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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 …

Climate

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, …

Renewable Energy

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 …

Sustainability

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 …

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> …

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> …

Renewable Energy

GM steers clean energy to Detroit

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

Renewable Energy

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 …

Climate

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 …

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 …

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 …

Renewable Energy

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 …

Renewable Energy

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 …

Renewable Energy

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 …

Renewable Energy

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 …

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 …