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EDF+Business Webinar: The Potential of Corporate Renewables Procurement on October 25th at 1pm EDT

A webinar with Rachit Kansal, Rocky Mountain Institute.
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A webinar with Rachit Kansal, Rocky Mountain Institute.

Procuring renewable energy has become a proven and popular strategy for corporates in meeting their sustainability goals. However, the corporate procurement market is growing in size and complexity as a variety of companies are engaging with it. What are the procurement options available in the market and how can you leverage them to achieve your goals?

WEBINAR: How to Accelerate and Scale Your Renewable Energy Plan

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Are you interested in how companies are scaling their clean energy use?

General Motors’ global manager of renewable energy, Rob Threlkeld, and Lily Donge, principal of the Rocky Mountain Institute’s Business Renewable Center, will lead a free GreenBiz webinar on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 1 p.m. eastern. Together they will discuss the economic opportunity in addressing climate change and share best practices to help organizations of all sizes achieve quick wins toward their renewable energy goals and scale efforts across their enterprise.

2017 Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance Summit to Gather Corporate Renewable Energy Leaders at VERGE 17

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OAKLAND/WASHINGTON, April 13, 2017 /3BL Media/ — The 2017 Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA) Summit will gather corporate buyers, service providers, developers, financiers, utilities and non-profit organizations in Santa Clara, CA, September 17-19, 2017, ahead of GreenBiz Group’s VERGE 17 conference and expo, to identify opportunities to accelerate corporate procurement of renewable energy.

GM Makes its Largest Green Energy Purchase to Date

50 MW wind deal is equivalent to electricity needs of 16 GM sites and warehouses
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DETROIT, November 16, 2016 /3BL Media/ — General Motors has made its largest renewable energy procurement to date, purchasing enough wind power to equal the electricity needs of 16 of its U.S. facilities, including business offices in Fort Worth and Austin, Texas, a major assembly and stamping complex in Arlington, Texas, and 13 parts warehouses east of the Mississippi River.

Going Green, Faster: How Online Platforms Can Accelerate Renewable Energy

By Stephen Abbott, Senior Associate, Rocky Mountain Institute
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As a founding team member of Rocky Mountain Institute’s Business Renewables Center (BRC), Stephen Abbott works with companies interested in procuring renewable energy at scale. Since its inception in 2014, the BRC has grown to include over 90 leading companies within its membership, and the BRC team has gained special insight into corporate renewable energy markets. 

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As a founding team member of Rocky Mountain Institute’s Business Renewables Center (BRC), Stephen Abbott works with companies interested in procuring renewable energy at scale. Since its inception in 2014, the BRC has grown to include over 90 leading companies within its membership, and the BRC team has gained special insight into corporate renewable energy markets. 

Corporations School US Universities on Buying and Using Clean Energy

The renewables industry can use lessons learned from serving big business to get universities off old-school fossil fuel energy.
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In 2015, corporations bought roughly 3.2 gigawatts (GW) of electricity from utility-scale renewable energy facilities, which generate power from sources like wind and solar and then pump it into the grid to supply energy to utilities and other customers. Indeed, corporations surpassed utilities last year as the majority buyers of wind power. But universities may be the next big customer for utility-scale renewable energy.

An Unrealistic Hypothetical

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This is why it’s so important that we increase fuel efficiency in our vehicles. Driving-as-usual is horribly wasteful. It’s harmful to our environment and it forces us to spend money on things we don’t really care about.

RMI Launches Business Renewables Center

Corporate demand for renewables could double U.S. wind and solar capacity and new collaborative platform will help make it happen
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Ray C. Anderson Foundation Awards $331,000 in Grants to Educators and Doers

Grant total reaches $2.8 million since 2012
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December 2, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The Ray C. Anderson Foundation has awarded $331,000 in grants to 23 different organizations and institutions, bringing the total granted since the Foundation’s launch in 2012 to just over $2.8 million.  Grants are awarded to a mix of nonprofits and academic institutions, ranging from those that provide environmental education to those that are doing hands-on work in conservation and remediation. Named for the founder of Interface, Inc., the Ray C.

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