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GHG Emissions  -  April 23, 2020

Houston launches Climate Action Plan

The City of Houston, Texas, announced April 22 their sweeping Climate Action Plan, including a target to reduce emissions and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.
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April 22, 2020

Cargill adds 200 MW Illinois solar project to renewables portfolio

Cargill announced April 22 the execution of a VPPA for a 200 MW Illinois solar project that is expected to offset 285,000 metric tons of carbon emissions annually.
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Solar  -  April 22, 2020

Philly transit authority to source 20% of electricity from two Penn. solar farms

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) completed a long-term PPA for 43.8 MW of energy from two Pennsylvania solar projects and intends to use the energy generated for nearly 20% of their electricity demand.
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Wind  -  April 22, 2020

T-Mobile advances RE100 goal with 158 MW Illinois wind farm

T-Mobile announced April 21 a long-term contract for a 158 MW Illinois wind farm that began operation on March 1 and is expected to generate more than 504,100 MWh annually.
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April 21, 2020

Goldman Sachs meets 98% of RE goal, cuts energy use 12%

Goldman Sachs announced that they have met 98% of their electricity needs with renewable energy as of the end of 2019, cut energy use by 12% ahead of their 2020 goal of 10% and intend to source 80% of their renewable energy from long-term PPAs and on-site projects by 2025.
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Energy Procurement  -  April 21, 2020

Port of Seattle inks RNG contract to halve operational emissions

The Port of Seattle Commission announced April 15 that they approved a contract that will enable the Port to achieve its goal of reducing emissions by 50% before 2030 almost a decade early.
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Solar  -  April 21, 2020

GM invests in 500,000 MWh of solar for Michigan operations

General Motors announced April 20 a partnership with DTE Energy to source 500,000 MWh of solar energy into their electricity supply.
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Finance  -  April 20, 2020

BMO Financial to offset 100% of electricity use with RECs

BMO Financial Group pledged April 20 a goal to match 100% of its electricity this year and beyond with renewable energy by supporting global renewable energy projects through investment in RECs.
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GHG Emissions  -  April 20, 2020

NJ to invest in electrification of transportation sector

The administration of New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced April 17 that they will be funneling 75% of the funds received from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative into electrifying the state’s transportation sector.
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Finance  -  April 18, 2020

Weekend reads: Building a green economy post-Covid; Biden and Sanders team up on climate

It's the weekend! Kick back and catch up with these must-read articles from around the web.
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