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June 24, 2019

ENGIE greens power for SED’s Distributed Energy Forum

ENGIE North America is shaping a sustainable future by supplying renewable energy certificates (RECs) to Smart Energy Decisions' Distributed Energy Forum, June 24-26 at the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center near Denver, Colorado.
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Utilities  -  June 24, 2019

Nevada customers to receive payment for staying with utility

The city of Henderson, Nev. and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority will receive $1 million in annual cash payments from NV Energy over the next five years.
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Solar  -  June 24, 2019

Whole Foods plans a 2.6 MW solar project

Whole Foods Markets announced June 24 the installation of more than 2.6 MW of solar projects that will be installed across eight of its operating locations in California and Nevada, with one site combining an integrated storage system.
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GHG Emissions  -  June 22, 2019

Weekend reads: Energy transition in 12 charts; Cities vs. climate change

It's the weekend! Kick back and catch up with these must-read articles from around the web:
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Distributed Energy Resources  -  June 21, 2019

Marines add distributed energy at Parris Island

A $91 million comprehensive energy resiliency and energy infrastructure project has been completed at the United States Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) Parris Island, South Carolina.
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Energy Efficiency  -  June 21, 2019

AgroFresh improves sustainability of apple production supply chain

AgroFresh's SmartFresh food-waste reduction initiative has improved the sustainability of the apple supply chain by taking more than 8 million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) out of the system, the company announced June 20.
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GHG Emissions  -  June 20, 2019

Best Buy sets goal for its consumers and itself

After reducing its carbon emissions more than 50% percent, Best Buy is committing to its next goal: decreasing its own emissions 75% from a 2017 baseline and helping consumers reduce their carbon emissions by 20% and save $5 billion on utility costs by 2030.
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Regulation  -  June 20, 2019

New York State passes most ambitious clean-energy bill to date

The New York State legislature approved June 20 the most aggressive clean energy bill in the country to date, including a goal to source all electricity from emission-free sources by 2040 and an 85% reduction in economy-wide emissions by 2050.
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June 19, 2019

Energy-sector blockchain launches

The Energy Web Foundation (EWF) announced that it has launched the Energy Web Chain (EW Chain), the world’s first public, open-source, enterprise-grade blockchain tailored to the energy sector. EWF is currently tracking 17 decentralized applications that focus on creating customer and business value by expanding markets for renewable energy trading, increasing the effectiveness and depth of demand response programs, and streamlining electric vehicle charging.
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June 19, 2019

Solar, wind to power almost 50% of grid by 2050

Falling cost for wind, solar and battery technology will result in a grid nearly half-powered by the two fast-growing renewable energy sources by 2050, according to the latest projections from BloombergNEF (BNEF).
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