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Distributed Energy Resources  -  July 11, 2019

NYC expands EV charging for municipal fleet

The City of New York has received delivery of a $3.3 million, 50-unit purchase of EV ARC™ units, which will provide charging to electric vehicles across multiple departments including city police, fire, and other essential city services.
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Energy Efficiency  -  July 10, 2019

AvalonBay posts LED retrofit savings

AvalonBay Communities, Inc. achieved a $2.3 million savings in annual energy costs from LED lighting retrofits, 6 LEED-certified new development communities and 34 LEED or Energy Star certifications in process as of year-end 2018. AvalonBay has completed 30 LED lighting retrofit projects and plans to finish 32 more in 2019 for a total of more than 165 LED retrofits by the end of the year, reaching 63% of its portfolio. 
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GHG Emissions  -  July 10, 2019

Amtrak engineers 17% GHG reduction

Amtrak reached a greenhouse gas emissions reduction of 17% in 2018 over a 2010 baseline, including a 1.75% reduction from 2017 to 2018. The decline was attributed to the reduction of train fuel use and of electricity consumption in traction power and at Amtrak facilities.
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July 9, 2019

Zyxel flips switch on new HQ solar system

Zyxel Communications, a provider of secure broadband networking, Internet access, and connected home products, announced a milestone in its green initiative program with the completion of a new 200 KW solar power system, which will generate enough energy to supply about 90% of the power required to operate its Anaheim-based North American headquarters facilities.
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GHG Emissions  -  July 9, 2019

Hess continues towards targets

Hess Corporation is on track to meet its 2020 targets to decrease flaring and greenhouse gas emission intensities from operated assets by 50% and 25%, respectively, from 2014 levels. The company achieved a 17% decline in GHG emissions intensity in 2018 compared to 2014.
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Distributed Energy Resources  -  July 8, 2019

Distributed Energy Forum Wrap-Up

Smart Energy Decisions' inaugural Distributed Energy Forum focused on creating and executing strategies to maximize opportunities from the deployment of distributed energy resources by large power users. Held at the Gaylord Rockies Resort in Denver on June 24-26, the event brought together large electric power users from commercial, industrial, institutional and government sectors, along with suppliers and utilities.
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July 8, 2019

Chobani commits to Milk Matters

Chobani LLC is collaborating with the World Wildlife Fund and National Milk Producers Federation's Farmers Assuring Responsible Management (FARM) to reduce the company's carbon footprint and help farms do the same. These partners will measure GHG emissions and energy use on dairy farms within Chobani's supply chain to identify potential efficiency gains and cost savings for farmers.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  July 5, 2019

Holiday Weekend Reads: Freedom photons; The office of tomorrow

Need a break from family, friends and fireworks? Sit back and catch up with these must-read articles from around the web:
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July 3, 2019

Binghamton U partners to develop warehouse energy solutions

Faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York will develop and demonstrate a new energy storage process and solution for warehouse energy management. The solution will use solar panels, a stationary energy storage system and lithium-ion batteries on forklifts that will reduce energy costs for warehouse owners.
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GHG Emissions  -  July 3, 2019

HPE celebrates progress in ESG report

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has set a new goal to reduce its operational emissions by 55% by 2025 compared to 2016 levels. The company also reduced customer energy use by as much as 60% using memory-driven computing.
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