IBM on the Role of Blockchain for Renewable Energy
A Conversation with Neil Gerber, Global Director of New Energy and Blockchain at IBM

EDITOR’S NOTE: The role of blockchain applications for promoting a modern grid that values flexibility, competition, reliability and resilience will be among the many diverse topics of discussion at ACORE’s inaugural Renewable Energy Grid Forum, taking place on November 8 in San Francisco. For more information and to register, please visit: www.renewablegridforum.org.   Blockchain, the…

Grid Flexible Solar
Key to Unlocking Clean Energy Grid of the Future

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article originally appeared in the September 2018 issue of Public Utilities Fortnightly. Posting with permission of the publisher. Today’s power grid is evolving. In recent years, a confluence of factors has fundamentally altered how electricity is generated, delivered, and consumed. Prices for utility-scale solar and other renewable resources have plummeted to the…

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…

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…

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…

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…