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Corporate clean energy deals are a bigger priority than ever

<i>The following article is an excerpt from our State of Green Business (SOGB) 2017 report. Published by GreenBiz in partnership with Trucost, it</i> …

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Five Reasons Your Company Should Buy Off-site Renewables in 2017

Corporate interest in renewable energy is skyrocketing as companies realize that off-site projects can offer the flexibility and scale necessary to …

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GM steers clean energy to Detroit

Corporate renewables purchasing is helping to revitalize Motor City. Here's how to accelerate the transition.

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The Business Behind GM’s Pledge to Use Only Renewable Energy by 2050

GM has announced plans to use 100 percent renewable energy—from wind, sun, and landfill gas, among other potential sources—by 2050.<p>Yes, that’s more than 30 years away and a lot can change in that time (maybe we’ll have flying cars!), but the steps to get there aren’t just image-boosting gloss for …

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5 Insights from SEIA’s Solar Means Business 2016 Report

By Peter Bronski<p>One week ago, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) published its fifth annual <i>Solar Means Business</i> report, fittingly …

GM Commits to 100 Percent Renewable Energy by 2050

GM pledges to source global electricity from wind, sun and landfill gas, joins RE100<p><b>DETROIT</b> – General Motors plans to generate or source all …

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Corporate Renewables Surging: Bloomberg New Energy Finance Weighs In

By Peter Bronski<p>When it comes to corporate renewable energy procurement, 2015 was a year for the record books, especially with respect to power …

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Corporate America Is Buying More Clean Energy Than Power Utilities

Want to get solar and wind power off the ground? It might be smarter to turn to Apple or Google rather than the power company.<p>These days, the biggest buyers of renewable energy aren't utilities. They're corporations like Google, Walmart, and Owens Corning. Over the last year and a half, there's …

Mutual needs, mutual challenges: How corporate PPAs are remaking the renewables sector

Last year, corporations eclipsed utilities as buyers of wind power. It is a trend that looks likely to continue, but it also is a quickly changing …

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Your field guide to corporate renewables buyers' groups

RE100, REBA, BRC, WRI, WWF... The list of groups to help companies buy renewable energy can look like a game of Boggle. We break it all down here.

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Apple Becomes a Green Energy Supplier, With Itself as Customer

PALO ALTO, Calif. — The words are stenciled on the front of the Apple Store, a glass box sandwiched between a nondescript Thai restaurant and a CVS pharmacy in downtown Palo Alto: “This store runs on 100 percent renewable energy.”<p>If Apple’s plans play out, it will be able to make that claim not …

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Corporate Customers Pressure Electric Utilities to Step Up Their Game

This month, Apple did something unprecedented in its history.No, it didn't set an iPhone sales record, or launch a new form of artificial …

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Digital Realty Announces Industry-Leading Renewable Energy and Sustainability Initiatives

SAN FRANCISCO, July 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR), a leading global provider of data center, colocation and …

Corporations school US universities on buying and using clean energy

The renewables industry can use lessons learned from serving big business to get universities off old-school fossil fuel energy<p>In 2015, corporations bought roughly 3.2 gigawatts (GW) of electricity from utility-scale renewable energy facilities, which generate power from sources like wind and solar …

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Big US companies seize on green power

Groups ranging from Google to GM are striking deals with renewable energy generators

Why Apple's new energy business should scare utilities

Backing large-scale solar farms in locales like California, Mongolia, China and Nevada may have just been a warm up for Apple's foray into clean …

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Microsoft and Local Utility Partner to Green Virginia’s Grid | World Resources Institute

Earlier this month, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced that the state will purchase 100 percent of the electricity generated from a new 20 …

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Big Corporations Are Starting to Ditch Their Power Providers. A Sign of the Utility Death Spiral?

Nevada Power is likely doing a lot of soul-searching.Last week, two of the biggest Las Vegas casino companies -- MGM Resorts and Wynn -- filed to …

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RELEASE: Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance Forms to Power the Corporate Movement to Renewable Energy

RELEASE: Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance Forms to Power the Corporate Movement to Renewable Energy Listen to an audio recording of a press call with …

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REBA shows what it takes to scale corporate renewable energy

Amory Lovins, chief scientist and chairman emeritus of the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), has an expression I love: applied hope. It captures that …

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Going green, faster | Hewlett Packard Enterprise

<i>As a founding team member of Rocky Mountain Institute’s Business Renewables Center (BRC), Stephen Abbott works with companies interested in procuring</i> …

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Corporate clean energy boosters RE100, RMI join forces

We at the Rocky Mountain Institute's Business Renewables Center (BRC) are working together with RE100, led by The Climate Group in partnership with …

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One Way The Paris Climate Pact Is Already Having A Huge Effect

Corporations certainly got the message. Now, will lawmakers?<p>Big businesses’ message to lawmakers is clear: We’re doing our part to slash carbon emissions, now you do yours.<p>On Wednesday, two days before world leaders are scheduled to sign the historic climate treaty reached in Paris last December, …

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Microsoft Receives 2016 EPA Climate Leadership Award

I’m honored to be accepting a 2016 EPA Climate Leadership Award for Organizational Leadership on behalf of Microsoft tonight. It’s a privilege for …

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These Old-School Companies Are Going Big With Solar and Wind

A who’s who of the corporate world is turning to renewables, notably wind, as they make massive new deals<p>Guess which company bought the most clean energy last year? Yes, no surprise, Google. The tech behemoth still dominates when it comes to wind and solar, but it’s now being joined by other …

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Companies Go Green on Their Own Steam

Drop in renewable-energy prices plays key role in shift to more wind, solar power<p>U.S. companies are cutting emissions voluntarily and buying clean energy at the fastest pace ever, as lower renewable energy prices and easier availability of these sources makes these economical options.<p>Companies such …

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5 Tactics For Sustaining The Corporate Renewables Market

<b>Published on</b> March 10th, 2016 | <i>by Rocky Mountain Institute</i><p>1<p>March 10th, 2016 by <b>Rocky Mountain Institute</b><p>Originally published on <i>RMI Outlet</i>.<br>By Paolo …

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Corporate Clean Energy Leaders List Includes Business Renewables Center Members

<b>Published on</b> March 10th, 2016 | <i>by Rocky Mountain Institute</i><p>0<p>March 10th, 2016 by <b>Rocky Mountain Institute</b><p>Originally published on <i>RMI Outlet</i>.<br>By David …

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