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Solar  -  February 20, 2018

Six Flags expanding solar power

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation announced on Feb. 20 an initiative to power two of its theme parks in California almost entirely with solar power. Plans call for the system at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo to exceed 7 megawatts
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February 19, 2018

RE hits 18% of total U.S. power mix

Renewable energy generation increased to 18% of total electricity for the U.S. in 2017, up from 15% the previous year. New wind and solar builds, along with an easing drought in the West, combined to boost this increase
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Energy Efficiency  -  February 17, 2018

Weekend reads: Energy eBay; What Trump's budget means for RE

Every Saturday, we'll bring you five of the most interesting — or quirky; it is the weekend after all — energy stories from around the web that you may have missed this week. This weekend's reads:
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Solar  -  February 15, 2018

Sierra Nevada combines solar and natural gas to power brewery

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., based in Chico, Calif., was honored by Chico Electric for its sustainability efforts, centered on its $4 power plant, consisting of three units that supports its brewery with a combination of solar and natural gas
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Sourcing Renewables  -  February 12, 2018

Heineken “drops the C”, increases RE

Heineken announced on Feb. 12 its "Drop the C" program, aimed at increasing its share of renewable energy from the current level of 14% to 70% by 2030. The company also reported reaching its 2020 emission targets in production in 2017
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Solar  -  February 7, 2018

Switch announces Gigawatt 1, largest U.S. solar project

Switch and Capital Dynamics announced on Feb. 7 the construction of Gigawatt 1, the single largest solar project portfolio in the U.S. The project, to be built in northern and southern Nevada, is expected to produce the lowest priced solar power
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February 5, 2018

Grupo Bimbo goes solar

Grupo Bimbo S.A.B. de C.V. on Feb. 1 announced “Bimbo Solar,” an energy self-sufficiency initiative, which includes the consolidation of 33 systems that combined generate 3.7 megawatts of power.
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Solar  -  February 2, 2018

Shipping company tests solar for cargo ships

The world’s first integrated rigid sail and solar power system for ships is being tested by a new partnership between Eco Marine Power and Japanese shipowner Hisafuku Kisen K.K. of Onomichi. The solution, called Aquarius Marine Renewable Energy
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Energy Efficiency  -  February 1, 2018

Vans HQ achieves LEED Platinum rating

Vans corporate headquarters has received LEED Platinum Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council’s, the highest standard for sustainable buildings in the world.
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Utilities  -  January 26, 2018

Capital Dynamics to fund school district exit from NV Energy

Nevada’s Clark County School District is considering leaving NV Energy’s service territory with an eye towards lowering electric costs and delivering solar-powered energy through an agreement with three companies.
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