Business sector blasts past old record for renewable energy PPAs

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Solar Builder:This week, the Business Renewables Center (BRC), a membership program at Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), announced that corporate renewable energy procurement reached a new record in 2018, with 3.57 gigawatts (GW) of clean energy projects announced this year to date in the United States. This number exceeds both the 3.12 GW record set in 2015, the highest previous year, and the 2.89 GW contracted for in 2017.The announcement highlights the growth of corporate-backed renewable energy transactions, which have totaled 13.52 GW in the U.S. since 2008, according to data collected by RMI’s Business Renewables Center. To date, BRC member companies have been involved in 99 percent of all U.S.-based nonutility transactions for renewable energy, and the number of corporates contracting directly for clean energy has grown from just four companies in 2013 to nearly 60 companies today.Facebook was responsible for 2018’s record-tipping deal with its announcement on July 18, 2018 to purchase 437 megawatts (MW) of solar energy from Pacific Power for a data center in Oregon. Facebook is one of 140 companies that have pledged to purchase 100 percent renewable energy over the next few decades via the RE100 pledge.Jon Creyts, managing director at Rocky Mountain Institute, commented, “The Business Renewables Center applauds the acceleration of corporate renewable energy procurement and the dedication these companies are showing to turn commitment into action. We are bearing witness to unprecedented growth in this market, which is critical to achieving the goal of a clean, prosperous, and secure low-carbon economy.”More: Corporations have contracted for a record 3.57 GW in renewable energy in 2018 Business sector blasts past old record for renewable energy PPAslast_img read more

Diversified Machine Inc. makes winning pay off for IMCA Modifieds, Late Models, Sprints

first_imgLANCASTER, Pa. (May 23) – Diversified Machine Inc. makes a big award winner out of the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified driver making the most visits to victory lane this season.The new IMCA marketing partner gives a Bulldog CT-1 quick change rear end to the Modified driver with the most 40-point feature wins during the 2015 point season.Sixth through 10th place drivers in the national Modified, IMCA Late Model and IMCA Eagle Motorsports RaceSaver Sprint Car point standings each receive $100 product certificates from the Lancaster, Pa., manufacturer.“We’ve always been interested in IMCA, for a couple different reasons,” explained Sales Manager Dave Ely. “I’ve kept up with Super Nationals and racing in the Midwest. I’m as interested in what happens on race night at Spencer, Iowa, as I am what happens at the Knoxville Nationals.”“And I like the technical side of it,” added the veteran of 20 Sprint Car racing seasons. “I’m impressed when I see cars with eight inch tires, and the traction they create, racing three and four wide. That intrigues me.”Diversified Machine is owned by Jim and Tammy Haines, who started the business in 1991. DMI has expanded three times, most recently into a 66,000 square foot facility.The Bulldog Rear Ends line was introduced in 2004 and quickly became a favorite with Pennsylvania Sprint Series drivers. Research and development testing for Modified and Late Model rear ends began in 2009 and have been rolling off the production line ever since.“We really take pride that our products are made in the USA. We want people to know we’re the ‘Made In the USA Guys,’” Ely said. “It’s an important part of our philosophy. IMCA is also driven by people who have jobs in the USA.”Diversified Machine awards will be presented during the national banquet in November or mailed beginning the following week from the IMCA home office.The company’s growing dealership list includes fellow IMCA sponsors Allstar Performance, B & B Racing Chassis, Belleville Motorsports, Bob Harris Enterprises, Performance Bodies and Ricochet Race Components.“I whole heartedly believe racing is built around good people and this sport is filled with them,” Ely emphasized. “IMCA Modified, Late Model and Sprint Car drivers work hard all season. It’s cool to be part of this.”More information about DMI-made rear ends is available by calling 717 397-5347, on Facebook and at the website.“The Bulldog rear end is a high quality piece and a perfect quick change selection for our Modified, Late Model and Sprint Car drivers,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder observed. “The 2015 rule change has allowed us to develop this new relationship and help market the products of a great company like Diversified Machine.”last_img read more