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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.

Beyond Renewables: Bright Solutions that Make Reaching Your Energy Goals a Breeze

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Decision makers from business, industry and government today are seeking integrated energy solutions — solutions which assure both a secure and affordable energy supply to meet today's and tomorrow's needs, and effective management of energy and overall operational costs. At GlobalCon this week, we’re sharing how companies can meet these goals in an era where renewables seem to be the go-to solution for many.

Microgrid Design to Boost Energy Resilience at Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus

Black & Veatch to bring engineering expertise to NYSERDA NY Prize project
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OVERLAND PARK, Kansas, 23 March 2017 /3BL Media/ – Black & Veatch is partnering with the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus to design and assess the financial and energy efficiency impacts of a microgrid in Buffalo, N.Y. The microgrid will provide resilient, clean energy for the 120-acre campus, long-term cost-savings and potential monetization opportunities for member institutions.

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