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July 19, 2019

New York signs largest offshore wind deal

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo executed the nation's largest offshore wind agreement and the single largest renewable energy procurement by any state in U.S. history - nearly 1,700 megawatts -with the selection of two offshore wind projects.
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GHG Emissions  -  July 18, 2019

Mitsubishi beats emissions targets

Mitsubishi Electric announced total CO2 emissions from production (GHG other than CO2 converted into CO2 mass) were reduced to 1.3 million tons in fiscal 2019, beating the target of 1.43 million tons. The reduction was attributed to measures such as the introduction of high-efficiency equipment and revised operations.
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July 18, 2019

Crafting a decrease in energy usage

Craft Brew Alliance (CBA), a leading craft brewing company, posted a decrease in their all-in electricity and gas usage, including breweries, pubs, and offices, of 2,759 Gigajoules in 2018 compared to 2017, with 16% of their energy coming from RECs,
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Utilities  -  July 17, 2019

Georgia Power forced to double RE

The Georgia Public Service Commission on July 16 finalized Georgia Power Company’s 2019 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), increasing the required amount of renewable energy procurement to 2,210 megawatts, more than double the utility’s initial recommendation to add 1,000 megawatts by 2022.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  July 17, 2019

Utility acquires Geronimo Energy

National Grid, an investor-owned utility, has completed its $100 million acquisition of Geronimo Energy, a leading wind and solar developer in North America. The acquisition was made through its competitive non-regulated unit, National Grid Ventures
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July 16, 2019

Cargill, Bank of America to lead RE Sourcing Forum

Executives from Bank of America, Cargill, Philadelphia Energy Authority, and the City of Phoenix will lead the program for Smart Energy Decisions’ 2019 Renewable Energy Sourcing Forum, September 16-18 at the Ponte Vedra Beach Club & Inn, Po
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Energy Efficiency  -  July 16, 2019

Rite Aid highlights energy efficiency in first CSR report

Rite Aid announced it has installed LED lighting in nearly 20% of their stores and plans to add another 200 per year going forward. These installations have decreased annual electric consumption by 18 million kWh.
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July 15, 2019

UDR announces target with 1st CR report

UDR, Inc. has set initial targets to reduce energy consumption by 15% between 2015 and 2025, procure 10% of common area electricity through renewable energy sources by 2025, and reduce water consumption intensity by 10% between 2015 and 2025.
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July 15, 2019

QTS commits to 100% RE

QTS Realty Trust, a provider of hybrid colocation and mega-scale data center solutions in North America and Europe, announced its commitment to procure 100% of power from renewable energy sources by 2025. The company has also joined RE100.
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Energy Storage  -  July 13, 2019

Weekend reads: RE storage goes Rube Goldberg; Major fleets go green

It's the weekend! Kick back and catch up with these must-read articles from around the web:
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