Expert Columns

Energy Efficiency  -  July 26, 2017 - By Andrew Klein

What businesses can learn about energy use – and savings – during the dog days of summer

This column from Andrew Klein, an energy systems engineer at FirstFuel Software, offers solutions for businesses to optimize their energy consumption and make minor changes to reduce their energy use in office spaces to see big savings during the hottest months of the year.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  July 14, 2017 - By John Hoekstra

PPAs: The answer to a corporate energy trilemma

This column from John Hoekstra, vice president of sustainability and cleantech services at Schneider Electric, explains how corporations wanting to increase their use of renewable energy can benefit from the lessons of early adopters in evaluating their options.
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Energy Efficiency  -  June 30, 2017 - By Ryan Spies

Competing for efficiency in the manufacturing industry

Ryan Spies, manager of sustainability and energy for Saint-Gobain in North America, suggests that a sense of competition in the industrial sector can help spur out-of-the-box thinking and improvements needed to drive energy efficiency and meet corporate sustainability targets.
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Solar  -  June 19, 2017 - By Abigail Ross Hopper

C&I solar installations have a bright future, but not if Suniva gets its way

In this guest column from the Solar Energy Industries Association, President and CEO Abigail Ross Hopper explains how a trade case currently pending at the U.S. International Trade Commission has the potential to devastate the U.S. solar industry and impact commercial and industrial deployment.
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Energy Efficiency  -  June 14, 2017 - By Thomas Wray

Commercial building owners: Take advantage of an eased path to lighting upgrades in California

In the 2016 update of the Title 24 energy code, the California Energy Commission, or CEC, has included a new provision that simplifies and reduces the fiscal impact of one of the more expensive requirements for lighting retrofits.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  June 7, 2017 - By Devraj Banerjee

Sorting out the renewable procurement puzzle

Companies who have embarked on sustainability journeys have a wide range of options when it comes to procuring renewables, Devraj Banerjee explains in this column presented by EDF Renewable Energy. One size (or more accurately, one renewable energy product) need not fit all.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  June 2, 2017 - By John Failla

How to create your company's clean energy future

There are three possible actions in response to PresidentTrump's decision to withdraw the from the Paris climate agreement: Do nothing; complain; or take action to drive adoption of renewable energy in your organization.
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Energy Efficiency  -  May 12, 2017 - By Kathy Kuntz

Energy managers: Your next energy savings opportunity involves human beings

While achieving energy saving targets can be relative straightforward initially, finding new savings gets increasingly harder. One underutilized approach is to get all of your organization's employees involved in identifying and achieving energy savings opportunities.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  May 1, 2017 - By Urosh Tomovich

Trends in renewable energy procurement: Green tariffs and aggregating lower volume PPAs

This column, presented by EDF Renewable Energy, details the pros and cons of two emerging renewable energy procurement structures designed specifically to address the needs of commercial and industrial energy users.
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Energy Efficiency  -  April 26, 2017 - By Brad Birchfield

The major risk your business may be overlooking

This column, presented by Edison Energy, explores a significant risk that could be hiding in plain sight within corporate energy portfolios.
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