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June 8, 2019

Weekend reads: Climate changes hit bottom line; All carbon emissions in one chart

It's the weekend! Kick back and catch up with these must-read articles from around the web:
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Solar  -  June 7, 2019

Solar at NASA WFF to power 80% of facility

Ground has been broken for a solar array project at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center’s Wallops Flight Facility (NASA WFF) in Wallops Island, Virginia. The project will meet at least 80% of the site’s electrical consumption once complete.
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Distributed Energy Resources  -  June 6, 2019

Walmart adds 120+ charging stations nationwide

Walmart and Electrify America announced that more than 120 plus ultra-fast electric vehicle (EV) charging stations are now operational and open to the public at Walmart stores in 34 states across the U.S.
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Wind  -  June 6, 2019

Crown signs wind VPPA, heads towards 100%RE

Crown Holdings, Inc. has signed a 15-year VPPA to utilize wind power in all of its U.S. and Canadian beverage can plants starting on July 1, 2020. The agreement is a step towards the company’s goal of running 100% renewable electricity by 2050,
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June 5, 2019

Starbucks closes innovative 3-project RE deal

Starbucks has purchased a three-project renewable energy portfolio comprising wind and solar farms in North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Texas. The PPA portfolio will provide clean power to the electricity grids that serve more than 3,000 U.S. Starbucks stores and communities by 2021, when all three projects are online.
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Solar  -  June 5, 2019

Bank of America aims for targets with solar at 60+ locations

Bank of America announced the expansion of its environmental operations efforts to include the installation of solar panels across multiple locations through its Onsite Solar Initiative. These actions will move the bank closer to meeting its targets of carbon neutrality and purchasing 100% renewable electricity by the end of 2020, as well as its goals to reduce location-based GHG emissions by 50% and energy use by 40% in the same timeframe. 
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June 4, 2019

First solar PPA for Energy Transfer

Energy Transfer, the Dallas-based Fortune 100 oil and gas pipeline company has signed its first-ever dedicated PPA for solar power.
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Solar  -  June 4, 2019

Anheuser-Busch hits 100% RE goal with solar PPA

Anheuser-Busch has reached its 2025 goal to source 100% of their U.S. electricity needs from renewable sources ahead of schedule with the signing of a 15-year solar PPA.
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Energy Efficiency  -  June 3, 2019

Union Pacific posts energy consumption decline

Union Pacific’s utility conservation projects reduced energy consumption by 3.1 million kWh in 2018, which is enough to annually power more than 280 U.S. homes. The company reported that many conservation projects were employee-driven solutions such as retrofitting lights with LED bulbs and upgrading air compressor systems.
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Energy Storage  -  June 1, 2019

Weekend reads: World's largest energy storage project; How much oil in an EV?

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