Tag Archives: renewable energy

GSA Announces Plan to Be Net-Zero Carbon Emissions by 2030; Acting Administrator Katy Kale Quoted

Katy Kale

U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) announced Thursday its commitment to 100 percent renewable electricity sources for the federal real estate portfolio by 2025. GSA will leverage its purchasing power to provide renewable energy to its real estate of 186 million square feet. Visit Wash100.com to cast a vote for Katy Kale as the most significant executive of consequence to the GovCon sector. 

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DOE Announces Funding for Clean Energy Tech Proposals Under BIRD Energy Program

Department of Energy

The Department of Energy (DOE) will dole out $4 million in funds to support the development of clean energy technologies as part of the Binational Industrial Research & Development (BIRD) Energy program. BIRD Energy was created through the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 to promote U.S.-Israel partnerships to help bring renewable energy technology platforms to market.

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Boeing Expands Renewable Energy Initiative; Chris Raymond, Beth Schryer Quoted

Chris Raymond

Boeing has entered into a multi-state agreement to purchase carbon-neutral power for its Chicago headquarters and sites in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania. The purchase will expand Boeing’s  initiative to power worksites and manufacturing facilities using 100 percent renewable electricity. "These actions reflect Boeing’s commitment to innovate and operate to make the word better,” said Boeing’s chief sustainability officer Chris Raymond.

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Ball Signs Two VPPAs to Expand Renewable Energy in Europe; Kathleen Pitre, John Powers Quoted

Kathleen Pitre

Ball Corporation has successfully completed two virtual power purchase agreements (VPPAs) in Europe to expand its total wind energy by 93.4 megawatts (MW) and add to the company’s commitment to achieve and maintain 100 percent renewable energy in Europe, Ball announced on Wednesday

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Bechtel Completes Water Tank Construction on Plant Vogtle Unit 3 Nuclear Facility; Brian Reilly Quoted

Bechtel has announced that the company’s construction team completed the installation of a cooling water tank on Plant Vogtle Unit 3, the first of two new nuclear units under construction in the Unites States, in Waynesboro, Ga., the company reported on Wednesday

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Amazon Announces Global Investments with Wind and Solar Projects to Achieve 100% Renewable Energy by 2030; Kara Hurst, Denver Riggleman Quoted

Amazon has announced four new renewable energy projects in Australia, Spain, Sweden and the United States to reach 80 percent renewable energy by 2024 and 100 percent renewable energy by 2030, on a path to net-zero carbon by 2040, the company announced on Thursday

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QTS Announces Renewable Energy Purchasing Agreement for its Newly Acquired Groningen Data Center in the Netherlands; Travis Wright Quoted

QTS Realty Trust has signed agreements to purchase renewable energy through European Guarantees of Origin to enhance the company’s energy services in its newly acquired data center in Groningen, Netherlands, QTS reported on Wednesday

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