31 Dec
2020

BNEF: Corporate Renewable Investments Are Soaring

first_imgBNEF: Corporate Renewable Investments Are Soaring FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg:AT&T Inc. and Walmart Inc. are among 36 businesses, government agencies and universities that have agreed to buy 3.3 gigawatts of wind and solar power so far this year. That’s on track to shatter the previous high of 4.8 gigawatts of disclosed deals last year, according to a report Monday by Bloomberg New Energy Finance.One of the key reasons is that smaller companies are more comfortable doing these deals now. “There’s a blueprint now,” said Kyle Harrison, a New York-based analyst at Bloomberg New Energy Finance. “So it’s a lot easier for other companies to do it.” In addition to the 4.8 gigawatts in announced deals last year, BNEF also estimates 600 megawatts of undisclosed contracts were signed in Asia.The gains are also due to local renewables program and growing demand in international markets like Mexico and Australia.Google and other big technology companies have driven the trend, but the pool of clean-power buyers is deepening. Smaller companies have benefited from growing standardization in the ways companies agree to buy clean energy. Sometimes these companies are recruited to buy wind and solar power from the same power plant as larger buyers that function “like anchor tenants,” Harrison said.More: Businesses Are Buying More Renewable Power Than Ever Beforelast_img read more

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18 Dec
2020

Grow your credit union’s Truffula trees

first_img 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Five techniques to gather insights about current and potential members.by: Tansley StearnsAs an English major and a lover of books, one of my joys as mother of my four-year old daughter, MacKenzie, is reading Doctor Seuss. Her favorite is “The Lorax.”The book is full of lessons. But the line that echoes in my head as we work with credit unions to develop and grow their competencies of innovation is this: “Truffula trees are what everyone needs.”Our Filene Method of Innovation, born out of our i3 program (Ideas, Innovation, Implementation) is grounded in human-centered design. This approach helps credit unions avoid adopting the next coolest thing just because it is cool.The entire process revolves around understanding and gathering insights from current and potential members, and employees. Those insights shine a light on the biggest problems these different constituents face.In a member-centric culture, that is where the best ideas begin. They are the seeds and water for your credit union’s Truffula Trees. continue reading »last_img read more

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19 Sep
2020

Over 100 graduate from DCC/GCC summer camp

first_imgOVER one hundred students yesterday graduated from a youth camp that was the joint initiative of the Demerara and Georgetown cricket clubs.Yesterday afternoon’s closing featured remarks by technical director of the camp, Roger Harper, who commended all those present for their commitment to the event.Meanwhile, head coach Mark Harper contended that the students must take what they have learnt and practise same if they wish to be successful in the future.Also present during the ceremony was DCC president Patrick Harding, as well as sponsors, parents and well-wishers.The two-week camp focused on bowling, batting and fielding among other aspects of cricket.last_img

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