By Cassandra Sweet, GreenBiz
More than 1,000 of the world’s largest companies report their greenhouse gas emissions and have emissions-reduction targets for their own operations. Now, they want the thousands of companies that supply them with goods and services to reduce their own emissions. To jumpstart the process, 99 large companies ask the CDP to survey more than 9,000 of their suppliers to determine how many have climate goals and where they are in the process.
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ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDED READING
- Tesla solar kiosks coming to Home Depot, USA Today
- Exclusive: How Tesla’s First Truck Charging Stations Will Be Built, U.S. News & World Report
- Taiwanese cell giants plan U.S module factory, PV Magazine.The newly minted merger of Neo Solar Power, Gintech and Solartech is planning a module factory, the second such factory to be announced by a large Asian PV maker since tariffs were finalized.
- BREAKING: JinkoSolar confirms plans to invest $410 million in Jacksonville, Florida, PV Magazine. In the first official confirmation of what pv magazine has been writing for two weeks, the Chinese manufacturer authorized its U.S. subsidiary to finalize plans for the investment.
- T-Mobile commits to wind power & 100% renewables, Wind Power Engineering Development. T-Mobile announced it will move to 100% renewable electricity by 2021 and has joined RE100, a collaborative, global initiative uniting more than 100 influential businesses committed to 100% renewable electricity
- Duke connects 500 MW of solar in 2017, PV Magazine. Between its own projects and partnerships with independent power producers, North Carolina’s largest utility has 2.5 GW of solar in its portfolio – and they’re not done yet.
- Utility CEO: new renewables will be cheaper than existing coal plants by the early 2020s: Energy execs sound more like wild-eyed hippies every day, Vox
- Lawmakers from 9 states vow to put a price on carbon, Utility Dive
- 10 ways solar is transforming the US, Grist
- A new type of wind power customer should factor into transmission planning, Into the Wind, American Wind Energy Association Blog. In the Wind Energy Foundation’s new report, we highlight one area of shifting and new demand that transmission planners need to account for: large corporate demand for renewable energy. Corporate purchasers have already bought over 9 gigawatts (GW) of renewables in recent years, and are making tangible progress towards reaching their goal of 60 GW of renewable procurement by 2025.
- Update: Rochester advances net-zero energy goals with benchmarking, Midwest Energy News
- Net-Zero Energy Buildings: Three career paths for students to revolutionize the built environment and decarbonize the energy sector, Rocky Mountain Institute
- Michigan Survey Finds Strong Bipartisan Support For Solar, Solar Industry Magazine
- In 2017, solar policy debates took the industry’s future to higher ground, Utility Dive
- Department of Energy helps Florida reduce solar soft costs, PV Magazine
U.S. Department of Energy’s SolSmart program is helping a county and localities in Florida reduce permit costs and cut red tape in the installation process.
- SolSmart Website
- Can The Brooklyn Microgrid Project Revolutionize The Energy Market?, CleanTechnica
ENERGY STORAGE NEWS
- The Energy Revolution Of 2018: Electricity Storage, Forbes
- Report: Venture capitalists fall in love with battery storage,PV Magazine
According to a report released by Mercom Capital, venture capital firms showered battery storage companies with money to the tune of $714 million last year.
New York’s Giant Pension Fund Doubles Climate-Smart Investments, Inside Climate News
The $2 billion boost was announced at the Investors Summit on Climate Risk, where top fund managers discussed finance for a low-carbon, clean energy future.
RENEWABLE ENERGY WORLD MAGAZINE’S LATEST ISSUE
Renewable Energy World Magazine, January/February Issue