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Energy Efficiency  -  April 20, 2016

Senate passes broad energy reform legislation that includes efficiency provisions

The U.S. Senate on April 20 passed a broad energy bill that is expected to accelerate energy efficiency initiatives and promote the penetration of renewable energy.
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Energy Efficiency  -  April 19, 2016

Ohio utilities file proposal for C&I energy efficiency programs

The Ohio utilities of FirstEnergy Corp. have filed comprehensive plans with state regulators that would offer a menu of energy efficiency programs for customers.
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Commercial  -  April 19, 2016

Apple reportedly working on electric car at secret German lab

Apple is reportedly working on its long-rumored electric vehicle at a research and development lab in Germany, according to April 19 media reports.
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GHG Emissions  -  April 18, 2016

Apple has slashed carbon emissions by 60% since 2011 via efficiency, renewable sourcing

In its 2015 corporate sustainability report, Apple said it began energy audits in its supply chain and has identified more than $32 million in annual savings opportunities.
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GHG Emissions  -  April 18, 2016

EPA: Industrial, manufacturing sector created 21% of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions

The industrial and manufacturing sector represented the third-largest source of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions in 2014, according to a new report from the U.S. EPA.
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Wind  -  April 15, 2016

KCP&L strikes deal for 500 MW of wind from Missouri facilities

Once operational, the electricity from the projects is expected to bring KCP&L's total wind energy portfolio to nearly 1,400 MW.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  April 15, 2016

MidAmerican Energy goes all-in on wind, announces $3.6B project

The Berkshire Hathaway Inc. subsidiary announced plans for a new, $3.6 billion wind project that is expected to add up to 2,000 MW of wind generation in Iowa.
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Solar  -  April 14, 2016

Regency Centers completes solar installations at California shopping centers

The financing structure used allowed the involved parties to overcome hurdles that typically prevent solar energy from use at landlord-tenant commercial properties.
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Energy Efficiency  -  April 13, 2016

Ford announces massive facilities transformation, expects to cut energy use in half

Ford Motor Co. unveiled plans for a 10-year transformation of its Dearborn, Mich., facilities into a modernized campus featuring a building that will generate more energy than it uses.
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Energy Efficiency  -  April 13, 2016

Better Buildings blog highlights TIAA's energy efficiency leadership

The U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings program has singled out financial services organization TIAA for its energy efficiency leadership.
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