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Utilities  -  July 18, 2016

NextEra terminates bid for Hawaiian Electric after regulators reject $4.3B deal

Hawaii's aggressive renewable energy targets were front and center throughout the lengthy regulatory review process for NextEra's now-cancelled bid for Hawaiian Electric.
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Energy Efficiency  -  July 18, 2016

Global energy efficiency retrofits for buildings on the rise, report finds

Global revenue for energy efficiency retrofits in commercial buildings is expected to grow from $71.4 billion in 2016 to $100.8 billion in 2025, according to a report from Navigant Research.
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July 16, 2016

Trump would be only world leader to deny climate science; Pokemon are taking over power plants

It's the weekend! Kick back with these must-read energy stories from around the web.
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Finance  -  July 15, 2016

USDA commits nearly $55M for renewable energy, efficiency projects at small businesses, farms

Big names like Apple, Google and Wal-Mart are often credited for accelerating corporate adoption of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects, but the Fortune 100s aren't the only ones in on the action.
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Energy Efficiency  -  July 15, 2016

Energy efficiency initiatives help Michigan casino save 1.3 kWh, earn governor's recognition

After making a number of large-scale energy improvements, Odawa Casino Resort in Petoskey, Mich., was recently selected as one of two finalists for the state's 2016 Governor's Energy Excellence Awards.
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Energy Efficiency  -  July 14, 2016

Raytheon sets energy efficiency targets higher with new, long-term road map

Following decades of energy conservation accomplishments, Raytheon recently set its eyes higher, outlining a new longer-term vision for its energy program.
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Distributed Energy Resources  -  July 14, 2016

Plans for an 'off-grid' residential complex scrapped by NYC developer

The developer of residential complex in New York City that was intended to be energy independent has cancelled the project, citing the expiration of a key tax incentive.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  July 14, 2016

Clean Edge adds 4 newcomers to list of 37 corporate clean energy leaders

Advanced Micro Devices Inc., Hewlett-Packard Co., VF Corp. and Wells Fargo and Co. have been added to Clean Edge's corporate clean energy leaders list, while one company was removed.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  July 13, 2016

Switch goes after Nevada regulators, NV Energy for $30M, permission to exit service

Las Vegas-based data center company Switch, which was denied permission to leave its electric utility in 2015, has filed a lawsuit against that utility and its state regulators.
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Energy Storage  -  July 13, 2016

IKEA to complement solar with fuel cell systems at 4 California stores

Following the success of an initial fuel cell system at one of its San Francisco area stores, IKEA on July 13 announced plans to install additional systems at four other California stores.
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