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Sourcing Renewables  -  December 17, 2018

United Airlines to power flights with biofuel

United Airlines is expected to use biofuel created from a waste-to-energy plant for their planes.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  December 15, 2018

Weekend reads: Ups & downs of clean energy; Utility grid of the future

It's the weekend! Kick back and relax with these must-read energy stories from around the web:
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Energy Efficiency  -  December 14, 2018

Brandeis University upgrades with LED

Brandeis University has retrofitted a large part of its campus with LED lighting that is expected to reduce annual lighting costs by 78% for savings of about $32,000 per year.
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GHG Emissions  -  December 14, 2018

Maersk to cut carbon emissions by 2050

Danish group AP Moller Maersk, the world’s largest container shipping company, has pledged to be carbon neutral by 2050.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  December 13, 2018

Verizon sets clean energy goal

Verizon has set a goal to reach 50% clean energy use by 2025. Now at 2% renewables, the company previously indicated that it would only go to 4% in the foreseeable future.
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Solar  -  December 13, 2018

Intel signs 100 MW PPA

Intel Corp. has signed a PPA to provide 100 megawatts of solar power to the Intel Chandler-Ocotillo facility in Arizona. The 15-year agreement was signed with Salt River Project, a not-for-profit public power utility.
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Energy Efficiency  -  December 12, 2018

Norfolk Southern highlights efficiency achievements

Norfolk Southern Corporation announced it improved locomotive fuel efficiency by 5% in 2017 vs. 2016, conserving 23 million gallons of diesel fuel and avoiding more than 233,750 metric tons of GHG emissions.
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Solar  -  December 12, 2018

University of Illinois to add second solar farm

The University of Illinois (UI) plans to add a second solar farm that is expected to help the campus meet its goal of generating 5% of its energy needs from renewable sources as part of the Illinois Climate Action Plan (iCap). The existing solar installation currently generates about 2% of campus use.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  December 11, 2018

Bank of America commits to long-term RECs

Bank of America will purchase renewable energy certificates (RECs) generated from the first commercial integrated solar-wind hybrid power generation project in the U.S., to be built in Minnesota.
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Microgrids  -  December 11, 2018

Martha’s Vineyard to modernize with microgrids

The Martha’s Vineyard Transit Authority is implementing a plan to modernize its public transit system. The agency is currently replacing its fleet of 33 diesel buses with battery electric models
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