2016 In Review: Top 5 Perspectives

December 22, 2016 Lucie Frideling

2016 In Review: Top 5 Perspectives

We countdown the most popular blogs our audience loved throughout 2016… and we will be back in 2017 with even more blogs and updates! In the meantime, Happy Holidays!

NEO Network Participant PerspectivesNEO Network Accelerates Renewable Energy Transactions, Connects Buyers with Developers and Technology Providers
Last July, Schneider Electric introduced the New Energy Opportunities (NEO) Network™, a collaborative online platform that helps commercial and industrial companies quickly identify and vet renewable energy, cleantech and energy-efficiency prospects. The network simplifies and accelerates the buying process by connecting end users to viable projects and technologies. Continue reading here.

Energy BillYou’re Paying Too Much for Energy… No, Really

The low cost of crude oil has suppressed natural gas and electricity prices. Energy is unusually cheap — right now. So, from a purchasing perspective, nothing to see or do here, right? Not true. The actual energy used to power a facility or any type of operation accounts for less than 50 percent of a utility bill. The other half of the pie, known as non-commodity charges, continues to increase. Continue reading here.


Introducing Continuous Efficiency — a New Approach to Global Energy Management              In October, Schneider Electric introduced Continuous Efficiency, a suite of managed services and software that combines the knowledge of Schneider Electric experts with sophisticated tools and technology. The mix of onsite and remote support, as well as software, allows companies to uncover savings opportunities, implement changes at both the site and enterprise level, and constantly refine performance. Continue reading here.ce_graphic

Wind turbine field at sunset, dramatic sky

Large-Scale Renewable Energy Helps Hewlett-Packard Meet Aggressive GHG-Reduction Goals Renewable energy continues to gain momentum and large energy consumers have taken notice. Many of the world’s best known brands have locked into long-term renewable Power Purchase Agreements (PPA), guaranteeing clean energy to advance sustainability progress and achieve budget certainty. Continue reading here.


04-21-unfccc-parisThe Paris Agreement Is On! This comes less than a year after the Conference of the Parties (COP) adopted the agreement into the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) during last year’s COP annual meeting — better known as COP 21 — in Paris. For the agreement to take effect, 55 members of the UN had to ratify the accord, and those countries had to account for at least 55 percent of the world’s carbon emissions. Continue reading here.

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