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GHG Emissions  -  April 30, 2019

Verizon aims to be carbon neutral by 2035

Verizon announced the company will go carbon neutral by 2035 in its Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions. This goal will be achieved through a combination of reducing those emissions directly, migrating energy procurement in favor of renewable and clean energy and through the purchase of carbon offsets. 
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Energy Efficiency  -  April 29, 2019

2019 Innovation Awards Insights Report

The second annual Smart Energy Decisions Innovation Awards were presented on March 13, 2019, to 22 large electric power users representing commercial, industrial, higher education and government sectors. This special edition of Smart Energy Decisions Insights highlights winners for Customer Projects, Utility Partnerships, and Renewable Energy Sourcing.
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Solar  -  April 29, 2019

How will Hormel make sausages? Solar power.

Hormel Foods Corporation announced the start of construction on a solar energy project on its Swiss American Sausage Company facility in Lathrop, Calif. The project, slated for completion in July, is expected to supply more than 15% of the facility’s annual electricity consumption with roughly 1.2 million kWh per year.
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Energy Efficiency  -  April 27, 2019

Weekend reads: What companies are best for the environment?; Utility politics

It's the weekend! Kick back and catch up with these must-read articles from around the web:
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Energy Efficiency  -  April 26, 2019

Lockheed Martin saves with 53 programs

Lockheed Martin has implemented 53 energy efficiency and carbon reduction projects, including HVAC, lighting, building control systems, renewable energy, and retro-commissioning, resulting in an annual energy reduction of an estimated equivalent of 29 million kWh and $2.2 million in recurring annual cost avoidance.
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Solar  -  April 26, 2019

MTA launches solar roof initiative for green (energy and dollars)

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced that it is launching a new initiative that will generate clean, emission-free, solar electricity as well as begin to open up a new frontier of previously untapped revenue: the leasing of potentially millions of square feet of industrial roof space in New York City to companies interested in generating solar power.
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April 24, 2019

Johns Hopkins covers 2/3 of power with solar PPA

Johns Hopkins University has entered into a long-term agreement to supply its campuses with more than 250,000 megawatt-hours of solar power per year. The 15-year agreement begins in 2021 and will allow the university to meet roughly two-thirds of its overall electricity needs with solar power.
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April 24, 2019

San Francisco to require 100% RE for commercial buildings

Mayor London N. Breed announced a plan to transition private commercial buildings in San Francisco of 50,000 square feet and larger to 100% renewable electricity. This new clean electricity requirement will be the first in the nation and will reduce emissions from the City’s largest commercial buildings by an additional 21% to accelerate San Francisco’s drive towards 100% RE by 2030.
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Wind  -  April 23, 2019

EY US to be 100% renewable in 2020

Ernst & Young LLP announced it has signed VPPAs to initiate the construction of two large-scale Texas-based wind farms. The wind farms are scheduled to be operational mid-2020 and are expected to generate enough zero-carbon electricity to offset the absolute GHG emissions of the company’s U.S. business.
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Wind  -  April 23, 2019

General Mills heads for goals with VPPA

General Mills has taken a big step toward its climate goal by signing a 15-year VPPA for a wind project in central Texas. The new wind project will produce renewable energy credits for General Mills that, together with the company’s previous wind power agreement, are calculated to equal% 100 percent of the electricity used annually at the company’s owned domestic facilities.
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