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Energy Efficiency  -  June 26, 2017

Real estate firm beats 2020 energy use targets

Shorenstein Properties LLC announced June 22 that it hit its 2020 energy use reduction target of 20% four years ahead of schedule.
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Regulation  -  June 24, 2017

Weekend reads: Trump slams wind in Iowa; Coal boss sues John Oliver; 100% renewables questioned & more

Kick back with these must-read energy news stories from around the web.
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Demand Management  -  June 23, 2017 - By Amy Poszywak

EnerNOC to be sold to Italy's Enel for $300M

Following months of corporate struggles and restructurings, demand response provider EnerNOC Inc. said June 22 that it entered an agreement to be acquired by the Enel Group, a multinational power utility company based in Italy.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  June 23, 2017 - By Megan Corsano

Fifth Third Bancorp announces 100% RE goal

Fifth Third Bancorp announced June 21 its commitment to purchasing 100% renewable energy by 2020, along with a list of other sustainability efforts. The company also outlined its recent LED rollout.
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Energy Efficiency  -  June 22, 2017 - By Amy Poszywak

Pennsylvania university touts largest efficiency project

As an increasing number of colleges and universities turn to energy use reductions as a way to lower their expenses, a Pennsylvania university is on track to save thousands after deploying a series of upgrades that have reduced electricity use more than 20%.
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Commercial  -  June 22, 2017 - By Megan Corsano

IKEA plans new EV-friendly locations

Continuing the rollout of electric vehicle charging stations at its stores, IKEA this week announced new projects at two new stores currently in development.
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Regulation  -  June 21, 2017 - By Amy Poszywak

Groups release US grid study ahead of DOE's

A new study funded by the Advanced Energy Economy and the American Wind Energy Association has found that the shifting U.S. electricity resource mix does not threaten the reliability of the country's power system.
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Energy Efficiency  -  June 21, 2017 - By Megan Corsano

Agriculture Dept. inks $4.2M energy savings contract

U.S. Forest Service facilities in the Pacific Northwest will receive energy efficiency upgrades through a $4.22 million contract expected to reduce electricity and natural gas consumption in the region by 50%.
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GHG Emissions  -  June 20, 2017

Oil majors join GM, PepsiCo & more in carbon tax push

Eleven of the world's biggest companies, including oil majors BP, Exxon Mobil, Shell and Total, have thrown their support behind a proposal for a U.S. carbon tax.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  June 20, 2017 - By Amy Poszywak

Lyft sets renewable energy goal for autonomous cars

Ride-sharing company Lyft announced a bold new climate goal for its platform: All electric autonomous vehicles will be powered by 100% renewable energy.
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