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Wind  -  April 23, 2019

EY US to be 100% renewable in 2020

Ernst & Young LLP announced it has signed VPPAs to initiate the construction of two large-scale Texas-based wind farms. The wind farms are scheduled to be operational mid-2020 and are expected to generate enough zero-carbon electricity to offset the absolute GHG emissions of the company’s U.S. business.
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Wind  -  April 23, 2019

General Mills heads for goals with VPPA

General Mills has taken a big step toward its climate goal by signing a 15-year VPPA for a wind project in central Texas. The new wind project will produce renewable energy credits for General Mills that, together with the company’s previous wind power agreement, are calculated to equal% 100 percent of the electricity used annually at the company’s owned domestic facilities.
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Solar  -  April 22, 2019

Bed Bath & Beyond adds solar to corporate office

Bed Bath & Beyond celebrated Earth Day by adding a nearly 500-kilowatt solar system at its corporate office in Union, New Jersey. The system also marks one decade of a partnership between the retailer and SunPower, which started with a 1.2-megawatt system at that office and has since resulted in the deployment of solar arrays at 41 locations across six states.
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Utilities  -  April 22, 2019

Facebook hit with $39M utility bill in NM

Facebook will be billed $39 million by PNM, nearly half the cost of a new $85 million transmission line, according to a ruling from the Public Regulation Commission (PRC) in New Mexico.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  April 20, 2019

Weekend reads: Grocers go green to compete; World's largest solar plant

It's the weekend! Kick back and catch up with these must-read articles from around the web:
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GHG Emissions  -  April 19, 2019

General Mills lowers GHG emissions

General Mills' greenhouse gas emissions footprint decreased 13% in 2018 compared to 2010, across its value chain in the areas of agriculture, packaging, producing, shipping, converting, selling and consuming.
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Energy Efficiency  -  April 19, 2019

University of North Alabama modernizes to reduce energy costs

The University of North Alabama (UNA), announced a plan to cut energy costs 20% by the end of 2020 through the implementation of a capital recovery and reinvestment project to modernize its facilities, drive sustainability efforts and help the university reduce its energy consumption.
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April 18, 2019

NJ manufacturer converts to solar energy

A manufacturing facility in Manalapan, New Jersey shared by Cary Compounds and S&A Molders has added a solar array featuring 1,566 monocrystalline high energy solar panels on a 140,000 sq. ft. roof.
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April 18, 2019

Dell Technologies campus gets smarter

Dell Technologies will bring smart building technology to its campus in Hopkinton, Mass. with a project that will provide real-time monitoring, fault detection & diagnostics and ongoing monitoring-based commissioning for the 313,679 square foot building
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April 17, 2019

Perry Ellis fashions new rooftop solar

Perry Ellis International, Inc. (PEI) announced the completion of a new 2,432-panel rooftop solar installation atop one of the company’s largest distribution centers, which is located in Seneca, South Carolina.
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