Expert Columns

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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Regulation  -  November 22, 2017 - By Gregory Wetstone

Wind, solar are shedding subsidies. Oil?

Responding to a Nov. 10 editorial in The Wall Street Journal on the subject of wind subsidies within the current Congressional tax reform debate, Gregory Wetstone, president and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy sent the following letter to the editorial board.
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GHG Emissions  -  November 3, 2017 - By Daniel Hill

Scope 3 … the serious path towards sustainability

This column from EDF Climate Corps project manager Daniel Hill explains why more and more companies - from Apple to Walmart - are making public commitments to cut greenhouse gas emissions outside of their own operations, and why avoiding scope 3 emissions can have the greatest impact on a corporate footprint.
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Regulation  -  October 23, 2017 - By Caroline Mead

Waiting in the wings: The impact of solar import tariffs

This column, presented by EDF Renewable Energy, explains what's at stake for the U.S. solar industry - and panel costs - if the federal government imposes tariffs on imported modules as suggested in a looming Section 201 trade case petition.
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September 22, 2017 - By David Tuft

California's SEM program open for business

With a new mandate to double energy efficiency savings by 2030, California utilities are about to roll out a new $4 million industrial energy efficiency program to incentivize Strategic Energy Management, or SEM, in 2018. This column explains how energy managers can capitalize on the opportunity.
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