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Energy Efficiency  -  July 15, 2016

Energy efficiency initiatives help Michigan casino save 1.3 kWh, earn governor's recognition

After making a number of large-scale energy improvements, Odawa Casino Resort in Petoskey, Mich., was recently selected as one of two finalists for the state's 2016 Governor's Energy Excellence Awards.
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Energy Efficiency  -  July 14, 2016

Raytheon sets energy efficiency targets higher with new, long-term road map

Following decades of energy conservation accomplishments, Raytheon recently set its eyes higher, outlining a new longer-term vision for its energy program.
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Distributed Energy Resources  -  July 14, 2016

Plans for an 'off-grid' residential complex scrapped by NYC developer

The developer of residential complex in New York City that was intended to be energy independent has cancelled the project, citing the expiration of a key tax incentive.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  July 14, 2016

Clean Edge adds 4 newcomers to list of 37 corporate clean energy leaders

Advanced Micro Devices Inc., Hewlett-Packard Co., VF Corp. and Wells Fargo and Co. have been added to Clean Edge's corporate clean energy leaders list, while one company was removed.
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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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