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July 2, 2020

Vail Resorts to cover 90% of electricity with new wind farm

Vail Resorts announced July 1 that they will be covering 90% of the electricity use at their 34 North American resorts with energy from an 82-turbine wind project that went online this week.
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GHG Emissions  -  July 2, 2020

House Democrats release climate plan for net-zero by 2050

Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives released a proposal on June 30 that would get the U.S. to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 by emphasizing the electrification of the transportation sector and deployment of clean energy technologies.
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Solar  -  July 2, 2020

Cox Communications installs solar + battery system

Cox Communications announced June 29 that they are building an integrated 360 kW solar and 560 kW onsite behind-the-meter battery storage project at their primary corporate office in San Diego.
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Commercial  -  July 1, 2020

McDonald's plans EV charging installations at UK Drive-Thrus

McDonald's announced June 29 that they will be installing electric vehicle charging stations across new and existing Drive-Thru restaurants in the United Kingdom.
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Wind  -  July 1, 2020

Verizon, Saint-Gobain ink agreements with 250 MW wind farm

Verizon and Saint-Gobain North America both signed VPPAs for a 250 MW wind farm in McLean County, Ill.
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GHG Emissions  -  July 1, 2020

Milliken cuts emissions 12.4% in one year

Milliken announced in their new sustainability report on June 25 that they reduced their greenhouse gas emissions 12.4% between 2018 and 2019 in pursuit of their target to reduce emissions by 25% before 2025.
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GHG Emissions  -  June 30, 2020

L’Oréal targets carbon neutrality, 100% RE by 2025

L'Oreal announced June 25 their "L'Oreal for the future" sustainability plan, which includes targets to achieve carbon neutrality and 100% renewable energy at all their sites before 2025 and reduce greenhouse gas emissions per finished product 50% from 2016 levels before 2030.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  June 30, 2020

New Bulleit distillery to be 100% carbon neutral

The global alcohol producer Diageo announced June 29 that their new Kentucky distillery for Bulleit whiskey is expected to be carbon neutral and powered by 100% renewable energy in an effort to achieve net-zero emissions and 100% renewable energy in all their operations by 2030.
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Solar  -  June 30, 2020

Bank of America completes long-term agreements for 10 solar projects

Bank of America announced June 29 a sweeping package of 10 new solar agreements totaling 200 MW that will provide over 340,000 MWh of clean energy annually and cover 100% of the electricity requirements in the Carolinas and Texas, which accounts for nearly 21% of the bank’s U.S. electricity use.
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Energy Efficiency  -  June 29, 2020

New York plans 500,000 streetlight LED overhaul

New York State will be replacing at least 500,000 streetlights with LED by 2025 under a new partnership between the New York Power Authority and Signify.
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