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Corporate Clean Energy Procurement Index: State Leadership & Rankings

Corporate Clean Energy Procurement Index: State Leadership & Rankings

Full Title: Corporate Clean Energy Procurement Index: State Leadership & Rankings
Author(s): Andrew Rector, Bryce Yonker, Clint Wilder, Ron Pernick, David Gardiner, Ryan Hodum, Justin Barnes, Rusty Haynes, Blaine Collison, Emily Williams
Publisher(s): Retail Industry Leaders Association, Information Technology Industry Council, Clean Edge
Publication Date: January 1, 2017
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Description (excerpt):

The Corporate Clean Energy Procurement Index: State Leadership & Rankings was created to guide members of the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) and Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) and others in their efforts to boost renewable energy (RE) usage across their operations in the United States. While created on behalf of RILA and ITI, the index is broadly applicable to many stakeholders, including other business sectors, the military, higher education, and state and local government. It is intended to assist policymakers and large RE buyers in advancing policies that help, not hinder, RE development, and help large RE buyers to select states in which they may make RE investments.

Businesses and other large organizations have never had greater ability to purchase or produce RE. In 2015, commercial and industrial (C&I) buyers accounted for greater than half of all signed wind energy power purchase agreements (PPAs), outpacing utilities. The C&I market is now around five gigawatts (GW) of contracted wind and solar power, with commercial customers intending to procure an additional 60 GW by 2025, according to the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA). This report highlights a number of companies at the forefront of these developments — including Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Target, and Walmart — for their efforts to install both onsite and offsite renewables and create jobs.

All statements and/or propositions in discussion prompts are meant exclusively to stimulate discussion and do not represent the views of, its Partners, Topic Directors or Experts, nor of any individual or organization. Comments by and opinions of Expert participants are their own.

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