Large Corporations Are Driving America’s Renewable Energy Boom. And They’re Just Getting Started

Large Corporations Are Driving America’s Renewable Energy Boom. And They’re Just Getting Started

by Julia Pyper, Senior Editor at Greentech Media
January 10, 2017

Large corporations aren’t typically thought of as environmental champions. But these companies now stand to be one of the most powerful advocates for clean energy in the U.S. -- both in Washington, D.C. and in states across the country.

A December report by Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) found that 71 of the Fortune 100 companies currently have renewable energy or sustainability targets, up from 60 companies just two years ago. Commitments among Fortune 500 companies have held steady over the past two years at 43 percent, or 215 firms.

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