Expert Columns

March 10, 2017 - By John Failla

An open letter to President Trump on Energy Star

There are certainly many government programs with questionable value and return. The EPA's Energy Star buildings and plants program is not one of them.
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Power Prices  -  March 9, 2017 - By Greg Turk

How market dynamics impact PPA, VPPA contracts

While there are many advantages to commercial and industrial customers "going green" with long-term renewable energy purchase agreements, it is critical that buyers consider the associated exposure to wholesale market risk before signing on the dotted line.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  March 8, 2017 - By Eric Alam

Making physical renewable power accessible to all

In this column, presented by Renewable Power Direct, CEO Eric Alam argues that energy producers, buyers and sellers have failed to make clean energy procurement accessible to most commercial and industrial electric customers, and offers a solution.
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Finance  -  March 6, 2017 - By David Fuller

8 essential considerations for a successful VPPA

As corporations accelerate their use of offsite virtual power purchase agreements for clean energy, this column, presented by EDF Renewable Energy, details the eight most important considerations for buyers when evaluating such an agreement.
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Energy Efficiency  -  March 1, 2017 - By Scott Tew

3 energy efficiency truths you may have overlooked

To help reduce emissions and meet global climate goals, businesses and organizations in the U.S. are altering their approach to consuming energy, and managing energy use is playing a key role.
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February 20, 2017 - By Jamie Daubenspeck

A 10-point valuation of continuous monitoring and maintenance

While the value of proactive facilities monitoring and maintenance is often assumed, it's far more powerful when it’s actually measured.
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February 3, 2017 - By Joan Pinyol

Should energy managers worry about data security?

Ah, 2016. The year of fake news, celebrity deaths and cyberattacks, namely to the electricity grids of several countries. Should energy managers be concerned about cyber attacks like these?
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Energy Efficiency  -  January 10, 2017 - By Ecova

4 keys to successful energy benchmarking

This column, presented by Ecova, outlines best practices for establishing a resource management strategy that will help your company achieve cost savings, meet corporate responsibility goals and gain valuable insight into the performance of capital investments.
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Energy Efficiency  -  December 13, 2016 - By Allison Porter

'The World's Best Coffee' and other lies: How to avoid energy-efficiency investment pitfalls

How can a corporate executive distinguish energy efficiency projects that will pay off from the ones that are full of hot air (and not in a good way)?
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Energy Efficiency  -  November 21, 2016 - By Liz Delaney

How to work smarter, not harder: Goals help companies get strategic about climate change

Companies, cities and other large institutions are stepping up and committing to reduce their environmental impact. But behind the scenes, are these goals actually leading to corporate action?
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