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Solar  -  July 12, 2018

High Hotels Ltd premieres first 100% solar powered U.S. Marriott

High Hotels Ltd. announced the installation of a $1.5-million solar array at its Courtyard by Marriott hotel in Lancaster, Pa. Once completed, the installation will make the 133-room hotel Marriott’s first branded location in the U.S. to generate 100% of its electricity needs from solar power.
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Finance  -  July 12, 2018

BYD and Buffet form e-bus venture

Facebook and Stanford University are among the first customers of a new venture created to lease electric buses to U.S. corporations, schools, and cities. The enterprise joins BYD Co., a Warren Buffet-backed manufacturer of electric vehicles in China
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Sourcing Renewables  -  July 11, 2018

SED launches Supply Chain Initiative

Walmart has become the first member of the Smart Energy Decisions’ Supply Chain Initiative. Developed as an extension of SED’s Renewable Energy Sourcing Initiative, this new program is designed to help early adopters of renewable energy engage with their supply chains while helping their suppliers by delivering renewable energy sourcing education, peer-to-peer networking, and connections to renewable energy suppliers.
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Solar  -  July 11, 2018

J. Kings premiers HQ rooftop solar

J. Kings, a Long-Island based food and beverage distributor, announced on July 10 the completion of a 771-kilowatt rooftop solar system at their Holtsville headquarters and distribution facility. The system was developed to both reduce the company’s carbon’s footprint and create significant financial benefit.
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GHG Emissions  -  July 11, 2018

Hess reduces flares, GHG emissions

Hess Corporation announced a reduction in flaring and GHG emission intensities by 38% and 23%, respectively versus a 2014 baseline. The reductions were featured in Hess’ 2017 Sustainability Report, released on July 10.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  July 10, 2018

Baxter hits 30% RE, 17% GHG reduction

Baxter International Inc., the global medical products company, announced that in 2017, 30% of the company’s energy use from its operations came from renewable resources. The company also reduced its absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 17 percent
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Energy Efficiency  -  July 7, 2018

Weekend reads: Energy efficiency as marketing tool; Google as pioneer

It's the weekend! Kick back and relax with these with these must-read stories from around the web:
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Sourcing Renewables  -  July 6, 2018

RE Sourcing Forum: Looking ahead to Fall, looking back at Spring

Smart Energy Decisions heads toward the Fall edition of the Renewable Energy Sourcing Forum with a lineup of featured keynote speakers including executives from Starbucks, Intuit, and Kingspan. The event will take place on October 1-3, 2018 at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
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Energy Efficiency  -  July 6, 2018

VW to offer e-vehicle car sharing

Volkswagen announced plans to launch a carsharing program in 2019 using electric vehicles. The program will begin in Germany and expand to major cities in Europe, North America, and Asia in 2020 and will focus on core VW brand cars.
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Solar  -  July 5, 2018

IRS guidance lifts solar development

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued guidance on a 2015 law establishing an investment tax credit (ITC), to clarify that solar developers who invest at least 5% of the total expected installation cost of a project by the end of 2019 will qualify for a 30% ITC.
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