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Utilities  -  July 14, 2017

Regulators grant Microsoft direct access

Microsoft Corp. announced July 13 that the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission approved a contract that allows the company to directly purchase clean energy from the wholesale market for its Puget Sound campus.
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Energy Efficiency  -  July 13, 2017

Wendy's saves $1M through energy efficiency

A recent push for deeper engagement on energy efficiency led to serious savings at Wendy's last year.
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Solar  -  July 13, 2017

University of Maryland installs new solar canopy

The University of Maryland is installing three solar canopies above on-campus parking garages, aligning with its goal of relying on 100% renewable energy by 2020.
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July 12, 2017

Agenda, keynote speakers announced for SED Renewable Energy Sourcing Forum

Among 42 executives with renewable energy sourcing responsibility from 35 companies confirmed to attend the Smart Energy Decisions Renewable Energy Sourcing Forum this fall are keynote speakers from Amazon Web Services, General Motors Co., Lockheed Martin, Intel and Wal-Mart.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  July 12, 2017

Apple plans new 100% RE data center in Denmark

Apple Inc. announced June 10 that it plans to build its new data center in Aabenraa, Denmark, to run entirely on renewable energy, according to a report from Reuters.
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GHG Emissions  -  July 12, 2017

Software company reduces carbon emissions by 40%

CA Technologies on July 11 announced a 2030 goal to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 40% from a 2015 baseline.
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Energy Efficiency  -  July 11, 2017

Chicago named nation's 'greenest city'

Chicago has been recognized for success in its commercial building sustainability by being named the "Greenest City" in America by CBRE Group Inc. and Maastricht University's Green Building Adoption Index study.
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Solar  -  July 11, 2017

Planet Fitness announces 1st solar powered gym

Planet Fitness Inc. announced July 10 its first net-zero energy fitness center at its location in St. Petersburg, Fla.
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Energy Efficiency  -  July 10, 2017

Denver requires commercial energy benchmarking

Commercial buildings in Denver, Colo., must report their energy use to the city by Sept. 1 through a benchmarking process under an ordinance that passed the city council in December 2016.
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Distributed Generation  -  July 10, 2017

Google's 'X' spins off geothermal energy startup

Born out of Alphabet Inc.'s secretive lab division known as Google X, a geothermal energy heating and cooling startup has been spun off to operate as an independent company.
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