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Energy Efficiency  -  January 6, 2017

Toyota has improved energy efficiency 24% in 5 years

On a path toward a net positive environmental impact, Toyota recently released its 2016 environmental report for North America, tracking its progress on a number of long-term goals and its laser-sharp focus on improving energy efficiency.
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Solar  -  January 5, 2017

Bloomberg: Solar to become cheapest power source

Though solar generated power is already cheaper than coal in some parts of the world, new data from Bloomberg New Energy Finance suggest that may be the case globally, on average, by 2025.
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Regulation  -  January 4, 2017

Green group challenges Duke Energy monopoly

A North Carolina environmental group is taking a challenge to a long-standing state policy preventing the sale of electricity by parties other than a utility to a court of appeals.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  January 3, 2017

Hawaiian Electric to hit 100% renewables by 2040

In a recent filing with state regulators, Hawaii's largest utility outlines its plans for increasing its use of renewable energy to meet 100% of the state's power needs by 2040.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  December 29, 2016 - By Amy Poszywak

2016's top 3 corporate energy management trends

As the clock winds down on 2016, we've taken a look back at the year in corporate energy management with an eye toward the most impactful storylines.
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GHG Emissions  -  December 19, 2016 - By Amy Poszywak

Views from the top: How Toyota North America is stepping up to a global net zero emissions challenge

In this Smart Energy Decisions exclusive, Robin Haugen, general manager of Toyota North America's plant and environmental engineering group, discusses how she and her team are working toward the global company's 2050 Global Environmental Challenge, which aims to completely remove CO2 emissions from its operations.
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Microgrids  -  December 17, 2016

Weekend reads: Rick Perry's wind cred; a Brooklyn microgrid; solar industry woes & more

Kick back with these must-read energy stories from around the web.
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Finance  -  December 13, 2016

Gates, Bezos launch $1B clean energy tech fund

A group of high profile investors including Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos have launched a fund of more than $1 billion to finance emerging clean energy technologies.
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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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