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Energy Storage  -  June 8, 2018

GM and Honda join forces on battery development

General Motors Co. and Honda announced on June 7 an agreement for new advanced chemistry battery components, including the cell and module, to accelerate both companies’ plans for all-electric vehicles.
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GHG Emissions  -  June 7, 2018

Deere & Co. commits to sustainability goals

As part of its commitment to sustainable energy use, Deere & Company intends to reduce GHG emissions by 15% through 50% renewable electricity supply and excellence in energy efficiency. This is one of a series of sustainability goals announced by the company to be achieved by the end of fiscal year 2022.
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June 7, 2018

Cornell’s NYC tech campus goes solar

The Bloomberg Center at Cornell Tech’s Roosevelt Island, Manhattan campus is now powered by solar generation system, which is expected to contribute to the Center’s goal of getting to net-zero energy usage.
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Solar  -  June 6, 2018

Wynn Las Vegas opens solar facility

Wynn Las Vegas announced the beginning of commercial operation of the Wynn Solar Facility, a 160-acre facility that now offsets up to 75% of the resort’s current peak power requirements. Wynn reports this is the largest percentage of renewable energy used by any resort in Las Vegas
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Sourcing Renewables  -  June 6, 2018

Iron Mountain climbs to RE heights

Iron Mountain Inc., a global storage and information management service company, announced their U.S. data center business was entirely powered by wind and/or solar sources in 2017, while 40% of the company’s total electricity use in the U.S. came from renewable energy.
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GHG Emissions  -  June 5, 2018

Perdue Farms sets GHG reduction goals

With the release of its 2018 Company Stewardship Report, Perdue Farms announced a commitment to aggressive environmental sustainability goals, including a 30% reduction in Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions by 2022.
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Energy Procurement  -  June 5, 2018

CSU pivots towards green tariff

After reviewing 75 proposed projects from 27 companies with the goal of reaching 100% renewable energy by 2030, Colorado State University has decided not to move forward with any of these projects. Instead, the university will pivot to a strategy of joining four other Fort Collins electricity users in a green tariff.
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Energy Efficiency  -  June 4, 2018

Martin Guitars shreds energy efficiency goal

Martin Guitars set a goal to improve its energy performance across its U.S. operations by 25% within 10 years—and achieved this goal after only two years.
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Energy Efficiency  -  June 4, 2018

$1.3 billion from California, NJ, NY for EV infrastructure

A total of $1.3 billion will be invested by California, New York, and New Jersey in charging infrastructure for electric cars.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  June 2, 2018

Weekend reads: Meeting Paris goals (without Trump); Giant corporates going solar & more

Kick back and relax with these must-read energy stories from around the web:
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