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Solar  -  February 19, 2019

Audi Hungaria to install Europe’s biggest rooftop PV

Audi announced it will build a solar energy park on the roofs of the two logistics centers of its plant in Győr, Hungary. Covering about 160,000 square meters, this will create Europe’s largest photovoltaic system.
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Energy Efficiency  -  February 18, 2019

Annaly implements energy audit

Annaly Capital Management, Inc. announced a series of corporate responsibility initiatives and enhancements, including an internal Company-wide campaign to raise awareness and engagement with employees around sustainability and conserving resources at its corporate headquarters.
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GHG Emissions  -  February 18, 2019

HanesBrands heads for 2020 targets

HanesBrands has reduced energy consumption by more than 21% percent since 2007, and shifted 33% of the energy the company does use to renewable resources, on its way to reaching the company’s 2020 environmental objectives, which include a 40% reduction of both energy consumption and carbon emissions.
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February 16, 2019

Weekend reads: Can big oil ride RE & EV waves?; The unsexy part of climate policy

It's the weekend! Kick back and relax with these must-read energy stories from around the web:
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GHG Emissions  -  February 15, 2019

Walgreens Boots boosts energy efficiency in 2500 stores

Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBBA) invested more than $115 million in energy efficiency programs, including projects in approximately 2,500 stores during fiscal 2018. These upgrades included replacing HVAC units and converting to LED exterior and interior lighting.
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Solar  -  February 14, 2019

Carolina Panthers add solar to stadium

Installation will begin within the next few weeks to add solar panels on the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC, home of the Carolina Panthers. The panels are being added to reduce energy costs as well as the stadium's carbon footprint.
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Solar  -  February 14, 2019

UVM adds solar to rooftop

The University of Vermont Medical Center has begun generating solar power via a 198-kilowattpeak (kWp) solar array on the roof of Its facility in Williston, VT. UVM Medical Center will receive net metering credits at a discount
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GHG Emissions  -  February 13, 2019

The Home Depot announces new targets and RE initiatives

The Home Depot has declared new emissions targets, along with commitments to wind and solar projects in 2019. The announcement came as CDP, an environmental impact non-profit, named the company to its Climate Change “A” list for its actions to cut carbon emissions and mitigate climate risks.
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February 13, 2019

Citi goes green in Texas with RECs

Citi announced the purchase of renewable energy credits from the 163 MW Midway Wind Project in San Patricio County, Texas. Citi will acquire 64% of the RECs generated by the project, which is being developed by Sammons Renewable Energy and is expected to be operations in the first half of 2019.
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GHG Emissions  -  February 13, 2019

Power sector efficiency up despite emissions increase

The electricity sector continued to improve its carbon intensity in 2018 due to increased renewable energy and natural gas power generation and investments in energy efficiency, even as a stronger economy and volatile weather boosted energy demand and contributed to a rise in economy-wide carbon dioxide (CO₂) emissions.
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