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GHG Emissions  -  August 1, 2019

San Francisco maps 100% emissions-free transportation

Mayor London N. Breed, along with Supervisor Aaron Peskin, introduced legislation to expand the number of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in San Francisco parking facilities and unveiled a roadmap to achieve 100% emission-free transportation by 2040.
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Energy Storage  -  August 1, 2019

Brandeis adds battery storage

In an effort to help develop technology to store large amounts of electricity generated by renewable sources, Brandeis University is participating in an electricity storage project that will also save the campus an estimated $50,000 a year on its electric bill.
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July 31, 2019

Arizona chosen for Microsoft 100% RE data centers

Microsoft will develop new data center campuses in El Mirage and Goodyear, Arizona to provide cloud and internet services for Arizona and across the Western U.S. The data centers will be powered with 100% renewable energy.
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Energy Storage  -  July 31, 2019

Energy storage to multiply exponentially

Energy storage installations around the world will multiply exponentially, from a modest 9GW/17GWh deployed as of 2018 to 1,095GW/2,850GWh by 2040, a 122-fold boom of stationary energy storage that will require $662 billion of investment.
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Energy Efficiency  -  July 30, 2019

Dunkin' Brands highlights green achievement

Dunkin’ Brands’ green achievement announced that more than 340 Dunkin’ U.S. restaurants have met DD Green Achievement standards, a program designed to help their franchisees build more sustainable and energy-efficient restaurants.
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July 30, 2019

Boston, San Francisco & Seattle lead clean energy efforts

U.S. cities, led by Boston, San Francisco, and Seattle, are ramping up their clean energy efforts, notably with stricter energy-saving rules for buildings, but only a few cities appear on track to meet their community-wide climate goals, according to the 2019 City Clean Energy Scorecard.
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July 29, 2019

Amazon completes 50 solar systems before target date

Amazon announced the early completion of its commitment to host 50 solar systems on its fulfillment and sortation center rooftops globally by 2020. The on-site solar systems reduce Amazon’s reliance on fossil fuels and can generate as much as 80% of a single fulfillment facility’s annual energy needs.
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Energy Storage  -  July 29, 2019

Shorenstein Properties sets new goals

Upon achieving its environmental performance targets ahead of the original 2020 timeline, Shorenstein Properties LLC outlined new goals for 2025, including a 40% reduction in energy use and a 40% reduction in GHG emissions over a 2008 baseline measurement.
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Energy Storage  -  July 27, 2019

Weekend reads: RE at 50% by 2030?; Solar in space

It's the weekend! Kick back and catch up with these don't-miss articles from around the web.
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GHG Emissions  -  July 26, 2019

Houston drafts city climate action plan  

The city of Houston released a draft of its city climate action plan on July 25 that calls for increasing the generation of renewable energy, greater investment in “green infrastructure” and expanding the use of alternative modes of transportation by making it easier for people to walk, ride their bikes and use public transit.
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