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Sourcing Renewables  -  May 16, 2020

Weekend reads: How HP engages people through sustainability; Google goes after data center emissions

It's the weekend! Kick back and catch up with these must-read articles from around the web.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  May 15, 2020

Walmart warns against Dominion Energy RE tariff

Walmart expressed concerns this week about a proposed renewable energy tariff by Dominion Energy, after a report came out from the Virginia State Corporation Commission pushing for the project's approval, by warning that the cost of the utility’s plan would be too high what energy would be offered.
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Solar  -  May 15, 2020

GM's largest North America plant goes 100% solar-powered

General Motors’ largest facility in North America will soon be powered by 100% solar power under a new green tariff agreement that is expected to increase their renewable energy use in the U.S. to 50% by 2023.
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Energy Efficiency  -  May 15, 2020

Utah Inland Port Authority plans energy overhaul alongside utility

The Utah Inland Port Authority signed a Joint Clean Energy Cooperation Statement with Rocky Mountain Power that allows for the sharing of data and resources to identify solutions to engage 100% renewable energy, increase energy efficiency programs an
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GHG Emissions  -  May 14, 2020

Colgate-Palmolive cuts emissions and increases RE by a third

Colgate-Palmolive achieved their 2020 energy goals in the last year and reduced Scope 1 and 2 emissions 32% since 2002 and sourced 28% purchased electricity from renewable sources, as reported in their newly released 2019 Corporate Social Responsibility Report.
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GHG Emissions  -  May 14, 2020

300+ U.S. businesses lobby Congress for climate issues

More than 330 businesses, including Adobe, Capital One, CommonSpirit Health, DSM North America, Dow, Eileen Fisher, General Mills, Mars, Inc., Microsoft, NIKE, Salesforce and VISA, have teamed up on a bipartisan coalition that is urging federal lawmakers to incorporate more resilient and sustainable climate solutions into economic recovery plans following COVID-19.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  May 14, 2020

Intel commits to 100% global RE by 2030

Intel announced May 14 in their 2019 Corporate Responsibility Report that they are committed to sourcing 100% of their power from renewable sources by 2030 and have achieved their target of 4 billion kWh in energy savings between 2012 and 2020.
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May 13, 2020

Solar project to power Toyota and Dow approved by PSC

Toyota and Dow Silicones Corporation will soon be receiving solar power from a 100 MW project that was just approved by the Public Service Commission (PSC) in Kentucky on May 8 to be sourced by their local utilities.
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GHG Emissions  -  May 13, 2020

Iron Mountain sees 52% emissions drop

Iron Mountain succeeded this year in reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 52% since 2016, surpassing their original target of 25% reduction before 2025, and reached 77% renewable energy in their global electricity supply.
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Finance  -  May 13, 2020

NV Energy files tariff to provide more renewables access to C&I

Large energy customers in Nevada may soon have increased access to solar and battery storage energy under a new tariff proposed by NV Energy in a tariff filed May 4 with the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN).
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