California Heads for 50% Clean Energy Production by 2020

California Heads for 50% Clean Energy Production by 2020

California’s major utilities are on track to meet or exceed the state’s target of 33% renewable energy by 2020 and investor-owned utilities project they will actually get to 50% by then, according to a new report from the California Public Utilities Commission. The state’s gains … Read more…

New York City Startup Incubator Targets Smart Cities, Clean Energy

New York City Startup Incubator Targets Smart Cities, Clean Energy

A major push for energy-efficient retrofits and initiatives in New York City is getting a boost from a local startup incubator focused on smart cities, clean energy, and smart grid technology. Companies that come out of the Urban Future Lab, part of the NYU Tandon … Read more…

Pork Producer Smithfield Foods Launches Renewable Energy Unit

Pork Producer Smithfield Foods Launches Renewable Energy Unit

Virginia-based pork producer Smithfield Foods announced the launch of Smithfield Renewables, a new environmental initiative to accelerate the company’s carbon reduction and renewable energy efforts, GlobalMeatNews.com reported. Smithfield Foods, a $15 billion company, is the world’s largest pork processor and hog producer. The new renewables … Read more…

Seattle Startup LevelTen Raises $6.8 Million To Ease Renewable Energy Purchasing

Seattle Startup LevelTen Raises $6.8 Million To Ease Renewable Energy Purchasing

The Seattle startup LevelTen Energy has raised $6.8 million from investors for a dynamic two-sided marketplace that helps corporations purchase clean power, GeekWire reported. The platform could make it easier for smaller corporations to buy solar, wind, and other kinds of renewable energy. LevelTen Energy, … Read more…

Report: US Renewable Energy Supply Not Enough For Major Manufacturers’ Demand

Report: US Renewable Energy Supply Not Enough For Major Manufacturers’ Demand

Major manufacturers in the United States have set ambitious goals around cheap renewable energy, but they are struggling to access the clean energy they want because of state policies that limit procurement, according to a new report from David Gardiner and Associates. DGA’s report “The … Read more…

Georgia Power Introduces Renewable Energy Development Initiative for C&I Customers

Georgia Power Introduces Renewable Energy Development Initiative for C&I Customers

Georgia Power launched a new Renewable Energy Development Initiative (REDI) for commercial and industrial customers on Tuesday. The voluntary program offers hourly credits matching production as well as solar renewable energy credits from up to 200 megawatts of renewable resources, the electric utility announced. Commercial … Read more…

Expert: Yes, You Can Have a Successful Energy Procurement Strategy

Expert: Yes, You Can Have a Successful Energy Procurement Strategy

Corporate renewable energy purchases used to be driven primarily by sustainability goals — “it’s the right thing to do” — rather than cost. Now many companies, including Fortune 500 ones, are looking to renewable energy as a way to reduce their energy costs, according to … Read more…

Renewable Rosés: Australian Winery’s Hybrid Solar System Uncorks Energy Savings

Renewable Rosés: Australian Winery’s Hybrid Solar System Uncorks Energy Savings

The Scion Vineyard and Winery in Rutherglen, Australia, is tapping into the local abundant sunshine for more than growing grapes for its wines. Rising infrastructure costs prompted owner and winemaker Rowly Milhinch to install a new hybrid solar energy system for powering the business. Established … Read more…

Apple Scouts Energy Options in Australia (Doesn’t Want Its Own Facility)

Apple Scouts Energy Options in Australia (Doesn’t Want Its Own Facility)

Apple is scouting options to reduce its carbon footprint in Australia, the company’s vice president of environment, policy and social initiatives Lisa Jackson told Financial Review. The company will likely look at having stakes in solar and wind projects rather than invest in a new … Read more…

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