Expert Columns

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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Energy Storage  -  March 14, 2018 - By Michael Robinson, EDF Renewable Energy

The Next Generation of Energy Cost Reductions

How can companies take advantage of changes in the power market to create opportunities to reduce energy costs and generate revenue? This column, presented by EDF Renewable Energy, explores potential solutions, particularly in onsite, behind-the-meter (BTM) storage and battery programs.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  March 7, 2018 - By Sheryl Carter

Climate action makes (business) sense for U.S. utilities

When President Trump announced his intention to pull the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Accord, there were concerns that America's utilities would abandon action on climate. Instead, as this column from Sheryl Carter and Elisheva Mittelman at NRDC reports, utilities are standing by--and increasing--their commitments to clean energy.
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Energy Efficiency  -  February 5, 2018 - By Rafael Soltanovich

Column: Hulu Moves Data Centers to 100% RE Facility

This column from Rafael Soltanovich, Vice President, Software Development, discusses Hulu's partnership with Switch to migrate their existing data centers to a new renewable energy facility in Las Vegas
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January 18, 2018 - By Peyton Boswell

The U.S. Tax Overhaul: What Does It Mean for Corporate Solar Projects?

With the first major overhaul of the U.S. tax code in over 30 years, changes to tax policy are having a significant impact on the feasibility of companies “going solar” in the U.S. This column from EnterSolar discusses key impacts of the new tax code on corporate solar projects.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  December 11, 2017 - By Helen Wallace-Fisher

Evaluating PPA opportunities to best suit your needs

The growth in the renewables industry and the push for corporate sustainability has led to a huge range of PPA options in terms of, amongst other factors, type, structure, pricing and duration. This column from Helen Wallace-Fisher of Accenture outlines a simple matrix that can be used to help corporations design a framework for finding power purchase agreements that best suit its needs.
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Solar  -  December 1, 2017 - By William Guiney

Why businesses are turning to solar thermal energy

As corporations continue to sharpen their focus on carbon reduction, interest in using solar thermal collectors to generate the heat needed for industrial processes and applications has grown. This column from Bill Guiney explains why.
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