Here’s what business leaders are saying about clean energy standards

  Following the introduction of a new resolution by U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and U.S. Representatives John K. Delaney (Md.-06) and Ben Lujan (N.M.-03), dozens of business leaders from across the country shared their views this week on the need for strong clean energy standards At Business Forward briefings across the county, small business owners, entrepreneurs, investors, and executives have said that businesses are already feeling the effects of climate change. From 2010 to 2014,...

PepsiCo, Verizon earn ENERGY STAR highest honor

As people around the country join together for Earth Day to demonstrate their commitment to protecting the environment, companies are getting recognized for taking action to address climate change. Just this week, Business Forward member companies PepsiCo and Verizon received an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award from the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy for their ongoing commitment to energy saving practices. The highest level of...

Businesses are Saving More Than $1 Billion Annually by Reducing Energy Consumption

Clean energy is becoming “business as usual” for many companies as they save money and reduce emissions, according to an analysis of America’s largest corporations. Of the 53 Fortune 100 companies that reported their energy targets to CDP, all saved at least $1.1 billion annually by cutting emissions and using clean energy. In 2012, these companies reduced emissions by 58.3 million metric tons of CO2, equivalent to retiring 15 coal plants. Nearly half of Fortune 500 companies...

Local Leadership Council Spotlight: Deep Patel

GigaWatt’s Deep Patel, whose first name means “light” in Hindi, is on a mission to help companies harness the power of the sun—and their voices. As businesses large and small look for ways to improve their energy security and decrease their dependence on limited fossil fuels, companies like CBS have turned to GigaWatt to help them meet their energy needs with renewable power. From engineering, financing, and permitting to installation and ongoing maintenance, the company helps...

Modernize Our Outdated Energy Infrastructure

In today’s Politico, Tony Earley, chairman and CEO of PG&E, a Business Forward member, and Edwin Hill, International president of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, make a smart case for the importance of upgrading and modernizing our aging infrastructure, generating thousands of good paying jobs and helping lay the foundation for a clean energy economy. Imagine buying the latest computer with access to all the state-of-the-art games and programs — and then trying...