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September 13, 2018

IKEA accelerates plan for EV home deliveries

The IKEA Group announced on Sept. 13 an accelerated timeline for providing home deliveries via electric vehicles (EV) in five major cities. The new target of 2020 is part of the company’s plan to reach 100% zero emissions for last-mile home delivery.
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GHG Emissions  -  September 13, 2018

United Airlines pledges 50% GHG cut by 2050

United Airlines announced on Sept. 13 a commitment to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2050 from a 2005 baseline, the equivalent of removing 4.5 million vehicles from the road each year.
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Energy Efficiency  -  September 12, 2018 - By Mary Barra, General Motors

We believe in an all-electric future, here’s what we’re doing today to get there

Nearly a year ago, General Motors' Chairman and CEO Mary Barra announced the company's vision of a future of zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion. Their journey to the future is underway.
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September 12, 2018

Herman Miller to reach 100% RE

Furnishings manufacturer Herman Miller, furnishings manufacturer signed a four-year PPA to power its Spring Lake, Mich. manufacturing locations with 100% renewable energy. The company will receive approximately 25,000 megawatt hours of wind energy annually.
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GHG Emissions  -  September 12, 2018

JM Smucker nears goal of 10% GHG reduction

The J.M. Smucker Company announced a 9.9% decline in absolute GHG emissions in 2017 from a 2014 baseline, while GHG emissions intensity was reduced by 7%.
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September 11, 2018

Lyft commits to carbon neutrality and 100% RE

Lyft announced it is now a fully carbon neutral company and has committed to purchase enough renewable energy to cover the electricity consumption of its entire company.
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September 11, 2018

California set 100% RE goal for 2045

California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation on Sept 10 to set a goal for all of the state’s electricity to come from renewable sources by 2045.
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September 10, 2018 - By Veena Ramani, Ceres

Ceres encourages better corporate sustainability reporting

A new report from Ceres shows that most global companies provide comparable disclosure of sustainability practices but far fewer companies disclose their sustainability performance in a way that is financially relevant. Corporate Secretary offers a plan for how corporate secretaries can help their companies disclose what matters.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  September 10, 2018

Kaiser Permanente signs PPA to hit carbon neutrality by 2020

Kaiser Permanente announced on September 10 that it will become the largest renewable energy purchaser in the U.S. healthcare sector with the signing of a PPA for 180 MW of clean energy. The purchase will also enable the company to achieve its goal of being carbon neutral in 2020.
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Energy Storage  -  September 8, 2018

Weekend reads: Mercedes takes on Tesla; Could the Sahara go green?

It's the weekend! Kick back and relax with these must-read energy stories from around the web:
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