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Sourcing Renewables  -  November 15, 2017

Report: General Motors' blueprint for accelerating and scaling corporate renewables

Type: White Paper
Date Published: 11/14/2017
Source: General Motors Co.
Primary Topic: Sourcing Renewables

This report published by General Motors Co. summarizes the auto giant's blueprint for accelerating and scaling a renewable energy plan; it is intended to help companies of all sizes and industries create efficiencies, gain internal support and drive progress.
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Power Prices  -  November 6, 2017

The Evolution of the California Energy Market: How demand response, management will change the future

Type: White Paper
Date Published: 11/1/2017
Source: CPower
Primary Topic: Power Prices

This white paper, presented by CPower, aims to paint a clear picture of the future and present of California's energy landscape in a way that arms organizations and businesses with the facts and insights needed to make sound energy management decisions.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  November 3, 2017

Voluntary and corporate renewable energy in the Northeast: Barriers and opportunities for growth

Type: Research Study
Date Published: 9/11/2017
Source: Center for Resource Solutions
Primary Topic: Sourcing Renewables

This policy brief, the first of three prepared by the Center for Resource Solutions and the Pace Energy and Climate Center focused on voluntary renewable energy in the Northeast, explains the current and potential value of voluntary renewable energy to meet state goals.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  November 2, 2017

Webinar: Knocking on the utilities' door – a closer look at green tariffs

Type: Webinar
Date Published: 11/14/2017
Source: EDF Renewable Energy
Primary Topic: Sourcing Renewables

As commercial and industrial companies increasingly commit to corporate sustainability goals, the executives responsible for energy and sustainability management are faced with a variety of alternatives for increasing their use of renewable energy.
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October 30, 2017

Infographic: 7 key trends in corporate RE sourcing

Type: Presentation
Date Published: 10/30/2017
Source: Smart Energy Decisions

What does the appetite for renewable energy investment look like in the wake of the United States' withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement? Seven findings from our exclusive study tell the story in this infographic.
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October 26, 2017

Case study: The Arby's app for aging RTU management

Type: Case Study
Date Published: 10/9/2017
Source: U.S. Department of Energy

This case study outlines Arby's innovative answer to a challenging question: When you have a portfolio of more 900 quick-service restaurants across the country, how do you keep track of, manage and maintain all of your HVAC equipment?
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Microgrids  -  October 24, 2017

Syncing solar, storage, fuel cells in an NYC microgrid

Type: Case Study
Date Published: 10/16/2017
Source: Demand Energy, an Enel Group company
Primary Topic: Microgrids

This case study, presented by Demand Energy, an Enel Group company, explores the clean energy technology and software behind the first microgrid in New York City to provide peak load reduction, standalone backup power and ensure solar PV self-consumption.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  October 23, 2017

Emerging green tariffs in regulated markets

Type: Research Study
Date Published: 9/15/2017
Source: World Resources Institute, World Wildlife Fund
Primary Topic: Sourcing Renewables

As the number of utility-offered green tariff programs continues to grow, this report from the World Resources Institute in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund - updated in September - details 17 green tariff proposals and offerings across 13 states.
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Microgrids  -  October 13, 2017

How do microgrids contribute to the energy transition?

Type: White Paper
Date Published: 12/1/2016
Source: Schneider Electric
Primary Topic: Microgrids

This white paper, presented by Schneider Electric, outlines the role of microgrids as an emerging energy ecosystem that provides practical answers to current energy challenges.
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Commercial  -  October 3, 2017

Using EMIS to identify top opportunities for efficiency

Type: Research Study
Date Published: 5/15/2017
Source: U.S. Department of Energy
Primary Topic: Commercial

This guide from the U.S. DOE presents an overview of the top energy-savings opportunities in commercial buildings and shows how these opportunities can be identified using the type of interval meter analytics offered in energy information system technologies or using the automated analytics offered in fault detection and diagnostics systems.
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