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GHG Emissions  -  February 13, 2019

The Home Depot announces new targets and RE initiatives

The Home Depot has declared new emissions targets, along with commitments to wind and solar projects in 2019. The announcement came as CDP, an environmental impact non-profit, named the company to its Climate Change “A” list for its actions to cut carbon emissions and mitigate climate risks.
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February 13, 2019

Citi goes green in Texas with RECs

Citi announced the purchase of renewable energy credits from the 163 MW Midway Wind Project in San Patricio County, Texas. Citi will acquire 64% of the RECs generated by the project, which is being developed by Sammons Renewable Energy and is expected to be operations in the first half of 2019.
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GHG Emissions  -  February 13, 2019

Power sector efficiency up despite emissions increase

The electricity sector continued to improve its carbon intensity in 2018 due to increased renewable energy and natural gas power generation and investments in energy efficiency, even as a stronger economy and volatile weather boosted energy demand and contributed to a rise in economy-wide carbon dioxide (CO₂) emissions.
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Solar  -  February 12, 2019

Comcast adds carport to call center

Comcast announced the completion of a 1,170-panel carport solar installation that will help power its regional call center in Plymouth, Mass. The system will generate enough onsite clean energy to offset more than 95% of the facility's annual energy consumption.
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Solar  -  February 11, 2019

Rhode Island College completes rooftop solar project

Construction has been completed at Rhode Island College (RIC) of a solar photovoltaic (PV) system on the rooftops of the Donovan Dining Center and the Student Union. The $300,000 project is expected to save the college more than $231,000 in energy costs over the next 15 years.
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Microgrids  -  February 11, 2019

Marine Corp microgrid set for expansion

A microgrid project at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar will be expanded to boost resilience by adding energy storage to the microgrid and integrating demand side management. Upon completion, the project will incorporate a total of five distributed energy resources (DER)
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Energy Efficiency  -  February 9, 2019

Weekend reads: The clean dozen; Hospitals embrace energy efficiency

It's the weekend! Kick back and relax with these must-read articles from around the web:
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February 8, 2019

SED premieres Webinar Center

Smart Energy Decisions announces the opening of its Webinar Center, which will provide information on upcoming webinars as well as a comprehensive archive of past webinars. The Webinar Center is a resource for information on renewable energy and energy efficiency topics
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GHG Emissions  -  February 8, 2019

EV100 targets 2M+ EVs by 2030

EV100, part of The Climate Group, is targeting the electrification of more than two million vehicles by 2030, according to the first EV100 Progress and Insights Annual Report
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February 7, 2019

Nike signs its first PPA in Europe

Nike signed its first European clean energy deal, acquiring 40 MW of power from the Cavar wind complex in northern Spain that will be completed in 2020. The company has set a goal of having all its offices in Europe powered by renewable energy by 2020.
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