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GHG Emissions  -  June 21, 2016

Trader Joe's to pay $2M to reduce emissions in US settlement over coolant leaks

National grocery store chain Trader Joe's has agreed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from refrigeration equipment at 453 of its stores and pay a $500,000 fine.
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Energy Storage  -  June 20, 2016

Microsoft unveils pilot program for data center energy storage

Microsoft has teamed up with NRG Energy, Primus Power and others on a pilot program to advance energy storage at Microsoft's data centers across the globe.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  June 20, 2016

Amazon wind farm clears legal challenge in NC

A lawsuit against North Carolina's environmental department over a 300-MW wind farm being developed by Amazon Web Services Inc. and Iberdrola SA has been thrown out.
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Utilities  -  June 17, 2016 - By Amy Poszywak

EEI member companies tout 'culture shift' in utility efforts to help C&I customers

After years of playing defense amid a transformative shift in the way U.S. businesses think about energy, the utility industry says it's ready to play offense.
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Energy Efficiency  -  June 16, 2016

Electric sales to C&I sectors to average 1% growth annually through 2040, EIA finds

The U.S. EIA expects electric sales to the C&I sectors to average about 1% growth annually through 2040, curbed by declines in energy intensity and increased adoption of solar.
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Microgrids  -  June 16, 2016

Utility distribution microgrid capacity to hit 241 MW in 2024, new report finds

As U.S. utilities work to improve services to customers amid growing interest in clean energy and distributed energy resources, more attention is being paid to microgrids.
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Solar  -  June 15, 2016

Onsite solar will provide 25% of Toyota's electric demand at new HQ

New details emerged June 14 about the 7.75-MW solar energy system to be installed at Toyota Motor Corp.'s new, energy-conscious North American headquarters in Texas.
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Finance  -  June 15, 2016

Bank of America deployed $14.5B in renewable energy, efficiency projects in 2015

Bank of America has also reduced energy use within its own operations, targeting energy-intense data centers that account for 25% of its total greenhouse gas emissions.
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Energy Efficiency  -  June 14, 2016

DOE unveils $25M in funds available through data center efficiency program

The U.S. Department of Energy announced the availability of up to $25 million in funding for a new program aimed at the creation of innovations to increase the energy efficiency of data centers.
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Energy Efficiency  -  June 14, 2016 - By Amy Poszywak

How Celanese identified $1.5M in energy savings without spending a dime

After working on driving energy efficiency through its operations for more than a decade, Celeanse Corp. has uncovered an entirely new way to drive big savings.
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