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GHG Emissions  -  July 17, 2020

GM ramps up electric vehicle production, targeting sustainability goals

General Motors is on track to allocate more than $20 billion to electric and autonomous vehicle programs between 2020 and 2025 and is continuing their campaign to increase their electric vehicle models available to match any auto shopper need.
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Solar  -  July 17, 2020

McDonald's launches net-zero restaurant at Disney World

McDonald’s released July 10 the details of their newly remodeled location at Disney World Resort that features on-site renewable energy generation to cover 100% of the building’s net annual energy needs.
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Energy Efficiency  -  July 17, 2020

LA Community College District plans to cut use of carbon-based energy

The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) adopted last week the Clean Energy and Sustainability resolution, calling for the elimination of carbon-based electricity consumption by 2030 and the elimination of all other carbon-based energy use by 2040.
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GHG Emissions  -  July 16, 2020

NY, DC and 13 other states join diesel vehicle electrification initiative

Fourteen states and the District of Columbia signed a joint memorandum of understating committing to accelerating the electrification of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles to ensure that all these vehicles be zero-emission by 2050.
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Energy Efficiency  -  July 16, 2020

The RMR Group saw $771K in energy savings last year

The RMR Group saw energy savings of $771,000 from a real-time energy monitoring program in 2019 and $1.76 million in savings since the launch of the program.
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Solar  -  July 16, 2020

Kroger subsidiaries install 3,000-panel rooftop solar project

The Kroger Co. announced July 13 that two of their subsidiaries, Ralphs and Food 4 Less, installed a 1 MW solar array at their 300,000-square-foot bakery facility in La Habra, Calif.
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GHG Emissions  -  July 15, 2020

Burger King to limit cattle methane emissions with new diet

Burger King announced July 14 that they intend to reduce the daily methane emissions released by their beef livestock by 33% per day through a new program that will switch up the cows' diet and improve the sustainability of the beef industry.
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Energy Efficiency  -  July 15, 2020

WernerCo cuts energy from lighting by 60% with LED

WernerCo announced July 15 that they are implementing an LED retrofit at one of their Illinois-based equipment manufacturing facilities that is expected to result in $156,000 annual savings through reduced power usage.
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Energy Efficiency  -  July 15, 2020

Cornell College cuts energy use 20% with efficiency upgrades

Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, expects to reduce their energy use by 20% through a series of energy efficiency projects implemented this year.
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Wind  -  July 14, 2020

Offshore wind became largest RE sector in 2020, despite Covid

Offshore wind capacity saw significant growth in the first half of 2020, with a total of $35 billion in project financing, becoming the largest-growing renewable energy source in an industry that rose 5% despite the economic fallout of Covid-19.
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