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Solar  -  July 19, 2017

Napa Valley wineries turn to solar power

A family-run winery in Napa Valley is expecting to offset 95% of its utility bill through power generated from a 177-kW solar installation at its property.
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Industrial  -  July 19, 2017

ExxonMobil renews biofuel research partnership

ExxonMobil renewed its partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Madison, extending its partnership with the institution to continue researching the conversion of biomass into transportation fuels, according to a July 17 news release.
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GHG Emissions  -  July 18, 2017

Salesforce strives for 100% renewable energy

After hitting its energy efficiency goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in April, Salesforce is working toward achieving its building certification goals and achieving 100% renewable energy use as outlined in its newest sustainability report.
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Regulation  -  July 18, 2017

EPA begins buyout offers for staffing cuts

Employees of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will start leaving the federal government by the end of summer as the White House's plan to cut the agency's staff through buyouts moves forward, according to news reports.
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Distributed Energy Resources  -  July 17, 2017

Hanscom Air Force Base plans cogeneration plant

As part of a $43 million energy savings performance contract, Hanscom Air Force Base is installing an array of energy upgrades including a 4.6-MW cogeneration plant that will operate on a microgrid.
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Solar  -  July 17, 2017

Hormel Foods joins community solar project

Dold Foods, a subsidiary of Hormel Foods Corp., recently partnered up in a community solar project to expand its renewable energy use at its Kansas facility.
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Solar  -  July 15, 2017

Weekend reads: China's panda solar farm; NRG's green power pivot; congress debates climate change & more

Kick back with these must-read energy stories from around the web.
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Energy Efficiency  -  July 14, 2017

Michigan brewery wins energy reduction competition

BarFly Ventures, a Michigan restaurant and bar company, was awarded June 2 for its achievements in reducing energy and water use, notably stemming from a shift in management rather than the installation of new equipment.
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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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