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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 …

Renewable Energy

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 …

Is Offshore Wind a Better Deal With Batteries?

A partnership between developer Bay State Wind and NEC Energy Solutions this month highlighted a growing push to pair energy storage with offshore …

Renewable Energy

Tesla bids for a new world’s largest Powerpack battery system in Colorado

After breaking a few energy storage records with its battery system projects in Australia, Tesla looks to come back to the US to build a new world’s largest Powerpack battery system in Colorado.<p>Earlier this year, we reported on Xcel Energy, an electric utility company operating across the Midwest, …

Salesforce, Cargill and others share secrets for buying clean power

There are many paths that corporate buyers can follow to meet renewable energy commitments.

Renewable Energy

Harvard's climate action plan

The science is clear. We're taking action.<p>As a University community, we have a responsibility to act on the research and insights from our faculty …

Big Batteries Are Taking a Bite Out of the Power Market

Batteries charged by renewable energy are nibbling at power plants that generate extra surges of electricity during peak hours<p>Giant batteries charged by renewable energy are beginning to nibble away at a large market: The power plants that generate extra surges of electricity during peak …

Renewable Energy

Is PURPA done? New bill takes aim at law's mandatory purchase obligation

The law has been under fire for much of its 40-year history, but changes proposed in November could be the most significant yet.

Utilities

Coal's Resilience Will Be Its Downfall

Consider the following events this month:<p>Newcastle, the Australian port that's the biggest export harbor for thermal coal, is planning a shift away …

Austin Energy solar PPA could be lowest-priced in US, analysts say

Dive Brief:<p>Austin City Council has approved a new solar power purchase agreement that will bring to the city's renewable energy use to 51% in a deal …

Renewable Energy

Organic Valley Goes 100% Renewable through Community Solar - Rocky Mountain Institute

November 8, 2017 | By<p>Almost 30 years ago, seven organic farmers from the U.S. Midwest, unhappy with the state of American agriculture, decided to …

Report Release: State of the Market 2017: Corporate Renewable Procurement in China - Rocky Mountain Institute

Report Release: State of the Market 2017: Corporate Renewable Procurement in China<p>November 28, 2017 | By<p>Over the past decade, China has become the …

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

The Corporate Renewables Market Is Ready for Smaller Buyers<p>Akamai’s Texas wind power purchase shows it can be done<p>October 17, 2017 | By<p><i>This blog post</i> …

Rocky Mountain Institute Hires Renewable Business Head

Read More: Rocky Mountain Institute · corporate PPAs · Walmart · Air Force<p>The Rocky Mountain Institute has hired a former assistant secretary for …

Military

Can business save the world from climate change?

"We are still in." On June 5, with these four words a group of U.S. businesses and investors with a combined annual revenue of $1.4 trillion sent a …

Climate

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. …

Dell drives inclusion; cities champion sustainability

It's been a busy few months at GreenBiz leading up to our VERGE 17 event in Silicon Valley. Even though our Names in the News roundup of green job …

Silicon Valley

Transforming corporate clean energy commitments into action

In the days after President Donald Trump’s announcement to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, more than 1,200 cities, states, universities, …

Fossil Fuels

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, …

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.<p>The space has grown exponentially and diversified significantly since Google and …

Renewable Energy

Rocky Mountain Institute

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> …