What's the best way to buy renewable energy?

Big businesses are pursuing renewable energy goals at an increasingly rapid clip. Where to begin?

Big businesses are pursuing renewable energy goals at an increasingly rapid clip. Where to begin?

Green Biz | September 21, 2017

Buying renewable energy is getting easier.

Large U.S. corporations signed contracts this year through Sept. 19 to buy more than 2000 megawatts of renewable power, up nearly 30 percent from last year, and up from just 70 megawatts in 2012, according to the Business Renewables Center.

More than 100 large companies around the world — many based in the United States — have pledged to buy enough renewables to match 100 percent of the power they use. To achieve this, many companies are buying solar, wind or other renewable power directly from suppliers. Participants in VERGE17 in Santa Clara, California, this week discussed their companies' various renewable-power pursuits.

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