As a new RE100 leadership paper sets out guidance for companies everywhere to show leadership on renewable electricity, The Climate Group talks to Kevin Rabinovitch, Global Vice President of Sustainability, Mars – the first US company to step up and join RE100, back in 2014. Continue reading here.
RE100 Guide for Corporate Suppliers
When RE100 reached its 100 members milestone one year ago, the nonprofit called on companies to engage their suppliers on renewable energy and produced a guide on how it’s done.
ALSO OF POTENTIAL INTEREST
- Walmart Releases Global Responsibility Report, Inches Closer to 100% Renewable Energy Goal, Energy Manager Today
- Illinois tightens details of solar valuation, regulates projects on farms, PV Magazine
llinois legislation concerning commercial solar valuation and installations on agricultural land has been signed into law by the governor. Enacted tax valuation and agriculture mitigation standards should help Illinois solar farms bloom.
- New coalition gives solar developers a voice at RTOs, FERC, PV Magazine
- We can afford to be good, we have the luxury to dictate
Martin Hermann of 8minutenergy, while at Intersolar North America 2018, took the time to sit down with pv magazine to talk about building the future. The company has an 8.5 GW portfolio of solar projects.
- Solar could replace 2.73 GW of PacifiCorp coal units, at lower cost, PV Magazine
For example, the study notes that Xcel’s subsidiary in neighboring Colorado recently reported solar PV costs in a range of $23 – $27 per MWh.
- Kit Carson’s new solar farm a step on the path toward 100% renewables, Mountain Town News
- Also published by Mountain Town News: Is Kit Carson’s renewable goal also the answer to rural America’s woes?
- Would this bill help coal plants or the solar industry? Environmentalists can’t agree, Palm Springs Desert Sun: Part of the USA Today Network. Assembly Bill 813 is a priority for Gov. Jerry Brown. The legislation would pave the way for a regional energy market involving as many as 14 western states, which would allow California to sell more solar power to its neighbors and import cheap renewable energy from other states, such as wind power from Wyoming.
- Getting regionalization right: an interview with Lauren Navarro, EDF, PV Magazine
- Canadian utility buys US hydropower producer for $300M, Utility Dive
Provincial utility Ontario Power Generation (OPG) will spend almost $300 million to purchase Eagle Creek Renewable Energy LLC, which owns and operates more than five dozen small hydropower facilities in the United States.
- Offshore wind market expected to exceed $60 billion by 2024, Windpower Engineering & Development
- 1 GW renewable energy program launched in South Australia, PV Magazine International
- State-of-the-art solar panel recycling plant, Phys.Org
- Innovative Charging Technology: A Portable, Convenient, Swappable Renewable Energy Source: Honda’s Mobile Power Packs, Core 77. The idea is that rather than having to plug in and wait while their bikes top off, end users can simply stop at a Honda charging facility, pull a nearly-empty battery out of their bike and swap it for a freshly-charged one.
ENERGY LOBBYING NEWS
INSPIRING NATIONAL SOLAR EXAMPLE
Solar Power to Help Provide 50K Meals Annually to the Lawrence Community
By Tom Duggan, The Valley Patriot
Bread & Roses, a community kitchen in the heart of Lawrence, Massachusetts, is keeping their energy local with their new solar panels installed by ReVision Energy from North Andover. The solar array, completed this past month, is a 6.7-kilowatt system consisting of 46 rooftop panels that will generate approximately 23,000 kilowatt hours per year while also offsetting 24,000 pounds of carbon pollution annually. ReVision Energy, an employee-owned company, was excited to partner with the local non-profit in an effort to transition away from fossil fuels and towards more socially-conscious, sustainable energy.