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Sourcing Renewables  -  July 13, 2016

Switch goes after Nevada regulators, NV Energy for $30M, permission to exit service

Las Vegas-based data center company Switch, which was denied permission to leave its electric utility in 2015, has filed a lawsuit against that utility and its state regulators.
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Energy Storage  -  July 13, 2016

IKEA to complement solar with fuel cell systems at 4 California stores

Following the success of an initial fuel cell system at one of its San Francisco area stores, IKEA on July 13 announced plans to install additional systems at four other California stores.
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Energy Procurement  -  July 12, 2016

MGM, Wynn move forward with plans to stop buying power from NV Energy

MGM Resorts International and Wynn Resorts have complied with necessary steps to proceed with plans to stop purchasing power from NV Energy.
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Energy Efficiency  -  July 12, 2016

EIA data show global energy intensity on the decline

Worldwide energy intensity, measured as energy consumption per unit of gross domestic product, decreased by nearly one-third between 1990 and 2015, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
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Energy Efficiency  -  July 11, 2016

Kroger sets goal to reduce energy consumption 40% by 2020

In outlining a number of new sustainability goals, supermarket chain The Kroger Co. has committed to reducing its cumulative energy consumption 20% by 2020 from a 2000 baseline.
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GHG Emissions  -  July 11, 2016

Largest 500 global companies make strides toward GHG reductions; others lag behind

While the largest 500 companies in the world have decoupled their growth from their greenhouse gas emissions, other large emitters have yet to follow, according to a new report.
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Energy Efficiency  -  July 8, 2016

Dow Chemical hits snag in energy intensity reduction, plunges forward in renewables

Dow Chemical Co. fell far short of its targeted energy intensity cuts in 2015, but still achieved its GHG reductions goal and continues to plow forward with its adoption of renewable energy.
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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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