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GHG Emissions  -  January 20, 2021

New Jersey permits program to replace diesel trucks with electric vehicles

New Jersey is launching a pilot program to incentivize businesses and institutional organizations to divert from diesel trucks and instead purchase medium and heavy-duty electric vehicles.
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GHG Emissions  -  January 19, 2021

Massachusetts governor vetoes climate bill

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker (R) vetoed a bill on Jan 14 that would update the state’s carbon emissions goals to make the state “net neutral” by 2050, citing that the bill didn’t do enough to help cities and towns adapt to the effects of climate change. 
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GHG Emissions  -  January 19, 2021

Fifth Third Bank achieves carbon neutrality for 2020 operations

Fifth Third Bank announced on Jan. 19 that it reached carbon neutrality for its operations in 2020, including greenhouse gas emissions from its facilities and business travel.
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Finance  -  January 19, 2021

Energy transition investment reached $500 billion in 2020

On Jan. 19 BloombergNEF (BNEF) announced a new broad measure of energy transition investment showing global record-breaking 2020 commitments to decarbonization totaling $501.3 billion. This beats the previous year by 9% despite the economic disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  January 18, 2021

VRESF Video: The Evolution of McDonald's Sustainability Roadmap

Our series of presentations from the 2020 VIrtual Renewable Energy Sourcing Forum continues with "The Evolution of McDonald's Sustainability Roadmap." Emma Cox, Global Renewable Energy Lead, explains how the company's motto, "Scale for Good," is being put into action as McDonald's explores how to achieve its own sustainability goals and how to bring others along with them.
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Energy Efficiency  -  January 18, 2021

U.S. Air Force begins construction on ESPC

The United States Air Force announced on Jan. 14 that it began construction on an energy savings performance contract (ESPC) including a combined heat and power plant with microgrid controls to improve energy resilience and enhance mission readiness at its Yokota Air Base outside of Tokyo, Japan.
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GHG Emissions  -  January 18, 2021

Marsh & McLennan announces carbon reduction commitments

Marsh & McLennan, a global professional risk services firm, announced two important commitments on Jan. 14 in the effort to combat climate change.
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GHG Emissions  -  January 18, 2021

Kia rebrand reflects sustainable mobility solutions

Kia announced new branding on Jan. 15 to create sustainable mobility solutions for customers. Signaling the brand breaking away from its traditional manufacturing-driven business model, Kia will form a new corporate name, removing ‘Motors’ from its name (previously ‘Kia Motors Corporation’).
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GHG Emissions  -  January 16, 2021

Weekend reads: How a Northern Virginia county joined a solar agreement with Amazon; The 2021 outlook for DERs

It's the weekend! Kick back and catch up with these must-read articles from around the web.
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GHG Emissions  -  January 15, 2021

Uber announces new initiatives to increase clean mobility

Uber announced on Jan. 12 that it is expanding on four key initiatives announced in September 2020 in order to more aggressively tackle climate change.
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