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January 12, 2023

The Future of Renewable Energy: How our carbon reporting standards are set to change

This article focuses on the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol’s assessment of the need for additional guidance in Scope 2 emissions, specifically related to the market-based accounting methodology.

Carbon-free Energy
December 14, 2022

Sustainability 2.0 for Data centers: The 2023 decarbonization trend you can’t miss.

In this article, we will look at the 2023 decarbonization trends for data centers. We will focus on what leading data center companies are doing to eliminate indirect emissions from electricity consumption.

December 2, 2022

How to practically start a 24/7 Carbon-free Energy Journey

This is the fourth article in our series about 24/7 Carbon-free Energy. This article outlines the steps you may take to execute a 24/7 CFE strategy and a practical guide for anyone interested in pursuing 24/7 CFE for their business.

Carbon-free Energy
June 8, 2022

Why Implement A 24/7 Carbon-Free Energy Strategy

Why implement a 24/7 Carbon-free Energy strategy? Why is it the choice for businesses committed to contributing to and achieving true decarbonization? What are the benefits for corporate energy buyers, providers, and society?

Carbon-free Energy
June 1, 2022

What Is 24/7 Carbon-free Energy

Energy buyers are shifting away from the old and misleading ‘100% renewable’ claim towards a scientifically proven methodology to calculate the carbon footprint that everyone should adopt correctly.

Carbon-free Energy
May 20, 2022

A New Frontier: carbon-aware energy procurement

Here is the first article of a seven-part series from our CEO, Simone Accornero, explaining our unique perspective in this engaging debate around corporate clean electricity procurement, energy certification, and carbon accounting.

Carbon-free Energy
March 3, 2022

Nuclear energy for 24/7 carbon-free energy: What’s better for a net-zero future?

Classifying nuclear energy as a green energy source is a positive step for many. Others believe that the hazards of environmental or societal harm posed by nuclear accidents and radioactive waste outweigh the benefits.

Carbon-free Energy
January 12, 2022

Introducing 24/7 CFEscore: Your guide to carbon-free energy

Our new web-based tool allows renewable energy buyers to quickly determine their CFEscore and where they’re on the journey to 24/7 CFE. In this article, learn why a CFEscore is important and how to start using the tool to calculate yours.

Carbon-free Energy
January 11, 2022

NFTs for renewable energy certification - A solid use case

Have you ever wondered if NFTs will also appear in the energy sector? Well, they are already here. Read our latest article to learn about how we are bringing the world's first NFTs to the renewable energy sector to accelerate the energy transition.

Green Energy Tracking
December 22, 2021

RED III: The Impact on PPAs and GOs

Have you ever wondered what to expect from the REDIII? The revisions to the Renewable Energy Directive II (RED II) aim to double the share of renewables by 2030. Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) and Guarantees of Origin (GOs) will also undergo significant changes that will aid in the development of these markets.

November 30, 2021

Science Based Targets For Companies Explained

The Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) is one of the leading platforms for setting globally recognised emission targets; read our article to learn what targets are aligned with the initiative, how to set a Science-Based Target, and why monitoring is critical to achieving your SBTs.

November 23, 2021

Why Green Telecoms Are Essential To Fighting Climate Change

Why Are Green Telecommunications Necessary in the Fight Against Climate Change? Read about why telecommunications businesses are important in the battle against climate change, what they can do to help construct a cleaner future, and what energy related tools they may use to do so.

November 15, 2021

The truth behind the 100% renewable energy claim

It may come as a surprise, but 100% Renewable Energy does not mean that no CO2 was emitted. So, when today's corporate giants claim to be 100% renewable, are they really? In some measure yes, but technically, no. The truth is more complicated, of course. But in the end, the semantics really don't matter.

November 15, 2021

Carbon Pricing Explained: Emerging Pricing Trends And Approaches

COP26 made carbon prices skyrocket. This is a comprehensive article on Carbon Pricing methodologies, plus some advices for avoiding the risk related with increasing carbon prices.

October 28, 2021

Power-To-X: The Importance Of Green Electricity Traceability

Find out an explanation about Power to X, which solutions are available and emerging around Power to X, and why this topic is relevant for the transition to carbon-free energy of the economy.

October 25, 2021

Net Zero Carbon vs. Carbon Neutral: What You Need To Know About The Energy Sector

Discover what are the main differences between "net-zero carbon" and "carbon-neutral" and the relation with the energy sector.

September 28, 2021

Data Centers Energy Management: Transition To Renewable Energy

In this article, we discuss the latest energy management solutions for sustainable data centers. We share our experience gained working with Microsoft & other firms.

September 21, 2021

Manage Your Energy Data: Energy Monitoring Software Types And Differences

Companies can use a variety of different types of energy monitoring software to monitor, manage, and report on energy usage. Here you have an updated benchmark.

August 19, 2021

5 Key Updates to the Renewable Energy Directive II (REDII)

Find out the outline made by our team about the key changes the Renewable Energy Directive II received.

August 18, 2021

The Nº1 Long-Term Corporate PPA Risk You Missed

Read about one of the risks that corporates are missing in long-term PPAs and which are the steps to make to avoid it.

