The Role of Renewables in the Virtuous Circle of Sustainability

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article originally appeared on Deloitte Insights and covers a range of issues that will be discussed at the 2018 Deloitte Renewable Energy Seminar: Scaling new heights in Denver, CO August 15-17. Speakers and sessions at the Deloitte Renewable Energy Seminar will focus on advancements in technology, innovation at utilities, and address the…

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New IRS Guidance Makes the Future of U.S. Solar Even Brighter

The long-awaited action last Friday by the Treasury Department to finalize important “commence construction” guidance will continue market momentum and drive additional investment and deployment in solar and other renewable energy resources by providing certainty to investors and developers. In a nutshell, projects using solar energy and Section 48 technologies will have options that resemble those…

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The American Consumer Will Buy Your Renewably Powered Product
If Only You’ll Tell Them More About It

America’s leading companies have always understood the need to invest in their brands. What’s becoming a more mainstream notion now is that any shrewd brand investment would do well to articulate a commitment to environmental stewardship. Consumers are primed to reward companies for making proactive, public commitments to both overarching sustainability and related renewable energy…

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As Money-Losing Coal Plants Eye a Bailout, Solar Forges Ahead

Late last week, news broke that the Trump administration was planning to order grid operators—via “emergency measures” under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Energy—to buy electricity from struggling coal and nuclear power plants in the name of national security and reliability. Apart from those who would directly benefit from such unprecedented federal intervention…

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Forecasting the Future for Renewable Energy Procurement

Last month, ACORE hosted an executive roundtable in Washington, D.C. with prominent corporate procurers, financiers and developers in the renewable energy sector to discuss corporate leadership in the renewable energy economy. The roundtable highlighted the ongoing shift in purchasers’ interests from conventional agreements for their own operations to a broader push for renewable energy adoption…

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Five Ways Smaller Companies Are Accessing Renewable Electricity

The boom in corporate renewable energy buying over the past five years has changed the electricity landscape.  Thanks to rapidly falling prices in clean technologies—bolstered in the U.S. by the federal Production Tax Credit (PTC) for wind and the Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for solar—corporate offtake from new capacity projects has played a major role…

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