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Energy Efficiency  -  November 30, 2018

Wesleyan continues comittment to energy efficiency

Wesleyan University has signed a three-year agreement with Eversource Energy for an energy efficiency plan that is expected to save 3.2 million kWh of electricity annually and support the University’s goal to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.
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GHG Emissions  -  November 30, 2018

IKEA pledges 80% GHG cut

IKEA announced on Nov. 30 a pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions from its production by 80 percent in absolute terms by 2030 from a baseline of 2016. The commitment applies to IKEA’s own factories and most of its direct suppliers.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  November 29, 2018

ExxonMobil signs for 500MW of wind, solar

ExxonMobil Corp. has signed two 12-year agreements to purchase 500 megawatts of wind and solar power from Orsted A/S. The power will be used by Exxon in the Permian Basin, located in west Texas and southeast New Mexico, which is the fastest growing oil field in the U.S.
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Energy Storage  -  November 29, 2018

Arsenal FC adds battery storage to stadium

Arsenal Football Club has installed a battery storage system at Emirates Stadium in London. The 3MW system will store enough energy to run the stadium for 90 minutes, the length of a match. The system is the largest at any sports ground in the UK.
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Wind  -  November 28, 2018

Starbucks signs agreement for wind power in Illinois

Starbucks has signed a long-term agreement with Constellation, an Exelon company, to power more than 340 company-operated stores in Illinois with 100% renewable energy. The energy will be sourced from Enel Green Power North America’s HillTopper wind project, located in Logan County, Ill.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  November 28, 2018

Smithfield Foods harnesses hog power

Smithfield Foods, Inc. and Dominion Energy announced a joint venture called Align Renewable Natural Gas (RNG)℠ that will capture methane emissions from hog farms and convert them into clean renewable energy for residential home heating and power for local businesses.
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November 27, 2018

Equinix plots energy efficiency for new data center

Equinix announced it will build a new International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center at its Slough campus in London. The data center, called LD7, will provide interconnection and colocation to businesses to support their IT transformation
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November 27, 2018

Canada offers tax write-off for C&I RE

Canada has announced a new policy that offers a full tax write-off to businesses adopting clean energy solutions. The tax break will be counted for the fiscal year in which the renewable energy system is commissioned.
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November 26, 2018

Climate change could cost U.S. economy billions annually

Without substantial and sustained global mitigation and regional adaptation efforts, climate change is expected to cause growing losses to American infrastructure and property and impede the rate of economic growth over this century.
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GHG Emissions  -  November 26, 2018

Emissions reduced by 98% in Volvo test

Volvo Construction Equipment announced a 98% reduction in carbon emissions, a 70% reduction in energy cost and a 40% reduction in operator cost from its Electric Site research project, which aims to electrify each transport stage in a quarry
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