 11th, 2014|News|

Buffett to double down on solar and wind investment The U.S. tycoon revealed he is ready to pour another $15 billion into his Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s renewable energy interests, taking expenditure to $30 billion. June 11th, 2014 |Posted on www.pv-magazine.com American tycoon Warren Buffett has spoken this week of his desire to double the level [...]

11 06, 2014

For Release: Renewable Choice Energy Partners with Telluride Bluegrass Festival for 12th Consecutive Year

By | 2014-06-11T15:37:23-07:00 June 11th, 2014|News|

Renewable Choice Energy Partners with Telluride Bluegrass Festival for 12th Consecutive Year Colorado-based companies continue long-standing partnership in sustainable “festivation.” Boulder, CO (PRWEB) June 11th, 2014  -- For the 12th consecutive year, Colorado-based Renewable Choice Energy will provide emission reductions and green power in the form of wind power and carbon offsets to the Telluride [...]

10 06, 2014

The United States Midwest: A Leader in Clean Energy

By | 2014-06-10T15:32:09-07:00 June 10th, 2014|News|

The United States Midwest: A Leader in Clean Energy Ben Paulos, Eric Heitz, Gregg Ander | June 10th | Posted on www.renewableenergyworld.com  A long-term commitment to energy policy in the Midwest is transforming the region’s energy system, economy, and environment. By tapping into its enormous renewable energy potential and manufacturing know-how, the Midwest is poised [...]

5 06, 2014

Renewable Choice client, Hub Group Receives LEED Gold Certification For New Headquarters

By | 2017-08-29T13:29:26-07:00 June 5th, 2014|News|

June 5th, 2014 | Oak Brook, Illinois | Posted on www.prnewswire.com Hub Group (NASDAQ: HUBG), a leading provider of intermodal, truck brokerage and logistics services, announced today that it has received LEED® Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for its new headquarters in Oak Brook, Ill. The LEED rating system is the [...]

4 06, 2014

Developing nations’ policies push renewable energy capacity to record high, says UN-backed report

By | 2014-06-04T16:18:46-07:00 June 4th, 2014|News|

  Developing nations’ policies push renewable energy capacity to record high, says UN-backed report June 4th, 2014 | posted on www.un.org The number of developing countries with policies in place to support renewable energy has increased six-fold in just eight years, resulting in one-fifth of the world’s power production now coming from renewable sources, according [...]

2 06, 2014

EPA to Seek 30% Cut in Emissions at Power Plants

By | 2014-06-02T17:04:44-07:00 June 2nd, 2014|News|

EPA to Seek 30% Cut in Emissions at Power Plants Amy Harder, Reid J. Epstein, and Kristina Peterson | June 2nd, 2014 | Posted on online.wsj.com WASHINGTON—The Environmental Protection Agency will propose mandating power plants cut U.S. carbon-dioxide emissions 30% by 2030 from levels of 25 years earlier, according to people briefed on the rule, [...]

30 05, 2014

President Said to Be Planning to Use Executive Authority on Carbon Rule

By | 2014-05-30T14:46:43-07:00 May 30th, 2014|News|

President Said to Be Planning to Use Executive Authority on Carbon Rule Coral Davenport | May 30th, 2014 |Posted on www.nytimes.com WASHINGTON — President Obama will use his executive authority to cut carbon emissions from the nation’s coal-fired power plants by up to 20 percent, according to people familiar with his plans, which will spur [...]

29 05, 2014

Ohio Poised to Break From U.S. Push for Renewable Energy

By | 2014-05-29T17:17:21-07:00 May 29th, 2014|News|

Ohio Poised to Break From U.S. Push for Renewable Energy Mark Niquette | May 28th, 2014 | Posted on www.bloomberg.com Ohio is debating the sharpest break from a three-decade campaign by 29 U.S. states to reduce reliance on fossil fuels by promoting power from renewable sources. The state House of Representatives is weighing a bill that [...]

27 05, 2014

Renewable Energy Provides 56% of Electrical Generation

By | 2014-05-27T16:39:33-07:00 May 27th, 2014|News|

Renewable Energy Provides 56% of Electrical Generation   Joanna Schroeder | Jul 22nd, 2014 | Posted on www.domesticfuel.com According to the latest “Energy Infrastructure Update” report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Office of Energy Projects, solar, wind, biomass, geothermal, and hydropower provided 55.7% (1,965 MW of the 3,529 MW total installed) of new installed U.S. [...]

