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Sourcing Renewables  -  July 23, 2020

Applied Materials inks PPA for 10% of wind farm, commits to 100% RE

Applied Materials announced July 21 their new commitment to source 100% renewable energy by 2030.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  July 23, 2020

The Home Depot targets 335 MW of RE by 2025

The Home Depot announced July 23 their new goal to produce and procure energy from 335 MW of renewable and alternative energy sources by 2025 in addition to eliminating expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) film from its private brand packaging by 2023.
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Wind  -  July 23, 2020

Gov. Cuomo releases nation's largest solicitation for wind energy in the U.S.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced July 21 a solicitation for 2,500 MW of offshore wind energy, the largest combined clean energy solicitation in the U.S., in addition to the one announced last year for nearly 1,700 MW of clean energy.
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Solar  -  July 22, 2020

Switch breaks ground on massive Nevada solar+battery project

Switch broke ground this week on three solar energy and battery projects in Nevada in the next phase of their Gigawatt 1 project, the first phase of which will generate a total of 555 MW of solar power and 800 MW of battery storage.
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GHG Emissions  -  July 22, 2020

Microsoft releases new climate initiatives with partner companies

Microsoft announced July 21 new steps in their goal to be carbon negative by 2030, including their newest climate initiative, Transform to Net Zero, in which members not only commit to getting their own companies to net-zero but pursuing technology that allows all businesses to achieve net-zero.
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July 22, 2020

Ohio lawmaker charged with bribery in nuclear power plant bailout scheme

Speaker of the Ohio House Larry Householder was arrested and charged with bribery in federal court for a $61 million racketeering scheme that led to the passage of House Bill 6 in 2019 that would essentially bail out two northern Ohio nuclear power plants.
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GHG Emissions  -  July 21, 2020

Apple to be carbon neutral throughout supply chain by 2030

Apple announced July 21 their plan to be carbon neutral across their entire business, manufacturing supply chain and product life cycle before 2030 that every product sold has a net-zero climate impact.
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GHG Emissions  -  July 21, 2020

Sacramento Municipal Utility District commits to carbon-neutral electricity

Sacramento Municipal Utility District adopted a climate emergency declaration July 17 that committed them to a goal of carbon-neutral electricity by 2030.
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GHG Emissions  -  July 21, 2020

P&G commits to being carbon neutral for the entire decade

The Procter & Gamble Company committed July 16 to be carbon neutral for the decade by reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 50% and purchasing 100% renewable electricity for all manufacturing sites by 2030.
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Energy Efficiency  -  July 20, 2020

Pennsylvania plans first C-PACE deal with multi-use facility

Pennsylvania will see its first-ever C-PACE deal in the form of $1.5 million in energy and water investments in Philadelphia through an agreement between the Philadelphia Energy Authority, Twain Financial Partners and SHIFT Capital.
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