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Energy Efficiency  -  August 9, 2017

Trucking company increases fleet efficiency

A Southwest-based transportation company recently completed a purchase of 1,000 solar power systems for its fleet of Navistar commercial trucking fleet and exceeded the SuperTruck program improvement goals set by the U.S. DOE.
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Energy Procurement  -  August 7, 2017

Caesars cuts energy use, GHG emissions

Caesars Entertainment Corp. recently released its 2017 sustainability report, reflecting its drop in total energy use and increase in renewable energy following a deal approved earlier this year that allowed the gaming corporation's Nevada facilities to stop buying power from their utilities.
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Energy Storage  -  August 3, 2017

IKEA offers solar energy storage to UK customers

IKEA has announced plans to roll out a whole new offering to homeowners: Energy storage.
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Energy Efficiency  -  August 1, 2017

IBM cuts annual energy use by 5.3%

In 2016, IBM made significant strides in reducing its energy use and carbon emissions through a series of energy conservation projects that delivered annual savings equal to 5.3% of its total energy use, according to its newly released 2016 sustainability report.
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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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