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January 22, 2021

Enel X 2021 Energy Market Outlook

Type: White Paper
Date Published: 1/22/2021
Source: Enel X

In the 2021 Energy Market Outlook, Enel X’s team of experts offers insight into the national and regional trends that will shape energy markets in the coming year. The report covers topics like renewable energy, the Biden administration, and energy strategy amid the continuing pandemic. There are also regional analyses for California, Texas, the Midwest, New England, New York, and the Mid-Atlantic. Download now to learn more.

Energy Efficiency  -  January 8, 2021

NRDC's 8th Annual Energy Report: Slow and Steady Will Not Win the Climate Race

Type: White Paper
Date Published: 1/8/2021
Source: NRDC
Primary Topic: Energy Efficiency

NRDC presents its 2020 Annual Energy Report, for 2019 and part of 2020, highlighting both the progress made and challenges to face in transitioning to a carbon-free economy.

Distributed Energy Resources  -  December 23, 2020

2020 State of Distributed Energy Resources

Type: Research Study
Date Published: 12/23/2020
Source: Smart Energy Decisions
Primary Topic: Distributed Energy Resources

The 2020 State of Distributed Energy Resources Study, conducted by Smart Energy Decisions and sponsored by NRG, explores the usage, consideration, drivers, and barriers for DERs among large electric power users.

Sourcing Renewables  -  December 21, 2020

Solar for the Middle

Type: White Paper
Date Published: 12/21/2020
Source: Safari Energy
Primary Topic: Sourcing Renewables

You may think commercial solar is only for large, Fortune 500 companies with enough resources to afford millions of dollars in capital expenditures. The good news is that this is not at all the case. Safari Energy has put together this guide for mid-sized companies that are increasingly expected to put sustainability more front-and-center.

December 14, 2020

First-Ever Peace REC Transaction Drives Renewable Energy Development in Africa

Type: Case Study
Date Published: 12/14/2020
Source: 3Degrees

Microsoft recently executed the first-ever Peace Renewable Energy Credit (P-REC) transaction with Energy Peace Partners and Congolese solar developer Nuru, facilitated by 3Degrees. Learn more about this groundbreaking renewable energy transaction’s transformative impacts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Microgrids  -  December 2, 2020

The Value of Microgrids: Challenges and Opportunities

Type: White Paper
Date Published: 12/2/2020
Source: Bloom Energy
Primary Topic: Microgrids

Today's energy landscape is riddled with challenges – which are unfortunately fitting with the many difficulties 2020 has delivered. The rising frequency and severity of extreme weather events in recent years have underscored the need for improved energy resiliency, while COVID-19 reminds us how vulnerable we are to disruptions that impact the production and distribution of goods and services. As this white paper from Bloom Energy notes, power outages have a huge impact on businesses, leading to tangible expenses and ongoing business disruption, so implementing localized microgrids is now a strategic imperative for businesses.

November 30, 2020

Navigating the Energy Transition

Type: White Paper
Date Published: 11/30/2020
Source: Priority Power

As commercial and industrial companies move to address sustainability, it is clear that historical methods of simply purchasing power are a thing of the past. This white paper from Priority Power explores market trends and how the energy transition is affecting commercial and industrial behavior when addressing energy supply solutions.

GHG Emissions  -  November 9, 2020

Finding Balance: The Yin and Yang of Sustainable Energy Management

Type: White Paper
Date Published: 11/9/2020
Source: Calpine Energy Solutions
Primary Topic: GHG Emissions

The challenge of harmonizing opposing forces should be familiar to corporate energy managers. As this presentation from Calpine notes, for years, they have been tasked with balancing the yin of fragmented market rules and extreme price volatility with the yang of disciplined governance and management practices.

Distributed Energy Resources  -  November 4, 2020

Driving Resiliency Through Your Organization's Energy Infrastructure

Type: White Paper
Date Published: 11/4/2020
Source: Ameresco
Primary Topic: Distributed Energy Resources

Organizations are viewing energy reliability in a new light as power outages impact business and new innovations come to market. This white paper from Ameresco explores ways to leverage energy infrastructure in order to improve energy resilience and minimize the adverse impacts of major events.

Distributed Energy Resources  -  October 29, 2020

Preparing for the Energy Transition, Part 2: Long-Term Decarbonization Strategies

Type: White Paper
Date Published: 10/29/2020
Source: Shell Energy
Primary Topic: Distributed Energy Resources

A low-carbon future will require a wide scope of technical capabilities, regulatory expertise, and market savvy. Integrating products for a total solution and maximum cost reduction will be a key challenge. This white paper from Shell Energy provides actionable steps and forward-looking insights for businesses and enterprises preparing to meet the energy standards of tomorrow.

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