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GHG Emissions  -  December 2, 2016

Microsoft: Expanding beyond carbon neutral operations to accelerate global and local good

Type: White Paper
Date Published: 11/17/2016
Source: Microsoft
Primary Topic: GHG Emissions

This white paper from Microsoft serves as a progress report on the tech giant's climate-related initiatives, including its internal carbon price program, as well as a glimpse into the future of its sustainability strategy more broadly.
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Energy Procurement  -  November 30, 2016

Case study: Metal manufacturer cuts energy costs 20%

Type: Case Study
Date Published: 11/30/2016
Source: Constellation
Primary Topic: Energy Procurement

In this customer profile, sponsored by Constellation, the team outlines three specific ways it is helping an Illinois-based metal manufacturer get smarter about energy management to reduce its costs.
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Demand Management  -  November 28, 2016

Achieving maximum benefit from energy management

Type: White Paper
Date Published: 11/28/2016
Source: Direct Energy
Primary Topic: Demand Management

This guide, sponsored by Direct Energy, details the team's plan for optimizing your company's energy management strategy to achieve the maximum allowable benefits.
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Energy Efficiency  -  November 22, 2016

Guide to internal financing for energy efficiency

Type: White Paper
Date Published: 11/1/2016
Primary Topic: Energy Efficiency

This guide written by the Institute for Market Transformation and the Retail Industry Leaders Association is intended to help energy managers and finance professionals understand the various financing approaches for energy projects in retail.
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November 21, 2016

Expanding solar opportunities in the C&I sector: an introduction to Property Assessed Clean Energy

Type: White Paper
Date Published: 11/16/2016
Source: Solar Energy Industries Association

This report details the findings of the Solar Energy Industries Association and industry experts that convened to investigate barriers to solar deployment among commercial and industrial organizations and how Property Assessed Clean Energy, or PACE, financing can help overcome them.
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Energy Efficiency  -  November 7, 2016

Case study: Custom coating company deploys $1M in energy efficiency upgrades

Type: Case Study
Date Published: 11/7/2016
Source: Constellation
Primary Topic: Energy Efficiency

In this case study presented by Constellation, the team outlines how the team helped an Illinois-based powder coating and E-coating industry veteran implement $1 million in energy efficiency upgrades with no upfront capital investment.
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Energy Procurement  -  November 2, 2016

Case study: Large manufacturer saves $295k through customized power purchasing strategy

Type: Case Study
Date Published: 11/2/2016
Source: Direct Energy
Primary Topic: Energy Procurement

This case study presented by Direct Energy illustrates how plastics recycling and manufacturing company Ultra-Poly changed up its power purchasing strategy, made its operations more efficient and saved $295,000.
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October 28, 2016

Emerging green tariffs in regulated utility markets

Type: Research Study
Date Published: 10/1/2016
Source: World Resources Institute, World Wildlife Fund

This World Resources Institute report, done in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund, offers an updated list of emerging green tariff proposals and offerings for commercial and industrial customers in regulated markets in the United States.
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Energy Efficiency  -  October 27, 2016

Transforming the market through EMIS

Type: Research Study
Date Published: 10/24/2016
Source: Institute for Market Transformation
Primary Topic: Energy Efficiency

Aimed at commercial real estate professionals, vendors, utilities and local governments, this report from IMT analyzes current barriers to widespread adoption of energy management information systems while presenting trends and solutions for increased implementation.
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Solar  -  October 19, 2016

Tracking solar adoption by America's top companies

Type: Research Study
Date Published: 10/19/2016
Source: Solar Energy Industries Association
Primary Topic: Solar

This report from the Solar Energy Industries Association ranks U.S. businesses by total amount of solar capacity and number of solar installations in 2016.
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