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May 20, 2019

Chevron adds EV in CA

Chevron is adding EV fast charging to select company owned and operated gas stations in California. To date, more than a dozen fast chargers – ranging from 50 kW to 100 kW capacity – are already operational or under construction at five Chevron stations in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay area.
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Energy Efficiency  -  May 18, 2019

Weekend reads: Trump vs. Obama on lightbulbs; What's next for energy?

It's the weekend! Kick back and catch up with these must-read stories from around the web:
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Energy Efficiency  -  May 17, 2019

Honda explores 2nd life for batteries

Honda announced it is conducting research in partnership with American Electric Power (AEP), the Ohio-based electric utility, to develop a network of used electric vehicle (EV) batteries that could be integrated into AEP's electricity system. Honda will provide used Fit EV batteries to AEP, which will study integrating the batteries into the utility’s electricity grid.
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May 17, 2019

Tech giants join to demand increased RE, storage from Dominion

Ten large technology companies joined together to sign a letter demanding that Dominion Energy provide clean energy options for these large electric power users. The companies all operate in the northern Virginia area that is serviced by Dominion.
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May 16, 2019

Anheuser-Busch completes their largest U.S. off-site solar array

Anheuser-Busch has completed the installation of its largest U.S. off-site solar project in the town of Van Buren, N.Y. The company’s nearby Baldwinsville brewery is the sole off-taker of the 2.76-megawatt project.
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GHG Emissions  -  May 16, 2019

Chubb sets global GHG reduction goals

Chubb announced a new companywide goal to reduce its global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 20% on an absolute basis by 2025. The company also established a long-term goal to reduce absolute GHG emissions 40% by 2035.
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Utilities  -  May 15, 2019

Venetian to stay with NV Energy

The Venetian Resort Las Vegas, part of Las Vegas Sands Corporation, and NV Energy announced today that they have reached a long-term energy supply agreement and have recommitted to a partnership that advances renewable energy and powers The Venetian’s world-class properties in an increasingly sustainable way.
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GHG Emissions  -  May 15, 2019

Unilever redevelops HQ for sustainability

Unilever North America’s headquarters building in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., has received LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the highest level of LEED certification available for sustainable buildings.
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May 15, 2019

Potential Google data center gets wind power nod

The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission unanimously approved a series of contracts between Google and Xcel Energy to provide electricity for Google’s proposed new $600 million data center in Becker, Minn. Two wind farms operated by Xcel would be dedicated to the project.
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May 14, 2019

Indianapolis Colts go green

The Indianapolis Colts will begin installing solar panels at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center, the team’s headquarters and practice facility, in the upcoming months.
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