Expert Columns

Energy Efficiency  -  May 12, 2017 - By Kathy Kuntz

Energy managers: Your next energy savings opportunity involves human beings

While achieving energy saving targets can be relative straightforward initially, finding new savings gets increasingly harder. One underutilized approach is to get all of your organization's employees involved in identifying and achieving energy savings opportunities.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  May 1, 2017 - By Urosh Tomovich

Trends in renewable energy procurement: Green tariffs and aggregating lower volume PPAs

This column, presented by EDF Renewable Energy, details the pros and cons of two emerging renewable energy procurement structures designed specifically to address the needs of commercial and industrial energy users.
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Energy Efficiency  -  April 26, 2017 - By Brad Birchfield

The major risk your business may be overlooking

This column, presented by Edison Energy, explores a significant risk that could be hiding in plain sight within corporate energy portfolios.
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Energy Efficiency  -  April 12, 2017 - By Dan Weeden

Help wanted: Energy management outgrows its traditional role

This column, presented by Edison Energy, discusses the changing role of energy management at commercial and industrial companies and explores solutions for adaptation.
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March 29, 2017 - By John Failla

Collectively, we have the power to influence change

One key takeaway from the Smart Energy Decisions Innovation Summit is this: If harnessed, the collective power of commercial and industrial energy management executives has tremendous potential to influence the future of the U.S. energy landscape.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  March 22, 2017 - By Renewable Choice Energy

Getting to yes: The challenge of internal engagement on renewable energy

In this column, presented by Renewable Choice Energy, the team outlines five steps to overcoming the significant hurdle of getting all of your organization's stakeholders on board with renewable energy solutions.
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March 10, 2017 - By John Failla

An open letter to President Trump on Energy Star

There are certainly many government programs with questionable value and return. The EPA's Energy Star buildings and plants program is not one of them.
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Power Prices  -  March 9, 2017 - By Greg Turk

How market dynamics impact PPA, VPPA contracts

While there are many advantages to commercial and industrial customers "going green" with long-term renewable energy purchase agreements, it is critical that buyers consider the associated exposure to wholesale market risk before signing on the dotted line.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  March 8, 2017 - By Eric Alam

Making physical renewable power accessible to all

In this column, presented by Renewable Power Direct, CEO Eric Alam argues that energy producers, buyers and sellers have failed to make clean energy procurement accessible to most commercial and industrial electric customers, and offers a solution.
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Finance  -  March 6, 2017 - By David Fuller

8 essential considerations for a successful VPPA

As corporations accelerate their use of offsite virtual power purchase agreements for clean energy, this column, presented by EDF Renewable Energy, details the eight most important considerations for buyers when evaluating such an agreement.
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