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Energy Efficiency  -  April 2, 2018

2018 Energy Star Award winners announced

The 2018 Energy Star Awards were announced by the EPA, recognizing a total of 163 winners among businesses and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency achievements.
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Energy Efficiency  -  April 2, 2018

Citi deal powers QTS data center

Global bank Citi announced a 10-year agreement to supply clean, renewable energy to a QTS Realty Trust data center in Irving, TX. The contract will provide renewable energy for 100% of the 54-acre, 700,000 sq. ft. data center’s power needs.
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Regulation  -  March 31, 2018

Weekend reads: Why is Trump angry?; Wireless EV recharging coming soon & more

Kick back with these must-read energy stories from around the web:
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Regulation  -  March 30, 2018

Va. Supreme Court decision favors renewable energy shopping

The Virginia Supreme Court on Mar. 29 upheld a decision by state regulators that large electricity users seeking all-renewable power can shop for it without regard for a requirement that they give five years’ notice if they want to return to utility service
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Energy Efficiency  -  March 30, 2018

NHL promotes sustainability achievements

The National Hockey League (NHL) reported a 1-percent reduction of energy consumption and a 2-percent reduction in CO2 emissions as part of its first NHL Green month, celebrating their ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability.
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GHG Emissions  -  March 29, 2018

Walmart brings Project Gigaton to China

Walmart announced on Mar. 29 the launch of Project Gigaton in China, aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions across its China value chain by 50 million metric tons by 2030. The company expects to enroll all of its export and domestic suppliers in China
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Sourcing Renewables  -  March 29, 2018

Chula Vista premieres EV fleet and charging stations

The City of Chula Vista, Calif. unveiled a fleet of new electric vehicles and an array of EV charging stations at City Hall. The program was created in a partnership between the city and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) in order to accelerate clean transportation
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Sourcing Renewables  -  March 28, 2018

Colorado invests millions in EV charging stations

Colorado air pollution officials finalized a plan to spend a total of $68.7 million on electric and alternative-fuel vehicles as a way to cut car and truck pollution across the state, including $10.3 million specifically for EV charging stations
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Sourcing Renewables  -  March 28, 2018

Decline in cost of renewables hits fossil fuels

The deep decline in the cost of renewables has led to deteriorating economics for generating electricity from fossil fuels, with wind and solar expected to be cheaper than coal by 2023.
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Energy Efficiency  -  March 27, 2018

FedEx orders Tesla Semi electric trucks

FedEx announced on Mar. 26 that it has placed a reservation for 20 Tesla semi fully-electric trucks. The trucks, scheduled to begin production in 2019 will be operated by FedEx Freight, its less-than-truckload unit.
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