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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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Energy Efficiency  -  June 3, 2019

Union Pacific posts energy consumption decline

Union Pacific’s utility conservation projects reduced energy consumption by 3.1 million kWh in 2018, which is enough to annually power more than 280 U.S. homes. The company reported that many conservation projects were employee-driven solutions such as retrofitting lights with LED bulbs and upgrading air compressor systems.
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Energy Storage  -  June 1, 2019

Weekend reads: World's largest energy storage project; How much oil in an EV?

It's the weekend! Kick back and catch up with these must-read articles from around the web:
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May 31, 2019 - By Tom Murray, EDF + Business

Activist CEOs: A new reality for corporate America

The days when business leaders could dodge social or political issues are coming to an end. In this column from EDF Climate Corp, Tom Murray says executives need to publicly and visibly put company values to work.
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GHG Emissions  -  May 31, 2019

KLM invests in sustainable fuel

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has committed itself for a 10-year period to the development and purchase of 75,000 metric tons of sustainable aviation fuel a year, which is expected to deliver a CO2 reduction of at least 85%, compared to fossil fuel.
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