Expert Columns

Sourcing Renewables  -  August 9, 2018 - By Kyle Harrison

Corporates shatter clean energy sourcing record with more to come

With the release of BloombergNEF's New Energy Outlook 2018, Kyle Harrison presents a look at the growth in the purchase of clean energy by corporations, including reasons behind the trend, who is leading the charge, and what to expect in the future.
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August 7, 2018 - By Michael Kobori

Levi Strauss & Co. ramps up climate commitments

Along with Levi Strauss & Co's recent announcement of their new climate action strategy, which sets aggressive targets for reducing carbon emissions across its owned-and-operated company-owned facilities, Michael Kobori, vp of sustainability, penned this column for the company's "Unzipped" blog, to explain the company's position as a corporate citizen and a sustainability leader.
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Energy Efficiency  -  August 6, 2018 - By Dominic Barbato

Six steps to efficient sustainability

Integrated efficiency and sustainability efforts can improve ROI but operating these initiatives in tandem comes with its own set of complexities. This column, presented by Schneider Electric, outlines a six-step approach designed to break down outdated, compartmentalized structures and encourage more collaboration across organizations in order to reach efficient sustainability.
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Finance  -  July 18, 2018 - By Katherine Ryzhaya

The Great REC Arbitrage

No longer reserved for the Fortune 500, financial instruments like Virtual Power Purchase Agreements (VPPAs) are gaining popularity among smaller companies and public-sector entities looking to cost-effectively meet clean energy goals. Google, Apple, Amazon, and Walmart have paved the way for other, more risk averse but environmentally-minded entities to power their operations with renewable energy.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  July 13, 2018 - By Peter Bronksi, Henry Richardson

Corporations can generate one-third more impact with their renewables investment. Here’s how.

Recent weeks and months have seen a near-constant stream of headlines about the ongoing growth of corporate renewable energy procurement, including here in Smart Energy Decisions. It all boils down to a single, encouraging takeaway: corporate leaders and investment is a major influence driving renewable energy capacity additions.
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Energy Efficiency  -  July 9, 2018 - By Allan Schurr

Resilience is becoming an absolute necessity

Resilience is often referred to as succeeding despite hardship. In human terms, it is the ability to shake off injury, persevere in the face of adversity, and generally recover from setbacks. In an energy context, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
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June 25, 2018 - By Joni Hamson

The Evolution of the Digital World is Driving Change for Renewable Energy

The evolution of the digital world has transformed the way we interact and go about our daily chores from purchasing goods and services via smartphone apps to networking via social media. So too, the power grid along with renewable energy is being transformed by digital technology
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Sourcing Renewables  -  June 18, 2018 - By Ryan Martel

One year later, companies and investors are Still In

June marks one year since President Trump announced that he would pull the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement. In the hours and days after, Ceres, along with several partner organizations including World Wildlife Fund and Climate Nexus, helped to mobilize hundreds of influential companies
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Distributed Energy Resources  -  June 1, 2018 - By Ganesh Kalyanaraman

LEMs: An Emerging Corporate Energy Management Tool

Have you considered whether your captive power generation may be to the power industry what spare bedrooms are to Airbnb and car-sharing is to Lyft? Distributed energy resources—power generated by businesses and homeowners, usually via renewables—may prove highly disruptive to traditional utilities.
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Energy Efficiency  -  April 30, 2018 - By Target: A Bullseye View

Target's charging up its EV program to reach more than 20 states

All throughout Earth Month and every day at Target, we’re working toward ambitious goals to help keep the planet healthy.
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