Renewable Energy Articles

September 24, 2018 - By Smart Energy Decisions

Insights from SED's 2018 Innovation Summit

As we look forward to the 2019 Innovation Summit, set for March 11-13 in Houston, here's a look back at highlights from our 2018 Summit.
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GHG Emissions  -  February 19, 2019

Amazon to deliver Shipment Zero

Amazon announced a new goal to reach 50% of all company shipments with net zero carbon by 2030. The company also announced that they plan to share Amazon’s company-wide carbon footprint, along with related goals and programs, later this year.
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Microgrids  -  February 18, 2019

Establishment Labs Deploys Microgrid to Maintain Manufacturing Operations During Grid Outages

As part of Costa Rica’s goals of achieving carbon neutrality by 2021, its electric grid has experienced frequent outages as it transitions to renewable generation. This case study, presented by Enel X, spotlights the path of Establishment Labs, a medical manufacturer looking to integrate solar-plus-storage to power critical equipment when the grid goes down.
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GHG Emissions  -  February 18, 2019

HanesBrands heads for 2020 targets

HanesBrands has reduced energy consumption by more than 21% percent since 2007, and shifted 33% of the energy the company does use to renewable resources, on its way to reaching the company’s 2020 environmental objectives, which include a 40% reduction of both energy consumption and carbon emissions.
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February 16, 2019

Weekend reads: Can big oil ride RE & EV waves?; The unsexy part of climate policy

It's the weekend! Kick back and relax with these must-read energy stories from around the web:
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Solar  -  February 14, 2019

Carolina Panthers add solar to stadium

Installation will begin within the next few weeks to add solar panels on the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC, home of the Carolina Panthers. The panels are being added to reduce energy costs as well as the stadium's carbon footprint.
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Solar  -  February 14, 2019

UVM adds solar to rooftop

The University of Vermont Medical Center has begun generating solar power via a 198-kilowattpeak (kWp) solar array on the roof of Its facility in Williston, VT. UVM Medical Center will receive net metering credits at a discount
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GHG Emissions  -  February 13, 2019

The Home Depot announces new targets and RE initiatives

The Home Depot has declared new emissions targets, along with commitments to wind and solar projects in 2019. The announcement came as CDP, an environmental impact non-profit, named the company to its Climate Change “A” list for its actions to cut carbon emissions and mitigate climate risks.
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GHG Emissions  -  February 13, 2019

Power sector efficiency up despite emissions increase

The electricity sector continued to improve its carbon intensity in 2018 due to increased renewable energy and natural gas power generation and investments in energy efficiency, even as a stronger economy and volatile weather boosted energy demand and contributed to a rise in economy-wide carbon dioxide (CO₂) emissions.
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Solar  -  February 12, 2019

Comcast adds carport to call center

Comcast announced the completion of a 1,170-panel carport solar installation that will help power its regional call center in Plymouth, Mass. The system will generate enough onsite clean energy to offset more than 95% of the facility's annual energy consumption.
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