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Sourcing Renewables  -  April 15, 2016

MidAmerican Energy goes all-in on wind, announces $3.6B project

The Berkshire Hathaway Inc. subsidiary announced plans for a new, $3.6 billion wind project that is expected to add up to 2,000 MW of wind generation in Iowa.
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Solar  -  April 14, 2016

Regency Centers completes solar installations at California shopping centers

The financing structure used allowed the involved parties to overcome hurdles that typically prevent solar energy from use at landlord-tenant commercial properties.
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Energy Efficiency  -  April 13, 2016

Ford announces massive facilities transformation, expects to cut energy use in half

Ford Motor Co. unveiled plans for a 10-year transformation of its Dearborn, Mich., facilities into a modernized campus featuring a building that will generate more energy than it uses.
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Energy Efficiency  -  April 13, 2016

Better Buildings blog highlights TIAA's energy efficiency leadership

The U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings program has singled out financial services organization TIAA for its energy efficiency leadership.
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Wind  -  April 12, 2016

Google becomes 1st corporate offtaker of an Enel wind farm in North America

Google has signed a 200-MW bundled, long-term power purchase agreement for power and renewable energy credits from a 400-MW wind farm under construction in Kansas.
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Solar  -  April 12, 2016

Massachusetts governor signs solar legislation reducing state's net metering cap

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker on April 11 signed solar legislation into law that increases the state's net metering cap.
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GHG Emissions  -  April 11, 2016

Number of shareholder resolutions filed on climate change increased in 2016

An analysis of shareholder proposals recently revealed that corporations are facing a record number of resolutions that address climate change.
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Solar  -  April 8, 2016

Bimbo Bakeries USA installing 1.075-MW solar system at California facility

Bimbo Bakeries USA said April 7 it will install a 1.075-MW solar energy project on rooftop and ground canopy structures at its Escondido, Calif., bakery this summer.
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Wind  -  April 8, 2016

Google Energy led growing number of nonutility wind buyers in 2015

Nonutility buyers, lead by Google, Amazon Web Services and Equinix, accounted for 52% of wind power contracted through power purchase agreements in 2015.
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Utilities  -  April 7, 2016 - By Amy Poszywak

Views from the top: Edison Energy chief on future of energy management, utility 2.0

After conducting what Edison International called "perhaps the most comprehensive study ever done on the role of energy in large organizations and the challenges and changes in corporate energy management," the company launched a new, unregulated business unit dedicating to serving the C&I energy market.
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