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Solar  -  July 8, 2016

Southern Power continues solar binge, scoops up 3 new projects

On its path to be a 'renewable energy leader,' Southern Co.'s unregulated electric power business has bought three new solar projects in as many days.
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Distributed Energy Resources  -  July 7, 2016

IKEA installs 3 electric car charging stations at new, solar-equipped Las Vegas store

Home furnishings retailer IKEA announced July 7 the installation of three electric vehicle charging stations at its new Las Vegas store.
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Energy Efficiency  -  July 7, 2016

Ford enters $5.7M energy savings contract for plant HVAC optimization

Ford Motor Co. has entered into a $5.7 million energy savings performance contract intended to optimize the HVAC system at one of its transmission plants.
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Solar  -  July 6, 2016

MGM Resorts, NRG complete nation's largest rooftop solar installation

MGM Resorts International on July 6 announced the completed expansion of what is being called the nation's largest rooftop solar array.
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Energy Storage  -  July 6, 2016

Nissan hopes to extend electric vehicle range with fuel cells

Nissan has teamed up with two U.K.-based companies on the development of fuel cells intended to help extend the range of electric vehicles.
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Energy Efficiency  -  July 6, 2016 - By Amy Poszywak

Lighting retrofit helps CBRE Group reduce portfolio's energy use 2.4% in 2015

With a managed portfoliowide average Energy Star score already near 80, commercial real estate services and investment firm CBRE Group still managed to pare energy use down 2.5% in 2015.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  July 5, 2016

HP targets 40% renewable energy by 2020 on path toward 100%

HP Inc. has announced a series of new sustainability commitments, including a pledge to power its global operations entirely with renewable energy.
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Energy Efficiency  -  July 5, 2016

Kilroy Realty recognized for green leasing at 2 commercial properties

Kilroy Realty was recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy for its role in the execution of two "green leases," which help commercial building owners and tenants save energy.
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Wind  -  July 1, 2016

Google signs PPA for additional European wind energy to power data centers

Google on June 29 said it agreed to purchase, for 12 years, the entire electric output of a 120-MW wind farm to be built in Norway. The company will use the energy to power its European data centers.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  July 1, 2016 - By Amy Poszywak

A decade into energy management, Corning looks to renewable energy

Ten years after the initial launch of its internal global energy management program, Corning Inc.'s strategy has evolved beyond traditional efficiency into a new era.
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