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GHG Emissions  -  December 15, 2016

Bloomberg-led task force issues recommendations for corporations to report climate-related financial risks

A new set of recommendations intended to help businesses better disclose climate-related financial risks and opportunities were released Dec. 14 by the task force launched by the Financial Stability Board and led by former New York City mayor and billionaire Michael Bloomberg.
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Energy Storage  -  December 12, 2016 - By Amy Poszywak

Wal-Mart's journey to 100% renewables reinvigorated with energy storage, shifting utility models

As Wal-Mart Stores Inc. ventures farther down its somewhat long and winding road to 100% renewable energy, advancements in technologies such as energy storage and in the way it works with its utilities are accelerating its journey.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  December 12, 2016

Google: Achieving 100% renewable energy purchasing goal and going beyond

This white paper describes Google's path to achieving 100% renewable energy, discusses lessons learned and details the role of energy efficiency in getting there. It also outlines how the company will continue our efforts to accelerate the global transition to clean energy.
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GHG Emissions  -  December 12, 2016

VF cuts CO2 emissions 12% amid operations expansion

Through increasing its use of renewable energy and energy efficiency, apparel and footwear company VF Corp. has reduced its global carbon emissions 12% while adding 500 sites to its global operations between 2011 and 2015.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  December 12, 2016

Apple partners with China's largest wind manufacturer

Continuing its push into the renewable energy industry, Apple Inc. will acquire a 30% stake in four wind projects from China's largest wind manufactuer.
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December 9, 2016

Agenda, speakers unveiled for SED Innovation Summit

With the inaugural Smart Energy Decisions Innovation Summit quickly approaching, a more detailed agenda and confirmed list of speakers, including energy executives from General Motors, Procter & Gamble and Switch, is now available.
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Solar  -  December 9, 2016

EIA: 30% of distributed solar is third-party owned

About 30% of the total amount of distributed solar capacity in the U.S. is owned by private companies, according to data from the U.S. EIA.
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Distributed Energy Resources  -  December 8, 2016

At 71% green power, IKEA looks to efficiency, storage

Among IKEA's strategies to make its buildings more energy efficient are five U.S. fuel cell pilot programs that are expected to yield more than $1.3 million in savings each year.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  December 2, 2016

Amazon VP talks green data centers at Vegas event

Speaking at the Amazon Web Services re:Invent conference in Las Vegas, Vice President and Distinguished Engineer James Hamilton talked at length about the process and strategy of securing enough green power to reach the company's larger goal of using 100% renewable energy.
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GHG Emissions  -  December 2, 2016

Microsoft: Expanding beyond carbon neutral operations to accelerate global and local good

This white paper from Microsoft serves as a progress report on the tech giant's climate-related initiatives, including its internal carbon price program, as well as a glimpse into the future of its sustainability strategy more broadly.
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