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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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

Sourcing Renewables  -  April 19, 2021

Iron Mountain Signs New Leases for RE-powered Data Center Space

Iron Mountain announced April 15 that it signed two leases for a total of 6 MW with a U.S.-based Fortune 100 customers at its 100% renewable energy-powered data center in Phoenix, Ariz.

Sourcing Renewables  -  April 19, 2021

Amazon Adds New Renewable Projects, Now Ranks as Top Purchaser in Europe

Amazon announced the purchase of solar and wind power from nine new utility-scale energy projects on April 19 in the U.S., Canada, Spain, Sweden, and the UK. This brings Amazon’s total to 206 renewable energy projects globally with a capacity of 8.5 GW of electricity production. The company is now the largest corporate purchaser of renewable energy in Europe with more than 2.5 GW.

Solar  -  April 15, 2021

Solar Power Energizes Seven California Walmart Locations

Solar power now energizes seven Walmart stores in California after the completion of rooftop and parking lot carport solar installations bring 6.5 megawatts (MW) of electricity to locations in Burbank, Calexico, North Highlands, Perris, Placerville, Sacramento, and Wasco, California.

Solar  -  April 8, 2021

Wells Fargo Expands Solar in North Carolina

Wells Fargo announced a 20-year renewable energy purchase agreement for 100% of solar energy produced by the 58 MW Blackburn Solar project in Catawba County, North Carolina. The transaction is Wells Fargo’s single largest to date and will supply approximately 8% of the company’s annual global electricity.
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