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September 9, 2017

Weekend reads: Irma devastates Puerto Rico's grid; EPA shrinkage; Europeans abandon utilities & more

Kick back with these must-read energy stories from around the web.
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Energy Efficiency  -  September 8, 2017

BASF, Steelcase make industrial case for efficiency

Energy savings measures recently taken at a BASF Corp. facility in Michigan have played a role in the creation of about 100 new jobs a year, according to a recent Crain's Detroit Business article outlining the efficiency efforts underway at corporations across the state. 
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Solar  -  September 8, 2017

Steel group sides with Suniva on trade case

The Steel Manufacturers Association has become the first industry trade group to lend its support to a petition from two financially distressed solar panel makers calling for federal tariffs on imported solar modules, Axios reported Sept. 7.
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Energy Storage  -  September 7, 2017 - By Amy Poszywak

Storage sees record Q2 helped by C&I deployments

The second quarter of 2017 marked a record in the energy storage space, bolstered by a spike, led by deployments in California and New York, in the nonresidential market, which includes commercial and industrial installations.
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GHG Emissions  -  September 7, 2017

Mars pledges $1B investment in sustainability

Virginia-based Mars Inc. on Sept. 5 made a bold corporate sustainability commitment, pledging to invest $1 billion over the next few years on its initiatives, including efforts to meet its greenhouse gas reduction targets through energy efficiency and using 100% renewable energy.
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Utilities  -  September 6, 2017

Dominion Virginia to expand C&I solar options

As utilities continue to rethink their willingness to work with customers on renewables, Dominion Energy Virginia on Sept. 6 announced plans to expand solar options for commercial and industrial energy users.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  September 6, 2017

T-Mobile signs PPA for Oklahoma wind

Wireless company T-Mobile US earlier this year signed a long-term power purchase agreement for output from an Oklahoma wind facility.
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Energy Efficiency  -  September 5, 2017

DOE offers $13M for 'energy efficient mobility systems'

The U.S. DOE recently announced $13.4 million in support of five new cost-shared, community-based projects focused on energy efficient mobility systems including connected and autonomous vehicles and alternative fuel vehicles.
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Utilities  -  September 5, 2017

Florida utility pivots from nuclear to solar, storage

As part of a settlement agreement with the Florida Public Service Commission that allows Duke Energy Florida to abandon work on a planned, 2.2 GW nuclear plant, the utility announced a four-year plan to add 700 MW of solar generation.
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GHG Emissions  -  September 2, 2017

Weekend reads: Harvey's wind impact; states adopting carbon costs; Tim Cook on renewables & more

Kick back this holiday weekend with these must-read energy stories from around the web.
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