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Solar  -  February 5, 2019

Penn State to add 70MW offsite solar

Penn State announced the development of 70 megawatts of large-scale offsite solar to support the University's Strategic Plan, which cites stewardship of the planet's resources as a key priority. The project to install large-scale solar arrays will provide 25% of Penn State's state-wide electricity requirements over a 25-year term.
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Energy Storage  -  February 5, 2019

Kingston Technology plots solar + storage

Kingston Technology will add a 1.5 MW solar power and battery storage construction project at its corporate headquarters in Fountain Valley, Calif.
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GHG Emissions  -  February 4, 2019

DHL expands green fleet with e-vans

DHL is preparing to roll out a new fleet of 63 electric delivery vans to serve U.S. markets as part of its mission to reduce emissions. The company has set a target of operating 70% of first- and last-mile delivery services with clean transport modes by 2025 as part of its longer-term corporate commitment to reduce its logistics-related emissions to zero by 2050.
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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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