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GHG Emissions  -  February 13, 2019

Power sector efficiency up despite emissions increase

The electricity sector continued to improve its carbon intensity in 2018 due to increased renewable energy and natural gas power generation and investments in energy efficiency, even as a stronger economy and volatile weather boosted energy demand and contributed to a rise in economy-wide carbon dioxide (CO₂) emissions.
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Solar  -  February 12, 2019

Comcast adds carport to call center

Comcast announced the completion of a 1,170-panel carport solar installation that will help power its regional call center in Plymouth, Mass. The system will generate enough onsite clean energy to offset more than 95% of the facility's annual energy consumption.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  February 6, 2019 - By BloombergNEF

Corporate Clean Energy Buying Surged to New Record in 2018

Corporations bought a record amount of clean energy through PPAs, in 2018, shattering the previous record set in 2017, according to this column from BloombergNEF. Moving forward even at this accelerated rate, will RE100 companies meet their 2030 targets?
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GHG Emissions  -  February 6, 2019

Business combine to cut emissions, save $19.3B

Ten years of the world’s biggest purchasers – including Bank of America, Dell, Kellogg Company, Unilever and Walmart – requesting transparency from their suppliers has triggered a step-change in environmental action, leading to 633 million metric tonnes of CO2 emissions reductions and collective cost savings of  $19.3 billion reported by over 5,500 suppliers in 2018.
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GHG Emissions  -  February 6, 2019

C&Is in Illinois, Massachusetts lead with LEED

Illinois achieved the lead position on the U.S. Green Building Council’s 2018 list of Top 10 States for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). The ranking of states based on the number of LEED-certified square feet per person placed Massachusetts in second place
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Sourcing Renewables  -  February 4, 2019

Facebook, Google, Amazon lead RE procurements

Tech giants Facebook, Google, and Amazon are leading the charge for corporate procurement of renewables within the U.S., combining for market share of just over a third (35.1%). After announcing 1.5 GW of procurement in 2018, Facebook is the largest
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Sourcing Renewables  -  January 28, 2019

Corporations shatter record for clean energy PPAs

Corporations purchased 13.4 gigawatts (GW) of clean power through PPAs in 2018, more than double the 6.1GWs recording in 2017. The PPAs were signed by 121 corporations in 21 different countries, positioning corporates alongside utilities as the biggest buyers of clean energy globally.
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Energy Efficiency  -  January 25, 2019

Final agenda and opening keynote announced for 2019 Innovation Summit

Led by a trio of energy and sustainability experts from Merck, Smart Energy Decisions announces the final agenda, speakers, and confirmed sponsors for the 2019 Innovation Summit, an invitation-only event set for March 11-13 at the Houstonian in Houston, Texas.
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Energy Storage  -  January 25, 2019

Michigan’s first rooftop solar + storage premieres

Michigan’s first-ever rooftop solar array and battery storage system has begun operation at the Bridge Street Market and adjoining buildings within Circuit West, a 13-block district of Grand Rapids. The system includes nearly 1,800 solar panels accompanied nearby by a 500-kilowatt battery.
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Solar  -  January 24, 2019

Facebook secures solar with back-to-back VPPA

Facebook has secured approximately 80 megawatts of solar power for its data centers through a VPPA signed by Digital Realty, which signed the deal with SunEnergy1, which has developed and will own and operate the solar project
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