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The Corporate Renewables Market Is Ready for Smaller Buyers - Rocky Mountain Institute

Akamai’s Texas wind power purchase shows it can be done<p>October 17, 2017 | By<p><i>This blog post is part of a series from RMI’s Business Renewables Center</i> …

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Rocky Mountain Institute Hires Renewable Business Head | Power Finance & Risk

The Rocky Mountain Institute has hired a former assistant secretary for energy of the <b>U.S. Air Force</b> as a managing director to run its corporate …

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Can business save the world from climate change?

A growing number of initiatives are giving corporations the resources to help achieve global climate goals regardless of government support.


Interviews - Growth in the corporate renewables market: An interview with Ian T Kelly of the Rocky Mountain Institute Business Renewables Centre (RMI BRC)

We know that Google, Amazon, and Microsoft are making massive investments in clean energy, but now banks like Goldman Sachs are also in the game. …

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Dell drives inclusion; cities champion sustainability

Notable career moves in sustainability involve city resilience, corporate diversity and renewable energy buying. Plus, a GreenBiz editor helms HuffPo.

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Transforming corporate clean energy commitments into action

It's time to understand the economics of renewables, as the recent summit of the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance made clear.

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Advanced Energy Buyers Group to Focus on Policy for Corporate Procurement

<b><br>Advanced Energy Buyers Group Brings Major Companies Together on Policies to Increase Procurement Opportunities</b><p><i><br>New group of businesses associated with</i> …

Trump Critics on Climate Policy Hope Executives Can Sway Him

Jeffrey R. Immelt, General Electric’s chief executive, says climate change is real, a position at odds with the Trump administration.<p>As a member of a White House manufacturing advisory council, he also has President Trump’s ear. And environmentalists are counting on Mr. Immelt, and other executives …


Big business sees the promise of clean energy

PITY America’s big businesses. For years their efforts to reduce their carbon footprint were dismissed by environmentalists as “greenwashing”. Now, …

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How B2B Partnerships Help Brands Drive Responsible Business

Some of the world’s biggest brands — Walmart, Unilever, Nike, Apple, Heineken and more — have committed to reducing corporate greenhouse gas emissions.<p>While setting targets and cleaning up internal operations are necessary steps in the right direction, true global sustainability isn’t something a …


The Latest Trends in Corporate Renewable Energy Procurement

We're entering a new era in corporate renewable energy purchasing. The space has grown exponentially and diversified significantly since Google and …

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Transforming Business Leaders Into Clean Energy Experts<p>The Business Renewables Center Buyer’s Bootcamp<p>May 3, 2017 | By<p><i>Guest author Richard Profit is</i> …

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Corporate clean energy deals are a bigger priority than ever

Even politically "red" states stand to benefit from maturing deal and financial structures.

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GM steers clean energy to Detroit

General Motors (GM), one of the world’s largest automotive companies, is bringing new energy to Detroit these days — literally. Just a week after the …

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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 …

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 …

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 …

Your field guide to corporate renewables buyers' groups

Buying renewable energy is hard. Often it requires a lot of upfront capital, and the contracts are too complex or far-removed from core business …

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Corporate Customers Pressure Electric Utilities to Step Up Their Game

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

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 …

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Big US companies spearhead renewable energy drive

When General Motors buys electricity for the Texas plant that makes hundreds of its Chevrolet and Cadillac trucks each day, it normally does a deal …

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