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Groundbreaking Study: States that Enable Customer Choice of Clean Energy Attracting Job-Creating Businesses

David Gardiner and Associates contributed to a groundbreaking study released today that ranks all 50 states based on the ease with which companies in the retail and information technology sectors can procure renewable energy and urges state governments to promote customer choice of renewable energy. The Corporate Clean Energy Procurement Index: State Leadership & Rankings, …continue reading.

18 of the Largest Electricity Consumers in Virginia Called on the Commonwealth to Expand Renewable Energy Choices

A group of 18 major corporations, including big names such as Microsoft, Walmart, Best Buy, Ikea, Staples and Mars Inc., among others, sent a letter to state lawmakers and the Virginia State Corporation Commission calling for “an explicit legal framework” to expand access to renewable energy from utilities and third-party sellers. Read more about the …continue reading.

Seven Major US Companies Sign Letter in Support of Clean Line Grain Belt Express in Missouri

A group of companies with retail and manufacturing facilities across Missouri including General Motors, General Mills, Target, Unilever, Procter & Gamble, Kellogg’s and Nestlé, joined in supporting the Grain Belt Express project, noting that the “Grain Belt Express Clean Line is an opportunity to provide our companies with a link to low-cost renewable energy at a scale that …continue reading.

Interactive Map of State Clean Energy Success Stories

The map below highlights the different recent state work that DGA has been a part of. Scroll over a state to read more and click on the state to find more resources.

DGA Publishes Two New Reports on the Economic Benefits of Renewable Electricity Development in Oregon and Washington State

DGA, in continued collaboration with the A Renewable America campaign, released two new reports highlighting the huge positive economic impact of renewable electricity development in Oregon and Washington State. DGA’s analysis shows the positive impact to Oregon and Washington in terms of job creation, wages and benefits, tax revenue and land leasing revenue. In addition …continue reading.

DGA Publishes Reports on the Economic Benefits of Renewable Electricity Development in Michigan and Minnesota

DGA released two new reports yesterday, in collaboration with the A Renewable America campaign, to highlight the economic impact of renewable electricity development in Michigan and Minnesota. DGA’s analysis reveals the positive impact to Michigan and Minnesota in terms of job creation, wages and benefits, tax revenue and land leasing revenue. In addition to the …continue reading.

Power Forward 2.0: Fortune 500 moving ahead on Climate and Clean Energy

Released today, Power Forward 2.0: How American Companies Are Setting Clean Energy Targets and Capturing Greater Business Value, reports how America’s largest companies are jumping on the clean energy bandwagon and saving more than $1 billion a year. This second annual report from DGA, Calvert Investments, Ceres, and the World Wildlife Fund, finds that 43 …continue reading.

Alliance urges Tennessee Valley Authority to include CHP and WHP in 2015 Integrated Resource Plan

Today, the Alliance urged the Tennessee Valley Authority to include measures to increase deployment of combined heat and power and waste heat to power in its 2015 Integrated Resource Plan, which establishes TVA’s power generation strategy. TVA’s stated goal is to establish a “cleaner and more secure energy future, relying more on nuclear power and …continue reading.

Alliance tells Colorado Public Utilities Commission to require a stronger Recycled Energy incentive

Today, the Alliance for Industrial Efficiency submitted a letter of interest to the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) highlighting shortcomings in and suggesting changes to the Public Service Company of Colorado’s (PSCo’s) recycled energy incentive. The incentive is designed to encourage recycled energy (i.e., waste heat to power) projects in the state; however, as written, …continue reading.

Alliance’s Kefer highlights benefits of CHP and WHP in testimony to EPA on GHG regs for existing power plants

Today, Alliance Program Manager, Jennifer Kefer, testified at one of 11 public listening sessions EPA is holding to solicit suggestions for its forthcoming greenhouse gas regulations for existing power plants (“The 111(d) Rule”). Her comments emphasized CHP and waste heat to power’s (WHP’s) substantial environmental and economic benefits and urged EPA to adopt a system-wide …continue reading.