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Distributed Energy Resources  -  August 14, 2017

NY launches portal to connect businesses, utilities

A mile marker within New York's "Reforming the Energy Vision" initiative, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, known as NYSERDA, has launched a digital portal meant to help businesses connect with electric utilities
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Sourcing Renewables  -  August 14, 2017

Salesforce hits 100% RE for 2 office buildings

Cloud computing and customer relationship management company Salesforce.com Inc. announced Aug. 7 that two of its office towers in San Francisco are now sourcing 100% renewable energy.
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GHG Emissions  -  August 12, 2017

Weekend reads: Intel's new AV lab; Microsoft cloud emissions data; the drop in EPA fines & more

Kick back with these must-read energy news stories from around the web.
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GHG Emissions  -  August 11, 2017

Despite setbacks, Eastman cuts energy use

Helped by a restructuring of its energy programs, Eastman Chemical Co. has improved its energy intensity by 10.1% and reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 14% and has implemented a variety of programs to improve the environmental impact across its facilities.
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GHG Emissions  -  August 11, 2017

Las Vegas Sands revamps efficiency projects

Detailing the company’s first annual measurement against new sustainability goals, Las Vegas Sands Corp. recently released its 2016 environmental report.
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CHP  -  August 10, 2017 - By Megan Corsano

UK university implements biofuel CHP plant

A university in the U.K. recently implemented a biofuel combined heat and power plant focused on creating flexibility behind the meter, allowing customers to be more in control of how they use their own power, in what the team behind the project calls an “energy system of the future.”
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GHG Emissions  -  August 10, 2017

Federal court blocks EPA regulation of HFCs

A U.S. EPA-backed regulation prohibiting the use of certain refrigerant chemicals that have been considered greenhouse gases was overruled Aug. 8 by the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington.
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Finance  -  August 9, 2017 - By Amy Poszywak

Green bond funds help Digital Realty hit energy goals

As the use of green bonds continues to increase among U.S. corporations, Digital Realty in 2016 became one of the first REITs, and the first data center REIT, to successfully complete an issuance. Proceeds have since been used to help fund nine projects across four countries.
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Energy Efficiency  -  August 9, 2017

Trucking company increases fleet efficiency

A Southwest-based transportation company recently completed a purchase of 1,000 solar power systems for its fleet of Navistar commercial trucking fleet and exceeded the SuperTruck program improvement goals set by the U.S. DOE.
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Wind  -  August 9, 2017

Target signs PPA with Kansas wind farm

Target Corp. recently signed a long-term power purchase agreement to buy 100 MW of power from a wind project in Kansas that is expected to be operational by the end of 2018.
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