Microsoft targets ‘zero-carbon’ status for US headquarters through hydropower deal
Technology giant Microsoft is set to achieve carbon-neutral status for its global headquarters in Puget Sound, Washington, after inking a multi-year deal to source clean energy from local hydropower facilities.
3M pledges to source 100% renewable electricity
Multinational consumer goods, healthcare and industry firm 3M has become the latest corporate to join The Climate Group's RE100 initiative, pledging to source 100% renewable electricity for its global operations.
Shell to buy virtual power plant firm Limejump
Oil and gas major Shell has agreed to buy UK-based energy start-up Limejump, a move which will see the firm acquire one of the nation's largest battery storage networks.
edie Explains: Solar PPAs
A power purchase agreement (PPA), is a contract between an energy generator and an energy buyer or ‘end-user'. PPAs can provide a fixed price for energy generated over the duration of the contract, removing exposure to energy price volatility and allowing for accurate and predictable cost planning.
BT offers renewable-energy tariff to customers with Good Energy partnership
As part of an ongoing initiative to help customers cut carbon emissions alongside operational reductions, BT has inked a new energy bill contract that offers discounts for consumers to switch to a renewable energy tariff.
Can UK plc set the pace on energy?
As faith in government continues to nosedive and with the triple threat of rising prices, interruption to energy supply and climate change, edie asks, is it going to be up to UK business to solve the energy crisis and keep the lights on?