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Wind  -  September 1, 2018

Weekend reads: DOE pushes wind - does Trump know?; From AK-47s to EVs

It's the weekend! Kick back and relax with these must-read energy stories from around the web:
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Solar  -  August 31, 2018

Toyota targets zero carbon by 2050

Adding more than 16 megawatts in just over 15 years, Toyota has achieved very aggressive sustainability goals and continues to head for an even bigger one: zero carbon by 2050.
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August 31, 2018

Ohio businesses back 2.2 GW of solar

Large corporations with operations in Ohio—including JPMorgan Chase, Owens Corning, Walmart, and Whirlpool—announced their support for a 2.2-gigawatt solar goal for Ohio by 2030. The companies will offer their corporate logos for use in promoting this goal.
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Solar  -  August 31, 2018

Amazon adds solar and Tesla storage in UK

Amazon will add 4.074 megawatts of rooftop solar to boost an existing system at its fulfillment center in Tilbury, England, The installation will also include a 3.77 megawatt Tesla battery.
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Wind  -  August 30, 2018

Saleforce signs its largest PPA

Salesforce has signed a 15-year PPA for 80 megawatts produced from the Bright Stalk Wind Farm in McLean County, Ill. This PPA is Salesforce’s largest to date as it works towards a goal of 100% renewable energy.
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August 30, 2018

Pittsburgh adds smart plugs for energy savings

The city of Pittsburgh is piloting a program for an integrated energy savings-as-a-service (iESaaS) initiative with the goal of bringing energy savings to city facilities.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  August 29, 2018

Facebook sets 100% RE goal for 2020

Facebook has committed to a 2020 deadline for reducing its GHG emissions by 75% and powering its global operation with 100% renewable energy. The company’s earlier goal of supporting 50% of its facilities with RE by 2018, set in 2015, was achieved one year early at 51% in 2017.
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Solar  -  August 29, 2018

Solar added to DEA site in Texas

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) at the El Paso Intelligence Center has completed a solar installation, representing a first for a DEA site.
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Solar  -  August 28, 2018

University of Richmond spins Spider Solar

The University of Richmond (UR) announced on August 27 that it will become the first institution of higher learning in the southeast to match 100% of its electricity needs with solar energy thanks to a PPA for a 20-megawatt solar energy facility known as Spider Solar, named for the school’s mascot.
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GHG Emissions  -  August 28, 2018

19 Mayors sign Net Zero Carbon pledge

Mayors from 19 cities around the world signed a pledge to enact regulations and/or planning policy to ensure new buildings operate at net zero carbon by 2030 and all buildings by 2050. The Net Zero Carbon Buildings Declaration is an initiative of C40 Cities.
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