3Degrees honored as Bay Area Best and Brightest Company

Press Release | November 12, 2015

Progressive policies and creative businesses practices earn recognition, keep and attract employees 

San Francisco, CA – November 12, 2015  – 3Degrees announced today that it has been named a 2015 San Francisco Bay Area Best and Brightest Company. The designation is based on employee assessment of corporate culture, available benefits and opportunity for professional growth. 

At 3Degrees, the executive  leadership looks to develop policies and programs that keep staff interested and invested in the company. The company gives more than 75 percent of its employees stock options, offers ‘socially and environmentally focused’ 401(k) investments and covers time off for volunteering. 

In 2012 3Degrees became a BCorp, an alternative structure of incorporation that allows businesses to factor in the ‘benefit of all,’ not just shareholder goals, when defining success. That means community, suppliers, consumers, environment and of course employee well-being are all considered when setting practices and policy. Find out more about the BCorp approach and read the 3Degrees Annual Reports here. “3Degrees is only as good as our employees,” said CEO Steve McDougal. “BCorp status is one way we stand apart as a business and an employer,” continued Steve.

This is the second year in a row 3Degrees has earned Bay Area Best and Brightest Company in San Francisco. 


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3Degrees Receives EPA Green Power Leadership Award

Press Release | October 19, 2015

8th win recognizes Leadership in Community Solar, Renewable Energy Procurement

San Francisco, CA – October 19, 2015  -- 3Degrees announced today that it has received a 2015 Green Power Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  This award recognizes the country’s leading green power suppliers for their commitment to advancing the nation’s voluntary green power market. 

“We are proud to receive this prestigious award for the eighth time,” said Steve McDougal, 3Degrees CEO. “Our staff is committed to connecting people with cleaner energy on a massive scale, and it is an honor to be recognized for this work.”

In the past year, 3Degrees has focused on expanding renewable energy in the U.S. through three key initiatives:

  • Community Solar: 3Degrees is the industry leader on implementing voluntary community solar programs and is currently working with two major IOUs to launch their programs
  • Power Purchase Agreements: With more companies looking for an ownership stake in their renewable energy purchases, we are advising Fortune 500 clients on opportunities around renewable energy procurement
  • New projects: Over the past several years, 3Degrees has been instrumental in bringing new renewable energy projects online, working with suppliers and clients to create projects that are cost-effective and meet client needs

“EPA is pleased to recognize 3Degrees with a Green Power Supplier of the Year Award for its leadership in expanding the nation’s renewable energy industry,” said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. “Through its development of new renewable energy capacity, 3Degrees is helping to address climate change and put our country on a path to a future powered by renewable resources.”...

3Degrees joins Business Renewables Center

Press Release | July 28, 2015

Brings more than 10 years of renewable energy expertise to new group

San Francisco, CA – July 28, 2015  –3Degrees announced today that it has joined the Rocky Mountain Institute’s Business Renewables Center (BRC) as a transaction service provider.

The BRC was created to develop standards and best practices to reduce the complexity of large scale renewable transactions. This, in turn, would allow more corporations to invest in renewable energy, locking in long-term cost savings for their organization.

For more than 10 years, 3Degrees has been working with Fortune 500® clients, developing programs to help them meet their renewable energy goals. During this time, 3Degrees has played a leadership role in the renewable energy sector and has been named an EPA Supplier of the Year seven times. 

“With renewable energy prices dropping, this is a great time for companies to consider new options such as power purchase agreements (PPAs),” says Sarah Beth Penndorf, head of Renewable Energy Procurement for 3Degrees.  “We look forward to working with the BRC to help grow the market for large scale renewable energy procurement.” 

“We are excited to welcome 3Degrees to the BRC and look forward to working with them to develop new tools and refine existing solutions in order to scale up corporate renewable energy procurement,” says Lily Donge, principal at Rocky Mountain Institute.

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3Degrees is a renewable energy services company that partners with utilities and corporations to help them meet their sustainability goals. We provide renewable energy procurement,...