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GHG Emissions  -  April 15, 2019

University of Michigan signs PPA for 50% of campus power

The University of Michigan has committed to purchase approximately 200,000 megawatt hours of renewable energy annually beginning in 2021. The deal puts the University on track to reduce GHG emissions significantly by powering about half of the purchased electricity for the Ann Arbor campus with Michigan-sourced renewable resources.
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Distributed Energy Resources  -  April 13, 2019

Weekend reads: Vehicle-Grid integration is the key; London premieres ultra low emission zone

It's the weekend! Kick back and catch up with these must-read articles from around the web:
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Energy Efficiency  -  April 12, 2019

2019 ENERGY STAR Award Winners

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are honoring 183 ENERGY STAR partners for their outstanding contributions to public health and the environment.
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GHG Emissions  -  April 12, 2019

Apple reveals new supplier clean energy commitments

Apple® announced it has nearly doubled the number of suppliers that have committed to run their Apple production on 100% clean energy, bringing the total number to 44. Because of this partnership between Apple and its suppliers, Apple will exceed its goal of bringing 4 gigawatts of renewable energy into its supply chain by 2020, with over an additional gigawatt projected within that timeframe. 
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GHG Emissions  -  April 11, 2019

Walmart reports Project Gigaton progress, offers emissions calculator

Walmart announced that in the first two years of Project Gigaton, the company’s suppliers have combined to avoid more than 93 million metric tons of emissions as they head toward the goal of one gigaton (1 billion metric tons) by 2030.
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April 11, 2019

CooperVision eyes 100% RE, efficiency advancements

CooperVision, a manufacturer of soft contact lenses, has converted its three Rochester, N.Y.-area sites to 100% renewable electricity usage. The company began moving to electrical power using RECs two years ago in Rochester.
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Wind  -  April 10, 2019

Hormel closes in on 50% RE with VPPA

Hormel Foods Corporation has signed a virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) for wind energy. Through this and other initiatives, the company will be supplied by almost 50% renewable wind power.
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Wind  -  April 10, 2019

Iron Mountain expands to 100% RE in Texas and Illinois

Iron Mountain Inc. announced new energy transactions in Texas and Illinois that will provide access to 100% renewable power for its facilities in both states. The deals amount to more than 25,000 MWh of green energy per year over the next three years
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Solar  -  April 9, 2019

Limoneira raises the roof on solar energy

Limoneira Company, a diversified citrus packing, selling and marketing company with related agribusiness activities and real estate development operations, announced the unveiling of the Company’s latest solar project, a solar array on the roof of its new packinghouse in Santa Paula, California.
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April 9, 2019

Ameren Missouri offers C&I demand response program

Ameren Missouri has signed an exclusive agreement with Enel X to deliver 100 MW of demand response resources from the utility’s commercial and industrial (C&I) customers for the 2019 - 2021 program period. Customers participating in the program can earn payments for committing to reduce their electricity consumption temporarily during peak load times.
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