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Microgrids  -  March 29, 2019

City of Medford to add solar + storage microgrid

The City of Medford will install a microgrid energy management system at the city’s Department of Public Works. The system includes a 235kW PV solar array, which has already been installed, a 100kW/255kWh NEC Distributed Storage Solution (DSS), and an emergency generator.
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GHG Emissions  -  March 29, 2019

Missoula goes green at new airport terminal

The Missoula International Airport is adding energy efficiency and emission reductions to its plans for a new terminal. Airport officials from Montana will meet this week with the FAA to pursue a Voluntary Airport Low Emissions grant to provide funding for equipment to reduce the airport’s carbon footprint.
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March 28, 2019

Facebook, Google, GM, Walmart and more to drive 60 gigawatts of corporate renewables

Google, Facebook, General Motors and Walmart are among a group of more than 300 companies who joined to launch the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA), the largest group of corporate renewable energy buyers in the U.S. The group announced a target to add more than 60 gigawatts of new corporate renewables online by 2025.
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GHG Emissions  -  March 28, 2019

BP commits $100 million for emissions reductions

BP announced that it has established a $100 million fund for projects that will deliver new greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions in its Upstream oil and gas operations. The new Upstream Carbon Fund will support BP’s efforts to achieve targets set in 2018.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  March 27, 2019

The Wonderful Company aims for 100%

The Wonderful Company announced it will use 100% renewable electricity across all its U.S. operations by 2025 and globally by 2040.
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GHG Emissions  -  March 27, 2019

Target announces supply chain GHG reduction goals

Target announced on March 27 a new reduction goal for themselves and their entire supply chain. The company will reduce its absolute Scope 1, 2 and 3 greenhouse gas emissions by 30% below 2017 levels by 2030. The company is also committing that 80% of its suppliers will set science-based reduction targets on their Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2023.
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Energy Efficiency  -  March 26, 2019

Hawaiian Airlines pilots clean energy project

Hawaiian Airlines is launching a two-month energy efficiency pilot program at its Airport Center building in Honolulu. The program includes the collection and analysis of data to model energy scenarios and optimize existing equipment to arrive at the most financially beneficial and eco-friendly solutions for the building.
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Solar  -  March 26, 2019

Fordham University adds more solar

Fordham University has completed the installation of a 963-kilowatt solar panel array atop a five-story parking garage on its Rose Hill campus. The array is expected to be operational in April, continuing Fordham’s commitment to reduce its carbon footprint through the use of renewable energy.
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Energy Efficiency  -  March 25, 2019

Innovation Summit Wrap-up: The Future of Energy Management

Now in its third year, Smart Energy Decisions’ Innovation Summit continues its focus on strategies related to energy life-cycle management in order to showcase exclusive customer presentations and forward-looking work being done by leading industry suppliers in both supply and demand management. The Summit, which took place March 11-13 at the Houstonian in Houston, hosted energy and sustainability executives from more than 70 companies and organizations, as well as representatives from more than 35 suppliers, to explore The Future of Energy Management. 
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Utilities  -  March 25, 2019

Bloomberg plans Decarbonization Tracker for utilities

Michael R. Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Philanthropies, announced plans for a new Decarbonization Tracker for utilities. It will track the progress made by utility companies transitioning away from fossil fuels, as part of the larger global effort to reduce carbon emissions to levels in line with those established by the Paris Agreement.
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