Finance

Sourcing Renewables  -  November 12, 2018 - By Brian Janous, Kenneth Davies, Lee Taylor

Buying renewable energy should be easy — here’s one way to make it less complex

In this column from Microsoft, the company presents the Volume Firming Agreement (VFA), a new solution to mitigate the risks and simplify the complexities that exist in the current PPA structure that may inhibit their effectiveness as a risk management tool for the corporate procurement market.
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Solar  -  October 24, 2018

Walmart plans 23 MW Illinois solar farm

Walmart plans to install a mix of rooftop and ground-mount solar panels at 19 of its stores and two distributions across Illinois, expected to total approximately 23 MW.
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Finance  -  July 18, 2018 - By Katherine Ryzhaya

The Great REC Arbitrage

No longer reserved for the Fortune 500, financial instruments like Virtual Power Purchase Agreements (VPPAs) are gaining popularity among smaller companies and public-sector entities looking to cost-effectively meet clean energy goals. Google, Apple, Amazon, and Walmart have paved the way for other, more risk averse but environmentally-minded entities to power their operations with renewable energy.
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Finance  -  July 12, 2018

BYD and Buffet form e-bus venture

Facebook and Stanford University are among the first customers of a new venture created to lease electric buses to U.S. corporations, schools, and cities. The enterprise joins BYD Co., a Warren Buffet-backed manufacturer of electric vehicles in China
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Finance  -  March 19, 2018 - By 3Degrees

Close collaboration leads to green tariff that works for businesses and utilities

Data centers are a fast-growing source of energy consumption. While today they consume 2% of the electricity in the US, by 2030 that figure is expected to grow to 10%. Switch, a technology infrastructure corporation, wants to ensure this tremendous growth in energy consumption occurs in the most sustainable way
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Energy Efficiency  -  March 14, 2018

Montgomery County's Green Bank launches loan product for C&I’s

Montgomery County Green Bank has launched its first loan product for businesses to finance energy efficiency projects, with the hope of making 100 loans available in the next year.
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Finance  -  March 8, 2018

Innovation Summit Presentation: Energy-as-a-Service

Smart Energy Decisions' 2018 Innovation Summit featured presentations addressing the theme of "The Future of Energy Management." Here is the next in a series of these presentations, "Energy-as-a-Service: A new way forward or latest industry buzzword?"
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March 2, 2018

ExxonMobil, Bank of America to fund Stanford energy research

ExxonMobil and Bank of America have signed on as founding members of the Stanford Strategic Energy Alliance, committing $20 million and $7.5 million, respectively.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  January 29, 2018

T-Mobile commits to 100% RE, predicts savings of $100m

T-Mobile announced its commitment to reach 100% renewable energy by 2021. The company has become the latest to join RE100.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  January 25, 2018 - By Timothy Juliani

Renewable Energy, Additionality, and Impact: An FAQ on the U.S. Voluntary Renewable Energy Markets

The voluntary market for clean energy is exploding. This white paper, presented by Edison Energy,  provides guidance to organizations navigating the sustainability aspects of renewables transactions.
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