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NRG | Transforming the Future of Solar with a Solar Electricity Plan That’s Clean, Green, and Accessible

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The driving force behind NRG's new solar energy plan for businesses was – businesses. That revolutionary idea led to the development of something equally innovative – a solar energy plan made easy, simple and instantly capable of being added to any Texas company's energy approach.

To best understand the new plan, let's start at the beginning. And that starts with customers. Many told NRG's team that while they were ready to embrace solar, they weren't ready for all the logistics. These include investigating, building, sourcing, managing and financing a solar-based approach.

In Clean Energy Portfolios, Money Isn’t Everything – Research by Erb Institute Faculty Director, Joe Arvai

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People may be more willing to pay for clean energy and strategies that dramatically reduce emissions than previous studies have suggested, according to new research by Michigan State University Professor Douglas Bessette and University of Michigan Professor Joseph Árvai, “Engaging Attribute Tradeoffs in Clean Energy Portfolio Development,” published in Energy Policy. Árvai is the Erb Institute’s faculty director.

Expert Interview With David Keith, African Energy Sector Expert

Improving the sustainability of Africa’s energy sector and access to electricity for the continent’s poorest residents
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David Keith is a senior vice president with Tetra Tech International Development Services. He has worked on international development engagements in the energy sectors of more than 40 countries in Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean. He has been retained as a technical expert on national energy strategy, energy sector restructuring, public-private partnerships, electricity company management, electricity tariff design, power sector planning, project financing, and industrial energy management.

Cypress Creek Renewables and NRG Innovate the Future of Solar Power for Texas Commercial and Industrial Customers

New Plan Brings Sustainability and Simplicity with Fixed-Price Renewable Energy at Sites Across Texas
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HOUSTON, June 29, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- Cypress Creek Renewables, one of the largest integrated solar energy companies in the U.S., and NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) announced a joint project where Cypress Creek will develop and operate 25 megawatts of solar projects for NRG to support commercial and industrial customers. The environmentally friendly solar installations will be the foundation of a new type of simplified fixed-price renewable energy plan for large businesses, adding an innovative dimension to a proven product structure.

Environmental Leader | First of Its Kind Loan: Barclays’ Borrower Pays Less if Sustainability Targets are Met

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by Jennifer Hermes

In a first in the US, a company has entered into a syndicated sustainability-linked revolving loan. CMS Energy and its subsidiary, Consumers Energy, have entered into $1.4 billion revolving credit facilities from Barclays, the sole Sustainability Structuring Agent on the loan. This means that CMS can reduce its interest rate on the new credit by meeting targets related to environmental responsibility, CMS says. 

Consumers Energy Marks 100 Years for Tippy Dam

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by Michelle Graves

BRETHREN — Tippy Dam in Brethren joins an elite group in becoming Consumers Energy’s latest hydroelectric facility to mark 100 years.

On Saturday, Consumers Energy celebrated the milestone by opening the dam to public tours — 240 people who preregistered were able to take a look inside the dam and learn more about it.

WATCH | How Consumers Energy Will Cut Out Coal Burning by 2040

Consumers Energy released their Clean Air Plan earlier this month which will phase out coal use and increase renewable energy to 43 percent by 2040.
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ALLENDALE, Mich. -- Earlier in June, Consumers Energy released a proposed plan to phase out their coal burning plants by 2040 and add more renewable energy sources to generate electricity.

Edison International Illuminates Transition to Clean Energy Future in 2017 Sustainability Report

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At Edison International, we are leading the transformation of the electric power industry toward a clean energy future by focusing on opportunities in clean energy, efficient electrification, the grid of the future, and customer choice. As we pursue this vision, sustainability remains at the core of who we are and what we do.

Gas: A Tried and True Solution to Accessing Energy in Developing Countries

Making the case for gas as an economy-transforming alternative energy source
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Tetra Tech energy infrastructure expert Erik Wandrag has seen power projects through from inception to production in more than 20 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa. Here, he explains why gas as an alternative fuel source should still be considered when developing power projects in African countries. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.

History shows that the introduction or increased supply of gas as an alternative energy source has a transformative impact on economies.

Taking Action Toward Gender Equality in the Energy Sector

Promoting gender equality has numerous benefits for business if done deliberately
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Tetra Tech International Development Services Energy Advisors Jeannelle Blanchard and Sandra Chavez and Gender Expert Karen Stefiszyn explore a mix of tools and approaches that can be replicated to integrate women into the energy sector. All opinions expressed in this post are the authors’ own.

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