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Solar  -  September 26, 2018

Amazon adds rooftop solar in Edison NJ

Amazon premiered its latest rooftop solar installation at its 900,000-square-foot fulfillment center in Edison, N.J. The new system features 12,654 panels that are expected to produce more than 4 megawatts of energy to provide 20% of energy needs for the building.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  September 25, 2018

Grupo Bimbo commits to 100% RE by 2025

Grupo Bimbo, the largest baking company in the world, announced on September 25 its commitment to using 100% renewable energy for its electricity needs throughout the world by 2025. The announcement was made during New York Climate Week, where Grupo Bimbo committed to supplying clean energy in the 32 countries where it operates.
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Solar  -  September 25, 2018

Emmi Roth adds solar panels to WI plant

Emmi Roth, a leading producer of specialty cheese, announced the completion of a solar panel installation at their Platteville, Wisc. plant. The system features 1,602 JA 330-watt panels on the roof of their cheese production facility and is expected to supply 15% of the plant’s annual electricity use.
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Energy Efficiency  -  September 24, 2018

U.S. Steel Tower upgrades energy efficiency

The U.S. Steel Tower, Pittsburgh’s tallest skyscraper, has achieved a 40% decline in electricity and water usage since 2010, thanks to energy efficiency upgrades from both building management and tenants.
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GHG Emissions  -  September 24, 2018

27 cities announce GHG emissions cuts

Twenty-seven cities around the globe report they have reduced their greenhouse gas emissions by at least 10% since their respective peaks posted within the last five years. U.S. cities who have reached this level include Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and Portland, OR.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  September 22, 2018

Weekend reads: Transportation revolution; Insights from Global Climate Summit

It's the weekend! Kick back and relax with these must-read energy articles from around the web:
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Solar  -  September 21, 2018

UNMC adds state’s largest rooftop solar

The University of Nebraska’s Medical Center campus will install nearly 1,500 solar panels atop three buildings for a total of 500 kilowatts of capacity to become the largest rooftop solar array in the state.
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Solar  -  September 21, 2018

Six Flags begins solar project in NJ

Construction has begun on a 23.5-megawatt solar photovoltaic system in Jackson, N.J., which will produce approximately 30 million kilowatt hours of clean electricity in its first year
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GHG Emissions  -  September 20, 2018

Exxon, Chevron join industry climate initiative

Exxon Mobil, Chevron and Occidental Petroleum will join the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI), which already counts BP, Royal Dutch Shell, France’s Total as well as national oil companies of China, Mexico, Brazil, and Saudi Arabia as members.
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Solar  -  September 20, 2018

Tetra Pak to add solar array at TX HQ

Tetra Pak, the food processing and packaging solutions company, will install a new PV panel array at its campus in Denton, Texas. The installation is part of the company’s plan to reach its goal of using 100% renewable electricity in the U.S. by 2019 and worldwide by 2030.
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