July 8, 2021

Scope 3 Emissions Reporting: Solving The Transparency Issue

Scope 3 emissions reporting is an important topic and is a challenge for sustainability managers. Learn the issues around Scope 3 transparency and how they can be overcome.

June 2, 2021

5 Data challenges and solutions for Energy and Emissions Reporting

Whether reporting is mandatory or voluntary, energy data must be accurate and reliable. Once it's in the public domain, there's no turning back, and inaccurate data can harm a company's reputation, turn off investors, and result in a loss of trust.

May 19, 2021

Electrical grid decarbonisation: 24/7 clean energy becomes a reality

EnergyTag, FlexiDAO, CertiQ and ENECO present a pilot project for 24/7 clean energy implementation at scale

April 28, 2021

Green Hydrogen: How to Guarantee its Renewable Origin

Blockchain acts as a digital notary which ensures and traces that the green hydrogen sourced by a company is produced with renewable energy.

April 14, 2021

Reporting Scope 2 Emissions: GHG Protocol Explained

Reporting Scope 2 Emissions can be complex for many companies. Learn the basics of Scope 2 emissions and what to consider in your carbon reporting.

March 31, 2021

Physical PPA Vs. Virtual PPA Agreement: How To Choose a PPA

Corporate Power Purchase Agreements (PPA’s) are becoming more popular and continued growth in the market is expected. However, there are different options in the market that energy buyers need to be aware of. In this article, we discuss two common options – the Physical and Virtual PPA agreement.

March 18, 2021

Purchasing Renewable Energy: Energy Products Compared

There are many renewable energy purchasing options available on the market. As a corporation, learn what the options are, their benefits and drawbacks.

March 3, 2021

Sustainability & Energy Myths and Facts: 5 Misconceptions About Clean Energy

It’s time to debunk common energy myths and replace them with realities. Learn five misconceptions about clean energy.

December 16, 2020

5 Ways in Which Data Can Help Make Better Energy Procurement Decisions

The role of an Energy Procurement Manager is becoming more diverse and complex. We discuss how getting energy data directly from the source of production can help an Energy Procurement Manager achieve their goals.

December 3, 2020

How to Reduce the Cost of Corporate Energy and Sustainability Reporting

Corporate sustainability reporting is now an annual requirement for most businesses. This has naturally led to an increase in annual operating costs to collect and audit data, and creating the reports. In this article, we dig deeper into each process to find where real cost savings can be made. 

November 19, 2020

Energy Trends 2021: What’s Happening In Energy & Sustainability

The pandemic has given us an opportunity to take a step back and rethink our response to climate change. Governments are now putting more weight behind the green transition. We discuss some emerging trends in corporate energy and sustainability with expert insight from the team at FlexiDAO.

October 23, 2020

How to Create A Sustainability Report of Your Renewable Energy

A corporate sustainability report is vital. If you can effectively report on your renewable energy, then you can ensure a smoother alignment with the ongoing green energy transition.

October 10, 2020

How to Know What Renewable Energy Certificates You're Buying

Companies have several methods to procure green energy; however, each method has its advantages and disadvantages. A common method is through purchasing renewable energy certificates

October 7, 2020

The Importance of a Green Energy Procurement Strategy

A green energy procurement strategy will help your corporation stay on track with transparent and ethical renewable energy reporting.

September 23, 2020

How Blockchain Can Help Track Carbon Emissions Across Energy Supply Chains

With the energy transition well underway, disruptive technologies such as blockchain might hold the key to effectively tracking carbon emissions across the supply chain

September 23, 2020

What We Learned From Founding A Energy Blockchain Startup

Our team at Flexidao liked the idea of blockchain, and it’s ability to decentralize ownership and management. We liked the idea of being in control of our data, and we thought the concept was revolutionary. Our primary focus was first on microgrid management enabled by blockchain.

September 3, 2020

Energy Attribute Certificate vs. an Energy Traceability Software: What’s the Difference?

Energy Attribute Certificates (EACs) verify production and prove consumption of renewable energy. However, they're limited in terms of information exchange. Energy traceability softwares can help solve these challenges.

July 2, 2020

How Can Corporates Ensure a More Impactful Renewable Energy Procurement

Companies have several options to source renewable energy, but not all renewable energy is equally green. Sustainability leadership is now betting on additionality, proximity and emissionality.

April 29, 2020

The Past, Present and Future of Blockchain in Energy

What remained after the hype? What are the present challenges and opportunities of the present crisis? How would the future landscape look like?

March 30, 2020

Corporate Sustainability’s Impact on the Access to Company Capital

Sustainability is becoming a key factor to influence stock prices, interest rates and access to capital. This article explains the role of voluntary non-financial disclosure to access capital

September 12, 2019

Why You Shouldn't Trust Energy Data Oracles

Energy system runs on data, and to make the transition towards a truly smart grid with blockchain, we need to find a way to connect the meter data with the blockchain.

August 19, 2019

Is Blockchain the Future of Green Business Certification?

The following article looks at Guarantee of Origin - the current European certification mechanism for renewable energy -, analyzing its current strengths and limitations. Why is time so important when dealing with electricity?