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Wind  -  July 1, 2016

Google signs PPA for additional European wind energy to power data centers

Google on June 29 said it agreed to purchase, for 12 years, the entire electric output of a 120-MW wind farm to be built in Norway. The company will use the energy to power its European data centers.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  July 1, 2016 - By Amy Poszywak

A decade into energy management, Corning looks to renewable energy

Ten years after the initial launch of its internal global energy management program, Corning Inc.'s strategy has evolved beyond traditional efficiency into a new era.
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GHG Emissions  -  July 1, 2016

Report: 81% of S&P 500 companies published sustainability reports in 2015

The number marks a significant increase from 2011, when just under 20% of S&P-listed companies published such reports, according to the Governance and Accountable Institute.
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Energy Efficiency  -  June 30, 2016

Energy efficiency investments will increase 68% next year, executive survey finds

Interest and investment in energy efficiency has reached an all-time high, according to a new report from Johnson Controls.
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Industrial  -  June 30, 2016

Tesla, Chevy, Prius, Mitsubishi models expected to drive 62% YOY growth in electric car sales

As plug-in electric vehicle models from leading automakers continue to advance, a new report indicates 2016 sales are expected to be 62% higher than in 2015 in the U.S.
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Energy Efficiency  -  June 29, 2016

Nissan, Toyota teams uncover $600k+ in energy cost savings opportunities

The U.S. Department of Energy has recognized teams within Nissan and Toyota for energy cost savings opportunities uncovered through a recent "treasure hunt exchange" that totaled $615,000.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  June 29, 2016

United Airlines named among 6 global industry leaders in biofuel use

United Airlines Inc. is among a list of six major airlines recognized as leaders in sustainable biofuel use by the Natural Resources Defense Council.
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Energy Efficiency  -  June 28, 2016 - By Amy Poszywak

Three years in, energy 'treasure hunts' still yield big savings for U.S. manufacturer

Tape, film and fabrics manufacturer Intertape Polymer Group reported a 6% reduction in energy intensity in 2015, contributing to savings of more than $3 million since 2009.
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Energy Efficiency  -  June 28, 2016

With help from Amazon, Google, Microsoft, data center energy use levels after years of rapid growth

Partially driven by the efforts of large tech companies to reduce the energy intensity of data centers, a new report has found that electric consumption from U.S. data centers plateaued in 2010.
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Regulation  -  June 28, 2016

Report: US, Canada, Mexico will pledge to be 50% powered by clean energy by 2025

Leaders of the U.S., Canada and Mexico are reportedly planning to announce a new, regional goal to derive 50% of their electricity from clean energy sources, including nuclear, by 2025.
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