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Regulation  -  December 8, 2016

Study: Renewable investments are eclipsing RPS targets

The U.S. electric power industry, helped by large commercial and industrial energy users, has been investing in renewable resources well beyond states' renewable portfolio standards and targets, according to a new presentation from economists at The Brattle Group.
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GHG Emissions  -  December 7, 2016

Smithfield Foods outlines plan to cut emissions 25%

Marking a new data point in the corporate sustainability storyline, Smithfield Foods announced plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions 25% by 2025 across its supply chain.
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GHG Emissions  -  December 7, 2016

Toyota takes aim at emissions with new technology

Toyota has announced a the development of new advanced engines and transmissions that are expected to reduce carbon emissions and improve fuel efficiency.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  December 6, 2016

Google will hit 100% renewables in 2017, calls the milestone 'just the beginning' in detailing new plans

An early mover among a growing number of corporations that have pledged to run their operations on 100% renewable energy, Google announced it will hit that goal in 2017.
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Solar  -  December 6, 2016

LinkedIn opens net zero energy building in California

LinkedIn recently announced the completed transformation of a 40,000-square-foot building it owns to a net-zero energy site.
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Wind  -  December 5, 2016

Avery Dennison inks PPA for Texas wind

Labeling and packaging materials manufacturer Avery Dennison has signed a power purchase agreement for output from a Texas wind project that is expected to offset 50% of its U.S.-based greenhouse gas emissions derived from electricity use.
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Energy Efficiency  -  December 5, 2016

Amex increased energy efficiency 38% in 4 years

American Express cut its absolute carbon emissions 10% between 2011 and 2015 through a combination of energy efficiency and renewable energy initiatives.
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Solar  -  December 3, 2016

Weekend reads: Ivanka Trump as climate czar; solar roads; the purple haze of LED lights & more

Kick back with these must-read energy stories from around the web
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Sourcing Renewables  -  December 2, 2016

Amazon VP talks green data centers at Vegas event

Speaking at the Amazon Web Services re:Invent conference in Las Vegas, Vice President and Distinguished Engineer James Hamilton talked at length about the process and strategy of securing enough green power to reach the company's larger goal of using 100% renewable energy.
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Energy Efficiency  -  December 2, 2016

Wendy's joins Energy Star seeking deeper efficiencies

The Wendy's Company, looking to improve energy efficiency throughout its restaurants, has joined the U.S. EPA's Energy Star program.
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