Expert Columns

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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Energy Efficiency  -  April 27, 2018 - By Daniel Hill

Four corporate sustainability trends all business leaders should be watching in 2018

Today marks my one-year anniversary of joining EDF Climate Corps, where I’ve spent the last 12 months helping companies think through the strategies for meeting – or setting – their climate goals. What I’ve learned in this short time is that companies are going beyond the “safe bet” to tackling bigger and more impactful projects.
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Energy Efficiency  -  April 13, 2018 - By General Motors Green

Driving Energy Efficiency in the Industry – Seven Years and Counting

Energy efficiency is a key part of General Motors’ strategy for a future with zero emissions. Last week, the automaker received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence award for the seventh consecutive year
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Energy Efficiency  -  April 2, 2018 - By Kousuke Ito

Three Best Practices for Launching a Sustainability Program with Business Partners

As businesses look at transitioning to more sustainable practices, a top-down, bottom-up approach to going green can prove beneficial. For a true sustainable approach to business, sustainability must be ensconced within the company’s culture
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Finance  -  March 19, 2018 - By 3Degrees

Close collaboration leads to green tariff that works for businesses and utilities

Data centers are a fast-growing source of energy consumption. While today they consume 2% of the electricity in the US, by 2030 that figure is expected to grow to 10%. Switch, a technology infrastructure corporation, wants to ensure this tremendous growth in energy consumption occurs in the most sustainable way
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