Finance

Finance  -  July 1, 2019 - By William Tokash, Navigant Research

Energy as a Service Solutions Targeted to Fit Customer Segments

Corporate commercial and industrial (C&I) energy and sustainability managers are looking for cost-effective, customized, and comprehensive energy solutions that can guarantee energy savings. In this column, William Tokash of Navigant Research discusses a new, broader set of financed distributed energy resources (DER) solution options that extend beyond energy efficiency that have emerged to define how energy as a service (EaaS) solutions will be deployed across the C&I landscape.
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Distributed Energy Resources  -  June 24, 2019

No Capital Needed: Your Guide to No-Cost Energy Projects

The continuing transformation of the energy industry has wide-ranging implications that make distributed energy resources (DERs) more valuable for both the electric grid and the large energy consumers that rely on it. This report, presented by Enel X, explores opportunities for flexible financing options to help C&I energy consumers integrate and update DERs to capture value without taking on this risk of a capital investment.
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June 15, 2019

Weekend reads: Green finance hits $31 trillion; Oil stock Armageddon

It's the weekend! Kick back and catch up with these can't-miss articles from around the web:
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May 13, 2019 - By Better Buildings, U.S. Department of Energy

What is Efficiency-as-a-Service?

As-a-service business models are growing in popularity - and one of the most impactful may be Efficiency-as-a-Service. This column from Better Buildings discusses this pay-for-performance, off-balance sheet financing solution that allows customers to implement efficiency projects with no upfront capital expenditure, including how it works, alternative approaches, and advantages and disadvantages.
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Energy Efficiency  -  May 3, 2019

Duquesne University forms partnership to improve efficiency and reliability

Duquesne University in Pittsburgh has entered into a 40-year energy services agreement following Duquesne’s sale of its Tri Generation facility to Clearway. With this arrangement, Duquesne becomes the second recent university in the U.S. and the first in Pennsylvania to monetize energy assets via a Tri Generation facility
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Finance  -  April 25, 2019

Walmart partners on finance options for supply chain sustainability

Walmart suppliers who demonstrate progress in their sustainability credentials will have access to improved financing from HSBC, thanks to a partnership between the two companies.
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April 16, 2019 - By Peyton Boswell

Solar Tax Credits Are Stepping Down Next Year: What Does This Mean for Corporate Solar Projects?

The U.S. solar industry is continuing to flourish with the help of the federal investment tax credit, otherwise known as the ITC. As this column from EnterSolar notes, this incentive has been a major part of solar project economics for the past decade, but changes are coming in 2020. Here is what you need to know about the ITC Step-Down, and how your company can maximize the monetary benefits of a solar project today.  
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Energy Efficiency  -  April 10, 2019

Innovation Summit Presentation: Delta Force - Driving Energy Efficiency at UVA

The University of Virginia is having a great year, winning both the NCAA championship AND the Smart Energy Decisions Innovation Award for Energy Efficiency Technology! In this recap from the 2019 Innovation Summit, Jesse Warren of UVA offers a detailed look at the Clark Hall project, one of Delta Force's biggest successes.
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March 29, 2019

Michigan State's long-term view on renewable energy

With students and faculty pushing for environmentally friendly programs and a longer life span than most corporations, universities have special advantages and challenges when it comes to implementing renewable energy programs. In this presentation from a recent Renewable Energy Sourcing Forum, Dr. Wolfgang Bauer of Michigan State University explores higher ed's approach to renewable energy and energy efficiency.
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Energy Efficiency  -  March 11, 2019

General Motors receives $2.8 million for energy efficiency upgrades

General Motors received funding March 11 from a Michigan utility for energy-saving updates to be made at the company's Flint facilities.
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