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Solar  -  January 26, 2021

Celanese extends PPA to include solar energy

Celanese Corporation, a global chemical and specialty materials company, announced on Jan. 26 that it has extended a contract to incorporate a solar power component into the electricity supply mix for its acetyl intermediates chemical manufacturing facility.

January 26, 2021

Clorox uses 100% renewable electricity in U.S. and Canada

The Clorox Company announced on Jan. 25 that it has achieved its goal of 100% renewable electricity for its U.S. and Canadian operations four years earlier than planned.

GHG Emissions  -  January 26, 2021

Mastercard commits to net-zero emissions

Mastercard announced on Jan. 26 that it has pledged to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 by decarbonizing its operations and supply chains.

Solar  -  January 22, 2021

Danone signs PPA for power from Europe's largest PV plant

Danone announced on Jan. 21 that it has signed a long-term PPA to obtain power from Europe's biggest photovoltaic plant. The move will allow the global food company to power its plants and factories in Spain with 100% renewable electricity.

Solar  -  January 21, 2021

Clean energy programs power New York State communities

New York State announced on Jan. 20 that it added three new community choice aggregation programs (CCA) in 2020 to more than 100,000 utility account holders in twelve communities. CCA programs help residents save money in addition to supporting local economic growth and helping to meet state climate goals. 

GHG Emissions  -  January 19, 2021

Massachusetts governor vetoes climate bill

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker (R) vetoed a bill on Jan 14 that would update the state’s carbon emissions goals to make the state “net neutral” by 2050, citing that the bill didn’t do enough to help cities and towns adapt to the effects of climate change. 

Finance  -  January 19, 2021

Energy transition investment reached $500 billion in 2020

On Jan. 19 BloombergNEF (BNEF) announced a new broad measure of energy transition investment showing global record-breaking 2020 commitments to decarbonization totaling $501.3 billion. This beats the previous year by 9% despite the economic disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

GHG Emissions  -  January 16, 2021

Weekend reads: How a Northern Virginia county joined a solar agreement with Amazon; The 2021 outlook for DERs

It's the weekend! Kick back and catch up with these must-read articles from around the web.

Solar  -  January 15, 2021

Mercury Marine installs solar array at its world headquarters

Mercury Marine, a division of Brunswick Corporation that provides engines and other marine accessories, announced on Jan. 6 that it installed its first solar array at its world‑headquarters campus in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.

Solar  -  January 14, 2021

Firestone Walker Brewing completes large on-site solar array

Firestone Walker Brewing Company announced on Jan. 13 that it has completed one of the largest on-site solar installations in craft beer­­: a 2.1-MW array and 281-kW solar carport on 9.7 acres near its main brewery in Paso Robles, California.

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