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Energy Efficiency  -  May 13, 2021

Connecticut C-PACE Program Spurs $200M in Investments

The Connecticut Green Bank surpassed $200 million in clean energy investment in local businesses through the state's Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program.

GHG Emissions  -  May 12, 2021

Caterpillar Announces 2030 Sustainability Goals, Reports ESG Progress

Caterpillar, Inc. announced on May 11 new sustainability goals centered around climate, environment, and safety. Among the goals to achieve by 2030 in operations energy and emissions: a science-based Scope 1 and 2 goal to reduce absolute GHG emissions from its operations by 30% from 2018 to 2030. 

Sourcing Renewables  -  May 12, 2021

Hawaii’s Big Island Also Big On Renewable Energy

Thanks to three large solar projects, Hawaii Island – also known as the Big Island - may be the first in the state to hit 100% of its renewable energy goal, hitting that mark by 2023 and reaching 110% by 2024, according to the Hawaiian Electric Company.

Solar  -  May 11, 2021

Solar Canopies Top Downtown Long Beach Parking Areas

Construction of solar canopies is underway at three downtown Long Beach, California, public parking locations. This project is the first of two phases for the City of Long Beach's solar energy PPA with PFMG Solar Long Beach, LLC, which will place a total of 10 solar installations at various public facilities throughout Long Beach.

Wind  -  May 11, 2021

Engie North America Powers Houston HQ With Texas Wind

ENGIE North America announced on May 11 that its Houston headquarters is now under contract to use 100% renewable energy from its own Live Oak wind project in Texas.

GHG Emissions  -  May 11, 2021

Bed Bath & Beyond Commits to Net Zero by 2040

In its first comprehensive environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategy, Bed Bath & Beyond has set a 2040 target of net zero emissions.

Sourcing Renewables  -  May 10, 2021

University of Notre Dame Boosts Sustainability with St. Joseph’s Solar Power

Clean solar energy is now flowing from the new 20-megawatt St. Joseph's Solar Power Farm, located eight miles from the University of Notre Dame. The solar project results from a partnership with Notre Dame, American Electric Power (AEP), and Indiana Michigan Power (I&M).

Sourcing Renewables  -  May 8, 2021

Weekend Reads: Rising Electricity Demand in Virginia; The Logistics of Airport Solar Farms

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

Sourcing Renewables  -  May 7, 2021 - By Mark Vanderhelm, Walmart

Setting Records, Walmart Continues Moving Toward Becoming a Totally Renewable Business

Doing what’s right for the future of our planet means making major change. That’s why Walmart has committed to becoming a regenerative company powered by 100% renewable energy in its operations by 2035. In this column, Mark Vanderhelm, VP of Energy and Facilities Management, explains how Walmart is setting an example for what one company can do to move toward a cleaner future.

Sourcing Renewables  -  May 7, 2021

U-M Soon to Run on 50% Renewable Energy

The University of Michigan’s Office of Sustainability has announced that local renewable energy companies will soon provide the university with half its electricity needs. By the end of 2021, the university is projected to reduce its GHG emissions by 25% since 2011 - achieving its 2025 goal four years early. 
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