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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.
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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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Sourcing Renewables  -  May 6, 2021

University of Arizona’s Grid-Based Energy Soon to Be 100% Renewable

By the end of May, the University of Arizona will receive all its grid-based energy from renewable sources. This process began on April 30, when the university first received power from the Wilmot Energy Center, a solar + storage system.
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Wind  -  May 4, 2021

Pembina Pipeline PPA Allows Launch of Garden Plain Wind Project

Pembina Pipeline Corporation has signed an 18-year PPA with TransAlta Corporation for renewable electricity and environmental attributes from the proposed 130 MW Garden Plain Wind Power Project to be located in Alberta.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  May 1, 2021

Weekend Reads: Sourcing Land For Biden's RE Vision; Could Renewables Kill Off Fossil Fuels by 2035?

It's the weekend! Kick back and catch up with these must-read articles from around the web.
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Wind  -  April 30, 2021

IBM France to Power Locations with Onshore Wind PPA

IBM's France-based sites and data centers are now using renewable power through a five-year PPA with Boralex Inc. The agreement, signed on January 1, 2021, will supply onshore wind to 55% of IBM’s yearly consumption in the country.
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Wind  -  April 29, 2021

Walmart Continues Move Toward 100% Renewable Energy

Walmart announced on April 29 that more than 500 MW of new renewable generation capacity are now operational through a collaboration with ENGIE North America.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  April 20, 2021

Crown Battery to Source Local Renewable Energy

Crown Battery Company will use renewable energy to make batteries at its Ohio-based manufacturing plant after signing an Integrated Renewable Energy (IRE) agreement from American Electric Power’s subsidiary AEP Energy.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  April 19, 2021

Amazon Adds New Renewable Projects, Now Ranks as Top Purchaser in Europe

Amazon announced the purchase of solar and wind power from nine new utility-scale energy projects on April 19 in the U.S., Canada, Spain, Sweden, and the UK. This brings Amazon’s total to 206 renewable energy projects globally with a capacity of 8.5 GW of electricity production. The company is now the largest corporate purchaser of renewable energy in Europe with more than 2.5 GW.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  April 15, 2021

Bimbo Canada to Offset 100% of Electricity Consumption

One of Canada’s oldest and largest bakeries, Bimbo Canada, signed two 15-year virtual power purchase agreements (VPPAs) on April 13 to acquire renewable energy that will offset 100% of the company’s electricity consumption in Canada.
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