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  • Date: December 03, 2013

Community choice aggregation is one new way that cities are bringing 100% renewable electricity to their residents. What is it and how does it work? Keya Chatterjee, WWF’s director of renewable energy and footprint outreach, explains in two minutes:

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  • Date: November 06, 2013
  • Author: Bryn Baker, manager, renewable energy, WWF and Dan Seif, principal, RMI

WWF and RMI Hold Forum with Large Companies on the Riddles of Renewables

Empowered by aggressive climate and energy targets, companies more than ever before are driving the transition to renewable energy – but that effort is not without hurdles.

WWF’s Power Forward report, for example, showed that 60 percent of the Fortune 100 and Global 100 companies have climate goals. To meet these targets, renewables are high on the hit list but companies are finding buying and investing in renewable energy particularly challenging, even when they’re putting their shoulders into it. Witness Google’s white paper calling for new approaches to expand renewable electricity procurement options.

To address these challenges, WWF and RMI held a Corporate Renewable Energy Buyer’s Day. Companies representing more than $1 trillion in annual revenue discussed and prioritized how to best execute against these challenges.

Here’s what we found:

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  • Date: October 04, 2013
  • Author: Keya Chatterjee

Today at the Sustainable Cleveland Summit, WWF awarded the cities of Cleveland and Cincinnati with our first 'Bright Place to Live' awards for providing 100% renewable electricity to residents.

Just as more and more companies are procuring renewable electricity for their operations, many US cities are now assessing their options for going renewable. Companies and cities alike are purchasing certified Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) that prove electricity was produced with renewable energy, going even further to sign contracts called Power Purchase Agreements to buy new renewable electricity, and even beginning to produce their own renewable energy.

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  • Date: June 18, 2013
  • Author: Mike Robinson - General Motors

Not too long ago I suppose, it would have been hard to believe that General Motors and World Wildlife Fund could be in agreement on how to protect the planet. But with today’s release of  The 3% Solution report by WWF and CDP, it has become clear to me that we are on the same page when it comes to many of the actions needed to halt the steady rise of the globe’s temperature.

I say this with confidence because the activity described in this report is similar to what we have been doing for the last three years – and I’m here to say that it works.

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  • Date: June 13, 2013
  • Author: Shaun Martin

You’re a business leader. You studied hard in business school, earned your MBA and as a result, are fully equipped to succeed. Well, almost.

If you are reading this blog, chances are you want to work from within a company to improve its performance while greening its business practices. Perhaps you’ve taken some courses on climate change and already understand the urgent need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Great! We need more people like you! But if you really want to make meaningful change, there are a five things you should understand that, in my opinion, are not taught nearly enough at institutions of higher education, whether in business, public health, engineering, or ecology. So before you set out to change the world, consider this:

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  • Date: June 11, 2013
  • Author: Marty Spitzer

WWF Report Makes the Business Case for Tackling Climate Change

Climate change is impacting each of us in profound ways. Intense storms, drought, heat waves, rising sea levels and warming oceans are becoming increasingly common. The world’s species are struggling to adapt. Biodiversity is declining. Habitats are threatened. Governments are spending record amounts of taxpayer dollars to rebuild after extreme weather. American businesses are seeing unpredictable weather patterns, resource shortages and extreme weather threaten their growth and productivity, and as a result, their profits.

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