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Solar  -  September 20, 2019

Google signs 18 new energy deals for 1,600 MW

Google announced September 19 a package of 18 new energy deals it has recently made, including the acquisition of a total of 1,600 MW of renewable energy from these projects. The agreements will increase the company's worldwide portfolio of wind and solar agreements to 5,500 MW, an increase of more than 40%.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  September 20, 2019

AT&T to surpass 1.5 GW of RE with 2 new VPPAs

AT&T's renewable energy purchases will surpass 1.5 GW of clean energy capacity following new VPPAs with Invenergy and Duke Energy Renewables, they announced September 20 as part of Climate Week NYC 2019.
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September 19, 2019

Amazon targets early net zero, adds 100,000 EVs

Amazon committed to meet the Paris Agreement's target for net zero emissions across their business by 2040, a full 10 years earlier than the Paris Accord's 2050 goal.
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Energy Efficiency  -  September 19, 2019

Empire State Plaza overhauls efficiency program

Empire State Plaza in Albany is planned to undergo comprehensive energy efficiency and resiliency upgrades in addition to the development of a solar project to power its operations, facilitated by the New York Power Authority and Office of General Se
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Sourcing Renewables  -  September 18, 2019

Johns Hopkins, McCormick, TJX sign mega aggregation deal

McCormick & Company, Johns Hopkins University and TJX Companies, Inc. all signed separate deals with Constellation, who will supply 175 MW between the three companies to power their operations.
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Wind  -  September 18, 2019

VPPA a first for Sprint

Spirit signed a 12-year VPPA for 173.3 MW of wind energy from the Maryneal project under development in Texas and expected to come online in 2020.
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GHG Emissions  -  September 17, 2019

BNEF reports 237 companies are on track for science-based emissions targets

Over 237 companies have validated their science-based targets, which when added amounts to 488 million metric tons of CO2, and are on track to meeting their emission reduction targets, a new report by BloomgbergNEF found.
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Utilities  -  September 17, 2019

Southern water utility drops emissions by 75 tons with renewable diesel program

The largest public water utility in the Southeast reduced emissions by approximately 75 tons in three months by switching thirty-four of its diesel vehicles to a cleaner-burning renewable diesel.
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Energy Storage  -  September 16, 2019

City of Fayetteville transitions wastewater facilities to solar power

Through an agreement with a local renewable energy company, the city of Fayetteville, Ark., will begin to power two wastewater treatment plants by solar energy, expected to increase the city’s clean energy consumption from 16% to 72%.
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September 16, 2019

Unilever achieves 100% RE ahead of 2020 goal

A British-Dutch consumer goods company achieved 100% renewable energy in all of its production across five continents ahead of its 2020 target, in addition to the roll-out of efficiency programs that have resulted in a reduction in total energy consumption by 28%.
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