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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.

Sourcing Renewables  -  March 4, 2021

City of Healdsburg completes largest U.S. floating solar farm

The City of Healdsburg, California announced on March 3 that it has completed a floating solar project, the largest completed in the United States to date.

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.

Distributed Energy Resources  -  March 3, 2021 - By NRG Energy, Inc.

Choice and Flexibility: DER Survey Insights, Part 2

As the modern grid evolves away from large central generation towards smaller on-site electricity production, the new electric paradigm has spurred the growth of an incredible array of on-site distributed energy resources. In Part 2 of this series from NRG Energy based on results of the 2020 State of Distributed Energy Resources study conducted by Smart Energy Decisions, NRG looks at which technologies are gaining ground and five steps to consider when evaluating the selection of DERs that are right for you.

GHG Emissions  -  March 3, 2021

Cargill furthers initiatives to reduce GHG emissions by 30% by 2030

Seafood provider Cargill announced on March 1 that its SeaFurther Sustainability initiative will help aqua farmers raise more sustainable seafood with less environmental impact.

Sourcing Renewables  -  March 2, 2021

IKEA plans for solar car parks at retail locations

IKEA announced on Feb. 25 that it has completed its first solar car park at its Baltimore location. The location has already seen an 84% decrease in the amount of energy needed to be purchased between September – December 2020, equating to a 57% energy cost savings for the store.

March 2, 2021

Georgia Power issues first green bond for $742 million

Georgia Power announced Feb. 26 that it issued its first sustainability bond for $742 million, representing the first sustainability bond for a domestic utility in the United States.

Energy Efficiency  -  March 2, 2021

City of Madison receives energy-efficiency grant

The U.S. Department of Energy announced that it will give Dane County and the City of Madison, Wisconsin a nearly $1 million grant to make energy efficiency improvements at its shared facilities.

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