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Solar  -  May 1, 2017

Denny's franchise completes onsite solar PPA

A Denny's restaurant franchise in West Sacramento, Calif., recently announced that it has entered into a power purchase agreement for electricity generated from an onsite solar project.
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April 29, 2017

Weekend reads: West Virginia utility gives up on coal; Clean Power Plan frozen; solar rocks & more

Kick back with these must-read energy stories from around the web.
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Regulation  -  April 28, 2017

Views from the top: How Switch is leveraging the power of end users for energy independence

In this Smart Energy Decisions exclusive, Switch executive vice president of strategy Adam Kramer discusses the push to deregulate Nevada's electricity market and the collective power of commercial and industrial energy users.
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Regulation  -  April 28, 2017

Senators introduce 100% clean energy by 2050 bill

Four senators, including former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., on April 27 introduced a bill that would transition the U.S. to 100% clean energy by 2050.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  April 27, 2017

Almost half of Fortune 500s have clean energy goals

The number of Fortune 500 that are making public goals around reducing greenhouse gas emissions, using renewable energy and curbing their overall energy use accelerated in 2016, Ceres, WWF and other groups revealed in a new report.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  April 27, 2017

3 new solar, wind projects help L'Oreal best targets

The addition of three new renewable energy projects in the U.S. in 2016 has helped global cosmetics company L'Oreal exceed its corporate target of a 60% reduction in CO2 emissions four years ahead of schedule while increasing its production by 29%.
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Energy Storage  -  April 26, 2017

Battery project pilot yields results for Whole Foods

Whole Foods Market Inc. has deployed a new thermal energy storage solution at a store in Los Altos, Calif., that has demonstrated an ability to shift up to 1040 kWh of electricity load for up to 10 hours a day over several months.
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Energy Efficiency  -  April 26, 2017

CNN: Killing Energy Star may aid Trump properties

There is no shortage of criticism of President Donald Trump's proposed plan to dump the U.S. EPA's Energy Star program, but CNN may have made the strongest case against it yet.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  April 25, 2017

Oregon wind project is Apple's largest to-date

Apple Inc. has entered into two new power purchase agreements for wind and solar energy in Oregon utilizing the state's direct access program.
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Solar  -  April 25, 2017

Solar project to save Ricoh $1.9M over 10 years

Ricoh USA Inc., the North and South American arm of Tokyo-based Ricoh Co. Ltd., recently announced a series of energy-related sustainability milestones, including the installation of a grid solar array that will help power its Caldwell, N.J., offices
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