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Regulation  -  March 1, 2019

Virginia denies Walmart aggregation petition

The State Corporation Commission of Virginia has denied a petition by Walmart to aggregate 164 store locations in the state in order to purchase renewable energy from third-party suppliers because it would shift a financial burden to remaining customers.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  February 28, 2019

3M flips the switch to 100% RE

3M announced its commitment to move to 100% renewable electricity in all its facilities around the work, beginning with its St. Paul headquarters, a 409-acre campus with some 12,000 employees across 30 buildings and research labs.
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February 28, 2019

Barrette Outdoor Living takes first solar step

Barrette Outdoor Living (BOL) has completed the installation of a rooftop solar array on their 400,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Galloway, N.J., making it one of the area's largest solar projects. This is the company’s first plant to undergo the transition; plans call for this program to be extended throughout BOL’s eight other North American manufacturing plants in North America
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Solar  -  February 27, 2019

Solarize Philly hits Phase 3

The Philadelphia Energy Authority (PEA) has reached Phase 3 of Solarize Philly, a group-buying program to promote residential solar. The PEA has issued an RFP to solicit business information and pricing proposals from solar PV installers that are interested in delivering cost-competitive rooftop solar installations to Philadelphia homeowners in 2019, on the basis of which it expects to select multiple installers.
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February 27, 2019

Google uses AI to predict wind output

Google has partnered with DeepMind to apply machine learning algorithms to 700 megawatts of wind power capacity in the central U.S. that are part of Google’s global fleet of renewable energy projects, with the goal of strengthening the business case for wind power and driving further adoption of carbon-free energy on electric grids worldwide.
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Wind  -  February 26, 2019

GM partners for wind energy in Michigan

General Motors announced an agreement to purchase 300,000 megawatt hours of wind energy through DTE Energy’s MIGreenPower program. The energy sourced will be enough to power 100% of GM’s global technical center in Warren and their Detroit-based operations at the Renaissance Center.
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February 25, 2019 - By Mindy Lubber, Ceres

Can We Talk? Changing the Sustainability Conversation Between Investors and Companies

Many companies portray sustainability issues as good public relations — even as evidence is growing that they are material to strong financial performance. This column from Ceres shows that these failures to communicate the financial value of sustainability have real costs.
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GHG Emissions  -  February 25, 2019

Iron Mountain targets 20% GHG cut

Iron Mountain Incorporated announced its intention to reduce absolute GHG emissions 20% by 2025 from a 2016 baseline, including Score 1, 2, and 3. Including the effects of expected business growth, achieving this goal will require a reduction of more than 50% of normal, "business as usual" carbon usage by the target year.
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February 23, 2019

Weekend reads: RE vs. Polar Vortex; Solar from space

It's the weekend! Kick back and relax with these must-read articles from around the web:
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February 22, 2019

Ford signs green tariff for locally-sourced wind

Ford Motor Company will soon power several of its Michigan facilities with 100% locally sourced renewable energy. The company also plans to announce a new Global Carbon Reduction Strategy, which will focus on renewable energy in conjunction with the launch of the company’s 20th annual Sustainability Report in June.
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