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August 22, 2019

Detroit Zoo to power up with 100% RE

The Detroit Zoo will use only Michigan-made renewable energy by late 2020. The energy, purchased through DTE Energy's MIGreenPower program via three new wind parks coming online next year, will reduce carbon dioxide by 7,425 metric tons.
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August 21, 2019

C&Is set new record for renewables purchases

Solar and wind purchases by some of the nation’s largest commercial and industrial (C&I) entities set a new record in 2018 and the activity is continuing to advance.
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Hydro  -  August 21, 2019

Notre Dame breaks ground on hydro

By summer 2021, the University of Notre Dame is expected to generate about seven percent of the University’s electrical needs and offset nearly 9,700 tons of carbon dioxide annually from the 2.5 megawatt (MW) hydroelectric facility that broke ground this week.
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August 20, 2019

Ardent Mills signs 25-year subscription for solar

Denver-based Ardent Mills, a flour-milling and ingredient company, has finalized a 25-year agreement with US Solar to purchase an expected 1.8 million kWh annually. This energy partnership is a subscription plan that will reduce energy costs at the company’s Hastings Mill, the first operating mill in Minnesota.
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Energy Efficiency  -  August 20, 2019

Stony Brook U gets $79M for energy efficiency upgrades

The State of New York has committed $79 million in energy efficiency-saving upgrades for Stony Brook University, located on Long Island, that will reduce campus greenhouse gas emissions by 28,000 tons a year and save nearly $6 million in energy and maintenance costs annually.
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August 19, 2019

Iron Mountain opens 100% RE data center

Iron Mountain Incorporated, the storage and information management company, has expanded its Phoenix data center campus with a second enterprise-class data center facility, AZP-2, powered entirely with renewable energy (RE).
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Energy Efficiency  -  August 19, 2019

Williams College opens 1st energy-efficient dorm

Williams College, in Williamstown, Mass., will open its first energy-efficient residence hall on campus when the fall semester begins. Garfield House, a 16,570 square-foot, $9.8 million solar-powered building will house as many as 40 students in a combination of single and double rooms.
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GHG Emissions  -  August 17, 2019

Weekend reads: Sneak attack on natural gas; 80% RE is cake

It's the weekend! Kick back and catch up with these must-read articles from around the web:
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August 16, 2019

DOE gives $59M for vehicle tech research

The U.S. Department of Energy announced $59 million for 43 projects for new and innovative advanced vehicle technologies research. Funded through the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, these projects address priorities in advanced batteries, alternative fuels and new energy-efficient mobility systems.
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GHG Emissions  -  August 16, 2019

Wells Fargo exceeds GHG emissions goal

Wells Fargo & Company announced a 48% reduction in GHG emissions since 2008, exceeding its goal to reach 45% by 2020. The company has reduced energy consumption by 36% during the same timeframe, on the way to its goal of 40% by 2020.
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