Expert Columns

Energy Efficiency  -  April 12, 2017 - By Dan Weeden

Help wanted: Energy management outgrows its traditional role

This column, presented by Edison Energy, discusses the changing role of energy management at commercial and industrial companies and explores solutions for adaptation.
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March 29, 2017 - By John Failla

Collectively, we have the power to influence change

One key takeaway from the Smart Energy Decisions Innovation Summit is this: If harnessed, the collective power of commercial and industrial energy management executives has tremendous potential to influence the future of the U.S. energy landscape.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  March 22, 2017 - By Renewable Choice Energy

Getting to yes: The challenge of internal engagement on renewable energy

In this column, presented by Renewable Choice Energy, the team outlines five steps to overcoming the significant hurdle of getting all of your organization's stakeholders on board with renewable energy solutions.
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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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