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Sourcing Renewables  -  January 10, 2017

Citi strikes clean energy deal for Texas data center

Banking giant Citi has entered into a new contract to purchase renewable energy for a multiyear term at its Roanoke, Texas, data center.
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Wind  -  January 9, 2017

Google-supported Texas wind project changes hands

About a year after Google announced its signing of a 225 MW wind PPA with developer Invenergy, the project has been sold to Southern Co. subsidiary Southern Power.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  January 9, 2017

Already leader in landfill gas, Waste Management will increase solar, wind project hosting in 2017

As both a supplier and user of renewable energy, Waste Management Inc. has as taken a holistic approach to cutting greenhouse gas emissions that includes energy conservation and renewable energy sources, landfill gas in particular.
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Solar  -  January 7, 2017

Weekend reads: Garbage power; a winery's climate change battle; solar for Trump's wall & more

Kick back with this week's must read energy stories from around the web.
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Energy Efficiency  -  January 6, 2017

Toyota has improved energy efficiency 24% in 5 years

On a path toward a net positive environmental impact, Toyota recently released its 2016 environmental report for North America, tracking its progress on a number of long-term goals and its laser-sharp focus on improving energy efficiency.
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Energy Efficiency  -  January 6, 2017

ASHRAE issues updates to refrigerant standards

ASHRAE has published two new major refrigerants-related standards as a package, with 30 new refrigerants and refrigerant blends added.
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Energy Storage  -  January 5, 2017

Tesla Gigafactory begins battery cell production

Tesla Motors Inc. and Panasonic Corp. have begun mass production of lithium-ion battery cells at Tesla's Gigafactory in Nevada.
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Solar  -  January 5, 2017

Bloomberg: Solar to become cheapest power source

Though solar generated power is already cheaper than coal in some parts of the world, new data from Bloomberg New Energy Finance suggest that may be the case globally, on average, by 2025.
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Energy Storage  -  January 4, 2017

Massachusetts moves to create energy storage targets

Massachusetts is moving forward with plans to establish targets for the use of energy storage after the state Department of Energy Resources deemed such targets as prudent.
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Regulation  -  January 4, 2017

Green group challenges Duke Energy monopoly

A North Carolina environmental group is taking a challenge to a long-standing state policy preventing the sale of electricity by parties other than a utility to a court of appeals.
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