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Solar  -  August 15, 2019

Wynn Resorts celebrates energy independence

Wynn Resorts’ 160-acre solar facility now offsets 75% of Wynn Las Vegas’ peak demand during the summer months, and an even greater percentage during off-peak months.
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August 14, 2019

Kroger surpasses 2020 electricity savings goal

Kroger’s retail group surpassed its goal to achieve 40% electricity savings ahead of schedule, reaching a 44.9% savings in 2018 and saving more than 2 billion kWh in its stores since 2000.
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Energy Efficiency  -  August 14, 2019

Maple Leaf Foods aiming for energy intensity goals

Reporting progress towards their goal of a 50% reduction in energy intensity by 2025, Maple Leaf Foods announced a 23.9% reduction in electricity intensity and a 14.2% drop in GHG emissions in 2018 against a 2014 baseline.
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August 13, 2019

Owens Corning Issues $450M Green Bond

Owens Corning has completed the issuance of its inaugural green bond, This $450 million bond is payable over 10 years at a coupon rate of 3.95%. In conjunction with the bond, the company has committed to spend $445 million on eligible sustainability projects.
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August 13, 2019

Calif. school district completes energy efficiency effort

The Lynwood Unified School District in Lynwood, Calif. has completed an energy efficiency project expected to save $4.3M in utility costs over the next 15 years.
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Solar  -  August 12, 2019

Ralphs adds solar to 555,000-sq.ft. distribution center

Ralphs, a subsidiary of The Kroger Co., announced the installation of a photovoltaic solar power array at its automated distribution center in Paramount, Calif., a 555,000-square-foot building that provides products to 190 Ralphs stores and 95 Food 4 Less stores throughout Southern California.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  August 12, 2019

Corporates on track for biggest year in global PPAs

Corporations signed contracts to purchase 8.6GW of clean energy in 2019 through July. This is up from 7.2GW at the same time last year. Overall, 2019 is on pace to be bigger than 2018 for corporate PPAs globally. The U.S. made up 69% of this activity, making it by far the biggest market globally.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  August 10, 2019

Weekend reads: EV's problem; S-s-s-steam heat

It's the weekend! Kick back and catch up with these must-read articles from around the web:
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August 9, 2019

Gap Inc. signs VPPA, sets 100% RE goal

Global apparel retailer Gap Inc. announced on August 9 that it has signed a 90-megawatt VPPA for the Aurora Wind Project, marking one of the largest offsite renewable energy contracts by an apparel retailer.
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August 9, 2019

Starbucks reaches 100% RE in Illinois with wind power

More than 340 Illinois Starbucks-operated stores are now powered with 100% renewable energy from wind power generated in the state.
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