Corporate Sustainability

DGA Launches Customer Revolution Monthly: A Renewable Energy Policy and Market Action Alert Newsletter

Large institutional buyers are changing the energy landscape as we know it. David Gardiner and Associates is launching the Customer Revolution Monthly to identify and analyze the policy and market trends that define this historic change. In the last five years, Fortune 500 companies and other large institutions, such as the military and colleges and universities, have …continue reading.

Seven Companies Deliver Letter to the Missouri Legislature Expressing Support for H.B. 439, the Missouri Energy Freedom Act

In February, seven major companies delivered a letter to the Missouri House of Representatives and Senate expressing their support for H.B. 439, the Missouri Energy Freedom Act, which would allow third party power purchase agreements (PPAs) for renewable energy. PPAs allow companies to procure renewable energy without making major capital expenditures up front or taking …continue reading.

Vice President Ryan Hodum Joins Large Businesses and Free Market Think Tank to Discuss Customer Choice Policy with Missouri Legislators

Last week, DGA Vice President Ryan Hodum – along with a team from Wal-mart, General Motors, and the R Street Institute – met with Missouri lawmakers to discuss the broad support for renewable energy and customer choice policy in the state. PPAs are contracts between an energy consumer (like a factory) and a provider (in this …continue reading.

DGA Sends Letters About Large Customer Demand for Renewable Energy in North Carolina

Today, DGA sent letters to North Carolina Governor Cooper and Department of Environmental Quality Secretary Regan detailing the growing corporate demand for clean, cost-effective sources of energy in North Carolina and across the U.S. Access to renewable energy choices is key to meet the needs of companies with operations in North Carolina and to attract …continue reading.

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.

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.