“Partnerships really do matter. You have to be able to have a working relationship with an entity that’s willing to experiment with you and do things differently. You have to take risks. You have to be willing to have those honest conversations.” Matthew Crosby, utility solutions program manager for Panasonic CityNow, talks about a new business model for increasing energy resiliency and reliability.
Two utilities with large stakes in the renewable energy, just laid the groundwork for an even bigger piece of the pie: NextEra Energy Resources and Xcel Energy said that they have commissioned two of New Mexico’s large photovoltaic projects in New Mexico: the Roswell and Chaves County Solar Energy Centres.
Linking executive pay to corporate environmental, social and governance performance isn’t a new idea but it’s been slow to gain traction. Some 75 percent of large US companies don’t explicitly link executive compensation and sustainability, according to Ceres’s most recent report, using 2014 data. A Glass Lewis report that reviewed … Read more »
Panasonic has formed a smart city partnership with Denver, Colorado, and a number of local private entities that aims to improve energy efficiency, water management and other public services. Panasonic says the partnership with use the company’s CityNOW smart city technology to make Denver a more sustainable city. The application … Read more »
The battle over the Clean Power Plan continues as a coalition of states, companies and advocacy groups is asking a federal appeals court to reject “speculative” arguments against the carbon rule for power plants. Since the EPA published the Clean Power Plan in late October, more than 20 energy companies, … Read more »
Xcel Energy says it’s the first US utility to verify and register all of its greenhouse gas emissions data with The Climate Registry for seven consecutive years. The company’s emissions reporting validates Xcel Energy’s more than 20 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions in the last decade. Xcel Energy achieved … Read more »
Builder and real estate manager Ryan Companies has transformed what used to be one of the top 10 most contaminated brownfield sites in the Twin Cities into a public ballpark that features a host of environmentally sustainable features including recycled water and materials. CHS Field in St. Paul, Minnesota, home … Read more »
Xeros, which makes an ultra-low water laundry system, says utility companies Columbia Gas of Massachusetts, Connecticut Natural Gas, Pacific Gas and Electricity Company, Questar Gas, Southwest Gas and Xcel Energy are offering incentives for customers to use the polymer bead cleaning system. Xeros says its polymer bead cleaning machines are … Read more »
Xcel Energy has set a plan to cut its carbon emissions 30 percent by 2020 and 40 percent by 2030, from 2005 levels, to meet federal carbon requirements. The 2016-2030 Upper Midwest Integrated Resource Plan also more than doubles the company’s renewable energy portfolio. Xcel Energy says it will achieve … Read more »
Ecolab has the strongest environmental management of all the companies in the Russell 3000 index, according to a study that evaluates environmental policies and infrastructure. Scoring 91 of 100 points, Ecolab saw an increase in score of 38 points (72 percent) during the past two years. In second place is … Read more »
American Electric Power and Xcel Energy are among the utilities and other companies now pricing carbon as part of core business strategy, according to research from CDP. The free white paper offers insights into how a price on carbon pollution might benefit companies and the US economy as a whole. … Read more »