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GHG Emissions  -  May 9, 2019

ExxonMobil invests up to $100 million on lower-emissions R&D

ExxonMobil announced it will invest up to $100 million over 10 years to research and develop advanced lower-emissions technologies with the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory and National Energy Technology Laboratory.
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May 8, 2019

Cornell Tech creates a sustainable campus with solar

Schools and universities are grooming the next generation of entrepreneurs and inventors to be environmentally-responsible leaders in every sector. Cornell Tech is leading by example, and EnterSolar is proud to have partnered with them to complete rooftop solar canopy systems atop two main buildings at its campus on Roosevelt Island, NYC.
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Solar  -  May 8, 2019

Walmart signs 46 solar PPAs across 5 states

Walmart Inc. has executed 46 PPAs to provide solar power at its operations in five states. These solar installations will produce more than 65,000,000 kWh of renewable energy annually and are expected to supply approximately 10-60 percent of each stores' overall electricity use.
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Energy Efficiency  -  May 8, 2019

Pitzer College building earns zero net energy certification

The Robert Redford Conservancy for Southern California Sustainability at Pitzer College has won the first higher education building certification in California for using zero net energy. The certification, from the International Living Future Institute, has been awarded to only three other higher education structures around the world.
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Energy Efficiency  -  May 7, 2019

McDonald’s, Target, Walgreens honored by DOE

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is recognizing eight organizations, including H&M, McDonald’s, Target, and Walgreens for their leadership in the Better Buildings Initiative’s Advanced Rooftop Unit (RTU) Campaign.
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Microgrids  -  May 7, 2019

Emory University proposes microgrid

Emory University is asking for support from the Georgia' Public Service Commission to create a microgrid that would allow some energy for the school to be produced on or near their Atlanta campus and could help prevent parts of the university and the neighboring Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from losing power during hurricanes, cyber-attacks and other calamities.
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Microgrids  -  May 6, 2019

Camp Pendleton completes microgrid

Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton is now the home of a solar plus storage microgrid. The Camp, located in San Diego County, is one of the largest Marine Corps bases in the U.S.
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May 6, 2019

Ball Corp. plans 100% RE by 2021

Ball Corporation has executed two VPPAs – one wind and one solar – for 388 megawatts of new renewable energy. These agreements will allow the company to address 100% of the North American electricity load utilized in its corporate, packaging and aerospace operations by the end of 2021. 
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Wind  -  May 4, 2019

Weekend reads: $3B transmission project posts win; LA's own green new deal

It's the weekend! Kick back and catch up with these can't-miss articles from around the web:
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GHG Emissions  -  May 3, 2019

Ingersoll Rand reaches 45% GHG reduction

Ingersoll Rand announced it has reached a total 45% reduction in GHG emissions intensity and a 31% reduction in absolute emissions. The company also exceeded its 2020 goal to increase energy efficiency in owned facilities by 10% by 2020, reaching 23%
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