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While the President-elect faces an uphill battle on aggressively climate action without control of Congress, there is still much he can do by simply aligning finance to address the risks associated with climate-fueling activities.
This quarter, several corporate procurement announcements were coupled with broader environmental, social and governance considerations.
Almost 2.5 gigawatts of new procurement contracts were inked in the quarter, featuring a mix of the usual suspects and new players.
Not only have costs have fallen around 70 percent since 2009, it's also tough to beat the massive capacity of wind farms.
So far, money is still flowing into utility-scale deals but it's harder to come by for residential, distributed solar, commercial and industrial, and community solar projects.
Will this upheaval slow clean energy goals? There's strong reason for optimism.
The corporate renewable procurements disclosed in the fourth quarter of 2019 were remarkable for being unremarkable.