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October 18, 2017

Office Depot recognizes customers for 'green' spending

As part of a broader effort to encourage its customers to make "greener" business decisions, Office Depot Inc. has recognized a number of them from both the private and public sector that the company believes have taken a forward-looking leadership role in greener purchasing.
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Energy Efficiency  -  October 18, 2017

LED retrofit slashes vXchnge data center energy use

A year after the completion of a lighting retrofit at a vXchnge data center, the company has reported a reduction in electrical consumption by 244,000 kWh.
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Demand Management  -  October 17, 2017

Google on track to hit 100% RE with efficiency, offsets

Google has updated its progress — in detail — toward a series of bold environmental initiatives, including plans to hit 100% renewable energy for its global operations by the end of this year.
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Solar  -  October 17, 2017

Mercedes-Benz Stadium hosts onsite grid solar

The newly opened Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, which is in the middle of its inaugural season, has been benefitting from more than 4,000 solar panels installed onsite with help from its utility, Georgia Power.
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GHG Emissions  -  October 16, 2017

Smithfield Foods launches environmental division

After setting its first-ever greenhouse gas emissions reduction target, Smithfield Foods Inc. on Oct. 12 announced the launch of a new platform within the company, Smithfield Renewables, with the aim to "unify, lead and accelerate" the company's environmental goals.
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Energy Efficiency  -  October 16, 2017

Howard University completes LED lighting overhaul

Howard University expects to generate more than $10.5 million in lifetime cost savings from recent energy upgrades that include the LED retrofit. 
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Regulation  -  October 14, 2017

Weekend reads: Paris to ban gas cars; 'solar tube' heat; coal, nuke bailouts are 'the cost of freedom' & more

Kick back with these must-read energy news stories from around the web.
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Solar  -  October 13, 2017

First Solar, Tesla take opposite sides of trade battle

Arizona-based solar modules manufacturer First Solar has taken the side of two financially stressed panel manufacturers that have called for federal tariffs on imported solar modules, putting itself directly opposite the side of the Solar Energy Industries Association.
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Energy Storage  -  October 13, 2017

Wynn hotel looks to bundle storage, solar, cogen

A Wynn Resorts hotel and casino in development at Boston Habor is reportedly working with a number of partners on plans to implement an energy storage project that will complement two cogeneration plants, rooftop solar and LED lighting.
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GHG Emissions  -  October 12, 2017

Lyft offsets Michigan game day-related emissions

Ride-sharing company Lyft recently partnered up with a carbon offset and renewable energy credit trading company to offset carbon emissions associated with travel for all University of Michigan football games this season.
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