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Regulation  -  July 7, 2017

N.C. legislators attempt to halt wind farm permits

North Carolina state legislators June 30 inserted a proposed 18-month moratorium on new wind farm permits into a state renewable energy bill currently awaiting the governor's signature or veto.
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Energy Efficiency  -  July 7, 2017

AT&T cuts energy intensity by 43%

AT&T announced that it achieved a 43% reduction in energy intensity since 2013 and cut its direct, or Scope 1, CO2-equivalent emissions by nearly 3% since 2008 in its end-of-year 2016 sustainability update.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  July 6, 2017

Zayo Group buys RECs, offsets 25% of energy use

Communications firm Zayo Group Holdings Inc. announced July 5 that it was made a U.S. EPA Green Power Partner after purchasing 86 million kWh of renewable energy certificates.
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Energy Efficiency  -  July 6, 2017

Wyoming efficiency program helps fund solar, retrofit projects for local businesses

A new energy efficiency initiative through the town of Jackson, Wyo., has approved loans for two local businesses to finance upcoming energy projects, including a rooftop solar installation for a local brewery.
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Industrial  -  July 5, 2017

Volvo targets 100% electric, hybrid vehicle portfolio

Volvo Car Group announced July 5 that all its vehicles released after 2019 will have an electric motor, marking its transition away from reliance on internal combustion engines.
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Energy Efficiency  -  July 5, 2017

University of Texas awarded for efficiency overhaul

The University of Texas at Austin was recently recognized for its approach to energy efficiency amid an era of campus growth, which includes a $76 million project to add a new chilling station and a large thermal storage facility project on campus.
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Regulation  -  July 1, 2017

Weekend reads: A federal energy bill; Southern kills 'clean coal' plant; world's largest wind farm & more

Kick back with these must-read energy stories from around the web.
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Energy Efficiency  -  June 30, 2017

DOE: At potential, controls could slash energy use 30%

The critical impact that building controls can have on energy use when used to their full potential is the subject of a new report from the U.S. DOE's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
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Energy Efficiency  -  June 30, 2017

Dell aims for 80% energy intensity reduction by 2020

Dell Inc. continues to make progress on its clean energy and energy intensity reduction goals, stating in its fiscal year 2017 sustainability report that it sourced 24% of its electricity from renewable energy sources and has reduced intensity by 54%.
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Energy Efficiency  -  June 29, 2017

Nashville hotel recognized by DOE for energy efficiency

Loews Vanderbilt Hotel was recognized by the U.S. DOE on June 27 for energy efficiency upgrades that helped to lower its energy consumption by 22% in the past two years.
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