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Part 3: Today’s Drivers and Challenges of Electrification

Electrification

Earlier in this series we talked about the impact that carbon reduction goals have on organizations, specifically the reporting of the reductions and how to develop effective plans to achieve those goals. In this edition of Customer Insights, we’ll provide an overview into one of the options to reduce your organization’s carbon footprint, electrification. What …

Part 2: Strategic Roadmapping for your Decarbonization Goals

Decarbonization

Climate change is no longer a platform in a political debate, it is now the central concern driving corporate environmental sustainability strategy and is directly influencing consumer purchasing behaviors. Global energy production and consumption are at the center of the fight against negative impacts of climate change, bringing net-zero carbon emissions commitments front and center. …

Part 1: Effectively Managing Your Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory

Decarbonization

When organizations seek to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) footprint, it’s important that an accurate emissions inventory is created. Implementing a detailed inventory will facilitate effective reporting, target setting, planning, management and tracking of GHG footprint reduction activities and outcomes. In this edition of Customer Insights, we’ll provide an overview of the generally accepted principles …

Your Energy Journey Starts with Total Energy Management

Energy Management

Every organization, regardless of size or function, is significantly impacted by how they source and use energy for their operations. From optimizing energy procurement strategies and controlling costs, to meeting ever-growing stakeholder demands for efficiency and sustainability, implementing the best solution to meet your unique needs and goals presents a variety of complex challenges. First …

Why is Natural Gas Pricing So High? The Current State of the Market

Natural Gas

Over the last several months, the natural gas market has been on a very strong upward pricing trend. In this edition of Customer Insights, we’re going to take a look at some of the factors causing the prices in the market to increase so quickly, examine the difference between the market move now versus a …

Responsible ESG Reporting Standards – When Caveat Emptor Doesn’t Cut It

ESG

In the alphabet soup of common business parlance, the letters ESG – standing for environmental, social and governance – are certainly not new, but they increasingly get to rub elbows with the likes of EBIT and ROI. Aimed at providing a measure of a company’s long-term sustainability, an ESG score is compiled from metrics relating …

What to Know About Renewable Energy Certificates

Renewable Energy

It’s getting a lot more expensive to buy the rights to claim renewable energy – in some cases, up to ten times what it cost a year ago! Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) have long been the easiest and cheapest way for an organization to fulfill a renewable energy commitment, but RECs are no longer the …

An Integrated Approach to Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy

The interest and demand for renewable energy shows no sign of slowing. Indeed, the growth in demand for renewables only seems to be getting stronger. More and more organizations have sustainability goals that include renewable energy and/or carbon reduction. The focus on ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) plans is being driven by all sides – …

Energy Resiliency: An Integral Part of Your Business Operations

Resiliency

As extreme weather events and grid outages continue to increase in frequency, it is becoming clear that industry stakeholders must take more control of their electric load to create the business continuity that we have grown to expect in a modern society. One of the most prevalent topics in the energy market today is resiliency …