For companies with clean energy goals, it can be complicated to find the tools and resources needed when energy efficiency and optimization do not go far enough. In order to fill this gap, the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA) was created.
Nicola Peill-Moelter, Ph.D. Board of Directors, REBA Director of Sustainability Innovation, VMware, Inc.
Are you new to renewable energy procurement and perhaps a little overwhelmed by all its complexities? I was too back in 2015, after Akamai Technologies committed to powering 50% of its global network operations with renewable energy. As Akamai’s senior director of environmental sustainability at the time, I was tasked with executing the goal.
By Joseph Taylor, VP of Global Technology Optimization & Implementation, AT&T
As one of the world’s largest companies, we know that how we source our energy is important. That’s why AT&T has been working across our company and the industry on renewable energy projects that deliver for both our business and the environment.
Wind Farms in Oklahoma and Texas to Provide 520 MW of Renewable Energy
AT&T will purchase 520 megawatts (MW) of wind power through 2 agreements with subsidiaries of NextEra Energy Resources, the world’s largest operator of renewable energy projects. Together, these deals constitute one of the largest corporate renewable energy purchases in the U.S.* It’s also a key component of our goal to develop and leverage technology solutions that enable carbon savings 10 times the footprint of our operations by 2025.
GM is pledging to meet its electricity needs at all of its global operations with renewable energy – such as wind, sun and landfill gas – by 2050. The company’s global renewable energy manager, Rob Threlkeld, answers some questions about the company’s 100 percent renewable energy plans and what it will take to achieve its goal.
How does GM define this commitment? What does it mean to be 100 percent renewable?
GM pledges to source global electricity from wind, sun and landfill gas, joins RE100
DETROIT, September 14, 2016 /3BL Media/ – General Motors plans to generate or source all electrical power for its 350 operations in 59 countries with 100 percent renewable energy — such as wind, sun and landfill gas — by 2050.
“Establishing a 100 percent renewable energy goal helps us better serve society by reducing environmental impact,” said GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra. “This pursuit of renewable energy benefits our customers and communities through cleaner air while strengthening our business through lower and more stable energy costs.”