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Wind  -  May 4, 2019

Weekend reads: $3B transmission project posts win; LA's own green new deal

It's the weekend! Kick back and catch up with these can't-miss articles from around the web:
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GHG Emissions  -  May 3, 2019

Ingersoll Rand reaches 45% GHG reduction

Ingersoll Rand announced it has reached a total 45% reduction in GHG emissions intensity and a 31% reduction in absolute emissions. The company also exceeded its 2020 goal to increase energy efficiency in owned facilities by 10% by 2020, reaching 23%
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Energy Efficiency  -  May 3, 2019

Duquesne University forms partnership to improve efficiency and reliability

Duquesne University in Pittsburgh has entered into a 40-year energy services agreement following Duquesne’s sale of its Tri Generation facility to Clearway. With this arrangement, Duquesne becomes the second recent university in the U.S. and the first in Pennsylvania to monetize energy assets via a Tri Generation facility
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Energy Efficiency  -  May 2, 2019

Lamar University posts $20M energy savings

Lamar University announced it has reached a $20 million energy savings milestone as a result of its 15-year energy efficiency project. The project has reduced campus-wide utility consumption by 43 percent, saving on average $1.63 million in annual utility costs.
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Solar  -  May 2, 2019

Sutter Amador Hospital provides half of electricity needs with solar

Sutter Amador Hospital "flipped the switch" on an on-site solar generating system that will provide more than half of the electrical power needs for the medical campus. The solar PPA is part of Sutter Health's ongoing efforts to provide a cleaner energy source at its hospitals
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Sourcing Renewables  -  May 1, 2019

Renewables top coal for first time

For the first time ever, renewable energy (including hydro, biomass, wind, solar and geothermal) is projected to generate more electricity than coal-fired plants for the month of April and could do so again in May, according to data published in the Energy Information Administration’s Short-Term Energy Outlook.
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Wind  -  May 1, 2019

Portland buses to ride with the wind

Portland, Oregon will feature all-electric buses powered by 100% wind energy, believed to be a transit industry first in the U.S.
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Solar  -  April 30, 2019

Solarize Philly reopens registration

Registration for “Solarize Philly” has been reopened for 2019 so that anyone who owns property in Philadelphia, including businesses and homeowners, can have another chance to sign up to receive a free solar assessment.
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GHG Emissions  -  April 30, 2019

Verizon aims to be carbon neutral by 2035

Verizon announced the company will go carbon neutral by 2035 in its Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions. This goal will be achieved through a combination of reducing those emissions directly, migrating energy procurement in favor of renewable and clean energy and through the purchase of carbon offsets. 
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Distributed Energy Resources  -  April 29, 2019

SED research projects rapid growth in distributed energy technology deployment

Microgrids, energy storage, fuel cells, EV charging infrastructure and onsite solar are slated for dramatic growth, according to results of the inaugural State of Distributed Energy Resource Deployment Study, conducted by Smart Energy Decisions.
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