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Sourcing Renewables  -  July 31, 2017

Status report on US renewables portfolio standards

This report by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory provides an annual update on the U.S. renewables portfolio standard, including recent legislative revisions, key policy design features, compliance with interim targets, past and projected impacts on renewables development, and compliance costs.
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Regulation  -  July 31, 2017

NC bill banning new wind permits signed into law

A North Carolina bill revamping the state's solar energy policies to create a competitive marketplace was signed into law July 27 despite the inclusion of a provision that places a temporary ban on new wind farm permits.
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Microgrids  -  July 27, 2017

H-E-B installs backup power systems in Houston

A Texas-based grocery retailer announced July 12 its partnership with a local microgrid company to create an on-site natural gas generator system to power its stores when its utility service is down.
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Wind  -  July 27, 2017

AEP, GE, Invenergy partner on largest US wind farm

GE Renewable Energy and Invenergy are teaming up to build the largest wind farm in the country, which will then be purchased by utility giant American Electric Power for $4.5 billion.
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Solar  -  July 26, 2017

UVA teams up on Virginia solar farm

The University of Virginia announced July 20 that it signed a 25-year agreement with a proposed 120-acre solar facility in Virginia to purchase all the power generated on the solar farm to contribute to its electricity use on campus.
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GHG Emissions  -  July 26, 2017

Vail Resorts announces net-zero goal

Vail Resorts announced July 25 its commitment to energy reduction and renewable energy powering of its operations as part of its "Epic Promise for a Zero Footprint" program.
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Microgrids  -  July 25, 2017

DOE, Panasonic, Xcel team up on smart-city development

The U.S. DOE announced July 21 that it is teaming up with Xcel Energy and Panasonic on Peña Station NEXT, a smart-city mixed use facility in Denver, Colo.
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Utilities  -  July 8, 2017

Weekend reads: Rick Perry fails econ; EPA to critique climate science; Edison Energy's exec shakeup & more

Kick back with these must-read energy news stories from around the web (and one from us this week, too).
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Distributed Energy Resources  -  May 23, 2017

Trinity College installing 1.4 MW fuel cell plant

With the installation of a new 1.4 MW fuel cell power plant, Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., is expecting to save 30% on its annual energy costs.
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May 18, 2017 - By Amy Poszywak

Advocates call on Amazon to save struggling nukes

As the fate of two Ohio nuclear plants continues to hang in the balance, a group of "concerned citizens, scientists, business leaders, conservationists and community leaders" in the state have called on Amazon.com Inc. to help support them.
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