One of the six FiRe 2014 winners, Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), launched its Business Renewables Center (BRC) at the start of the month. The BRC accelerates investment flows from large companies into clean energy projects, aiming to double the installed capacity for solar and wind in the US by 2025.
The BRC acts as a guide for corporations, providing navigation support to determine the strategy and find the right experts. The platform will be of particular help to large companies with clean energy commitments. Nearly one-half of Fortune 500 companies have commitments to switch to renewables as an energy source and an initiative like BRC will be instrumental in supporting them secure affordable clean energy prices while meeting their corporate sustainability commitments and reducing the environmental impact.
With revenue of over $430 billion and electricity consumption of over 24 TWh per year, the BRC’s founding corporate buyers include Bloomberg, Becton Dickinson and Co, eBay , General Motors, Hewlett-Packard, Kaiser Permanente, Nestle Waters North America, Owens Corning, Salesforce.com, Sprint and VF Corporation. The platform aims to increase the number of member companies to 100 by the end of the year.
To learn more about the BRC and how you can become a corporate member, visit: www.rmi.org/business_renewables_center.