Johns Hopkins Health System has entered into a power purchase agreement (PPA) with renewable energy project developer Energix for 13 megawatts of solar energy. The deal was facilitated by LevelTen Energy.
The opportunity for such a build out was made possible by rapidly falling solar costs, which fell by 82% between 2010 and 2020. Still, authors noted that “policy and tariff design will be critical to enable [these deployments]...
The US Department of Energy released a study last Wednesday that suggests solar power could provide 35% of the nation’s electricity supply by 2035 and 45% by 2050. The scenario assumes continued technological innovation to…
On Tuesday, Google signed a 24/7 power supply agreement with Engie to bring online 140 megawatts of carbon-free energy to its operations in Germany. Engie, a French multinational energy company specializing in decarbonization, is tasked with making Google’s…
Solar panel and storage leader Sunrun has announced the launch of PowerU, a fully-funded employee education and training program for its workforce. The company currently has more than 4,800 employees. Sunrun joins the growing list of companies establishing company-wide sustainability education programs. Deloitte, for instance, announced earlier this month it ... Read more »
As part of its recently launched Utility Transformation Challenge initiative, the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) recommends utilities undergo a series of cultural and business model changes, such as linking executive compensation to carbon reduction goals, to support the transition to a carbon-free, clean energy future. Many utilities across the ... Read more »
PepsiCo, Best Buy, McCormick & Company, and two Viacom CBS TV stations have signed long-term agreements to receive energy and corresponding renewable energy certificates (RECs) from the Big Star Solar Project under development in Bastrop County, Texas.
Integrated energy company Chevron and Brightmark LLC, a waste solutions company, are working to decarbonize the farming industry with a partnership to produce and sell dairy biomethane, a renewable natural gas.
Fifteen businesses from across the U.S. will soon begin participating in Apple’s Impact Accelerator program, which is aimed at advancing innovative solutions for communities most impacted by climate change. Solutions will focus on energy efficiency, solar, green chemistry, recycling, and other environmental issues. Participants will receive training and access to ... Read more »
In what may portend the next wave in sustainability leadership, Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc., among other companies, is pursuing 2030 sustainability goals more closely aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and impact beyond its own operations. Amid mounting concerns over the long-term efficacy of the ESG movement, ... Read more »
IKEA has announced the launch of STROMMA in Sweden, an electricity subscription service that will enable customers to buy affordable, certified electricity from solar and wind, and use an app to track their own electricity usage. IKEA already offers solar panels to customers in 11 markets, with plans to expand ... Read more »
The California Energy Commission (CEC) has awarded a $3 million grant toward a technology that transforms commercial windows into solar panels.