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Distributed Generation  -  January 20, 2016

Skybox Datacenters teams with NRG on renewable powered facility

The company will use a combination of onsite solar and a long-term wind power purchase agreement to provide clean energy to the facility.
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Energy Efficiency  -  January 19, 2016

Variable frequency drives market poised for significant growth

Leading vendors in the VFD market include ABB, Siemens, Toshiba and Yaskawa.
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Energy Efficiency  -  January 19, 2016

Existing building energy efficiency becomes multibillion-dollar industry

Upgrades to existing buildings are needed in order to make a large-scale impact on energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
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Energy Efficiency  -  January 19, 2016

Data center company Digital Realty receives EPA recognition for cutting emissions

Digital Realty Trust Inc., a data center solutions and services provider based in San Francisco, recently earned U.S. EPA Energy Star certification.
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Finance  -  January 15, 2016

Growing trend: Zero-down financing for energy efficiency, climate resiliency upgrades

Ygrene Energy Fund announced Jan. 15 that Alachua County, Fla., joined 25 other Florida municipalities in the adoption of its property assessed clean energy financing program.
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Distributed Generation  -  January 15, 2016

Executives from top Microsoft, Johnson Controls, Vestas, and other firms join AEE board

Executives from some of the country's largest firms joined the Advanced Energy Economy's board of directors.
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Distributed Generation  -  January 14, 2016

Global clean energy investment hit record levels in 2015, BNEF says

Global clean energy investment surged in 2015 to a record $329.3 billion, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  January 14, 2016

Salesforce inks 2 wind power deals in move toward 100% renewable energy

Salesforce signed two virtual power purchase agreements for wind, moves the company views as major steps toward its goal of powering operations exclusively with renewable energy.
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Distributed Generation  -  January 14, 2016

BioHiTech America tests system to convert commercial food waste to energy

BioHiTech America is running a pilot program that takes food waste from a high-volume supermarket located in New Jersey and converts it to energy.
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Energy Efficiency  -  January 13, 2016

Marriott saves energy, money with  HVAC refurbishment instead of replacement

HVAC refurbishment was successfully employed at the Little Rock Marriott.
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