19 05, 2014

Vermont Tech to Offer Renewable Energy Degree

By | 2014-05-19T15:44:39-07:00 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 [...]

15 05, 2014

For Release: Renewable Choice Energy CEO Quayle Hodek Named to Recharge4040

By | 2014-05-15T17:55:45-07:00 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 [...]

14 05, 2014

Renewable Choice Client, Majid Al Futtaim Properties, achieves LEED EBOM Gold standard

By | 2014-05-14T17:41:37-07:00 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 [...]

12 05, 2014

Renewable Choice CEO Quayle Hodek, as featured on mynewsdesk.com

By | 2014-05-12T16:43:20-07:00 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 | 2014-05-08T16:40:48-07:00 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 | 2014-05-07T15:31:49-07:00 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 | 2014-05-06T18:33:39-07:00 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 | 2014-05-05T16:30:16-07:00 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 [...]

30 04, 2014

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

By | 2014-04-30T15:24:09-07:00 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 | 2014-04-29T17:53:46-07:00 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 | 2014-04-28T15:41:12-07:00 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 | 2014-04-25T15:21:17-07:00 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

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

By | 2014-04-24T16:44:31-07:00 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 | 2014-04-23T16:22:29-07:00 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 | 2014-04-23T15:32:30-07:00 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 [...]

21 04, 2014

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

By | 2014-04-21T15:49:12-07:00 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 | 2014-04-21T15:23:17-07:00 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 [...]

16 04, 2014

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

By | 2014-04-16T16:47:24-07:00 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 | 2014-04-14T18:20:01-07:00 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 | 2014-04-14T16:05:12-07:00 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 | 2014-04-11T16:18:09-07:00 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

UN Climate Change Panel to Discuss Global Transition to Renewable Energy

By | 2014-04-10T15:31:39-07:00 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 | 2014-04-08T17:14:18-07:00 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 | 2014-04-07T15:17:28-07:00 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 [...]

28 03, 2014

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

By | 2014-03-28T19:41:22-07:00 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 [...]

27 03, 2014

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

By | 2014-03-27T15:57:01-07:00 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 | 2014-03-26T02:36:27-07:00 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 [...]

20 03, 2014

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

By | 2014-03-20T18:32:15-07:00 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 | 2014-03-20T17:35:57-07:00 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 [...]

11 03, 2014

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

By | 2014-03-11T16:14:14-07:00 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 | 2014-03-11T15:02:03-07:00 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% [...]

7 03, 2014

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

By | 2014-03-07T20:23:45-07:00 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 [...]

5 03, 2014

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

By | 2014-03-05T15:58:58-07:00 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 | 2014-03-05T15:12:10-07:00 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 | 2014-03-04T19:35:23-07:00 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 [...]

27 02, 2014

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

By | 2014-02-27T20:44:42-07:00 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 | 2014-02-27T19:23:52-07:00 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 [...]

17 02, 2014

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

By | 2014-02-17T19:30:02-07:00 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 | 2014-02-12T23:22:03-07:00 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

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

By | 2014-02-11T17:14:12-07:00 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 | 2014-02-06T19:04:01-07:00 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 [...]

30 01, 2014

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

By | 2014-01-30T17:44:42-07:00 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 | 2014-01-30T15:43:52-07:00 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 | 2014-01-28T16:55:07-07:00 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 | 2014-01-24T17:33:13-07:00 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, [...]

20 01, 2014

The Flood Next Time

By | 2014-01-20T18:29:06-07:00 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 | 2014-01-17T17:49:07-07:00 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 [...]

16 01, 2014

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

By | 2014-01-16T18:32:55-07:00 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 | 2014-01-15T15:43:07-07:00 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.  [...]

13 01, 2014

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

By | 2014-01-13T19:26:43-07:00 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 [...]

8 01, 2014

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

By | 2014-01-08T15:31:26-07:00 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 [...]

20 12, 2013

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

By | 2013-12-20T18:25:13-07:00 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 [...]