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Power Prices  -  August 21, 2017

Private equity to acquire Calpine for $5.6B

Less than a year after Calpine Corp. announced its acquisition of Noble Americas Energy Solutions LLC, a large independent supplier of power to commercial and industrial retail customers, Calpine itself is being taken over amid sustained challenges to the broader merchant power sector.
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Energy Efficiency  -  August 18, 2017

Cooper Tire & Rubber cuts energy use 18%

Findlay, Ohio-headquartered Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. said Aug. 11 that it has reduced energy usage intensity by 18% since 2009.
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Distributed Energy Resources  -  August 16, 2017

Equinix signs on for massive fuel cell deployment

Global interconnection and data center company Equinix announced Aug. 16 the signing of a power purchase agreement for the deployment of behind the meter fuel cells at 12 sites across the U.S.
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Solar  -  August 15, 2017

California winery nears carbon neutral operation

Becoming the latest Napa Valley winery to embrace solar power, Delicato Family Vineyards on Aug. 14 announced the completion of a rooftop PV system at Black Stallion Estate Winery.
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Distributed Energy Resources  -  August 14, 2017

NY launches portal to connect businesses, utilities

A mile marker within New York's "Reforming the Energy Vision" initiative, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, known as NYSERDA, has launched a digital portal meant to help businesses connect with electric utilities
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Sourcing Renewables  -  August 14, 2017

Salesforce hits 100% RE for 2 office buildings

Cloud computing and customer relationship management company Salesforce.com Inc. announced Aug. 7 that two of its office towers in San Francisco are now sourcing 100% renewable energy.
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Energy Efficiency  -  August 1, 2017

IBM cuts annual energy use by 5.3%

In 2016, IBM made significant strides in reducing its energy use and carbon emissions through a series of energy conservation projects that delivered annual savings equal to 5.3% of its total energy use, according to its newly released 2016 sustainability report.
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Regulation  -  July 31, 2017

NC bill banning new wind permits signed into law

A North Carolina bill revamping the state's solar energy policies to create a competitive marketplace was signed into law July 27 despite the inclusion of a provision that places a temporary ban on new wind farm permits.
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Solar  -  July 29, 2017

Weekend reads: Britain's gas car ban; Warren Buffett's energy powerhouse; the rise of RE in Texas & more

Kick back with these must-read energy news stories from around the web.
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Microgrids  -  July 27, 2017

H-E-B installs backup power systems in Houston

A Texas-based grocery retailer announced July 12 its partnership with a local microgrid company to create an on-site natural gas generator system to power its stores when its utility service is down.
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