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November 13, 2018

Vail Resorts commits to zero

Vail Resorts, Inc. announced on Nov. 13 a long-term wind VPPA to purchase the equivalent amount of electricity needed to power 100% of its estimated FY 2019 North American operations by 2020. Achieving zero net emissions by 2030 is one pillar within the company's Commitment to Zero sustainability goal
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November 13, 2018

BBC aims for Greener Broadcasting

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) published on Nov. 12 a new sustainability strategy, "Greener Broadcasting" to promote the company’s commitment to environmental sustainability. The company had previously announced targets set for 2022 including reducing carbon emissions by 24%
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Sourcing Renewables  -  November 12, 2018 - By Brian Janous, Kenneth Davies, Lee Taylor

Buying renewable energy should be easy — here’s one way to make it less complex

In this column from Microsoft, the company presents the Volume Firming Agreement (VFA), a new solution to mitigate the risks and simplify the complexities that exist in the current PPA structure that may inhibit their effectiveness as a risk management tool for the corporate procurement market.
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November 12, 2018

Albertsons purchases Tesla tractors

Albertsons Companies announced the purchase of 10 all-electric tractors to service their Albertsons, Vons, and Pavilion stores in Southern California. The vehicles, which will travel 300 to upwards of 500 miles on a single charge, are part of the company’s ongoing efforts to decrease carbon emissions
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Solar  -  November 6, 2018

L.A. retail mall premieres solar array

The Westfield Topanga & The Village, a leading retail destination in California’s San Fernando Valley, now features more than 4 megawatts of solar capacity from nearly 15,000 panels, projected to reduce CO2 emissions by more than 4,900 metric tons in its first year of operation.
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Solar  -  November 5, 2018

Facebook to power Ala. data center via two solar facilities

Facebook’s new data center, currently under construction in Huntsville, Alabama, will be powered with 100% renewable energy via the combined 377-megawatt output from two solar installations to be built in Tennessee and Alabama as the largest in each state.
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Energy Efficiency  -  November 2, 2018

White Paper: The Case for Outsourcing Energy Systems: Velocity, Vector and Virtualization

This white paper, presented by Duke Energy One, notes that the evolution of outsourcing offers companies more opportunities and competitive advantages than ever before. However, the outsourcing of energy systems presents particular challenges.
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Energy Efficiency  -  November 2, 2018

BNSF Railway reports efficiency progress

BNSF Railway announced its total energy use has been reduced by 5.3% since 2014, with major reductions coming from locomotive diesel consumption. While GHG intensity posted a slight uptick of 0.5% from 2016 to 2017 – attributed to a change in business mix and consumer trends - the company achieved an overall decrease of approximately 3.5% over the past decade.
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October 29, 2018

RESF Fall Presentation: Starbucks' Portfolio Approach to RE Strategy & Execution

Starbucks' portfolio approach to RE strategy & execution is the latest in a series of presentations from the Smart Energy Decisions' Fall Renewable Energy Sourcing Forum.
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Wind  -  October 29, 2018

Cinemark signs nine-year wind VPPA

Cinemark USA, Inc. announced on October 29 it has signed a nine-year VPPA with AEP Energy Partners for up to 40 megawatts of renewable energy from AEP’s Trent Mesa wind energy center in Nolan County, Texas.
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