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States, Local Government Step Up to Play Increasingly Critical Role in a Smarter Clean Energy Future

The federal government has long shaped U.S. energy policy, but today, we see states and corporations taking up the mantle
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The federal government has long played a central role in shaping U.S. energy independence and security. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA). Over the last decade, federal programs have significantly influenced the energy sector, particularly in the development of smart grids and renewable energy.

Want Solar Energy? New NC Law Makes It Easier for You

New customer offerings, rebates and a whole lot more solar highlight law
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Renewable energy and consumers will benefit from a new law in North Carolina to increase the amount of solar energy in the state.

The “Competitive Energy Solutions for North Carolina” law signed recently by Gov. Roy Cooper positions the state for continued solar growth while saving customers money.

TD Green Bond Proceeds Fund 19 Sustainable Projects in Canada to Support Transition to Low-Carbon Economy

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In 2014, TD Bank Group issued a $500 million green bond, the first in Canada by a commercial bank. The three-year bond was oversubscribed, attracting several socially responsible investment (SRI) funds and new investors to the bank.

Major Companies and Investors Urge California Legislators to Support State 100 Percent Renewable Energy Goal

Adobe, Nike Inc., Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Unilever, Mars Inc., Trillium Asset Management among the letter signatories
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August 22, 2017 /3BL Media/ - As California’s legislature considers boosting the state’s renewable energy goal to 100 percent of electricity generation by 2045, more than two dozen institutional investors and influential companies expressed their support of such a goal in two letters sent this week to the State Assembly.

Domtar Sustainability: More Renewable Energy for the Windsor Mill

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Our mill in Windsor, Quebec, is on its way to becoming one of the largest private producers of renewable energy in the Eastern Townships region of the province with a second turbine generator scheduled for commissioning in 2017.

The mill is already generating steam and electricity from its current 32 megawatt (MW) turbine generator. Energy efficiency improvements and other operational changes have yielded enough spare capacity in the biomass boiler to allow the mill to take advantage of a renewable energy program launched by the provincial utility for Quebec’s forest industry.

JPMorgan Chase to Be 100 Percent Reliant on Renewable Energy by 2020; Announces $200 Billion Clean Energy Financing Commitment

New goals build on JPMorgan Chase's long-term commitment to sustainability
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Key Points and Overall Impact                         

JPMorgan Chase is expanding its comprehensive strategy to advance environmentally sustainable solutions for clients and its own operations. The firm’s two new strategic goals include:

  • Renewable energy: JPMorgan Chase will source renewable power for 100 percent of its global energy needs by 2020.
    • The firm has offices and operations in more than 60 countries across over 5,500 properties, covering approximately 75 million square feet – about 27 times the square footage of the office space at the Empire State Building.
  • Clean financing: The firm will facilitate $200 billion in clean financing through 2025, the largest commitment by a global financial institution.
    • Through this commitment, JPMorgan Chase will help scale the impact of sustainability efforts among its approximately 22,000 corporate and investor clients in the United States and across the world.
    • The announcement builds on JPMorgan Chase’s leadership and history of advancing sustainability in our business and operations, including our recent partnership with Current, powered by GE, to cut energy use at Chase branches.
  • JPMorgan Chase will leverage its financial resources, insights and expertise to help clients, customers and communities better manage sustainability challenges and capitalize on new opportunities.
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Key Points and Overall Impact                         

JPMorgan Chase is expanding its comprehensive strategy to advance environmentally sustainable solutions for clients and its own operations. The firm’s two new strategic goals include:

  • Renewable energy: JPMorgan Chase will source renewable power for 100 percent of its global energy needs by 2020.
    • The firm has offices and operations in more than 60 countries across over 5,500 properties, covering approximately 75 million square feet – about 27 times the square footage of the office space at the Empire State Building.
  • Clean financing: The firm will facilitate $200 billion in clean financing through 2025, the largest commitment by a global financial institution.
    • Through this commitment, JPMorgan Chase will help scale the impact of sustainability efforts among its approximately 22,000 corporate and investor clients in the United States and across the world.
    • The announcement builds on JPMorgan Chase’s leadership and history of advancing sustainability in our business and operations, including our recent partnership with Current, powered by GE, to cut energy use at Chase branches.
  • JPMorgan Chase will leverage its financial resources, insights and expertise to help clients, customers and communities better manage sustainability challenges and capitalize on new opportunities.

Myth Busting: You Actually Can Install Solar Panels at Home (and It’s Easy and Affordable)

Solarhood.net demystifies the path to solar savings
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"Going solar is too expensive. Too difficult. Too risky."

These are all fairly common complaints about going solar. But the solar panels of 15 years ago are not the solar panels of today. In fact, with dropping costs of solar panel installations and rising energy costs, there hasn't been a better time to go solar. New tools are making it easier for customers to make the switch, and more installers working in the market has produced more competition. For many homeowners, it has  never been easier, more efficient, or more affordable to go solar.

Kualo Switches to 100% Renewable Energy, Certified by Green-e Marketplace

U.K.- and U.S.-based webhost Kualo purchases 100% wind power for its U.S. operations, certified by Green-e Marketplace
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SAN FRANCISCO, July 17, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) today announced that web hosting company, Kualo, has purchased enough Green-e Energy certified clean energy to power 100% of its U.S.–based operations, including data centers. The purchase from Native Energy is sourced from renewable energy certificates from wind farms throughout the U.S.

TD Bank Group Supports Vancouver's Greenest City Action Plan

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In 2016, TD Bank Group collaborated with Bullfrog Power on a first-of-its kind renewable energy initiative to address 100% of its energy footprint for TD branches in Vancouver, as well as a portion of its business-related travel in the city.

Microgrids Boost Energy Resilience and Independence at Military Installations

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The Department of Defense (DoD) has committed to deploying 3 gigawatts of renewable energy throughout military installations by 2025. Military bases all over the world have taken a proactive approach in achieving these goals, with many implementing solar photovoltaic (PV) generation.

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