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GHG Emissions  -  July 26, 2019

Houston drafts city climate action plan  

The city of Houston released a draft of its city climate action plan on July 25 that calls for increasing the generation of renewable energy, greater investment in “green infrastructure” and expanding the use of alternative modes of transportation by making it easier for people to walk, ride their bikes and use public transit.
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July 26, 2019

Apple leads corporate solar procurement

Apple was named the leading procurer of corporate solar in the U.S. in 2018 with nearly 400 MW of total installed capacity. Rounding out the top five were Amazon, Target, Walmart, and Google.
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July 25, 2019

Ball Corp. signs for 161 MW of wind

Ball Corporation has signed a 15-year virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) for 161 MW of the Frontier Windpower II project in Kay County, Okla. Full mobilization for construction for Frontier II will occur later this summer, and the wind project will be fully operational by December 2020.
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July 25, 2019

Portland General Electric plans for RE

Portland General Electric Company (PGE) has presented a new integrated resource plan to the Oregon Public Utility Commission (OPUC) for approval. This plan focuses on adding more renewable power, capturing more energy efficiency, and strengthening partnerships with customers to help balance energy supply and demand during periods of peak energy use.
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July 24, 2019

The Home Depot reports 26% energy use reduction

The Home Depot® reported a 26% reduction of energy use by its U.S. stores in 2018 compared to 2010, ahead of its stated goal of 20%. Supply chain efficiencies implemented by the company reduced carbon dioxide intensity by 6% per dollar sold for the year.
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GHG Emissions  -  July 24, 2019

AIG releases inaugural TCFD Report

American International Group, Inc. issued its first Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) report and created a position of Chief Sustainability Officer to lead the development and implementation of a company-wide sustainability strategy. Jennifer Waldner has been appointed to fill this role.
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GHG Emissions  -  July 23, 2019

Efficiency keeps pace with production at Skyworks

Skyworks Solutions, Inc., a producer of high-performance analog semiconductors, reported year-over-year savings of 72.700-megawatt hours in 2018, enough to power more than 6,000 homes for one year.
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GHG Emissions  -  July 23, 2019

BD reports progress on 2020 goals

BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a leading global medical technology company, reached a 75% reduction in GHG emissions in 2018 from a baseline year of 2008, normalized to cost of products sold, well ahead of its 2020 target of 50%.
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GHG Emissions  -  July 22, 2019

S&P Global ahead of 5-year GHG target

S&P Global has reduced its GHG emissions by 30% from 2013 to 2018, twice the rate of its 15% goal for that timeframe. The company also achieved a reduction in their Scope 1 & 2 emissions.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  July 22, 2019

Black Hills Energy is renewable ready

Black Hills Energy announced the Wyoming Public Service Commission (WPSC) has approved its voluntary renewable energy subscription program, the Renewable Ready Service Tariff, which is aimed at large commercial and industrial businesses and governmental agencies.
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