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January 5, 2021

AMPED sports arena receives zero-carbon building certification

AMPED Sports Lab and Ice Complex, a hockey facility and physiotherapy clinic in Ottawa, announced Jan. 4 that it has become the first Zero Carbon Building – Performance Standard arena certified through the Canada Green Building Council's (CaGBC) Zero Carbon Building Program.
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GHG Emissions  -  January 4, 2021

Microsoft, Unilever, Neste join The Climate Pledge

Unilever, Microsoft, Brooks, Neste and ITV, among eight other companies, are the most recent signatories of Amazon’s The Climate Pledge. 
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Solar  -  January 4, 2021

German chemical producer BASF agrees to source 55 MW of solar power

BASF Corporation, a German chemical producer, announced Dec. 21 that it completed an agreement for 55 MW of solar power from a new Texas project.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  January 4, 2021

Schnitzer Steel exceeds clean energy target five years early

Schnitzer Steel recently announced that it exceeded its 90% carbon-free electricity goal in FY 2020, five years ahead of schedule, while pursuing a more sustainable business model focused on recycling scrap metal.
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Solar  -  January 4, 2021

Madison plans 8 MW solar array to power municipal operations

The City of Madison and the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) in Wisconsin announced Dec. 30 that they are embarking on a joint project to develop an 8 MW solar array in the city.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  December 23, 2020

EN + Group secures I-REC certifications

EN + Group announced Dec. 20 that it has become the first energy producer and supplier in Russia to participate in the issuance of the International Renewable Energy Certificate (I-REC).
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Energy Efficiency  -  December 23, 2020

J.B. Hunt partners with Univ. of Arkansas on supply chain sustainability

J.B. Hunt Transport Services announced Dec. 22 a new joint venture with the University of Arkansas focused on increasing sustainability in the supply chain and transportation industries.
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Solar  -  December 23, 2020

Largest solar+battery system in New York planned for JFK Airport

New York State’s largest onsite solar-plus-storage system was approved to begin development at John F. Kennedy International Airport and will provide power for AirTrain JFK and the surrounding communities.
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Wind  -  December 22, 2020

New wind will give energy to Walmart, Smithfield Foods, Starbucks

A 303 MW wind farm that will provide clean energy to Walmart, Smithfield Foods and Starbucks is now operational in southern Oklahoma.
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Solar  -  December 22, 2020

Intel sources clean energy from 100 MW solar facility

Intel Corporation announced Dec. 21 that it is now receiving clean energy from a new 100 MW solar facility in Arizona to power a local tech manufacturing plant.
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