American Corporate Renewable Energy Procurement Exploding, BRC Reports

American Corporate Renewable Energy Procurement Exploding, BRC Reports

Corporate renewable energy procurement has grown and diversified rapidly in the past decade, the Business Renewables Center reported in a new State of the Market Update published this week.

GM Saves with a Diversified Portfolio Strategy – Here’s How: Q&A with Rob Threlkeld

GM Saves with a Diversified Portfolio Strategy – Here’s How: Q&A with Rob Threlkeld

Rob Threlkeld, global manager of renewable energy for General Motors, discusses the automaker’s strategy for meeting their goal of reaching 100% renewable energy by 2050.

L’Oréal’s Renewable Energy Is Core to Its Carbon Neutrality; VP of EHS and Sustainability Tells All

L’Oréal’s Renewable Energy Is Core to Its Carbon Neutrality; VP of EHS and Sustainability Tells All

Jay Harf from L’Oréal Operations Americas talks about achieving carbon neutrality for all 21 manufacturing and distribution facilities in the US by 2019.

Kohler Signs 100-MW Wind Power PPA with Enel Green Power North America

Kohler Signs 100-MW Wind Power PPA with Enel Green Power North America

Kohler signed a 15-year deal with Enel to purchase 100 MW of wind power annually that will power the company’s operations in the US and Canada.

Harvard University Sets Course To Be Fossil-Fuel-Free by 2050

Harvard University Sets Course To Be Fossil-Fuel-Free by 2050

Harvard University seeks to be fossil-fuel-free by 2050, according to a new plan based on recommendations from a task force made up of students, faculty members, and senior administrators. “An analysis done by the task force found that the full scope of damages associated with … Read more…

AT&T Inks Massive Deal for 520 MW of Wind Power

AT&T Inks Massive Deal for 520 MW of Wind Power

AT&T signed agreements to purchase 520 megawatts of wind power from two NextEra Energy Resources subsidiaries. The massive corporate renewable energy deal calls for 300 MW from Next Era wind farms in Texas and the other 220 MW from the Minco V Wind Farm in … Read more…

Nike Signs PPA Securing 86 MW Wind Power from Texas

Nike Signs PPA Securing 86 MW Wind Power from Texas

Nike signed a virtual PPA with Avangrid Renewables for 86 megawatts of wind power from Texas, enabling the company to source 100% renewable energy in North America. The deal calls for power from the Karankawa Wind Farm being constructed near Corpus Christi, Texas, which is … Read more…

Corporations Seek Expanded Transmission for Renewables in US

Corporations Seek Expanded Transmission for Renewables in US

Major corporations are requesting expanded transmission lines in the United States that can deliver renewable power to their facilities. Leaders from General Motors and Walmart told Bloomberg Environment this week that they need the new transmission in order to meet their ambitious goals, and to … Read more…

Energy Managers Can Reduce Energy Cost and Risk with Simple Rubric

Energy Managers Can Reduce Energy Cost and Risk with Simple Rubric

The diversity of options for securing energy and power available to an industrial energy manager today are vast and expanding. The complexity of these options is matched only by confusing billing structures. Here’s a simple rubric for evaluating industrial energy supply, along with a critical

Study: Wind Availability To Shift Away From the United States

Study: Wind Availability To Shift Away From the United States

Researchers from the University of Colorado published a new study this week showing that GHG emissions are shifting wind energy resources from the Northern Hemisphere to the Southern Hemisphere, Wired reported. For companies in the north banking on renewables, this could drastically affect future wind … Read more…

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