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Las Vegas Sun: Switch announces big Gigawatt 1 joint solar project

“Switch plans to build the single largest solar project portfolio in the country in Nevada, the technology infrastructure company based out of Las Vegas announced today. In a partnership with Capital Dynamics, the second-largest owner of solar projects in the U.S., the Gigawatt 1 solar project will be built in Southern and Northern Nevada. The… Read more »

GreenBiz: REBA, More businesses than ever want to buy clean power

“What a difference a year makes. Just 12 months ago, procuring clean power was a daunting process for corporate buyers — in large part because available solar and wind projects were difficult to identify, utilities weren’t always ready to engage and the commercial contracting process was still relatively undefined. Today, not only are more businesses… Read more »

Microsoft and Puget Sound Energy receive approval for energy purchasing agreement

The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission has approved a contract establishing a new standard of collaboration to promote renewable energy and protect ratepayers SEATTLE — July 13, 2017 — On Thursday, Microsoft Corp. and Puget Sound Energy (PSE) announced that the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (WUTC) has formally approved a new contract that will… Read more »

General Mills continues clean energy leadership

This press release was originally posted by General Mills, here. MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – General Mills has taken another step toward its climate goal with the signing of a virtual 15-year power purchase agreement with Renewable Energy Systems (RES) for 100-megawatts (MW) of its Cactus Flats wind project. The wind project will produce renewable energy credits… Read more »

The Economist: Big business sees the promise of clean energy

Some American firms are taking climate change so seriously that they are surprising even former critics. Alongside energy-efficiency measures, the strongest evidence of their commitment is the number of new wind and solar projects that they are helping to build around the world.

Akamai Focuses on Clean-powered Internet with Wind Farm Investment

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. ( May 10, 2017) – Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the global leader in content delivery network (CDN) services, today announced the Company has invested in a wind energy farm as part of its commitment to source renewable energy for 50 percent of its global network operations by 2020. The 20-year investment places… Read more »


WASHINGTON, DC, April 25, 2017 – Despite efforts in Washington to sideline action on climate change, a growing number of Fortune 500 companies are taking increasingly ambitious steps to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, procure more renewable energy and reduce their energy bills through energy efficiency, according to a new report released today from World Wildlife… Read more »

Facebook implements new green tariff for new Nebraska data center

For our data centers, we have a goal to reach 50 percent clean and renewable energy in our electricity supply mix in 2018. This is not a small undertaking, especially given we want solutions that result in new renewable energy to the grid. We need more sources of renewable energy, and those sources need to… Read more »