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January 27, 2018

Weekend Reads: What city can power Amazon; Microgrids & the solar tariff & more

Every Saturday, we'll bring you five of the most interesting — or quirky; it is the weekend after all — energy stories from around the web that you may have missed this week. This weekend's energy reads:
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Energy Efficiency  -  January 26, 2018

PwC pledges 100% RE

PwC, formerly Pricewaterhouse Coopers, announced that it will commit to procuring 100% renewable energy and reducing its total carbon footprint by 40%.
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Utilities  -  January 26, 2018

Capital Dynamics to fund school district exit from NV Energy

Nevada’s Clark County School District is considering leaving NV Energy’s service territory with an eye towards lowering electric costs and delivering solar-powered energy through an agreement with three companies.
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January 25, 2018

Wynn Las Vegas Resort signs PPA with Enel

Wynn Las Vegas has signed a PPA with Enel Green Power North America for energy produced from the new 27 MWh Wynn Solar Facility, currently under construction in Stillwater, Nevada. The $40-million, 160-acre facility is expected to open
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January 25, 2018

Wind to surpass hydro as largest RE source

The EIA expects wind power to surpass hydroelectricity as the provider of the largest share of renewable energy in the U.S., based on forecasts in their latest Short-Term Energy Outlook.
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January 24, 2018

Survey: Power reliability a concern for managers

A survey of 250 energy managers at C&I businesses across the U.S. shows 70% see power reliability as a cause for concern, while 40% would pay a premium to improve it.
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January 24, 2018

Budweiser brews 100% renewable energy

Budweiser announced that all their U.S. brewing is now powered by renewable energy, an achievement the company will mark by adding a “100 percent renewable electricity” symbol on its U.S. bottles and cans.
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January 23, 2018

NextEra Energy is Fortune’s “Most Admired” Utility

NextEra Energy topped the list of Fortune’s “The World’s Most Admired Companies” among electric and gas utilities. Dominion Energy ranked second, with Sempra Energy, Xcel Energy, and Duke Energy rounding out the top five
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January 23, 2018

30% tariff hits solar panel imports

President Trump on Jan. 22 imposed a tariff of 30% on imported solar panel cells and panels. The Solar Energy Industries Association responded that this decision will increase solar prices, cause the loss of 23,000 American jobs this year
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January 22, 2018

Big tech drives clean energy record

Companies including technology leaders Apple Inc. and Facebook Inc., signed long-term agreements for a record-breaking 5.4 gigawatts of clean power in 2017, a 26% increase over 4.3 gigawatts in 2016.
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