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Utilities  -  September 5, 2017

Florida utility pivots from nuclear to solar, storage

As part of a settlement agreement with the Florida Public Service Commission that allows Duke Energy Florida to abandon work on a planned, 2.2 GW nuclear plant, the utility announced a four-year plan to add 700 MW of solar generation.
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GHG Emissions  -  September 2, 2017

Weekend reads: Harvey's wind impact; states adopting carbon costs; Tim Cook on renewables & more

Kick back this holiday weekend with these must-read energy stories from around the web.
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Energy Efficiency  -  September 1, 2017

Washington D.C. is world's 1st LEED Platinum city

As more and more U.S. cities and state accelerate efforts toward sustainability, Washington, D.C., on Aug. 31 announced it has been named the first LEED Platinum certified city in the world.
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GHG Emissions  -  September 1, 2017

CBRE sets 1st ever GHG reduction target

Commercial real estate services and investment firm CBRE Group Inc. created its first global greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal in 2016.
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Energy Efficiency  -  August 31, 2017

HanesBrands marks progress toward energy goals

Apparel company HanesBrands has outlined its energy reduction and renewable energy use targets alongside its latest disclosure of carbon emissions and related information to the CDP.
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Microgrids  -  August 31, 2017

Backup systems enable H-E-B resiliency amid Harvey

Utilizing recently installed backup power systems, San Antonio-based grocery store chain H-E-B has been able to keep many of its Houston-area stores open and able to offer disaster relief in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
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Solar  -  August 30, 2017

Amazon unveils massive rooftop solar project

Amazon.com Inc. on Aug. 29 announced what it says is the largest rooftop solar project in New Jersey: A 22,000-panel system at its fulfillment center in Carteret.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  August 30, 2017

SED to present corporate renewable energy sourcing research findings at Climate Week NYC

Smart Energy Decisions will discuss the key findings of its soon-to-be-released report, "The State of Corporate Renewable Energy Sourcing," along with a panel of experts from Goldman Sachs, General Motors and event sponsor Edison Energy at a Sept. 20 event held in conjunction with Climate Week NYC. 
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Distributed Energy Resources  -  August 30, 2017

IKEA continues EV charging station roll out

Part of its ongoing effort integrate sustainable energy solutions into its business, IKEA on Aug. 30 announced plans to deploy electric vehicle charging stations at its new store in Jacksonville, Fla. 
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GHG Emissions  -  August 29, 2017

Ford details GHG reduction strategy, goals

Government policies, physical risks, market trends and investor concern are among the host of external factors driving Ford Motor Co.'s global climate strategy, which has already reduced CO2 emissions by 52% per vehicle produced.
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