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Google, Biggest Corporate Buyer of Clean Power, Is Buying More

By Brian Eckhouse, From Climate Changed, Bloomberg News 

Google has now signed enough renewables deals to match all of its energy needs this year, though not all the projects are currently operational. The company has agreed to buy 2,397 megawatts of clean power in the U.S. — and 3,186 megawatts overall, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Amazon.com Inc is the second biggest corporate buyer, with 1,219 megawatts, all in the U.S. Read more here.

Photo: The Block Island Wind Farm in the waters off Block Island, Rhode Island.
Credit: Eric Thayer / Bloomberg

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500 cities have committed to going big on clean energy this year – now what?

By Alexander Laska, Into the Wind
American Wind Energy Association Blog

A handful of cities like Georgetown, Texas, and Greensburg, Kansas, have gone 100 percent clean energy, getting all of their electricity from sources like wind, solar or hydropower. Now, over 500 cities are following in their footsteps, committing to go big on clean energy–saving their constituents money and cutting pollution along the way.

To help the effort, AWEA has released a new brochure, Wind Works for America’s Cities, which provides information on how cities can purchase clean, affordable wind energy and offers many examples of cities that have already done so.

Click here to read the entire blog post.

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Video: How the smart grid is changing the job market in Illinois

By Craig Duff, a Chicago-based video journalist whose work has appeared on The New York Times, NBC News and MSNBC.
 
This video explores how evolving grid technology, as well as new and existing state policies, have contributed to clean energy job growth in Illinois.

Watch at Midwest Energy News or YouTube

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