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Solar  -  October 10, 2018

IKEA features largest solar array in Illinois

IKEA announced the opening on Oct. 10 of a 1.25-million-square-foot distribution center in Joiliet, Illinois, 48 miles southwest of Chicago. The facility features a 268,920-square-foot solar array built with 9,036 solar panels, currently the largest in Illinois.
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October 9, 2018

GM gains more wind power in Ohio

General Motor’s latest source of wind energy was officially opened on Oct. 8 at Northwest Ohio Wind, a 105-megawatt project that will generate clean energy for General Motors for at least the next 15 years.
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Energy Efficiency  -  October 9, 2018

Massachusetts, California lead in energy efficiency

The 2018 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard, released by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) shows Massachusetts and California as leading the country, with New Jersey as most improved.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  October 8, 2018

RE Sourcing Forum Wrap-Up: A Collaboration-Driven Model

Smart Energy Decisions’ Renewable Energy Sourcing Forum’s fall event focused on the theme of collaboration as interest in renewable energy continues to expand. In addition to more traditional large energy buyers from commercial and industrial companies, new market entrants, including representative of cities and higher education, attended the event to interact and learn from their more experienced peers.
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Energy Efficiency  -  October 8, 2018

Huntsman posts decrease in energy use

Huntsman Corporation, the global chemical manufacturer, announced that its total energy use in 2017 was below a 2006 baseline, with production intensity also decreasing slightly in 2017 due to the decrease in energy usage.
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Energy Efficiency  -  October 6, 2018

Weekend reads: Republicans love RE; Is sustainability fading?

It's the weekend! Kick back and relax with these must-read energy articles from around the web:
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GHG Emissions  -  October 5, 2018

Kingspan joins SBTi, targets new reductions

Kingspan Group announced on Oct. 4 that it is committing to the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The initiative supports participating companies to determine how much they must cut their emissions to prevent the worst impacts of climate change.
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Energy Storage  -  October 4, 2018

Johnson Controls expands research on energy storage tech

Johnson Controls announced Monday a partnership with Consolidated Edison Solutions, Inc., in a project to expand the market for energy storage technology through battery systems developed by Johnson Controls.
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Energy Efficiency  -  October 4, 2018

Walmart shoppers save with LED lighting

Walmart announced Oct. 4 that it's customers successfully saved 1.2 billion kWh of electricity use over the last two years through the purchase of energy-efficient LED light bulbs over traditional bulbs.
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Energy Efficiency  -  October 3, 2018

Dates and keynotes announced for SED’s 2019 Innovation Summit

Smart Energy Decisions has announced plans for the 2019 edition of the Innovation Summit, which will take place March 11-13, 2019 at the Houstonian in Houston, Texas. Building on the success of the first two Summits, this invitation-only event will focus on "The Future of Energy Management,"
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