Expert Columns

Sourcing Renewables  -  December 14, 2018 - By Neil Kolwey

Renewable Energy Purchasing vs. Climate Goals

While renewable energy goals are part of a very promising trend towards adding more renewable energy to the grid, this column by Neil Kolwey suggests setting a strong climate goal based on energy efficiency and more selective renewable purchases is a more meaningful approach.
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Energy Efficiency  -  December 5, 2018 - By Sal Alhelo

The Invisible Enemy of Energy Management Programs (And 5 Steps to Beat it)

The efficiency you get out of your building today is rarely what your building is capable of. In this column, Sal Alhelo of JCPenney discusses the issue of efficiency degradation and how to avoid it in five steps.
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Energy Storage  -  November 30, 2018 - By Michael Pariser

A Battery Storage System Can Be The Perfect Complement to Your New Solar PPA

This column by EDF Renewables North America asks, what do you do with too much of a good thing—namely an oversupply of cheap solar during daylight hours? The answer could be battery storage systems.
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November 16, 2018 - By Daniel Hill

Revisiting 4 corporate sustainability trends all business leaders should be watching in 2018

Daniel Hill, EDF Climate Corps, revisits 4 trends cited earlier this year as those all business leaders should be watching in 2018. Where do they stand six months later?
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Sourcing Renewables  -  November 12, 2018 - By Brian Janous, Kenneth Davies, Lee Taylor

Buying renewable energy should be easy — here’s one way to make it less complex

In this column from Microsoft, the company presents the Volume Firming Agreement (VFA), a new solution to mitigate the risks and simplify the complexities that exist in the current PPA structure that may inhibit their effectiveness as a risk management tool for the corporate procurement market.
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GHG Emissions  -  October 31, 2018

You’ve set your sustainability goals. Now what?

Reaching corporate sustainability goals can be like running a marathon: the early rush of adrenaline followed by miles of hard work before crossing the finish line. In this column, Daniel Hill of EDF Climate Corps follows the journey of evian and Danone Waters to reduce its carbon footprint and offers advice to those running a similar race towards these goals.
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Energy Efficiency  -  October 1, 2018 - By James McPhail, Zen Ecosystems

Building consistent savings at franchises through energy management

Fluctuating electricity prices and high energy costs make managing a franchise especially challenging. This column, presented by Zen Ecosystems, shows how the use of energy management systems (EMS) can lead to decreased utility expenses and improved sustainability efforts.
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September 17, 2018 - By Caroline Mead, EDF Renewables

Buyer aggregation – additional path for renewable energy purchasers

Corporate energy buyers have firmly solidified themselves as major drivers for the renewable energy industry. This column, presented by EDF Renewables, explores the ripe opportunity for corporates to aggregate their purchasing power for renewable energy, opening the market up for a more diverse set of buyers.
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Energy Efficiency  -  September 12, 2018 - By Mary Barra, General Motors

We believe in an all-electric future, here’s what we’re doing today to get there

Nearly a year ago, General Motors' Chairman and CEO Mary Barra announced the company's vision of a future of zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion. Their journey to the future is underway.
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September 10, 2018 - By Veena Ramani, Ceres

Ceres encourages better corporate sustainability reporting

A new report from Ceres shows that most global companies provide comparable disclosure of sustainability practices but far fewer companies disclose their sustainability performance in a way that is financially relevant. Corporate Secretary offers a plan for how corporate secretaries can help their companies disclose what matters.
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