Aldi Sees Competitive Advantage with Energy-Efficient Upgrades in the US

German discount supermarket chain Aldi seeks an edge in the United States over new competitors through energy efficient upgrades to hundreds of stores. This year, Aldi announced a $1.6 billion investment in remodeling 1,300 US stores by 2020. Changes include creating open ceilings, adding natural lighting, LED fixtures, using energy-saving refrigeration, and relying on environmentally friendly building […]

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Washington regulators approve Microsoft deal to buy clean energy on open power markets

Dive Brief: The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission has approved a settlement allowing Microsoft to fulfill its clean energy goals by buying power on the retail power market, rather than purchasing energy from Puget Sound Energy. PSE created a tariff last year to allow for the new retail service for large industrial or commercial customers, and Microsoft agreed to […]

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