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Utilities  -  January 12, 2018

OPPD achieves 30% renewable energy sales goal

Renewable energy represented 30% of Omaha Public Power District’s retail sales in 2017
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January 11, 2018

Amazon data centers granted discount in Ohio

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has approved an economic development arrangement between Amazon subsidiary Vadata Inc. and AEP Ohio, including a 10-year discount for its data centers operating in AEP Ohio’s territory.
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January 11, 2018

Virginia seeks to join RGGI

Virginia could be the first southern state to cap carbon emissions and join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a step announced as part of the joint legislative agenda proposed on Jan. 10 by Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Gov.-elect Ralph Northam.
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Solar  -  January 10, 2018

Tesla begins solar roof production at gigafactory

Tesla Inc. has begun production of electricity-producing shingles, more than a year after the company introduced the concept, according to a report from Bloomberg News.
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Solar  -  January 10, 2018

Airports continue the switch to renewable energy

With energy-hungry airports constantly in need of power sources, Mother Nature Network reports that more airports are switching, at least partially, to solar or wind power.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  January 9, 2018

Report outlines Facebook's clean energy strategy

"Facebook is Greening the Grid," a recent article in American Builder Today, tracks the progress of the 2-billion user’s new data center in Omaha, Neb., as they work with Omaha Public Power District to source energy from wind farms
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Regulation  -  January 9, 2018

FERC rejects Perry-proposed nuclear, coal bailout

In a move widely regarded as an affirmation the independence of the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the commissioners on Jan. 8 unanimously rejected a proposal from Energy Secretary Rick Perry considered by critics to be a bailout for coal and nuclear generators.
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Finance  -  January 8, 2018

Church pension fund adds $17M to RE fund

The Church Pension Fund, a financial services organization serving the Episcopal Church, announced an investment of $17 million in the Social Investment Managers & Advisors Off-Grid Solar and Financial Access Senior Debt Fund I B.V.
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Regulation  -  January 8, 2018

Businesses urge NH to adopt clean energy policies

More than 50 New Hampshire businesses are calling for the state Legislature to advance clean energy policies that they say will support economic growth and business development.
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Power Prices  -  January 6, 2018

Weekend reads: Nat gas prices surge; Siemens bets on blockchain; a utility megamerger & more

Kick back with these must-read energy stories from around the web (our first batch in 2018 - happy new year).
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