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Sourcing Renewables  -  February 23, 2018

Innovation Summit to be powered through RECs

Power for the 2018 Smart Energy Decisions Innovation Summit will be offset by renewable energy certificates supplied by ENGIE North America. The three-day event, to be held Feb. 25-27 at Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Austin, Texas, brings together
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Regulation  -  February 23, 2018

Siemens, Tesla , NRDC and others push NY on EV

A petition signed by 40 organizations, including Siemens, Tesla, and NRDC, was submitted to the New York Public Service Commission on Feb. 21 requesting more action to accelerate electric vehicle adoption by turning to utilities to be more proactive
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February 22, 2018

Trump proposes eliminating Energy Star funding

President Trump’s plan to eliminate federal funding for the EPA’s Energy Start program is facing strong opposition from groups representing manufacturers, retailers, utilities, environmentalists and others who benefit from the program.
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Wind  -  February 22, 2018

ENGIE North America acquired Infinity Renewables

Houston-based ENGIE North America Inc. announced on Feb. 20 that it has acquired Infinity Renewables, a developer of utility-scale wind projects in the United States. The acquisition includes more than 8,000 MW of projects
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February 21, 2018

SWEPCO announces agreement supporting Wind Catcher

Southwestern Electric Power (SWEPCo) announced on Feb. 20 a settlement agreement in the company’s request for approval of the proposed Wind Catcher Energy Connection project. The agreement includes SWEPCO, Walmart Stores Inc. and Sam’s
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February 21, 2018

IKEA UK offers tariff on 100% RE to customers

IKEA UK has partnered with the Big Clean Switch to secure an exclusive tariff on 100% renewable energy for its customers. The partnership will use a ‘collective switch model’ to help secure a deal on renewable electricity
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Solar  -  February 20, 2018

Disney World plans new 50MW solar farm

Disney World will soon be connected to a new 50 MW solar farm being built as part of a PPA between the Reedy Creek Improvement District and Origis Energy. The facility will be built in an area just west of Disney property gold courses.
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Solar  -  February 20, 2018

Six Flags expanding solar power

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation announced on Feb. 20 an initiative to power two of its theme parks in California almost entirely with solar power. Plans call for the system at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo to exceed 7 megawatts
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February 19, 2018

RE hits 18% of total U.S. power mix

Renewable energy generation increased to 18% of total electricity for the U.S. in 2017, up from 15% the previous year. New wind and solar builds, along with an easing drought in the West, combined to boost this increase
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Energy Storage  -  February 19, 2018

Revenue stacking for energy storage comes to California

The California Public Utilities Commission has become the first state regulator to issue revenue stacking rules for energy storage projects.
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