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GHG Emissions  -  June 20, 2019

Best Buy sets goal for its consumers and itself

After reducing its carbon emissions more than 50% percent, Best Buy is committing to its next goal: decreasing its own emissions 75% from a 2017 baseline and helping consumers reduce their carbon emissions by 20% and save $5 billion on utility costs by 2030.
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Regulation  -  June 20, 2019

New York State passes most ambitious clean-energy bill to date

The New York State legislature approved June 20 the most aggressive clean energy bill in the country to date, including a goal to source all electricity from emission-free sources by 2040 and an 85% reduction in economy-wide emissions by 2050.
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June 19, 2019

Energy-sector blockchain launches

The Energy Web Foundation (EWF) announced that it has launched the Energy Web Chain (EW Chain), the world’s first public, open-source, enterprise-grade blockchain tailored to the energy sector. EWF is currently tracking 17 decentralized applications that focus on creating customer and business value by expanding markets for renewable energy trading, increasing the effectiveness and depth of demand response programs, and streamlining electric vehicle charging.
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June 19, 2019

Solar, wind to power almost 50% of grid by 2050

Falling cost for wind, solar and battery technology will result in a grid nearly half-powered by the two fast-growing renewable energy sources by 2050, according to the latest projections from BloombergNEF (BNEF).
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June 18, 2019

Continental celebrates rooftop solar in NY

Continental Building Products commemorated the completion of the largest rooftop solar system in the Con Edison utility system and one of the largest in New York State.
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Solar  -  June 18, 2019

Calif. school district innovates with solar + storage

The Pleasanton Unified School District in Pleasanton, Calif. will utilize solar plus energy storage solutions to significantly cut its emissions and save on energy costs. The project will include the installation of 1 megawatt (MW) of solar carports and a 660 kilowatt-hour (kWh) battery energy storage system.
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GHG Emissions  -  June 17, 2019

Mitsubishi eyes Sustainability Vision 2050

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced a goal to reduce CO2 emissions by more than 80% by 2030. This follows the company’s initial target of a 30% reduction by 2030.
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Energy Efficiency  -  June 17, 2019

Des Moines passes mandatory energy benchmarking

The city council of Des Moines approved an ordinance that will require nearly 800 building in the city to report their energy and water usage. The ordinance, passed by a 5-2 vote, will require all City of Des Moines buildings, commercial buildings, and multi-family buildings over 25,000 square feet to participate.
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June 15, 2019

Weekend reads: Green finance hits $31 trillion; Oil stock Armageddon

It's the weekend! Kick back and catch up with these can't-miss articles from around the web:
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GHG Emissions  -  June 14, 2019

Hudson Pacific advances towards goals

Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc. reduced energy consumption by 8% through 2018, on the way to a goal of 15% by 2025. The company also hit a 9% reduction in GHG emissions for the year, in this case heading towards 15% by 2018.
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