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Renewable energy wins over big businesses in US

It's not just Google, Apple and a few other tech powers that are going green with deals for new buy electrical power from renewable sources.<p>Now just about every kind of big company is doing so in a surge of power purchase agreements and other investments that curtail greenhouse gas emissions. In …

NV Energy Invests in Renewables as Nevada Eyes Open Electricity Market

NV Energy has contracted for more than 1 gigawatt of new renewable energy resources to be built in Nevada, which the utility says is the largest …

3 Strategies To Get Local Utilities Moving on Renewables

On maps of the US showing energy markets, a number of states don’t have wholesale markets with lots of options for renewable energy procurement. In …

Companies like Google and Apple are funding enough new US renewable energy to power Iceland

Corporate America's support for clean energy is gathering steam and expanding beyond big tech pioneers like Apple and Google.<p>Companies signed deals …

A Year After Trump’s Paris Pullout, U.S. Companies Are Driving a Renewables Boom

WASHINGTON — When President Trump announced on June 1 last year that the United States would exit the Paris climate deal, many of America’s largest corporations said they would honor the agreement anyway, vowing to pursue cleaner energy and cut emissions on their own.<p>A year later, there’s one area …

Renewable Energy

China’s Move Away from Voluntary Green Certificates: Implications for Corporate Renewable Procurement - Rocky Mountain Institute

May 7, 2018 | By<p>On March 23, 2018, China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) released for comment a draft of a groundbreaking national policy, the …

When Cheap Doesn’t Cut It: Why Energy Buyers Should Look at Value, not Just Cost - Rocky Mountain Institute

“New Record Set for World’s Cheapest Solar.” A headline like this makes for great social media fodder. The downward trend in renewables prices is …

Amory Lovins’s Extreme Energy Efficiency: Stanford Students Learn the Future of Design - Rocky Mountain Institute

April 25, 2018 | By<p>“Learning that only 0.5 percent of the fuel consumed by a vehicle is used to move the driver completely shifted the way I view …

9 Hot Topics in Carbon Reduction and the Energy Industry in China in 2017, Part 2 - Rocky Mountain Institute

April 24, 2018 | By<p>The year 2017 was an impressive one for China in its effort to achieve economic growth while reducing carbon emissions. Based on …

9 Hot Topics in Carbon Reduction and the Energy Industry in China in 2017, Part 1 - Rocky Mountain Institute

April 23, 2018 | By<p>The year 2017 was an impressive one for China in its effort to achieve economic growth while reducing carbon emissions. Based on …

Rocket Ships and Corporate Commitments: The Newest Tools in the Fight Against Climate Change - Rocky Mountain Institute

Rocket Ships and Corporate Commitments: The Newest Tools in the Fight Against Climate Change<p>April 18, 2018 | By<p>Elon Musk isn’t the only person to …

Fossil Fuels

An Existing Building Portfolio on a Path to Net-Zero Energy - Rocky Mountain Institute

April 16, 2018 | By<p>Many developers cite first-cost as a barrier to pursuing net-zero energy in their new and existing building projects. But one …

Driving Industrial Revitalization with Net-Zero Energy - Rocky Mountain Institute

April 16, 2018 | By<p>City leaders around the world are looking to rejuvenate their urban cores, boost quality of life for all residents, and improve …

Customer-Centric Energy Transformation - Rocky Mountain Institute

How one Vermont utility is leading the charge<p>April 16, 2018 | By<p>The U.S. electricity industry needs new business models to complete the …

How Corporations Can Maximize the Environmental Benefits of Their Renewable Energy Purchasing - Rocky Mountain Institute

April 12, 2018 | By<p>In late January 2018, two announcements offered strong confirmation of corporations’ global renewable energy leadership. On …

Four Insights from the Most Successful NZE Home Builders - Rocky Mountain Institute

April 11, 2018 | By<p>The number of net-zero energy (NZE) homes in the US is growing at an exciting rate (it has grown by 33 percent from 2015 to 2016), …

Oil and Gas Companies Pledge Major GHG Emissions Reductions—Will They Follow Through? - Rocky Mountain Institute

April 4, 2018 | By<p>High levels of methane emissions from the oil and gas industry are responsible for one of the most urgent climate problems we face …

Can Massachusetts Correct a Market Failure by Making Home Energy Use More Transparent? - Rocky Mountain Institute

April 4, 2018 | By<p>Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker (R) is leading a new effort that could benefit Massachusetts’ homeowners and the US real …

Ride-Hailing Drivers Are Ideal Candidates for Electric Vehicles - Rocky Mountain Institute

Ride-Hailing Drivers Are Ideal Candidates for Electric Vehicles<p>March 29, 2018 | By<p>The rapid growth of transportation network companies (TNCs) such as …

Electric Vehicles

A City in the Rockies Paves the Way for Net-Zero Energy Leases - Rocky Mountain Institute

A City in the Rockies Paves the Way for Net-Zero Energy Leases<p>March 28, 2018 | By<p>Boulder, Colorado, is a national leader in sustainability—especially …

Boulder

Why Local Is Better than Global in the World of Low-Carbon Finance - Rocky Mountain Institute

Why Local Is Better than Global in the World of Low-Carbon Finance<p>March 27, 2018 | By<p>Building climate-friendly technologies comes with a price tag; …

lowcarbon

Putting Home Energy Upgrades on the Air - Rocky Mountain Institute

Putting Home Energy Upgrades on the Air<p>March 20, 2018 | By<p>Rocky Mountain Institute has teamed up with the National Environmental Education Foundation …

Green Living

Not All Renewables Are Created Equal: Quantifying the Emissions Benefits of Institutional Renewable Energy Purchasing Options - Rocky Mountain Institute

March 12, 2018 | By<p>In recent years, institutional climate action targets, renewable energy subsidies, and the rapidly falling costs of wind and solar …

Natural Gas

Portfolio-Wide Energy Optimization Can Deliver Outsized Returns - Rocky Mountain Institute

Portfolio-Wide Energy Optimization Can Deliver Outsized Returns<p>Leveraging actionable and economically focused analysis to support portfolio-wide …

Data Mining

Taiwan Makes It Easier for Global Companies to Procure Local Renewable Energy - Rocky Mountain Institute

March 21, 2018 | By<p>Manufacturing powerhouse Taiwan has created a renewable energy credit (Taiwan-REC or T-REC) scheme that allows companies, …

Net-Zero Future at Cost Parity with Coal—In the Heart of Coal Country - Rocky Mountain Institute

Platte River Power Authority (PRPA), the generating authority that serves Fort Collins—a community Rocky Mountain Institute has been working with for …

The Policy Consensus for Faster, Cleaner Economic Growth - Rocky Mountain Institute

March 7, 2018 | By<p><i>Originally posted at weforum.org here.</i><p>Coordinated public-sector support once kick-started the technologies, business practices, and …

Perfect Timing for Renewables - Rocky Mountain Institute

Why the time is right for Alberta to lead in nonutility procurement of renewable energy<p>As climate action and the commitment to hit our targets gains …

5 Key Trends Behind Zero Energy Buildings - Rocky Mountain Institute

As Revealed by NBI’s Getting to Zero Status Update<p>March 2, 2018 | By<p><i>Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and New Buildings Institute (NBI) are cohosting</i> …