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HP and Palo Alto Team Up on One of the Largest Solar Array Projects in Palo Alto

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At HP, we aspire to create a world without waste. From our supply chain, to our operations, to our technology and service offerings, we are transforming our entire business for a circular, low-carbon economy.

Fifth Third Makes History by Powering Up 100% Renewable Solar Facility

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Today officially marked the opening of Fifth Third Bank's Aulander Holloman Solar Facility in Hertford County, North Carolina. Built by solar developer SunEnergy1, the facility is expected to generate clean power that is more than or equal to the amount Fifth Third uses in a year, enough to eliminate 143,000 metric tons of greenhouse gases and power 25,000 homes.   

Zero Net Energy Powers San Bernardino Community College District

SCE partners with community college on a retrofit pilot to reduce greenhouse gases.
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By Julia Roether

At San Bernardino Community College Districtheadquarters, providing educational opportunities and creating a healthier environment go hand in hand.

When students and adult learners go to the district’s Applied Technology Training and Professional Development Centers, they are learning in Zero Net Energy buildings. The headquarters’ buildings, where the centers are located, have been retrofitted to produce as much energy as they use.

Sysco Adopts Solar in Pursuit of 2025 Goals

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In 2018, we announced that we will be reducing our carbon footprint by sourcing 20% of electricity from renewable sources and powering 20% of the tractor fleet with alternative fuels within seven years. How are we accomplishing this?

Gap Inc. Signs Renewable Energy Agreement to Achieve 2020 Goal

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Global apparel retailer Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) announced that it has signed a 90 Megawatt (MW) virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) for the Aurora Wind Project with Enel Green Power North America, marking one of the largest offsite renewable energy contracts by an apparel retailer. The 12-year agreement is Gap Inc.’s latest renewable energy deal and will enable the company to reach its 2020 goal to reduce absolute Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for its owned and operated facilities by 50 percent compared to 2015.

How Did Massachusetts Blossom Into an Environment Ripe for Energy Storage, Pushing Technology and Business Models to the Cutting Edge?

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It created a market that demands and allows for value stacking.

Today's energy storage technology can help power the country more efficiently and sustainably, and it's getting better all the time. However, this resource's greatest strength—the ability to both take in and let out energy rapidly—can be complicated to properly value. It's also been a bit of a headache to equitably work into the country's many mechanisms governing electricity generation and transmission.

eBook - Energy Storage and Load Management for Cooperative and Public Power Utilities

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Charges for peak demand on the distribution system are an increasingly vexing line item for cooperative and public power utilities. The charges are rising, understandably, due to higher transmission and capacity costs. Yet customers still rely on you to keep their energy affordable. This eBook explains the factors behind peak demand charge hikes and how you can manage them effectively:

Cisco Makes Progress on Sustainability Goals in North Carolina

By Andy Smith
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One year ago, we announced goals to achieve 100 percent renewable energy, water neutrality and zero waste at Cisco’s campus in Research Triangle Park (RTP), North Carolina. RTP is a growing campus in a regional innovation hub, surrounded by leading research universities and clean technology ventures. This makes RTP a perfect place to test ways to tackle sustainability issues within Cisco’s real estate operations, including energy, water and waste. Here’s what we’ve been doing in the last fiscal year (FY19) to make progress toward these goals:

Clean Energy Plan Is Consumers Energy’s Commitment to Michigan’s People, Planet, Prosperity

By Patti Poppe
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We don’t have grandchildren yet. But my husband and I are at the life stage when the thought of grasping a little hand to head out for a bike ride, a beach adventure or an ice cream is starting to seem real.

I have a simple hope for all of us in Michigan. When we look into the eyes of our grandchildren and they ask about climate change, I want us to be able to say, “that’s something we used to worry about.”

New Ceres Analysis Calls on Power Sector to Decarbonize Before 2050

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August 15, 2019 /3BL Media/A newly updated climate scenario analysis framework released today underscores the need for the U.S. power sector to completely decarbonize before 2050 in order to limit global warming to below 1.5 degrees Celsius and stave off the worst impacts of climate change.

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