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GreenBiz: Lou Leonard, SVP for climate and energy at the World Wildlife Fund on the new depths of renewables

This article was originally posted by GreenBiz, here. “The great news is that we’re really seeing corporate procurement driving the market towards renewables, and this year, 2018, will set records,” said Lou Leonard, senior vice president for climate and energy at the World Wildlife Fund. The energy market is already a mix of renewables and fossil fuels,… Read more »

Digital Trends: Samsung has made a very big promise for 2020, and it’s not for the Galaxy S12

“Samsung says it’s committed to using 100 percent renewable energy to power its key factories, offices, and other facilities by the year 2020. The company plans to reach this target in the United States, Europe, and in China, all of which it says are, ‘well-equipped with infrastructure for the development and transmission of renewable energy.’ Samsung understands… Read more »

Renewable Energy World: Utility Green Tariffs: A New Way for Fortune 500 Companies to Buy Clean Energy

“Utilities know their larger corporate customers want clean energy to fulfill their sustainability goals and help their bottom line. Rather than contracting directly with developers, many corporations are finding a new way forward through so-called ‘Green Tariffs’ designed by the utilities themselves. The Corporate Renewable Energy Buyers’ Principles, a set of guidelines developed by large… Read more »

Des Moines Register: MidAmerican will be first to create enough wind energy to cover 100% of consumer use

“MidAmerican Energy said Wednesday it plans to invest $922 million in added wind-power capacity, equaling as much renewable energy as its customers use. ‘If the project is approved, it will allow our customers to get 100 percent of their annual energy use from a clean, renewable and cost-effective source,’ said Adam Wright, MidAmerican’s CEO. ‘This is, no… Read more »

The New York Times: A Year After Trump’s Paris Pullout, U.S. Companies Are Driving a Renewables Boom

“WASHINGTON — When President Trump announced on June 1 last year that the United States would exit the Paris climate deal, many of America’s largest corporations said they would honor the agreement anyway, vowing to pursue cleaner energy and cut emissions on their own. A year later, there’s one area where that pledge is highly visible: renewable… Read more »

Las Vegas Sun: Switch announces big Gigawatt 1 joint solar project

“Switch plans to build the single largest solar project portfolio in the country in Nevada, the technology infrastructure company based out of Las Vegas announced today. In a partnership with Capital Dynamics, the second-largest owner of solar projects in the U.S., the Gigawatt 1 solar project will be built in Southern and Northern Nevada. The… Read more »

Microsoft and Puget Sound Energy receive approval for energy purchasing agreement

The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission has approved a contract establishing a new standard of collaboration to promote renewable energy and protect ratepayers SEATTLE — July 13, 2017 — On Thursday, Microsoft Corp. and Puget Sound Energy (PSE) announced that the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (WUTC) has formally approved a new contract that will… Read more »

General Mills continues clean energy leadership

This press release was originally posted by General Mills, here. MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – General Mills has taken another step toward its climate goal with the signing of a virtual 15-year power purchase agreement with Renewable Energy Systems (RES) for 100-megawatts (MW) of its Cactus Flats wind project. The wind project will produce renewable energy credits… Read more »

The Economist: Big business sees the promise of clean energy

Some American firms are taking climate change so seriously that they are surprising even former critics. Alongside energy-efficiency measures, the strongest evidence of their commitment is the number of new wind and solar projects that they are helping to build around the world.