Friday, April 5, 2019

REBA pressuring utilities for better renewable markets

Over 200 large companies, cities and universities are coming together to pressure electric utilities to develop better systems for companies to source renewable energy. It’s called the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA.)

REBA hopes to flex its purchasing power to support technological innovation and push utilities to offer more green options — calling for changes to public policy where necessary.

It’s really important that cities, representing communities, push to keep the process fair. Otherwise there’s a risk that companies like Wal-Mart could choose the cheapest sources, leaving the rest of us to pay for the more expensive renewable sources.

 Walmart has "a great desire to operate as cleanly and sustainably as possible," he says. "But we also want to operate at the lowest possible cost. With where renewable energy costs have come, we feel that in a number of markets renewable energy is going to be the best cost option.
Citizens, beware.

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