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Solar  -  March 12, 2021

Nashville approves construction of 3.2 MW of solar power

The Nashville, Tenn., Metro Council unanimously voted last week to allow the installation of 9,777 solar panels at three water treatment plants that will bring 3.2 MW of generation capacity to the city.

Energy Efficiency  -  March 10, 2021

Aflac issues $400 million sustainability bond

Aflac Incorporated announced March 8 that it has issued its first sustainability bond at $400 million to finance existing or future investments in environmental or social projects.

Energy Efficiency  -  March 10, 2021

Santa Fe to see $88.6K in savings from energy efficiency overhaul

The City of Santa Fe, N.M., announced March 9 the competition of an energy efficiency project that is expected to save the city $88,649 in annual electricity and natural gas costs.

Energy Efficiency  -  March 9, 2021

Chipotle ties executive compensation to sustainability metrics

Chipotle Mexican Grill announced last week a new Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) structure that will hold its executives more accountable to its goals by tying executive compensation to its ESG accomplishments.

Sourcing Renewables  -  March 8, 2021

Mastercard issues $600 million sustainability bond

Mastercard announced March 3 that it successfully priced a $600 million Sustainability Bond that will fund projects in carbon reduction, supporting environmental choices for customers and fostering inclusive growth.

GHG Emissions  -  March 8, 2021

City of Santa Monica creates zero-emissions delivery zone

The City of Santa Monica announced on Feb. 25 that it deployed a zero-emissions delivery zone within a one-square mile voluntary area by partnering with tech and delivery companies and community organizations.

Distributed Energy Resources  -  March 4, 2021

Six US utilities join together to create interstate EV charging highway

A group of six major utilities announced March 2 a new coalition that will focus on creating a network of electric vehicle charging stations across major highways in the South, Midwest, Gulf, and Central Plains regions.

GHG Emissions  -  March 4, 2021

FedEx commits to carbon-neutral operations by 2040

FedEx Corp. announced on March 3 that it set a goal to achieve carbon–neutral operations globally by 2040. To help reach this goal, FedEx is designating more than $2 billion of the initial investment in three key areas: vehicle electrification, sustainable energy and carbon sequestration.  

Finance  -  March 3, 2021

Jigar Shah to lead $40 billion DOE clean tech loan effort

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced on March 3 the appointment of clean energy industry pioneer Jigar Shah as Director of the Loan Program Office, which will oversee more than $40 billion in loan authority across manufacturing, innovative finance, and tribal energy projects.

GHG Emissions  -  March 3, 2021

Citi's new CEO commits the bank to net zero by 2050

Citigroup's new CEO, Jane Fraser, announced on her first day as CEO on March 1 that the investment bank will be net zero in carbon emissions by 2050.

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