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Sourcing Renewables  -  February 4, 2019

Facebook, Google, Amazon lead RE procurements

Tech giants Facebook, Google, and Amazon are leading the charge for corporate procurement of renewables within the U.S., combining for market share of just over a third (35.1%). After announcing 1.5 GW of procurement in 2018, Facebook is the largest
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February 2, 2019

Weekend reads: Lessons from the polar vortex; EV charging at the Super Bowl

Waiting for the Super Bowl to begin? Kick back and relax with these must-read energy stories from around the web:
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GHG Emissions  -  February 1, 2019

ATL will offset emissions from Super Bowl air travel

For the first time, carbon emissions from Super Bowl fans’ air travel to the game will be offset. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Rocky Mountain Institute and The Good Traveler are partnering to offset the equivalent of 1,624 air miles for each of the 71,000 fan seats
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GHG Emissions  -  February 1, 2019

BP to align strategy to Paris goals

The board of BP LLC agreed to back a shareholder resolution at its annual meeting later this year that will require the company will be required to fully adapt its business strategy to the Paris Agreement goals, including setting GHG reduction targets and linking results with executive compensation.
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Distributed Energy Resources  -  January 31, 2019

Shell acquisition shows EV focus

Shell New Energies US LLC has acquired Greenlots, a provider of EV charging and energy management software and solutions. Operating as a wholly-owned subsidiary, Greenlots will retain its brand identity and leadership team, functioning as the foundation for Shell's continued expansion of electric mobility solutions in North America.
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January 31, 2019

Vatican Basilica to cut energy use by 90%

An energy efficiency program implemented in the Papal Basilica of St. Peter, a renaissance church located in the Vatican city, Rome, is expected to reduce energy use and costs by 90%.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  January 30, 2019

Middlebury College premieres Energy2028 Plan

Middlebury College announced a commitment to power its core Vermont campus with 100% renewable energy by 2028. The College also set ambitious goals to reduce energy consumption, to phase out direct fossil-fuel investments in its endowment, and to create new educational programs and opportunities that will help empower future generations of environmental leaders.
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Demand Management  -  January 30, 2019

Fujitsu develops blockchain-based exchange for electricity users

Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. announced that they have applied blockchain technology to develop a system for trading related to energy shortages and surpluses among electricity consumers, including factories and retail stores.
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GHG Emissions  -  January 29, 2019

Amherst College aims for carbon neutrality by 2030

Amherst College announced the adoption of a Climate Action Plan that sets a goal for the College to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030. The plan was unanimously approved by the College’s Board of Trustees.
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GHG Emissions  -  January 29, 2019

U.S. Climate Alliance up to 19 members

With the addition of New Mexico and Illinois, the U.S. Climate Alliance, a national coalition of states committed to reducing GHG emissions consistent with the goals of the Paris Agreement, now has a total of 19 members.
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