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Energy Efficiency  -  June 7, 2019

2019 Better Buildings Progress Report

The 2019 Progress Report from Better Building highlights the accomplishments of the 900+ partners working with the Better Buildings Initiative to share and replicate positive gains in energy efficiency while also creating jobs and increasing market competitiveness in the commercial, industrial, government, and residential sectors.
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Solar  -  June 7, 2019

Solar at NASA WFF to power 80% of facility

Ground has been broken for a solar array project at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center’s Wallops Flight Facility (NASA WFF) in Wallops Island, Virginia. The project will meet at least 80% of the site’s electrical consumption once complete.
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Distributed Energy Resources  -  June 6, 2019

Walmart adds 120+ charging stations nationwide

Walmart and Electrify America announced that more than 120 plus ultra-fast electric vehicle (EV) charging stations are now operational and open to the public at Walmart stores in 34 states across the U.S.
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Wind  -  June 6, 2019

Crown signs wind VPPA, heads towards 100%RE

Crown Holdings, Inc. has signed a 15-year VPPA to utilize wind power in all of its U.S. and Canadian beverage can plants starting on July 1, 2020. The agreement is a step towards the company’s goal of running 100% renewable electricity by 2050,
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Sourcing Renewables  -  June 5, 2019 - By Patrick Flynn, Salesforce

It’s time for Virginia to power a clean energy future

Salesforce is calling on Virginia’s utilities, regulators, and lawmakers to prioritize clean energy in their policymaking and grid-planning activities. This column from Patrick Flynn, VP of sustainability at Salesforce, argues that with 70% of the world's internet traffic flowing through data centers in Virginia, the state needs to do better than generating only less than 6% of its power from renewable resources.
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June 5, 2019

Starbucks closes innovative 3-project RE deal

Starbucks has purchased a three-project renewable energy portfolio comprising wind and solar farms in North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Texas. The PPA portfolio will provide clean power to the electricity grids that serve more than 3,000 U.S. Starbucks stores and communities by 2021, when all three projects are online.
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Solar  -  June 5, 2019

Bank of America aims for targets with solar at 60+ locations

Bank of America announced the expansion of its environmental operations efforts to include the installation of solar panels across multiple locations through its Onsite Solar Initiative. These actions will move the bank closer to meeting its targets of carbon neutrality and purchasing 100% renewable electricity by the end of 2020, as well as its goals to reduce location-based GHG emissions by 50% and energy use by 40% in the same timeframe. 
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June 4, 2019

First solar PPA for Energy Transfer

Energy Transfer, the Dallas-based Fortune 100 oil and gas pipeline company has signed its first-ever dedicated PPA for solar power.
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Solar  -  June 4, 2019

Anheuser-Busch hits 100% RE goal with solar PPA

Anheuser-Busch has reached its 2025 goal to source 100% of their U.S. electricity needs from renewable sources ahead of schedule with the signing of a 15-year solar PPA.
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Energy Efficiency  -  June 3, 2019 - By Sal Alhelo, JCPenney

The Blind Spot in Efficiency Management

To enjoy an energy efficient building, your overall strategy must address two different areas of energy efficiency: the regular routine (automation) and the irregular (anomalies). In this column, Sal Alhelo of JCPenney warns that addressing only one of these two areas - or worse, applying the same strategy to both - means you are likely wasting energy.
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