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Energy Procurement  -  September 2, 2016

Report: Use of natural gas vehicles rising

Despite the obstacle created by depressed global gasoline prices, the use of natural gas-powered vehicles is still expected to grow gradually through 2025, according to a new report from Navigant Research.
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Power Prices  -  September 1, 2016

Study finds 14% of companies using wind, solar to avoid peak summer demand charges

A survey of more than 150 energy executives from U.S. businesses has found that 14% of companies use alternative energy such as solar and wind to supply their buildings during peak hours to avoid peak demand charges.
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Energy Storage  -  September 1, 2016

Wal-Mart VP to keynote Energy Storage North America

A nod to the growing use of energy storage among commercial and industrial power users, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Vice President of Energy Mark Vanderhelm is slated to give the keynote address at Energy Storage North America conference and exhibition this year.
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Wind  -  August 31, 2016

Southern Power buys 3rd Oklahoma wind project

Continuing on its clean power acquisition binge, Southern Co. subsidiary Southern Power on Aug. 29 announced its purchase of a 147 MW wind facility from Apex Clean Energy.
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Power Prices  -  August 31, 2016

Utility's $4.5B request shocks Ohio manufacturers

Ohio-based utility holding company FirstEnergy Corp. has asked state regulators to approve as much as $4.5 billion in customer surcharges, Bloomberg News reported Aug. 30.
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Distributed Generation  -  August 30, 2016

Grand Hyatt Atlanta's hot water system goes solar

Hyatt Hotels has a 2020 goal to reduce energy use, greenhouse gas emissions per square meter in each region by 25% compared to 2006.
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Energy Efficiency  -  August 30, 2016

Toyota to host energy engineering conference

Dubbed the nation's largest energy efficiency conference, this year's World Energy Engineering Congress, presented by the Association of Energy Engineers, is being held in Washington, D.C., from Sept. 21 through Sept. 23.
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GHG Emissions  -  August 29, 2016

Whole Foods refrigeration system tackles emissions

A recently opened Whole Foods Market Inc. store in California showcases a new approach to grocery retail refrigeration, one the company claims is the most environmentally advanced in the country.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  August 29, 2016

Salesforce was at 37% renewables in FY'16

Salesforce.com procured 37% of its electricity from clean and renewable sources in fiscal year 2016, according to the company's recently published sustainability report.
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Energy Efficiency  -  August 27, 2016

Weekend reads: Cannabis and LEDs; a gasoline-powered car ban; DOE program under fire & more

Kick back with these must-read energy stories from around the web.
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