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January 16, 2018

Walmart saves $100 million in energy with LEDs

Walmart Stores Inc. has installed more than 1.5 million LED fixtures in more than 6,000 locations, the company announced on January 16 at the National Retail Federation’s Big Show.
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January 16, 2018

General Motors calls for greater access to wind and solar power

To meet the growing demand for clean energy at its factories, General Motors is calling for greater access to wind and solar power through expanded transmission lines.
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Microgrids  -  January 15, 2018

Microgrids power Army engineers’ effort in Puerto Rico

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is relying on microgrid technology as part of their continuing efforts to restore electrical power to areas in Puerto Rico hit hardest by Hurricane Maria.
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Wind  -  January 15, 2018

IRENA: Renewable technologies competitive by 2020

The cost of offshore wind power has declined by around 25% since 2010, making it comparable to other energy sources, according to a new cost analysis from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
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January 13, 2018

Weekend reads: Bitcoin Power, Trends to Watch & Home Biogas

Kick back with these must-read energy stories from around the web.
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Regulation  -  January 12, 2018

NYC announces goal to divest from fossil fuels

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Jan. 10 a goal to divest New York City’s $189 billion pension fund from fossil fuel companies within five years, making the city the first major US pension plan to take this action.
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Utilities  -  January 12, 2018

OPPD achieves 30% renewable energy sales goal

Renewable energy represented 30% of Omaha Public Power District’s retail sales in 2017
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January 11, 2018

Amazon data centers granted discount in Ohio

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has approved an economic development arrangement between Amazon subsidiary Vadata Inc. and AEP Ohio, including a 10-year discount for its data centers operating in AEP Ohio’s territory.
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January 11, 2018

Virginia seeks to join RGGI

Virginia could be the first southern state to cap carbon emissions and join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a step announced as part of the joint legislative agenda proposed on Jan. 10 by Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Gov.-elect Ralph Northam.
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Solar  -  January 10, 2018

Tesla begins solar roof production at gigafactory

Tesla Inc. has begun production of electricity-producing shingles, more than a year after the company introduced the concept, according to a report from Bloomberg News.
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