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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> …

The BRC and Second Nature: Bringing Renewable Energy to Campuses Nationwide

Renewable energy is truly having its moment in the sun. One doesn’t have to look hard to find solar panels on the neighbors’ roofs, majestic wind …

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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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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Companies on Climate: Trump or No, Still Cutting Emissions

Scott Pruitt’s appointment to lead EPA doesn’t change corporate strategies<p>Many big corporations continue to support efforts to reduce carbon emissions, vowing to stay the course despite the election of Donald Trump, who has promised to dismantle the Obama administration’s climate agenda and this …

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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 …

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 | Fast Company

“These companies that have shown leadership on renewables are doing that at a greater scale than utilities.”

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.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

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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 …

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 …

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

<b>Utilities</b><p>The Energy Gang discusses MGM Grand’s decision to stop buying electricity from Nevada Power. The beginning of a scary trend for power …

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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> …

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 …

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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