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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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Solar  -  February 5, 2019

Penn State to add 70MW offsite solar

Penn State announced the development of 70 megawatts of large-scale offsite solar to support the University's Strategic Plan, which cites stewardship of the planet's resources as a key priority. The project to install large-scale solar arrays will provide 25% of Penn State's state-wide electricity requirements over a 25-year term.
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Energy Storage  -  February 5, 2019

Kingston Technology plots solar + storage

Kingston Technology will add a 1.5 MW solar power and battery storage construction project at its corporate headquarters in Fountain Valley, Calif.
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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 30, 2019

Middlebury College premieres Energy2028 Plan

Middlebury College announced a commitment to power its core Vermont campus with 100% renewable energy by 2028. The College also set ambitious goals to reduce energy consumption, to phase out direct fossil-fuel investments in its endowment, and to create new educational programs and opportunities that will help empower future generations of environmental leaders.
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GHG Emissions  -  January 29, 2019

U.S. Climate Alliance up to 19 members

With the addition of New Mexico and Illinois, the U.S. Climate Alliance, a national coalition of states committed to reducing GHG emissions consistent with the goals of the Paris Agreement, now has a total of 19 members.
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Solar  -  January 28, 2019 - By Amanda Corio, Google

Why we’re putting 1.6 million solar panels in Tennessee and Alabama

Hundreds of engineers, electricians, and construction workers are building two new, energy-efficient Google data center campuses in the Southeastern U.S.—one in Tennessee and another in northern Alabama. As this blog post from Google notes, they are not stopping there.
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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 26, 2019

Weekend reads: Top green companies; Horses & sheep in RE

It's the weekend! Kick back and relax with these must-read energy stories from around the web:
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