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Finance  -  May 10, 2021

HSBC to Offer Green Deposits for Commercial Clients

HSBC Bank USA has introduced Green Deposits for businesses. These deposits give commercial clients the option to support decarbonization initiatives with their cash reserves.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  May 7, 2021 - By Mark Vanderhelm, Walmart

Setting Records, Walmart Continues Moving Toward Becoming a Totally Renewable Business

Doing what’s right for the future of our planet means making major change. That’s why Walmart has committed to becoming a regenerative company powered by 100% renewable energy in its operations by 2035. In this column, Mark Vanderhelm, VP of Energy and Facilities Management, explains how Walmart is setting an example for what one company can do to move toward a cleaner future.
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May 6, 2021

Tesco first UK retailer to offer supply chain sustainability-linked financial incentives

Tesco will become the first UK retailer to offer its supply chain partners preferred financing rates based on their sustainability progress. The voluntary program has been designed over the last 18 months. It will launch in September, and company executives hope the possibility of incentives will encourage suppliers to commit to more science-based emissions reduction targets.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  May 4, 2021

Virginia Google Data Centers Will Use 24/7 Carbon-Free Energy

In a first-of-its-kind agreement, Google has partnered with AES Corporation to provide its Virginia data centers with 24/7 carbon-free energy. The 10-year agreement calls for a 500 MW mix of wind, solar, hydro, and battery storage, which will start supply later this year.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  May 3, 2021

Smart Energy Decisions Webinar Center

Smart Energy Decisions present the Webinar Center - your go-to resource for presentations you need to help you make the best decisions for your energy efficiency and renewable energy strategies. Recent webinars include "The Power of Now: Top reasons to add onsite solar and storage to your portfolio", "How Corporates Can Overcome Barriers to Achieving Sustainability Goals," "Applying AI to Commercial HVAC Systems", "2021 State of Energy Management," "2020 Energy Industry Review and 2021 Forecast," "Opportunities for Energy Cost Savings & Independence with DERs," and "No Capital Needed: A Guide to No-Cost Energy Products."
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Wind  -  April 29, 2021

Walmart Continues Move Toward 100% Renewable Energy

Walmart announced on April 29 that more than 500 MW of new renewable generation capacity are now operational through a collaboration with ENGIE North America.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  April 23, 2021

Disney World Approaches 40% Renewable Electricity

Disney World announced that it plans to develop two solar farms near Orlando, Florida. Combined with its two current solar farms, these installments will help the park rely on clean energy for 40% of its electricity needs.
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April 23, 2021

Franklin Templeton Releases CSR Report, Launches Environmental Committee

Franklin Templeton’s plans for 2021 include expanding Scope 3 emissions reporting, setting emissions targets, and creating an Environmental Committee to improve the company’s current sustainability initiatives. These plans were detailed in the company's recently released Corporate Social Responsibility Report.
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Solar  -  April 22, 2021

The Home Depot Signs 100 MW Solar PPA

Beginning in 2022, The Home Depot will receive 100 megawatts of solar electricity annually from National Grid Renewables’ Noble Project in Texas. This PPA promises to lower the home improvement brands’ carbon footprint by an annual 450,000 metric tons. 
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Sourcing Renewables  -  April 21, 2021

IKEA Retailer Commits Extra 4 Billion Euro to RE Investments

The IKEA retailer Ingka Group announced April 20 that it will increase its renewable energy investments by 4 billion euro in support of its goal to use 100% renewable energy across its value chain.
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