Smart Energy Decisions News

July 20, 2019

Weekend reads: a Marshall Plan for climate change; Car-free city centers

It's the weekend! Kick back, stay cool and catch up with these can't-miss articles from around the web:
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Utilities  -  July 17, 2019

Georgia Power forced to double RE

The Georgia Public Service Commission on July 16 finalized Georgia Power Company’s 2019 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), increasing the required amount of renewable energy procurement to 2,210 megawatts, more than double the utility’s initial recommendation to add 1,000 megawatts by 2022.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  July 17, 2019

Utility acquires Geronimo Energy

National Grid, an investor-owned utility, has completed its $100 million acquisition of Geronimo Energy, a leading wind and solar developer in North America. The acquisition was made through its competitive non-regulated unit, National Grid Ventures
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July 16, 2019

Cargill, Bank of America to lead RE Sourcing Forum

Executives from Bank of America, Cargill, Philadelphia Energy Authority, and the City of Phoenix will lead the program for Smart Energy Decisions’ 2019 Renewable Energy Sourcing Forum, September 16-18 at the Ponte Vedra Beach Club & Inn, Po
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Energy Efficiency  -  July 16, 2019

Rite Aid highlights energy efficiency in first CSR report

Rite Aid announced it has installed LED lighting in nearly 20% of their stores and plans to add another 200 per year going forward. These installations have decreased annual electric consumption by 18 million kWh.
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July 15, 2019

UDR announces target with 1st CR report

UDR, Inc. has set initial targets to reduce energy consumption by 15% between 2015 and 2025, procure 10% of common area electricity through renewable energy sources by 2025, and reduce water consumption intensity by 10% between 2015 and 2025.
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July 15, 2019

QTS commits to 100% RE

QTS Realty Trust, a provider of hybrid colocation and mega-scale data center solutions in North America and Europe, announced its commitment to procure 100% of power from renewable energy sources by 2025. The company has also joined RE100.
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Energy Storage  -  July 13, 2019

Weekend reads: RE storage goes Rube Goldberg; Major fleets go green

It's the weekend! Kick back and catch up with these must-read articles from around the web:
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July 12, 2019

PNM aims to shutter coal, replace with RE

PNM, the wholly-owned New Mexico utility subsidiary of PNM Resources, Inc. has filed with the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (NMPRC) an application to abandon coal supply in favor of alternative energy resources.
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GHG Emissions  -  July 11, 2019

Kimberly-Clark doubles down on GHG reduction target

After meeting its GHG reduction goal four years ahead of schedule by posting a reduction of 27% vs. a 2005 baseline, Kimberly-Clark announced it will double the target from the original 20% goal to a 40% reduction by 2022.
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