Corporate Buyers Demonstrate Demand for Renewables, Now it’s Time for the Market to Catch Up

August 18, 2014 by EDF Energy Exchange

Renewables and Corporate Adoption

Last month, twelve major corporations announced a combined goal of buying 8.4 million megawatt hours of renewable energy each year, and called for market changes to make these large-scale purchases possible. Their commitment shows that demand for renewables has reached the big time.[read more]

Can ExxonMobil Protect Climate and its Bottom Line?

March 26, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

It’s big news that ExxonMobil has agreed to report on the risks to its fossil fuel assets in a world that comes to terms with the reality of climate disruption. But more important is what ExxonMobil will do with its business strategy to minimize both the risks to its current assets and to the climate.[read more]

Fast Fix: The List of Companies Preparing for a Carbon Tax Keeps Growing, But . . .

December 6, 2013 by Jim Pierobon

Carbon Tax and Companies Preparing

The companies preparing for a carbon tax keeps growing, but whether Congress will act to inspire and refocus America’s economic priorities on cleaner energy future and the new investment and sustainable jobs that come with it seem as bleak as ever.[read more]

Solar Means Business: Top 25 US Corporate Solar Energy Users

October 16, 2013 by Silvio Marcacci

Corporations and Solar Energy

Everyone knows solar energy equals environmental benefits, but did you know solar also adds up to a competitive business advantage for some of America’s largest corporations? Businesses are installing solar panels to cut energy costs and improve their bottom line.[read more]

Why I’m (Still) An Optimist

January 2, 2012 by Marc Gunther

Happy New Year! And good riddance to 2011, a year during which we made little or no progress on some of the issues that I care most about: climate change, the long-term federal debt, social mobility (aka the American dream), and our dysfunctional Congress. Yet I remain an optimist. Texas drought 2011 I could write many words about our...[read more]

My five New Year’s wishes

January 3, 2010 by Marc Gunther

Corporate America: Making the world a better place…or not. That used to be the tagline of this blog, and it remains the standard I use to judge companies. Are the jobs they create enabling their employees to flourish? Are their products and services improving lives? Are their shareholders earning good returns? Are they making their...[read more]

Climate Change Schizophrenia

April 23, 2009 by Marc Gunther

I’ve been a fan of Slate since the Microsoft/Michael Kinsley days and more recently I’ve been enjoying The Big Money, Slate’s business and economics site, featuring the amazingly prolific Dan Gross. So I’m pleased today to make my first contribution to Slate and The Big Money. It’s a story about climate change politics. The story asks:...[read more]