California Bill Would Mandate 100% Renewable Energy by 2045

California Bill Would Mandate 100% Renewable Energy by 2045

Businesses in California could face what in some cases would be considerable changes in energy procurement if a bill introduced last week in the legislature becomes law. SB 584, according to UtilityDive, mandates that all of the state’s energy be from renewable sources by 2045. … Read more…

California Businesses Don’t Benefit from Abundance of Electricity

California Businesses Don’t Benefit from Abundance of Electricity

California likely is the leading state for promoting energy efficient operations and renewable energy generation. It seems logical that this would lead, over time, to lower electric bills for its businesses. It’s logical – but wrong. In fact, ratepayers in the state are paying a … Read more…

La Paz County Issues RFP for Large-Scale Solar Developers

La Paz County Issues RFP for Large-Scale Solar Developers

U.S. Representative Paul Gosar (R-AZ-04) is leading a federal legislative effort (HR- 6491) to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey land to La Paz County, Arizona, in order to form an economic development zone. The zone would be expected to attract utility scale solar developers – creating up to 1,500 MW of electrical power for use in Arizona and California, according to a report on February 16 by the Parker Pioneer.

Intuit Buys Off-Site Wind for California HQ

Business and financial software company Intuit has expanded its commitment to moving to a 100 percent renewable energy supply at its headquarters in Mountain View, California, with a purchase of wind power from Renewable Power Direct, the two companies announced on February 2.

Adara Power Partners with Aquion Energy on Energy Storage

Adara Power Partners with Aquion Energy on Energy Storage

The development of energy storage capabilities is a key to the continued growth of the renewable energy sector. Solar and wind are inconsistent sources of energy and, for renewables to thrive, ways must be found to store energy for when it is needed. Last week, … Read more…

Schneider Electric Acquires Renewable Choice Energy

Schneider Electric Acquires Renewable Choice Energy

Schneider Electric has acquired Renewable Choice Energy, a company that helps businesses transition to renewable energy. Terms of the deal, which closed on Friday, were not disclosed. The consolidation of the two companies makes sense for both, executives told Energy Manager Today. The equation for … Read more…

DoE Launches Financing Navigator

DoE Launches Financing Navigator

Last week, the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) introduced a Web-based navigator aimed at helping public and private organizations find financing for their projects. The Better Buildings Financing Navigator, the DoE says, is designed to enable those in search of financing to “search by topic, … Read more…

Brandeis University Virtual-Net-Metered Solar Array to Save $2M Over 20 Years

Brandeis University, located in the Boston metropolitan area, expects to reduce its long-term energy bills through a PPA the school signed on January 13 to obtain solar power from a 1.27-MW rooftop system installed on a property in the city of Somerville, Massachusetts. Specifically, the … Read more…

Citi to Power Texas Data Center with 50% Retail, Renewable Energy

Citi has entered into a contract to purchase retail, renewable power from MP2 Energy for a multi-year term at its Roanoke, Texas, data center, the financial services provider announced on January 10. The contract will provide Green-e certified renewable energy for 50 percent of the … Read more…

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