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Energy Efficiency  -  June 11, 2019

Philadelphia unveils 25 battery buses

A new fleet of 25 electric buses premiered in Philadelphia streets this week with more expected in the next year as the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SETPA) envisions their entire fleet running on batteries.
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Energy Efficiency  -  June 10, 2019

Oshkosh Corporation reaches 17% reduction in energy use

Oshkosh Corporation reported a 17% reduction in energy use since 2014, heading towards a 25% reduction in energy intensity from 2014 to 2024.
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GHG Emissions  -  June 10, 2019

Johnson & Johnson reduces carbon emissions by 26%

Toward their Health for Humanity Goal of reducing absolute carbon emissions by 80% by 2050, Johnson & Johnson reported they have reduced carbon emissions by 26% globally since 2010, including Scope 1 and Scope 2. This result surpasses an interim goal of 20% by 2020.
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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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