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Solar  -  March 26, 2019

Fordham University adds more solar

Fordham University has completed the installation of a 963-kilowatt solar panel array atop a five-story parking garage on its Rose Hill campus. The array is expected to be operational in April, continuing Fordham’s commitment to reduce its carbon footprint through the use of renewable energy.
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Energy Efficiency  -  March 25, 2019

Innovation Summit Wrap-up: The Future of Energy Management

Now in its third year, Smart Energy Decisions’ Innovation Summit continues its focus on strategies related to energy life-cycle management in order to showcase exclusive customer presentations and forward-looking work being done by leading industry suppliers in both supply and demand management. The Summit, which took place March 11-13 at the Houstonian in Houston, hosted energy and sustainability executives from more than 70 companies and organizations, as well as representatives from more than 35 suppliers, to explore The Future of Energy Management. 
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Utilities  -  March 25, 2019

Bloomberg plans Decarbonization Tracker for utilities

Michael R. Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Philanthropies, announced plans for a new Decarbonization Tracker for utilities. It will track the progress made by utility companies transitioning away from fossil fuels, as part of the larger global effort to reduce carbon emissions to levels in line with those established by the Paris Agreement.
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Energy Efficiency  -  March 23, 2019

Weekend reads: Are we done with fossil fuels?; IKEA's Innovation Lab

It's the weekend! Kick back and catch up with these must-read articles from around the web:
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March 22, 2019

GM allocates $300 million for new electric vehicle

General Motors is investing $300 million to produce a new Chevrolet electric vehicle at its assembly plant in Orion Township, Mich. The investment is part of GM’s total commitment of $1.8 billion towards its U.S. manufacturing operations, creating 700 jobs and supporting 28,000 jobs across six states.
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Microgrids  -  March 22, 2019

II‐VI Incorporated deploys microgrid for NJ plant

II‐VI Incorporated, a manufacturer of engineered materials and optoelectronic components, is lowering its carbon footprint, reducing water use and improving air quality with a new microgrid at its Warren, New Jersey manufacturing facility.
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Energy Storage  -  March 21, 2019

Whole Foods adds storage, benefits from DRAM

Whole Foods Market will employ energy storage in three of its northern California grocery stores to reduce energy consumption. The plan will allow the company to benefit from participation in the state’s Demand Response Auction Mechanism (DRAM) market.
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March 20, 2019

Javits Center to add NYC’s largest rooftop solar

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today plans to install up to 1.4 megawatts of solar renewable energy on the green rooftop of the Javits Center on Manhattan's West Side, which will become New York City's largest rooftop solar generation project to date.
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March 20, 2019

Smithfield Foods adds 50+ wind turbines in Colo.

Smithfield Foods Inc., a global food company, signed an agreement to power dozens of the company’s hog farms in Colorado with on-site wind energy. The deal will provide Smithfield with long-term renewable energy for its agricultural operations
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Energy Efficiency  -  March 19, 2019

EPA awards Energy Star to 100 plants

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that 100 manufacturing plants earned ENERGY STAR certification for their superior energy performance in 2018. Together, these plants reduced their energy bills by more than $400 million.
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