Business Renewables Center (BRC)

The Australian Offshore Wind Possibility

As the year draws to a close and Australia’s renewable energy industry celebrates a surprisingly strong year — surprising, especially considering the general lack of support from the Federal Government — one could be forgiven for wondering why a literal “island nation” as big as Australia hasn’t turned its eyes offshore for its electricity generation.

Welcome To A New Chapter Of Corporate Renewables Purchasing

Originally published on RMI Outlet. By Victoria Stulgis, Paolo Natali, Ph.D., and Lily Donge More than 250 executives attended the 2016 Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA) Summit at Microsoft’s headquarters in Redmond, Washington, last week, with the objective of accelerating corporate procurement of renewable energy. REBA is a fast-moving partnership … [continued]

Business Renewables Center Cements Partnership With RE100

Originally published on RMI Outlet. By David Labrador The Business Renewables Center (BRC) is working together with RE100, led by The Climate Group in partnership with CDP, to accelerate the procurement of renewable energy by some of the world’s most influential companies. The partnership aims to increase renewable demand (buyers), … [continued]

Corporate Renewable PPA Market Surpasses 2 GW In 2015

Originally published on RMI Outlet. Today, more than 160 corporate executives are gathering at Bloomberg’s New York City headquarters for a meeting of Rocky Mountain Institute’s Business Renewables Center (BRC). The over-capacity, invitation-only event is the latest proof point of corporations’ fast-growing interest in purchasing large amounts of renewable energy. … [continued]

How Microsoft Got To 285 MW Of Wind Energy In 2 Years

Originally published on RMI Outlet. By Stephen Abbott Over the past two years, Microsoft has contracted for 285 MW of renewable power from two off-site wind energy projects. These two wind farms—capable of generating enough electricity to power 125,000 U.S. homes—could not have been built without the long-term off-take agreement … [continued]