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May 6, 2019

Ball Corp. plans 100% RE by 2021

Ball Corporation has executed two VPPAs – one wind and one solar – for 388 megawatts of new renewable energy. These agreements will allow the company to address 100% of the North American electricity load utilized in its corporate, packaging and aerospace operations by the end of 2021. 
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GHG Emissions  -  May 3, 2019

Ingersoll Rand reaches 45% GHG reduction

Ingersoll Rand announced it has reached a total 45% reduction in GHG emissions intensity and a 31% reduction in absolute emissions. The company also exceeded its 2020 goal to increase energy efficiency in owned facilities by 10% by 2020, reaching 23%
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Solar  -  May 2, 2019

Sutter Amador Hospital provides half of electricity needs with solar

Sutter Amador Hospital "flipped the switch" on an on-site solar generating system that will provide more than half of the electrical power needs for the medical campus. The solar PPA is part of Sutter Health's ongoing efforts to provide a cleaner energy source at its hospitals
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Sourcing Renewables  -  May 1, 2019

Renewables top coal for first time

For the first time ever, renewable energy (including hydro, biomass, wind, solar and geothermal) is projected to generate more electricity than coal-fired plants for the month of April and could do so again in May, according to data published in the Energy Information Administration’s Short-Term Energy Outlook.
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Wind  -  May 1, 2019

Portland buses to ride with the wind

Portland, Oregon will feature all-electric buses powered by 100% wind energy, believed to be a transit industry first in the U.S.
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Solar  -  April 30, 2019

Solarize Philly reopens registration

Registration for “Solarize Philly” has been reopened for 2019 so that anyone who owns property in Philadelphia, including businesses and homeowners, can have another chance to sign up to receive a free solar assessment.
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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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