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Energy Efficiency  -  May 7, 2019

McDonald’s, Target, Walgreens honored by DOE

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is recognizing eight organizations, including H&M, McDonald’s, Target, and Walgreens for their leadership in the Better Buildings Initiative’s Advanced Rooftop Unit (RTU) Campaign.
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Microgrids  -  May 7, 2019

Emory University proposes microgrid

Emory University is asking for support from the Georgia' Public Service Commission to create a microgrid that would allow some energy for the school to be produced on or near their Atlanta campus and could help prevent parts of the university and the neighboring Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from losing power during hurricanes, cyber-attacks and other calamities.
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Microgrids  -  May 6, 2019

Camp Pendleton completes microgrid

Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton is now the home of a solar plus storage microgrid. The Camp, located in San Diego County, is one of the largest Marine Corps bases in the U.S.
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May 6, 2019

Ball Corp. plans 100% RE by 2021

Ball Corporation has executed two VPPAs – one wind and one solar – for 388 megawatts of new renewable energy. These agreements will allow the company to address 100% of the North American electricity load utilized in its corporate, packaging and aerospace operations by the end of 2021. 
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Wind  -  May 4, 2019

Weekend reads: $3B transmission project posts win; LA's own green new deal

It's the weekend! Kick back and catch up with these can't-miss articles from around the web:
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GHG Emissions  -  May 3, 2019

Ingersoll Rand reaches 45% GHG reduction

Ingersoll Rand announced it has reached a total 45% reduction in GHG emissions intensity and a 31% reduction in absolute emissions. The company also exceeded its 2020 goal to increase energy efficiency in owned facilities by 10% by 2020, reaching 23%
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Energy Efficiency  -  May 3, 2019

Duquesne University forms partnership to improve efficiency and reliability

Duquesne University in Pittsburgh has entered into a 40-year energy services agreement following Duquesne’s sale of its Tri Generation facility to Clearway. With this arrangement, Duquesne becomes the second recent university in the U.S. and the first in Pennsylvania to monetize energy assets via a Tri Generation facility
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Energy Efficiency  -  May 2, 2019

Lamar University posts $20M energy savings

Lamar University announced it has reached a $20 million energy savings milestone as a result of its 15-year energy efficiency project. The project has reduced campus-wide utility consumption by 43 percent, saving on average $1.63 million in annual utility costs.
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Solar  -  May 2, 2019

Sutter Amador Hospital provides half of electricity needs with solar

Sutter Amador Hospital "flipped the switch" on an on-site solar generating system that will provide more than half of the electrical power needs for the medical campus. The solar PPA is part of Sutter Health's ongoing efforts to provide a cleaner energy source at its hospitals
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Sourcing Renewables  -  May 1, 2019

Renewables top coal for first time

For the first time ever, renewable energy (including hydro, biomass, wind, solar and geothermal) is projected to generate more electricity than coal-fired plants for the month of April and could do so again in May, according to data published in the Energy Information Administration’s Short-Term Energy Outlook.
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