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Finance  -  March 3, 2017

Green bond funds helped finance Apple Park's energy efficiency, renewable energy features

Apple used funds from its previously issued $1.5 billion green bond to finance energy smart elements of its new, sprawling campus in California that was designed as a microgrid.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  March 2, 2017

Clif Bar & Co. recognized for greening supply chain

Organic food and drink company Clif Bar & Co. has been recognized by the U.S. EPA for its leadership in managing and reducing greenhouse gas emissions internally and through its supply chain.
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Solar  -  March 2, 2017

Amazon plans to install 41 MW of rooftop solar

Amazon on March 2 announced plans for a large-scale rooftop solar rollout at its fulfillment facilities worldwide that will kick off with 41 MW of power at 15 U.S. locations.
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Regulation  -  March 1, 2017

Trump takes aim at EPA budget, regulations

President Donald Trump has proposed a 24% cut to the U.S. EPA's budget and on Feb. 28 signed an executive order instructing the agency to rewrite an Obama-era water jurisdiction rule.
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Industrial  -  March 1, 2017

Onsite solar to save Florida steel company up to $80k

A recently installed onsite solar project at one of Tampa Tank Inc.-Florida Structural Steel's three Tampa, Fla., manufacturing facilities is expected save the global steel fabrication company between $75,000 and $80,000 in energy costs.
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Energy Efficiency  -  February 28, 2017

Current, AT&T team up on IoT for smart cities

AT&T and GE's digital energy management startup, Current, have announced a partnership in which the two companies will work to connect cities in the U.S. and Mexico to the "Internet of Things."
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Energy Efficiency  -  February 28, 2017

Solar, LEDs help Iowa library reduce costs by $27k

A small town library in Iowa has seen significant savings in its utility bills over the past fiscal year after completing energy efficiency upgrades and the installation of a rooftop solar project that is generating about 33% of its daily power use.
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GHG Emissions  -  February 27, 2017

Autos ask EPA head to ease fuel economy targets

Two lobbying groups representing some of the country's largest automakers have sent letters to the newly appointed head of the U.S. EPA urging the agency to reverse Obama-era fuel economy standards, The New York Times reported Feb. 22.
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Solar  -  February 27, 2017

New York-supported solar grows 800% in 5 years

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced that state-supported solar power in the state increased nearly 800% from December 2011 to December 2016, leveraging nearly $1.5 billion in private investment.
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February 25, 2017

Weekend reads: Pruitt's emails; a hydrogen boat voyage; solar farm controversy & more

Kick back with these must-read energy stories from around the web.
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