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.More
August 7, 2018 - By Michael Kobori
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.More
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 This column, presented by Schneider Electric, outlines a six-step approach designed to break down outdated, compartmentalized structures and encourage more collaboration across organizations in order to reach efficient sustainability.More
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.More
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.More
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 CommissionMore
June 25, 2018 - By Joni Hamson
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 technologyMore
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 companiesMore
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.More
All throughout Earth Month and every day at Target, we’re working toward ambitious goals to help keep the planet healthy.More
Check out some of the key moments at SED's Innovation Summit!
- What is Efficiency-as-a-Service?
- Solar Tax Credits Are Stepping Down Next Year: What Does This Mean for Corporate Solar Projects?
- Top 3 corporate sustainability trends all business leaders should be watching in 2019
- The Blind Spot in Efficiency Management
- How to Get Utilities and Regulators to Provide Renewable Energy Options that Work for Your Company
- Are You Still Manually Collecting Energy Data? Three Ways it Will Cost You