Renewable Energy

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

Cheryl Kaften

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 data center’s power needs. The contract takes into consideration the   …Continue Reading


In Minnesota, St. John’s University Expands Solar Farm to Six Times Its Original Size

Cheryl Kaften

St. John’s University of Collegeville, Minnesota, announced on January 10 that it had expanded its community solar garden.


Altenex Offers Renewable Energy PPA Tailored to Needs of Mid-Size, Smaller Companies

Cheryl Kaften

Altenex, an Edison Energy division that offers renewable energy advisory and procurement services, announced the availability on January 10 of PowerBloks – what the company claims is “a first-of-its-kind renewable energy power purchase agreement (PPA) structure for commercial, industrial and institutional electricity users.”


Greenpeace Ranks Switch Highest Worldwide for Sustainability among Internet Companies

Cheryl Kaften

Las Vegas-based Switch has become the first multi-tenant data center provider in the world to receive a perfect score in the six-year history of Greenpeace’s Clicking Clean report, the global environmental advocacy organization announced on January 9.


Report: States That Offer Clean Energy Choices Attract Corporate Interest

Cheryl Kaften

In 2015, commercial and industrial (C&I) buyers accounted for more than half of all signed wind energy power purchase agreements – even outpacing utilities. Those are among the top findings of a study released on January 10 by the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) and the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI)


Vermont Towns, Schools Sign on for Discounted Net Metering Credits

Cheryl Kaften

Municipalities and schools in the member towns of the Windham Solid Waste Management District in Vermont – which is charged with recycling, trash management, and hazardous waste disposal – have become the first to be invited to take advantage of net metering credits associated with a solar array set to be built on the district’s closed and capped landfill, according to a January 1 report by the Brattleboro Reformer.


Is a New Approach to Renewables Set to Make Waves?

Carl Weinschenk

There is a emerging form of renewable energy with which energy managers should be familiar.


Fort Dix Getting Big Solar Farm

Carl Weinschenk

Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst has begun building a 16.5 MW solar farm on a former Superfund site near the base, according pv magazine USA. The project will feature about 50,844 solar panels and produce 21,315 MWh of energy annually, while reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 15,000 metric tons. The base, which is commonly referred to as   …Continue Reading


Stewart’s Shops: Never Too Old to Learn

Carl Weinschenk

The convenience store chain, which has more than 330 outlets in upstate New York and southern Vermont, is using solar to save a lot of money.


Microgrids Continue to Progress – With Some Bumps in the Road

Carl Weinschenk

The news is mostly good, but uncertainty on what’s ahead in Washington and at least one abandoned initiative are yellow flags.