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Solar  -  July 30, 2018

Solar sings at Miami concert venue

The amphitheater at Bayfront Park, a downtown Miami performing arts venue, will add a ring of solar panels and a retractable roof following approval by the Miami City Commission for a no-bid, 25-year contract to Florida Power & Light for the project.
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GHG Emissions  -  July 30, 2018

Trinseo reports 24% GHG reduction

Trinseo, the global manufacturer of plastics, latex binders, and synthetic rubber, announced it has achieved a number of notable reductions in its environmental footprint from 2011 to 2017, including a 24% decline in GHG emissions from sources owned or controlled by the company
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Sourcing Renewables  -  July 28, 2018

Weekend reads: Shaving peaks, saving bucks; Mine is bigger

It's the weekend! Kick back and relax with these must-read energy stories from around the web:
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Wind  -  July 27, 2018

Wind Catcher canceled

American Electric Power (AEP) announced on July 27 that it has canceled the $4.5 billion, 2000-megawatt Wind Catcher project, which would have created the largest wind farm in the U.S.
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July 27, 2018

Michigan adds PACE energy efficiency projects

Roberts Riverwalk Urban Resort Hotel in Detroit and the Liquid Web Data Center in Lansing are each beginning new energy-efficiency projects through the Lean and Green Michigan program, funded by Property Assessed Clean Energy, or PACE.
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July 26, 2018

BlueScope signs Australia’s largest solar PPA

Australian manufacturer BlueScope Steel announced a seven-year PPA to offtake 66% of the 133MW of energy generated from ESCO Pacific’s Finley Solar Farm. This represents 20% of BlueScope’s total Australian electricity purchases.
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GHG Emissions  -  July 26, 2018

Yum! Brands restaurants go green

Yum! Brands announced that more than one-third of their new restaurants are meeting the requirements of the company’s Green Building efforts that provide guidelines for reducing energy and water consumption and constructing buildings to leave a smaller footprint.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  July 25, 2018

Fujitsu accelerates RE use to achieve Vision

Fujitsu announced that it has set a goal of sourcing 100% of the electricity consumed at its group locations, both inside and outside of Japan, from renewable sources by 2050, with an intermediate goal of 40% by 2030. The company has also joined The Climate Group’s RE100 initiative.
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Solar  -  July 25, 2018

Honolulu airport installs solar carport

The Honolulu airport will install an array featuring 4,260 solar modules atop a new carport on the roof of its Terminal 1 parking garage in a project that aligns with the state’s goal to reach 100% renewable energy by 2045.
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Energy Efficiency  -  July 24, 2018

General Motors revamps lighting for efficiency

Efforts to reduce lighting-related energy consumption have brought General Motors closer to its goal of reducing energy and carbon intensity by 20% from a 2010 baseline by 2020 and have generated more than $3 million in annual energy cost savings
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