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Sourcing Renewables  -  May 23, 2019

United Airlines to purchase 10 million gallons of biofuel

United Airlines will purchase up to 10 million gallons of cost-competitive, commercial-scale, sustainable aviation biofuel over the next two years under a contract the airline signed May 22.
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May 17, 2019

Tech giants join to demand increased RE, storage from Dominion

Ten large technology companies joined together to sign a letter demanding that Dominion Energy provide clean energy options for these large electric power users. The companies all operate in the northern Virginia area that is serviced by Dominion.
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May 15, 2019

Potential Google data center gets wind power nod

The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission unanimously approved a series of contracts between Google and Xcel Energy to provide electricity for Google’s proposed new $600 million data center in Becker, Minn. Two wind farms operated by Xcel would be dedicated to the project.
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Solar  -  May 8, 2019

Walmart signs 46 solar PPAs across 5 states

Walmart Inc. has executed 46 PPAs to provide solar power at its operations in five states. These solar installations will produce more than 65,000,000 kWh of renewable energy annually and are expected to supply approximately 10-60 percent of each stores' overall electricity use.
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Wind  -  May 1, 2019

Portland buses to ride with the wind

Portland, Oregon will feature all-electric buses powered by 100% wind energy, believed to be a transit industry first in the U.S.
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Solar  -  April 26, 2019

MTA launches solar roof initiative for green (energy and dollars)

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced that it is launching a new initiative that will generate clean, emission-free, solar electricity as well as begin to open up a new frontier of previously untapped revenue: the leasing of potentially millions of square feet of industrial roof space in New York City to companies interested in generating solar power.
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Finance  -  April 25, 2019

Walmart partners on finance options for supply chain sustainability

Walmart suppliers who demonstrate progress in their sustainability credentials will have access to improved financing from HSBC, thanks to a partnership between the two companies.
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April 24, 2019

San Francisco to require 100% RE for commercial buildings

Mayor London N. Breed announced a plan to transition private commercial buildings in San Francisco of 50,000 square feet and larger to 100% renewable electricity. This new clean electricity requirement will be the first in the nation and will reduce emissions from the City’s largest commercial buildings by an additional 21% to accelerate San Francisco’s drive towards 100% RE by 2030.
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Wind  -  April 23, 2019

EY US to be 100% renewable in 2020

Ernst & Young LLP announced it has signed VPPAs to initiate the construction of two large-scale Texas-based wind farms. The wind farms are scheduled to be operational mid-2020 and are expected to generate enough zero-carbon electricity to offset the absolute GHG emissions of the company’s U.S. business.
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Solar  -  April 22, 2019

Bed Bath & Beyond adds solar to corporate office

Bed Bath & Beyond celebrated Earth Day by adding a nearly 500-kilowatt solar system at its corporate office in Union, New Jersey. The system also marks one decade of a partnership between the retailer and SunPower, which started with a 1.2-megawatt system at that office and has since resulted in the deployment of solar arrays at 41 locations across six states.
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