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From Kaiser To Vail Ski Resorts, Companies Doubled Their Wind And Solar In 2018 Corporate investments in renewable energy used to be symbolic. A few solar panels here, a small wind farm investment there. But in 2018 some companies became voracious green energy consumers. Kaiser Permanente’s Denver administrative office is awash with rooftop solar and solar panels on carports. The arrays were added in 2015, but in 2018 Kaiser […]

1 big thing: The corporate renewables surge Two recent analyses arrive at the same conclusion: U.S. corporate deals to directly purchase renewable power will shatter previous records this year as companies including Facebook and Apple expand their contracting. Why it matters: Separate data from the nonprofit Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and the consultancy Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) signal how power purchase […]

5 Reasons why the clean energy future is unstoppable

Energy used to be a boring industry — no pun intended. For over a century, the proven formula for success was to drill, mine, generate and consume more energy than the year before. But in 1976, a young energy analyst named Amory Lovins decided to question that paradigm in an article titled “Energy Strategy: The Road […]

In the energy world, renewables have already arrived

Many of us enjoy a good social media-inspired “Throw Back Thursday,” a time to revisit amusing photos or memories of a past age when we were young and naïve, so to speak. Not many of us take it quite as literally, however, as the Koch-backed Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF) did recently, when they published […]