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Wind  -  December 29, 2016

AWEA: Rural, Rust Belt wind powering corporates

As commercial and industrial corporations are turning to wind energy to help meet increasingly large renewable energy goals, the American Wind Energy Association has published an analysis of corporate wind power purchase agreements to date.
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Hydro  -  December 29, 2016

Cheap hydro attracts Amazon data centers to Montreal

Amazon.com's cloud computing arm, Amazon Web Services, has opened at least two data centers in Montreal, attracted to the area for its access to low-cost hydro-electric power, the Ottowa (Ontario) Citizen recently reported.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  December 29, 2016 - By Amy Poszywak

2016's top 3 corporate energy management trends

As the clock winds down on 2016, we've taken a look back at the year in corporate energy management with an eye toward the most impactful storylines.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  December 21, 2016

SC Johnson hits 33% green power use globally

Since 2000, S.C. Johnson has slashed greenhouse gas emissions from its worldwide factories by nearly 52%, partially attributable to an increase in the use of renewable energy sources.
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GHG Emissions  -  December 21, 2016

Washington governor revives carbon tax proposal

In introducing plan to support pay for teachers and other public school workers, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee recently proposed a host of new taxes, including a state carbon tax that would charge emitters $25 per metric ton starting in 2018.
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Regulation  -  December 20, 2016

EPA abandons work on Clean Power Plan guidance

The U.S. EPA announced Dec. 19 that it has stopped work on model rules associated with the Clean Power Plan intended to help states chart paths to compliance with the rule.
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GHG Emissions  -  December 20, 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise adopts science-based GHG reduction target, outlines strategy

The company has also set a goal to increase the energy performance of its product portfolio 30 times by 2025.
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Regulation  -  December 19, 2016

Michigan energy reform maintains customer choice program, increased renewable energy mandate

Reaching a last-minute compromise, Michigan lawmakers on Dec. 15 passed long-sought-after reforms to the state's energy policies that will increase the renewable energy standard and maintain the retail electric choice program.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  December 19, 2016

Cisco targets 450 energy efficiency, green projects

Technology conglomerate Cisco Systems continues to ramp up its energy efficiency and renewable energy initiatives, recently reporting the implementation of 100 such projects in fiscal 2016.
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GHG Emissions  -  December 19, 2016 - By Amy Poszywak

Views from the top: How Toyota North America is stepping up to a global net zero emissions challenge

In this Smart Energy Decisions exclusive, Robin Haugen, general manager of Toyota North America's plant and environmental engineering group, discusses how she and her team are working toward the global company's 2050 Global Environmental Challenge, which aims to completely remove CO2 emissions from its operations.
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