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Regulation  -  October 2, 2017

Oil, gas, solar, wind associations ban together opposing DOE's call for baseload reliability payments

Following the Sept. 29 proposal from U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission move to increase compensation for generators providing baseload power supplies such as coal and nuclear, a group of 11 energy industry associations have filed their formal opposition to the request.
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Regulation  -  September 30, 2017

Weekend reads: DOE's coal, nuclear bailouts; Puerto Rico's plagued grid; SolarCity's $30M fine & more

Kick back with these must-read energy stories from around the web.
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Finance  -  September 29, 2017

Tiffany & Co. will offset all US electricity use with RECs

"Given the current administration's withdrawal from the Paris Climate accord, every company committed to responsible business is compelled to act," Chairman and interim CEO Michael Kowalski said in a statement. 
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Energy Efficiency  -  September 29, 2017

Massachusetts tops energy efficieny rankings

Massachusetts has nabbed the top spot on an annual ranking of states on energy efficiency, breaking its tie with California, which slipped to second place, compared to the year prior.
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Distributed Energy Resources  -  September 28, 2017

Cutting edge energy efficiency, solar tech design on display at Cornell University's new NYC campus

The Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island features a combined 850-kW solar PV installation, the largest in Manhattan, alongside a variety of site-specific strategies and technologies to reduce energy demand.
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Energy Efficiency  -  September 28, 2017

Public-private sector coalition takes on thermal energy

A large group of manufacturers including Mars, Procter & Gamble and General Motors, has joined government and environmental organizations in launching an effort to increase options for access to sustainable, cost-competitive renewable thermal energy.
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Energy Efficiency  -  September 27, 2017

Microsoft to build world's 1st gas data center

At a Seattle data center, Microsoft Corp. is piloting a new, advanced energy project in which it has connected natural gas pipelines to racks that are fully powered by integrated fuel cells instead of traditional electrical gear.
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Energy Efficiency  -  September 27, 2017

CBRE skyscraper undergoes energy efficiency overhaul

For a skyscraper in the heart of the city the never sleeps, the importance of efficiently managing energy is hard to understate, particularly in light of new mandates from city hall for building owners to make sharp greenhouse gas reductions.
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Industrial  -  September 26, 2017

Leveraging partners, P&G starts 50 MW biomass plant

Marking another step toward its energy goals, Procter & Gamble Co. announced the completion of a 50-MW biomass-fueled combined heat and power plant at one of its largest U.S. facilities, touting the importance of its partnerships in bringing the project to fruition. 
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September 26, 2017

Papa John's franchisee adds solar to 100% RE mix

One of the largest Papa John's franchisees in the country has been powering its more than 85 stores with 100% wind power since 2015, but beginning in 2018, will add solar electricity to its mix through a new, nine-year agreement.
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