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Finance  -  November 21, 2016

Bank of America issues its largest green bond

Bank of America has issued its third and largest green bond, for $1 billion in aggregate principal amount, which it says helps continue its commitment to advancing renewable energy generation.
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GHG Emissions  -  November 21, 2016

Alaska Airlines makes 1st forest-fueled flight

Washington state-based Alaska Airlines says it made history Nov. 14 in flying the first commercial flight using the world's first renewable, alternative jet fuel made from forest residuals.
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Regulation  -  November 19, 2016

Weekend reads: Tesla, SolarCity approved; FERC on energy storage; COP22 kicks out climate denier & more

Kick back with these must-read energy stories from around the web.
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Solar  -  November 18, 2016

Amazon announces 180 MW of new Virginia solar

Amazon Web Services has announced investment in five new Virginia solar farms that are expected to generate a total of 180 MW of renewable energy capacity for the grid.
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Energy Efficiency  -  November 18, 2016

McDonald's, Simon pilot new digital energy system

Real estate company Simon Property Group is expecting the digital system to reduce energy consumption at one of its facilities by about 20%.
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Distributed Energy Resources  -  November 18, 2016 - By Amy Poszywak

Views from the top: Whole Foods on new tech, utility barriers and energy as a service (part 2)

In part two of our exclusive interview with Aaron Daly, global energy coordinator for Whole Foods Market, we talk about new technologies, the pros and cons of the evolving energy-as-a-service model, and the barriers electric utilities are known to create for companies looking to implement customer-side energy resources.
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GHG Emissions  -  November 17, 2016

300+ businesses urge Trump support of Paris deal

More than 365 U.S. businesses and investors on Nov. 16 joined together in a letter addressed to president-elect Donald Trump and other government leaders reaffirming their support for U.S. participating in the Paris Climate Agreement.
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Distributed Generation  -  November 17, 2016

IKEA installs biogas-powered fuel cell systems

As a complement to rooftop solar systems already in place, IKEA is undertaking the installation of a series of biogas-powered fuel cell systems at it U.S. stores that in total will generate 1.5 MW of energy.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  November 16, 2016

GM marks largest renewable deal with Texas wind

General Motors Co. has signed its largest wind deal to date, in a move that will allow 16 of its facilities, including the entirety of its Texas operations, to be powered with 100% renewable energy by 2018.
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Solar  -  November 16, 2016

New IKEA store features solar, EV charging

As electric vehicle penetration continues to accelerate in the U.S., IKEA on Nov. 16 announced plans to install three EV charging stations at its Memphis, Tenn., store set to open next month.
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