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GHG Emissions  -  August 25, 2017

States to extend, increase cap-and-trade program

New York and the eight other states participating in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative have announced a proposal to update their efforts to lower carbon pollution by reducing the cap on power plant emissions an additional 30% below 2020 levels by 2030.
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Regulation  -  August 24, 2017

DOE grid report: Renewables not a threat to reliability

Following months of controversy and speculation within the energy industry, the U.S. Department of Energy on Aug. 23 released a report outlining the findings of its study on electricity markets and reliability and attributing the retirement of tradit
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August 19, 2017

Weekend reads: Rainbow-colored solar panels; Mexico looks to cap-and-trade; 'PACE' loan defaults & more

Kick back with these must-read energy news stories from around the web.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  August 18, 2017

Renewable energy access lures Facebook to Ohio

Facebook Inc. announced Aug. 15 that it will spend $750 million on a new data center in Ohio, a location chosen in part for its accessibility to low-cost renewable energy.
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Solar  -  August 16, 2017

Solar industry squares off on high stakes trade case

The U.S. International Trade Commission on Aug. 15 heard hours of testimony from stakeholders to a high-profile case with major implications for the country's solar industry.
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Regulation  -  August 15, 2017

Sierra Club sues DOE over 'secrecy' of grid study

The Sierra Club on Aug. 14 filed a lawsuit against the U.S. DOE for its lack of transparency regarding the ongoing study of the U.S. electric grid that the department began preparing in April.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  August 14, 2017

Salesforce hits 100% RE for 2 office buildings

Cloud computing and customer relationship management company Salesforce.com Inc. announced Aug. 7 that two of its office towers in San Francisco are now sourcing 100% renewable energy.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  August 3, 2017

Microsoft director talks directs access in Washington

As Microsoft Corp. in Washington state moves its renewable energy purchasing from its utility to the open market, it will pay a $24 million transition fee, director of sustainability policy Michelle Patron said in a recent TV interview.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  July 31, 2017

Status report on US renewables portfolio standards

This report by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory provides an annual update on the U.S. renewables portfolio standard, including recent legislative revisions, key policy design features, compliance with interim targets, past and projected impacts on renewables development, and compliance costs.
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Regulation  -  July 31, 2017

NC bill banning new wind permits signed into law

A North Carolina bill revamping the state's solar energy policies to create a competitive marketplace was signed into law July 27 despite the inclusion of a provision that places a temporary ban on new wind farm permits.
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