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Wind  -  April 3, 2020

DOE invests $20 million into offshore wind research

The U.S. Department of Energy announced April 1 that it will be investing $20 million in offshore wind energy resource characterization and technology demonstrations
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Commercial  -  April 3, 2020

GM, Honda team up on new EV models

General Motors and Honda are teaming up to develop two new all-electric vehicles featuring GM’s global EV platform and proprietary Ultium batteries and Honda’s exterior and interior.
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GHG Emissions  -  April 3, 2020

Coronavirus causes largest emissions drop since WWII, but they will bounce back

The Global Carbon Project estimates that global carbon emissions could fall by the largest amount since World War Two this year as a result of the coronavirus-induced economic crisis, but if the world doesn’t take drastic action those emissions
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Regulation  -  April 2, 2020 - By Caitlin Marquis, Advanced Energy Economy

UPDATE: Understanding the MOPR - What an Obscure FERC Rule Could Mean for Renewable Energy Buyers

The hottest four-letter word of 2020 is MOPR (Minimum Offer Price Rule), which has become a top concern of clean energy advocates, advanced energy developers, and large power users. This column from Caitlin Marquis of Advanced Energy Economy explores the implications of this FERC rule, which poses a threat to both state clean energy policies and voluntary purchases of renewable energy in PJM - and offers an update following PJM's March compliance filing to FERC.
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Energy Efficiency  -  April 2, 2020

Los Angeles residential property to get $14.5M in C-PACE funding

A new multifamily residential property in the Koreatown neighborhood of Los Angeles will be receiving energy efficiency upgrades through $14.5 million in C-PACE funding between Counterpointe Sustainable Real Estate and the California Statewide Commun
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Sourcing Renewables  -  April 1, 2020 - By Better Buildings, U.S. Department of Energy

Chesapeake College: On-Campus Solar Energy and Storage

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recognized Better Buildings Challenge partner Chesapeake College for energy efficiency advances made throughout its Wye Mills, Maryland campus. Most recently, the college completed a 1.8-megawatt solar array with 1-megawatt battery backup. Here's how they did it.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  April 1, 2020

Clean hydrogen has potential to replace natural gas, report finds

A new report released March 30 by BloombergNEF finds that increasing the production of hydrogen from wind and solar power can be a powerful tool for reducing global greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
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Energy Efficiency  -  April 1, 2020

Pfizer issues first-ever $1.25 billion green bond

Pfizer Inc. announced March 27 the competition of a $1.25 billion ten-year green bond, a first for the company and for a biopharmaceutical company.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  April 1, 2020

Savannah commits to 100% clean energy transition by 2035

The city council of Savannah, Ga., unanimously adopted a resolution March 26 to pursue a community-wide goal of 100% renewable electricity before 2035.
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GHG Emissions  -  March 31, 2020

Barclays targets net-zero in operations and lending recipients

Barclays announced March 30 a target to reach net-zero carbon emissions in both its own activities and the activities it finances by 2050 after facing pressure to do so from a group of investors.
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