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Solar  -  December 7, 2018

Chattanooga airport first to hit 100% solar

The Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport will become the first in the U.S. to run on 100% solar power.
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Hydro  -  December 6, 2018

University of Pittsburgh turns to hydropower

The University of Pittsburgh announced that starting in 2022, 25% of its electricity will be purchased from a new hydropower plant currently under construction five miles from campus. The announcement is part of the University’s plan to get the research institution to 50% renewable power by 2030.
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Distributed Energy Resources  -  December 6, 2018

Partners HealthCare adds fuel cell system

Partners HealthCare, an integrated health system founded by Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, will deploy 4.1 megawatts of fuel cell-based energy systems at locations throughout Massachusetts.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  December 5, 2018

Disneyland Paris considers solar plant

Disneyland Paris is considering building a solar power plant that would supply 15% of the electricity load for its site on the outskirts of the city.
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Solar  -  December 5, 2018

200 MW solar allocated to Facebook data center

Facebook’s new data center in Newton County, Ga. will be supplied with 100% renewable energy, courtesy of contracts with two solar developers for three new solar projects.
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GHG Emissions  -  December 4, 2018

Xcel Energy targets zero-carbon electricity by 2050

Xcel Energy announced it will deliver 100% carbon-free electricity to customers by 2050. The Minneapolis-based energy provider also plans to reduce carbon emissions in the eight states it serves by 80% by 2030 from 2005 levels in the eight states it serves.
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Wind  -  December 4, 2018

Lowe’s signs first RE agreement

Lowe’s has signed the company’s first renewable wind energy agreement. The deal calls for 100 megawatts of wind, which is enough to power all 143 Lowe’s stores in Texas.
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GHG Emissions  -  December 3, 2018

Shell to link pay to interim targets

Shell announced plans to link executive pay to the meeting of its energy targets, one of a series of steps aimed to help meet their target to reduce the company’s net carbon footprint by around half by 2050, including an interim target of around 20% by 2035.
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Solar  -  December 3, 2018

Stanford signs PPA to hit 100% RE

Stanford University has signed a 25-year PPA for solar energy that will allow the campus to achieve its goal to source 100% of its campus electricity from renewable energy.
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Energy Efficiency  -  December 1, 2018

Weekend reads: Could RE + storage reach 90% of grid?; On-campus energy efficiency

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