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Energy Efficiency  -  May 27, 2016

CoStar partners with DOE to include building energy efficiency, performance in database

Starting with Chicago and Washington, D.C., soon building energy efficiency and energy performance information will be displayed throughout CoStar Property's database.
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GHG Emissions  -  May 26, 2016

Exxon Mobil shareholders reject climate proposals; broader support for more disclosure swells

Shareholders of Exxon Mobil Corp. reportedly rejected a series of resolutions related to climate change May 25 as broader support for corporate action swells.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  May 26, 2016

Whirlpool to install 4 new wind turbines at Ohio manufacturing plants

Expanding its onsite wind portfolio, Whirlpool Corp. plans to spend $13.5 million on four new wind turbines that will help power its Marion and Ottawa plants.
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Energy Efficiency  -  May 25, 2016

Best Buy, Tesla, PepsiCo among 100+ organizations to host EDF Climate Corps fellows

More than 100 organizations across the U.S. are about to receive some summer help in accelerating their energy efficiency and clean energy projects.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  May 25, 2016

New interactive map guides corporates through renewable power options by state

The World Resources Institute unveiled a new, interactive map that compares renewable power options by state; the tool is intended to help drive corporate adoption of clean energy.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  May 24, 2016

MGM Resorts, in pursuit of cleaner power, will pay $87M to leave its utility

Two of the largest casinos in Las Vegas will stop purchasing electricity from their current utility, NV Energy, which is a subsidiary of Warren Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
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Solar  -  May 24, 2016

Corporate solar purchases among key commercial solar market drivers, study says

The continued growth in corporate adoption of solar energy is expected to contribute to a rebound in the commercial market in the coming years, according to a new report from Greentech Media.
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Industrial  -  May 23, 2016

Ford testing new foams, plastics that use captured CO2

The Dearborn, Mich.-based automaker recently said it is testing new foams and plastics for use in its vehicles that have the potential to reduce petroleum use by more than 600 million pounds annually.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  May 23, 2016

Moving beyond RECs, Microsoft seeks more renewables for data centers

Microsoft is working to assure that more than 60% of the electricity used by its data centers will come directly from renewable energy by the early 2020s, up from the current 44%.
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Industrial  -  May 20, 2016

Dow Chemical unit hits 100% renewable power at manufacturing sites

Dow Buildings Solutions a business unit of The Dow Chemical Co., said May 19 that it has reached 100% renewable energy procurement for its North American manufacturing operations.
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